feature: Savage (2010)9 Comments
On Monday night I had the good fortune to attend an advance screening of Savage courtesy of an Irish Film Board competition (thanks folks!) I’d heard very little about it… but I’d seen a trailer before some random movie I went to in the last couple of weeks and a friend said he’d heard it should be good so when I saw the competition I thought Ah yeah, I’ll enter that, why not? I’m glad I did.
Savage is the first feature film from Irish writer / director Brendan Muldowney, an accomplished short film director. His last short, The Ten Steps (2004), won a whole host of awards, including Best Short at the Sitges Film Festival 2004 and the New York Film Fleadh 2005.
The original plan had been to get Savage made as part of the Catalyst Project – a joint scheme from the IFB, BCI, TV3 and Arts Council to fund three low budget films. When it wasn’t chosen as a one of the final projects, Muldowney and producer Conor Barry decided to push forward on their own. With backing from the Irish Film Board, Barry and Muldowney managed to achieve the funding they needed and last year all their hard work, and undoubtedly of many others, finally came to fruition.
But all this doesn’t tell you anything about the film. The trailer will, this one’s different from the one highlighted as “trailer of the week”. btw this is an 18 cert film so umm… look away if you’re not 18?
The film’s been doing the festival circuit for a while now (and still is) but it’s getting a general release in Ireland next week… I’m planning on posting a proper review before then but suffice it to say, I think it’s definitely worth a watch. Keep an eye out for it.
In the mean time you can read my interview with the director, Brendan Muldowney, here.
At the moment it’s scheduled to be releasing in the following cinemas.
Cineworld, Parnell Street, IMC Dun Laoghaire, Light House, Movies@Dundrum, Omiplex Santry, Screen, D’Olier Street, Swan Cinemas, Rathmines, UCI Blanchardstown
UCI Coolock and Vue Liffey Valley
Savage is releasing in Irish cinemas on Friday 17th September 2010.