Private Project


In December of 2020, a few weeks before the end of the transition period, a small border town in Northern Ireland was about to face the real consequences of Britain’s decision to leave the EU.

For some it was an economic disaster fast approaching, but for one man, it was a single job. It was a single murder, that could change the direction of an entire nation, and send shock waves across the world.

In a story that reflects on what has past, and considers what could be, the IRA grabs opportunity with both hands and those in the path of opportunity are silenced.

  • Frank Gilhooley
  • Frank Gilhooley
  • Frank Gilhooley
    Key Cast
    "Paddy O'Hara"
  • Alia Torrie
    Key Cast
    "Darna O'Hara"
  • Regina Vereker
    Key Cast
    "Diane Haston"
  • Paul Donnely
    Key Cast
    "Kenneth McGuiness"
  • Amy Cox
    Key Cast
    "Jill Walsh"
  • MJ Temple
    Key Cast
    "Mike O'Connel"
  • Rita K. Raven
    Director of Photography
  • Zsolt Sz. Sztupák
  • Will McKehnie
    Sound Design
  • Thomas Hansen
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  • Runtime:
    49 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
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    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Frank Gilhooley

Frank Gilhooley was raised the youngest of seven children, in the small mining community of Loanhead, near Edinburgh.

Though a keen artist and creative writer, it wasn’t until his 30th year that he decided to seek a career in acting and gained a role in Edinburgh Theatre workshop’s community play about the land girls of World War Two... Wave Me Goodbye, where he played Alex the mid-understood conscientious objector, in the first performance of his adult life in which he received touching reviews from various Scottish newspapers.

Soon after he performed in the Edinburgh Fringe as Frank Rowley, the sandal wearing rugby playing butcher inJohn Godber’s hilarious play Wave Me Goodbye, where he was approached by his agent who represents him to this day.

Since that time, Frank has amassed a diverse television and movie CV, working with many wonderful directors including Ken Loach in Its A Free World, James Gunn in Guardians Of The Galaxy and Anna Forrester in Outlander.
But Frank is probably best known in Scotland for his roles as Alex the aggressive quizmaster barman in Still Game, appearing in episodes a shot over a decade apart, and also his role as John Maclean the incestual rapist in Rivercity.

But having studied since 2006 with Los Angeles’ brilliant performance coach Bernard Hiller, Frank has widened his profile and now teaches his own performance masterclasses, and has branched into writing and directing.

His latest movie Betrayal is a political thriller set in a Northern Irish borders community, and tells the story of the IRA resurgence as a direct result of Brexit.

Having recently cycled across Western Australia for a children’s cancer charity, Frank has begun a life of charity engagement too, and then completing the West Highland way soon after Australia, and in Spring 2019 he climber Kilimanjaro with friends raising almost £60,000 for charity.

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Director Statement

Franks motto in life...
“If you wonder if you can, you can!”