Sanctuary Film

Sanctuary Film

World Premiere:

10th July Galway Film Fleadh

8.30pm Town Hall Theatre

WINNER Dublin Film Critics Choice : The Michael Dwyer Discovery Award – awarded to the cast of Blue Teapot.


Roll out the red carpets! Sanctuary will be screened at two special events on Friday 31st March in Galway’s Eye Cinema as a FUNDRAISER for Blue Teapot.

A matinee screening takes place at 3.30pm and tickets are on sale via the Town Hall Theatre Box Office 091 569 777 or online This is followed by an special evening Gala Event, also a fundraiser, with the film and cocktail evening of hospitality and entertainment at the G Hotel. More info on our News section.


Sanctuary Trailer from Len Collin on Vimeo.

Sanctuary EPK from Len Collin on Vimeo.

Producer: Edwina Forkin

Zanzibar Films in association with Blue Teapot Theatre Company

Director: Len Collin

Screenplay: Christian O’Reilly


Creative Consultant: Petal Pilley


Director of Photography: Russell Gleeson

Production Design: Eleanor Woods

Editor: Julian Ulrich

Costume: Sonja Mohlich

Composer: Joe Conlon 


Principle Cast:  Patrick Becker, Frank Butcher, Paul Connolly, Kieran Coppinger, Jennifer Cox, Valerie Egan, Michael Hayes, Charlene Kelly, Emer Macken and Robert Doherty.

Also: Karen Murphy, Stephen Marcus, Eileen Gibbons, Tara Breathnach, Garrett Phillips, Orla McGovern, Caroline Grace-Cassidy, Christopher Dunne and Richard Hickey.


 Synopsis: Set in the world of people with intellectual disabilities, this is a touching and funny love story about Larry and Sophie, two people who long to be together in a world that does everything to keep them apart.


Screenings to date:

22nd & 25th April – Newport Beach Film Festival, USA

8th April  – Melbourne, Australia (IFFA)

31st March  –  Eye Cinema Galway. Matinee 3.30 pm & Evening Gala 7.15 pm

31st March – Sydney, Australia – Irish Film Festival Australia

30th March – Irish Film Festa, Rome, Italy

15th March – Nordic Film Festival, Luxembourg City

USA: Boston Irish Film Festival, 26th March, Chicago Irish Film Festival 3rd March,  Reelabilities Festival: New York 2/4/7 March 2017

Dublin International Film Festival 18 February 2017, Lighthouse Cinema

Festival Crossing The Line, Roubaix, France 26th January 2017