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Wildfire: The border film you need to watch

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Wildfire is nominated for five IFTAs and deservedly so. Cathy Brady and Nora-Jane Noone speak to about the quietly fierce film five years in the making

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Nora-Jane Noone (Lauren) and Nika McGuigan (Kelly) in Wildfire

Nora-Jane Noone (Lauren) and Nika McGuigan (Kelly) in Wildfire

Cathy Brady, director and writer

Cathy Brady, director and writer

Nora-Jane Noone

Nora-Jane Noone

Nora-Jane Noone and Nika McGuigan in Wildfire

Nora-Jane Noone and Nika McGuigan in Wildfire

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Nora-Jane Noone (Lauren) and Nika McGuigan (Kelly) in Wildfire

"I’m really curious about how an audience at home is going to receive it,” says Newry writer and director Cathy Brady, whose debut feature, Wildfire is nominated for five Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAs) at this Sunday’s virtual event.

I think the timing of the film couldn’t be better in terms of people walking in peoples’ shoes about what it means to live in a border community.”


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