Lakelands (2022) - Harp Media | Film Company Longford

Lakelands is the debut feature from Robert Higgins and Patrick McGivney whose short film Drifting, starring the BAFTA-winning Paul Mescal, premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh last year to critical acclaim.

After an attack on a night out, Cian, a young Gaelic footballer, struggles to comes to terms with a career-ending injury. Lakelands follows him as he undertakes a search for his own identity in a small town in the midlands, where Gaelic football is a religion and identity is defined by what you can do on the pitch.

Lakelands filmed on location in Granard, Co. Longford, and stars Éanna Hardwicke (Normal People, Vivarium), Danielle Galligan (Netflix’s Shadow and Bone), Lorcan Cranitch (Bloodlands, The Dig), Dafhyd Flynn (Michael Inside), Dara Devaney (Arracht), and Gary Lydon (Calvary).

Lakelands is produced by Robert Higgins and Patrick McGivney for Harp Media, with Chris Higgins and Andrei Bogdan co-producing, and Patrick O’Neill from Wildcard as executive producer.  

The film is made with funding from Creative Ireland, Longford Arts Office, Backstage Theatre, Longford LEO, and received development funding from Screen Ireland.

The project won the Bankside Films Marketplace Award at last year’s Galway Film Fleadh.