3 December 2022 The Irish Film & Television Network
Crime thriller Broken Law heading to this year's virtual Marché Du Film; Acquired by 101 Films International
18 Jun 2020 : Nathan Griffin
Tristan Heanue and Graham Earley in Broken Law.
101 Films International has picked up the international distribution rights to Paddy Slattery’s debut crime thriller Broken Law.

Produced by Simon James Doyle of Failsafe Films and Paddy Slattery of True Line Films, with support from Screen Ireland, the film premiered to a sold-out IMAX theatre audience at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival in February, as well as receiving a prestigious Special Jury Prize (voted for by the Dublin Film Critics’ Circle).

Featuring two stand-out lead performances from Tristan Heanue and Graham Earley, both previously seen in the Irish box office hit Cardboard Gangsters, along with their co-stars John Connors (Love/Hate), Gemma-Leah Devereux (Get Up and Go, Judy) and Ryan Lincoln (Kissing Candice).

Broken Law tells the story of Dave Connolly; a respected member of the Garda Síochána, whose loyalty to the force gets tested by his ex-convict brother Joe following a botched robbery. Suddenly Dave finds himself embroiled in a cover-up that leads to a secret relationship with Amia, an unhappily married woman who also happens to be the victim of his brother's latest crime.

Speaking about the international sales deal, writer/director Slattery said:

We’re so proud of our film and over the moon now that we know it will have a great opportunity to reach audiences around the world. Of course, as a filmmaker, you always hope for the best outcome after so many years of working on a project, so to see our film achieve these milestones is a real dream come true.”

Eoghan Burke, VP of International Sales, 101 Films International added:

We are very excited to be part of the first virtual Marche Du Film later this month and delighted to add Broken Law to our premium line up of films at the market. It’s a must-see crime thriller packed full of energy and great performances not only from the two leads but also their co-stars.”

In addition to Broken Law’s debut at the Marché du Film, 101 Films International has a slate of feature films for international distribution including Beshoot (120’), a Ronk & Svetofor Film, based on the true story of two fighters of the 'Donbas' Volunteer Battalion, who get locked inside the city of Ilovaysk following the Russian army’s invasion into Ukraine.

Horror film, Death of a Vlogger (89’), the feature debut from award-winning writer/director Graham Hughes, who also stars in the film, is about an ambitious vlogger who experiences the dark side of the internet when his latest video, featuring an alleged haunting, goes viral. Produced by Enlightened Monster Productions, the film was a hit at London’s FrightFest.

Read our previous interview with director Paddy Slattery here.

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