Million Dollar Pigeons
Fri 08 July / Town Hall Theatre / 15:30
2022 / Ireland / 92 min / Documentary
Fitzgerald’s guide into this competitive racing world is Ireland-based pigeon fancier John O’Brien. A father of two, he has 60 pigeons, including race winner “Big Balls”, that he routinely trains. Citing a vision that appeared to him while hallucinating as confirmation that he was meant to be in the sport, O’Brien has a big dream he wants to achieve.
Flying under the radar are a group of pigeon masters from the US, Thailand, China and South Africa, competing in one of the most lucrative bird races on the planet. Each event is stranger and more exciting than the last. When scandal taints the crown-jewel event, the community is rocked and the future of the sport is up in the air.
Followed by Q&A with director Gavin Fitzgerald.
Director: Gavin Fitzgerald
Producers: Samantha Corr, Andrew Freedman & Ken Wardrop