29th Galway Film Fleadh 11th – 16th July 2017
“When tragedy strikes, cowboy-obsessed Bill lets his imagination get the better of him in this unique Cavan-set caper.”
Billy Burns is a would-be cowboy lost in the dreary fields of Cavan. Stranded at home with his grandfather and ridiculed around town for his innocent ways, Billy works for the local ranchers, saving his money for a trip up to the big city, perhaps never to return.
Scarred by a tragedy in his youth, Billy never quite grew into adulthood. Luckily he has the guidance of inept local Sergeant Jack Cooper, who trades info with Billy for the promise of him one day cutting it as his deputy.
When Billy falls in with local thug Ciaran and his long-suffering girlfriend Laura, he soon finds the adventure and excitement he was always looking for, but the local crew pick on the weak, and their cheap thrills and rough-and-tumble kicks find Billy broken and bruised, with little left to lose.
The director will attend
Director Padraig Conaty
Cast Kevin McGahern, Sonya O’Donoghue, Charlie McGuinness & Shane Connaughton
Script Padraig Conaty
Producer Lisa McNamee
Duration 87 minutes