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DVD to come but not before Wild Goose Movie hits Cardiff

Willie Martin with stars of the Wild Goose Lodge and director Paul MacArdle. Photo Credit: Adrian Crawley.
This article originally appeared on ThisIsArdee.ie

The Wild Goose Lodge Movie will “eventually” be released on DVD, but not before it’s finished it’s world tour – which this weekend sees the locally made film shown at the Cardiff International Film Festival.

Speaking to ThisIsArdee.ie on Wednesday, film producer Willie Martin confirmed that the movie will at some point be made available to purchase on DVD but cannot be committed to disc just yet as it continues to be shown in cinemas across the world. According to Martin, the locally-shot film is currently being shown in a number of theatres across the US and Canada.


Last weekend, the film enjoyed two screenings at the IMC Cinema in Dundalk – held to coincide with the first anniversary of the film’s glitzy Irish premiere in October of last year. Martin says those screenings were incredibly well attended in Dundalk. He said that was a result of the connection so many people in the locality – those who starred in or were involved in the production – had in the movie.

Martin, who produced the film based on the Wild Goose Lodge burning in Reaghstown in Ardee in the 19th century, is now looking forward to hopefully hearing good reports from moviegoers in Wales as the feature debuts in the country at this weekend’s Cardiff International Film Festival.

The film will be broadcast at the Odeon Cinema in the city’s Red Dragon Centre this coming Saturday (October 28th). Martin hopes that any Irish people in the city will make some time to enjoy a 100% Irish production.

The Wild Goose Lodge Movie was filmed around Reaghstown, elsewhere in Louth, Meath and in Carrickmacross also. As well as featuring established stars such as Dave Duffy in the lead role of Father McCann, much of the cast is made of people local to the Reaghstown area.

Familiar faces such as Stephen Boylan, Hughie O’Neill and Steven Campbell have significant roles in the feature, with virtually the entire support cast made up of locals – and the occasional cameo from well known faces like Finbarr Fury, John Connors and Joe Rooney.

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