Award-winning Newry-born Director Cathy Brady’s debut film, ‘Wildfire’, is touring Northern Ireland as part of a special Film Hub NI’s Collective programme which brings local films to local places.

As such, Fermanagh Film Club will be showing Wildfire on Wednesday, February 2 at 8pm in the Ardhowen Theatre.

‘Wildfire’ is the story of two inseparable sisters, Kelly and Lauren, whose lives are shattered by the mysterious death of their mother in the Border town where they grew up.

When Kelly, who has been missing, returns home, the intense bond with her sister is re-ignited and together they unearth their mother’s past, but uncovered secrets and resentments which have been buried deep threaten to overwhelm them....

Nora-Jane Noone and the late Nika McGuigan co-star as the two sisters alongside Kate Dickie, Martin McCann and Helen Behan.

Ann McDermott, Chair of Fermanagh Film Club, said: “We are delighted that we’ve been able to continue showing films every second Wednesday this winter.

“‘Wildfire’ is a wonderful film which was shot in Northern Ireland and Ireland, so it’s a real treat to be able to show it in Enniskillen as part of Film Hub NI’s Collective tour.

“We’ll also be showing our audience an exclusive Q&A with the Director Cathy Brady directly afterwards, which will give us a real behind-the-scenes insight into the making of ‘Wildfire’.”

"We’ll also be showing our audience an exclusive Q&A with the director Cathy Brady directly afterwards which will give us a real behind the scenes insight into the making of this film," said Ann.

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Cathy Brady recently won the prestigious BIFA Debut Screenwriter Award for ‘Wildfire’ and also the IFTA for Best Director.

She said: “I am absolutely delighted that audiences throughout Northern Ireland are getting the chance to see Wildfire as part of this Film Hub NI Tour. It feels like it’s a homecoming as the story is set here and I can’t wait to see how local audiences connect to these characters and their stories.

“The lead performances of Nika and Nora are remarkable and made to be seen on the big screen.

“We were all deeply shocked and saddened when Nika tragically died while we were post-producing ‘Wildfire’. To have known Nika and be known by her is one of the greatest gifts I’ve had in my life.”

Sara Gunn-Smith, Marketing and Audiences Officer for Film Hub NI, said: “‘Wildfire’ is a spectacular film which has received critical acclaim since its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, with prestigious awards for both Cathy as screenwriter from the BIFA, and Nika from the IFTA posthumously for Best Actress.”