Irish Film: The Winter Lake


Director: Phil Sheerin
Cast: Emma Mackey, Anson Boon, Charlie Murphy, Mark McKenna, Michael McElhatton

Set in Sligo, The Winter Lake follows withdrawn teenager Tom (Boon) who, after making a grim discovery in a seasonal lake, discovers the truth about his neighbours, a father (McElhatton) and daughter (Mackey) who are harbouring sinister secrets.

The Irish film, which is the feature debut from Phil Sheerin, boasts a strong cast, including leading performances from two of Screen International’s ‘Stars of Tomorrow’, Netflix hit Emma Mackey (Sex Education, Death on the Nile), and Anson Boon (Pistol, 1917) alongside well-known IFTA-winning actors, Michael McElhatton (Game of Thrones, Chernobyl) and Charlie Murphy (Peaky Blinders, Happy Valley, Love/Hate).

The thriller, which premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh last year, is the second feature from writer, David Turpin (The Lodgers) and was produced by Ruth Treacy and Julianne Forde, for Tailored Films.

The haunting coming of age thriller, The Winter Lake, will be available on digital download from 15th March across various platforms in Ireland, including iTunes, Sky Store, Virgin, Google Play, Rakuten, Chili and IFI@Home and is currently available for pre-order on iTunes: The Winter Lake.

The Winter Lake – available on digital download from 15th March.


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