Events Archive

Bandit Films at 30 - Films from a Local World:: Astray

Fri 8 May - Tue 30 June, 10:00am

Bandit Films, in association with The Dock, presents a series of films dealing with diverse aspects of life and culture in the border county.

Astray (2011)

Commissioned as a promotional film for Sligo, Séamus Heaney's translation of the medieval tale of the warrior gone mad in battle provides the narrative hook that saw the film picked up for RTE's Shortscreen.

About Bandit Films:

Bandit Films was set up by Johnny Gogan in Dublin in 1990 to make the award-winning short film Stephen. Over the past thirty years it has been the development and production vehicle for his documentary and fiction work and a range of other distribution and exhibition ventures. In 1997, he moved to Leitrim in the Irish North West and Bandit Films soon followed.

Currently in production with the feature documentary On The Crew of the Mayflower which concluded filming in New York and Pennsylvania just before the Lockdown, Johnny and the team at The Dock decided that the current hiatus in production was a brilliant opportunity to celebrate the 30 year anniversary of Bandit Film by making a selection of the Company’s Leitrim themed work relating to the County and the surrounding region available here through The Dock's website.