TG4’s ‘The Queen v Patrick O’Donnell’.
At a film festival near you.
Linda O Ghiofra writes:
The Queen v Patrick O’Donnell recounts the story of the controversial conviction and hanging of Patrick O’Donnell from the Donegal Gaeltacht who became a national hero in Ireland for killing the infamous traitor and informer James Carey in 1883 off the coast of South Africa. British Home Office files kept secret for 100 years throw new light on the matter.
Since its premier at the Galway Film Fleadh The Queen v Patrick O’Donnell has been short-listed for an award or selected for over 13 Film festivals this year including the upcoming Ontario International Film Festival. The feature length was produced by Rosg for TG4.
The film was directed by Tomás Seoighe, and produced by Ciarán Ó Cofaigh, Eilís Ní Cheallaigh and Seán Ó Cuirreáin for ROSG. The film was funded by TG4, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Fís Éireann and Section 481 through the Department of Revenue.
The film will be broadcast on TG4 in 2022.