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Friday 15 December 2017

Dublin crime thriller wins US award

Simon Delaney who plays the part of Nigel at the launch of the new independent irish feature film spiders Trap with Alan Walsh (Writer/Director) and John Phelan (Producer)
Simon Delaney who plays the part of Nigel at the launch of the new independent irish feature film spiders Trap with Alan Walsh (Writer/Director) and John Phelan (Producer)

Irish film noir Spider’s Trap has won an Award For Excellence at The Indiefest Film Awards in Los Angeles, California.

The feature-length movie, shot in Dublin, won praise from the judging panel which was made up of film industry professionals, including Emmy Award winners.

The crime drama was written and directed by Alan Walsh and tells the story of one man’s taste for revenge and another man’s dreams of glory.

Kidnap

Crime boss character Jack Spider goes to extreme lengths to get his gang back together, using kidnap to force a promising musician and former gang member to return to a life of crime for one last heist.

“This award honours all the cast and crew. We’re absolutely delighted,” Dubliner Alan Walsh said.

Executive producer John Phelan, chief executive of Bootstrap Films, was “ecstatic” the film received the US award, Walsh added.

The cast of Spider’s Trap  includes Alan Sherlock, Glen Baker, Sarah Carroll, Dermot Magennis, Simon Delaney (left), Liam Carney and Aisli  Moran.

“Everyone worked very hard on the film through many cold nights and long hours. This award is a great acknowledgement,” said Walsh.

He hoped Irish audiences may get a chance to see the film at the Galway Film Fleadh this year and eventually in cinemas and on television.

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