Bandit Country

Having been found guilty by their local AAG club of scandalously playing with a rugby ball on the village green, Pat McLoughlin finds a new hobby to pass the time. In this film, we look at how one must consider what they're getting themselves involved in...
This is a short film which employs satirical comedy (e.g spoof) to explore the core themes and message of the story.

This short film is a spoof/satire of Irish movies produced in the 1980s, usually in locations such as the Isle of Man (for tax reasons).

*Not to fall victim to 'Poe's Law.'

  • Tadgh Quill-Manley
  • Tadgh Quill-Manley
  • Tadgh Quill-Manley
  • Tadgh Quill-Manley
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Action, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2020
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35:1, 4:3
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - -
  • Fresh International Film Festival

    March 5, 2020
  • Lift Off Network FTF Sessions
    Pinewood Studios
    March 9, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Quarantini Monthly Film Festival

    May 20, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Direct Monthly Online Film Festival

    June 4, 2020
    Official Selection
  • The Lift Off Sessions
    Pinewood Studios
    August 6, 2020
    Official Selection
  • FTF Sessions

    August 13, 2020
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Tadgh Quill-Manley

17 year-old Tadgh Quill-Manley (born 19 March, 2002) writes, directs and edits films as a hobby. His first film 'You Only Live Once' was placed 2nd at the 2015 Ireland's Junior Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards. Regaining interest in an old passion, Quill-Manley created 'Bandit Country', released in 2020

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Director Statement

I hold a great interest in art, as it provides me with the opportunity to be creative and film is my preferred medium of achieving this. I love dealing with multiple abstract concepts and perspectives. I believe that it's key to opening the mind.