General Public
World Premiere


13 minutes
A lonely labourer confronts a figure from his past.
Genres: Drama, Thriller
Content Warnings: Adult Content, Adult Language, Mild Violence
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Sapling is the story of a lonely labourer who, after intervening in a bullying incident, is compelled to track down a teenage adversary with unexpected consequences.

The film is an anti-revenge thriller and a tense and sparse exploration of guilt and the long lasting consequences of violence. Employing naturalist performances, stylised symbolism and minimal dialogue, Sapling subverts typical macho genre expectations and looks at the failings of traditional masculinity.

Studio: N/A
Producers: Michael MacBroom
From: IE, GB
Produced In: IE, GB
Directors: Michael MacBroom
Writers: Michael MacBroom
Lead Actors: Jonathan HardenCaolán Byrne.
Supporting Actors: Joe SharkeyKaren KinghanRob BellTodd Bustard.
Key Crew: Thomas McKeownAlexandra MooreStevie Lennox.
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