Projects 2017

The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid

Feargal Ward
Thomas, a solitary farmer living alone in a 300 year-old house, faces eviction. His next door neighbour - the world’s largest producer of computer microchips - requires more land. A layered portrait of man and land, power and principle unfolds.

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Director Feargal Ward

Feargal Ward is a filmmaker and cinematographer based in Berlin and Dublin. 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. It subsequently screened at festivals worldwide including Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Montréal, T-Mobile New Horizons IFF, and Olhar de Cinema, Brazil. His work has been screened and broadcast internationally, including Channel 4 (UK), Al Jazeera and RTE (Ireland).

Producer Luke McManus

Luke McManus is a producer and director based in Dublin. He secured 14 overseas broadcast sales for his documentary on pro poker in Las Vegas, The Million Dollar Deal (dir. John Butler) including Channel 4 in the UK. He also secured Irish & UK broadcast sales for the documentary Feile Dreams (UK title: Teenage Kicks).

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The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid


Directed by:
Feargal Ward

Luke McManus

Produced by:
FSE films

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FSE films
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P. +353863313690

Festivals & Awards:

IDFA 2017 - world premiere