Beyond the Fold

Northern Ireland, USA, Ireland | 80mins | 4K | 2024

Ryan is brimming with optimism to work on a sheep farm in anticipation of his release from a Northern Irish prison. But the harsh realities that await him on the outside soon threaten to unravel his ambitions. Filmed on two sides of the prison walls, the film contemplates whether Ryan’s path is destined by the weight of his community and history, or if it is within his power to break the cycle.

Director: Ross McClean
Producers: Bronte Stahl, Ross McClean
Production Companies: Here & Elsewhere, Nightstaff & Little Rose

The project is supported by BFI Doc Society, ARTE, LEF Foundation, Screen Ireland & Northern Ireland Screen.

Best Pitch Award in Edinburgh Pitch 2020
Tënk Post-production Award in Vision Du Reel 2024

Selected Project for Vision Du Reel Work-In-Progress 2024
Selected Project for IDFA Project Space 2022
Selected Project for ASSEMBLY Development Lab 2020
Selected Project for Dok Leipzig Co-Pro Market 2020
Selected Project for IGNITE Development Program 2020
Selected Project for Sheffield Meet Market 2021

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