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.

News about a forthcoming theatrical release will be posted here as soon as it’s confirmed. For those on social media, we have a dedicated Facebook page which also shares any up to date movie news.



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