The Winter LakeWatch The Winter Lake, the new dark drama from director Phil Sheerin and writer David Turpin now.

Released Wildcard Distribution and Bluefinch Releasing, the film is currently available in Ireland and the UK on iTunes and for digital download across various platforms including Sky Store, Virgin, Google Play, IFI@Home, Volta, Rakuten, and Chili.

US viewers can now watch the film through Indemand, Comcast, Spectrum, Dish, SlingTV, Cox, iTunes, Vudu, Xbox, Google Play, YouTube, AppleTV, Amazon, Fandango Now, Directv, Redbox TVOD, Vubiquity and Playstation. The US release is being handled by Epic Pictures Group.

Backed by the WRAP Fund, the Sligo shot feature follows troubled teen Tom, who unearths long buried secrets about his new neighbour Ward and his young daughter Holly, after making a grim discovery in a turlough (seasonal lake). It features leading performances from two of Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow, Emma Mackey of Sex Education fame, and Anson Boon (currently playing Johnny Rotten in Danny Boyle’s upcoming Sex Pistols biopic series), alongside IFTA-winning actors Michael McElhatton (Game of Thrones, Chernobyl) and Charlie Murphy (Peaky Blinders, Love/Hate).

The film has enjoyed great success on the film festival circuit after its premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh and has recently screened at the Irish Film Festivals of Ottawa and Chicgao, with the Irish Film Festival London screening due in mid March. The film is currently nominated for five awards at the Richard Harris Film Festival.

The Winter Lake is an official Irish/Canadian co-production between Tailored Films and EMA Films and was funded by Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, Epic Pictures Group, the WRAP Fund, Telefilm Canada, Filmoption International, and the BAI, with the support of Creative Europe, and in association with Title Media, Creativity Capital and RTÉ with locations assistance from the Arts Office of Sligo County Council.

Watch the trailer of The Winter Lake HERE.

Hear what some critics had to say about the film:

“The Winter Lake packs an emotional punch – in turns haunting, painful, gentle and hopeful – and marks a strong, carefully constructed feature debut for Sheerin.” – Film Ireland

“With a script from David Turpin (The Lodgers) and a walls-closing-in premise, The Winter Lake has you wondering from the start whether all four characters, or what combination of them, will be alive by the end credits.” – RTÉ.ie

“Thanks to some enticing performances from the main cast, it makes for an uncomfortable and absorbing watch as the rain patters down, washing every ounce of honesty off the shoulders of the community.” –

“Lifts the atmospheric calm of middle-of-the-country Ireland to an eerie and harrowing, otherworldly setting.” – Loud and Clear

“As dark secrets of the past come literally to the surface, there’s an omnipresent tension bubbling underneath the surface just waiting to explode with the potential for physical violence” –

The Western Regional Audiovisual Producers Fund (WRAP Fund) is an initiative of the Western Development Commission and Galway Film Centre in association with the local authorities of Clare, Donegal, Galway City, Galway County, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo and Údarás na Gaeltachta.

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