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Feargal Ward

is a filmmaker and cinematographer based in Berlin. His directorial debut (Yximalloo, 75 mins, 2014, IFB, co-directed with Tadhg O’Sullivan) premiered at FID Marseille 2014 where it won the Prix Premier before subsequently screening at festivals worldwide. His work has been screened and broadcast internationally, including Channel 4 (UK), Al Jazeera, MoMA NY, and CPH:DOX.

FILMOGRAPHY

Yximalloo, 2014; The Lonely Battle Of Thomas Reid, 2017.

The Lonely Battle Of Thomas Reid (12+)

Ireland , 2017, colour, 80 min.
Director: Feargal Ward
Thomas Reid lives a solitary life on the fringes of mainstream society, farming the lands passed down to him by his father and his grandfather before. Beyond the walls of his 17th century farm looms a vast American factory – vital to the national economy but enemy for Thomas but from the first steps hostile to Thomas. Outraged by the encroachment on property, the hero leads a quiet but stubborn battle with agents who have come to forcibly purchase his home.

AWARDS

Dublin International Film Festival – Best Irish Film Award.