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Five things we learned this week – July 5th 2014

4) Irish film noir Spider’s Trap to launch in Light House Cinema

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Spider’s Trap, a new feature film written and directed by Alan Walsh will launch with a one-0ff screening at 11.45am on the 9th August 2014 in Dublin’s Lighthouse Cinema.

An independent Irish production, the film has a cast including Simon Delaney (Delivery Man), Liam Carney (Gangs of New York), Sarah Carroll (Love/Hate), Glen Baker, Alan Sherlock, Dermot Magennis, Jane Elizabeth Walsh and newcomer Aislí Moran (Noble).

Steve Wilson (Glen Baker), a former criminal with a talent for cracking safes, has finally got his chance to make things right. As he sits on the edge of a record deal, childhood friend and brutal manipulator Jack Spider (Alan Sherlock) delivers an ultimatum to drag Steve back to a life he left behind.

Shot in black and white, Spider’s Trap had almost 80% of the crew consisting of students and recent graduates from film colleges around Dublin. This approach to film-making was developed to nurture the talent of young Irish filmmakers.

It’s a joint production between Blackhorse Film Productions and Bootstrap Films Ltd which marks their first partnership. Bootstrap Films, celebrating its tenth birthday this year is an independent production company committed to the development of writing both Irish and international as well as creative talent. Blackhorse Film Productions is a full service provider of film and video development based in Dublin. Hopefully this will be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Have a look at the trailer below and we’ll keep you posted of any more screenings.

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