WRAP Fund backed TV Drama Smother and feature film Death Of A Ladies Man have received multiple nominations at the Irish Film & Television Awards 2021 (IFTA). Shot in Lahinch, Co. Clare, Smother has garnered 11 nominations including best drama with Galway natives Dathaí Keane and Triona Lillis garnering nominations for best director and best Costume Designer respectively.

Gabriel Byrne continues to be recognised for his performance in Galway shot feature film Death Of A Ladies Man receiving the nod for best actor after winning at the Buenos Aires International Film Festival. Brian Gleeson has also been nominated for best supporting actor in the film which was produced by Mayo’s Martina Niland and will premiere in Ireland this year.

In addition, the West of Ireland features heavily among the nominations with acclaimed television drama Normal People, shot on location in the WRAP region’s county Sligo, receiving 15 nominations.  WRAP talent appear strongly on the IFTA roll call including actors Tristan Heanue (Broken Law), Nicola Coughlan (Bridgerton) and Nora Jane Noone (Wildfire) alongside Dearbhla Walsh (Fargo), Paul Young (Wolfwalkers), Will Collins (Wolfwalkers), Sally Rooney (Normal People), Suzie Lavelle (Normal People), Aideen Kane (The 8th), Gillian Marsh (Tomorrow Is Saturday) and Aisling Wallace Byrne (Here Are The Young Men).

The spread of nominations shines a spotlight on the world class talent emanating from the WRAP region as well as the stunning locations and opportunities available for screen production in the WRAP counties of Clare, Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo.

The 2021 virtual IFTA Awards Ceremony will be broadcast on Virgin Media One on Sunday July 4th.


The Western Region 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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