Sensation

When an Irish farmer dies, his sole heir Donal is left some land; but Donal hasn’t inherited much in terms of social skills. Despite the encouragement of his gobby best mate Karl, he finds it hard to talk to women, and in frustration turns, almost inevitably, to the Internet. He hooks up with Kiwi call-girl Kim, who harbours a business plan that would see her off her back and behind a desk, greeting punters at her own brothel. Donal’s newfound means might provide her with the money she needs, but what might Donal be getting out of the deal? And what demand is there for the services of prostitutes in rural Ireland, anyway?

Shot on location in Dublin and Wicklow in Summer 2009, Sensation is directed by Tom Hall (Bachelor’s Walk, Wide Open Spaces) and stars Domhnall Gleeson, Luanne Gordon, Patrick Ryan and Owen Roe.

Feature Film, 100 mins

Written and Directed by Tom Hall
Produced by Katie Holly & Kieron J. Walsh

Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Luanne Gordon, Patrick Ryan,Owen Roe

Financiers:
Irish Film Board
Rotterdam Film Fund
Screenscene
S481

Distributors:
Element Pictures (UK/Ireland)
FIlm Movement (USA)
International Sales: Shoreline Entertainment

Festivals:
Galway Film Fleadh
International Film Festival Rotterdam
Toronto International Film Festival
BFI London Film Festival
Dublin International Film Festival
Newport Beach Film Festival
Mostly British Film Festival
Russian Irish Film Festival
Toronto Irish Film Festival
International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg
Titianic Fest
Oulu Irish Festival
Sofia Film Festival
International Festival of Independent Cinema, Krakow
Vienna Irish Film Festival

Nominations:
Best Film, Best Actor (Domhnall Gleeson) Best Production Design, IFTAs 2010