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Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Women & Film
Family Drama
Women Directors
Release Year:2020
Runtime:85 min
United Kingdom
Print Source:Film Constellation
Director:Cathy Brady
Executive Producer:Lizzie Francke
Celine Haddad
Daniel Battsek
Lauren Dark
Emma Duffy
Robert Halmi
Jim Reeve
Producer:Carlo Cresto-Dina
Charles Steel
David Collins
Cinematographer:Crystel Fournier
Screenwriter:Cathy Brady
Editor:Matteo Bini
Composer:Gareth Averill
Matthew James Kelly
Principal Cast:Nika McGuigan
Nora Jane - Noone


Inseparable sisters raised in a small town on the Irish border, Lauren (Nora-Jane Noone) and Kelly’s (Nika McGuigan) lives were shattered as youth with the loss of their father during the “The Troubles” and later, the mysterious death of their mother. Years on and left to pick up the pieces after her sister abruptly disappeared, Lauren is suddenly confronted with the family’s dark and traumatic past when, after being reported missing for a whole year, Kelly returns home, feral, dazed, and enraged.

The intense sisterhood reignited, Kelly’s desire to unearth their history is not welcomed by all in the small town, as rumours and malice spread like wildfire, threatening to push them over the edge. A blistering psychological portrait, Wildfire boasts radiant performances by Noone and McGuigan, who sadly passed away after a battle with cancer before the film was released. “Brady’s feature debut is a powerful slice of kitchen-sink gloom, and a blazing portrait of women on fire, unsure of where to go in the wake of rippling tragedy.” --Ryan Lattanzio, IndieWire

Director Biography

Cathy Brady Born in Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland, Cathy Brady is an Irish Film and Television Academy Award-winning director of short films and television. She is the director of the shorts “Small Change” (2010), “Morning” (2012), “Kiss” (2012) and “Wasted” (2013). Wildfire (2020) is her debut feature film.