Celtic road trip comedy-drama Moon Dogs has been given a UK and Ireland theatrical release date of September 1. The film, directed by multi BAFTA-nominated director Philip John, stars up and coming British and Irish talent in the form of Welsh actor Jack Parry-Jones, Irish actress and talented singer/songwriter Tara Lee, and Scottish actor and musician Christy O’Donnell
Having been met with praise following early screenings, BAFTA-nominated director Philip John’s Moon Dogs will get to entertain a wider audience this summer with a September 1 theatrical release in the UK and Ireland. The film won Best International First Feature at Galway Film Fleadh 2016, was BAFTA Scotland nominated, BIFA longlisted and selected as Best of the Fest at EIFF 2016.
The film, which Screen Daily called a “delightful…coming-of-age comedy”, features an eclectic mix of up and coming British and Irish talent with an original soundtrack composed by The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcombe. Described as a Celtic road trip comedy-drama, Moon Dogs follow teenage step-brothers Michael (Jack Parry-Jones) and Thor (Christy O’Donnell) as they journey from Shetland to Glasgow for very different reasons. Along the way, aspiring Irish singer Caitlin (Tara Lee) inspires both boy’s passions against the backdrop of a music festival.
“Making a film is like bringing up a child. You love her, you dress her well, you teach her honesty then you boot her out the door so she can spread the word that rebellion is good,” remarks director Philip John.
Welsh actor Jack Parry-Jones (Da Vinci’s Demons, Back to Zero), Irish actress and talented singer/songwriter Tara Lee (The Fall, Raw, Jimi: All Is by My Side, The Odd Life of Timothy Green) and Scottish actor and musician Christy O’Donnell (Clique) are supported by a strong ensemble featuring Dennis Lawson, Tam Dean Burn, Niall Greig Fulton, Chris Donald, Tanya Franks, Geoffrey Newland and Shauna Macdonald.
MOON DOGS will be released in UK and Irish cinemas from September 1.