Excitement locally as ‘God’s Creatures’ hits the big screen

CINEMAS across Donegal are looking forward to a busy weekend as a film shot in the county is set to hit the big screens.

‘God’s Creatures’ a drama about a scandal that rocks a small fishing community in rural Ireland, was filmed on the coast of South-West Donegal near Kilcar.

The gripping tale starring Paul Mescal and Emily Watson was shot in Teelin, a small fishing village at the foot of Sliabh Liag, at the height of the pandemic.


Daniel Barrett director and film booker at Eclipse Cinemas in Lifford and Bundoran told the Donegal News that there has been a big hype surrounding the film.

He explained that it is sometimes difficult to gauge how Irish films will perform, but they have “taken a chance” and will be showing the film on their biggest screens in both cinemas this weekend.

Mark Doherty, Managing Director of Century Cinemas in Letterkenny said the local interest angle is going to be quite strong this weekend, as movie-goers hope to spot some familiar faces and places.

Mr Doherty said that it is fantastic to see Donegal being showcased not only at home but on the world stage. He said the film is even better because it features a hugely popular young Irish actor, Paul Mescal.

Mr Barrett also acknowledged Mescal’s recent wave of success which included an Oscar nomination, he said this has definitely contributed to the buzz surrounding the film.

“Of course Donegal is going to be the star of the film no matter who is in it,” Mr Doherty laughed.

Donegal cinemas are looking forward to welcoming more films shot locally to their screens in the future.


Last week Pierce Brosnan wrapped up filming for Four Letters of Love, the Hollywood actor stirred up excitement locally when he was spotted filming in iconic locations across the county.

Last year upcoming thriller In the Land of Saints and Sinners starring Liam Neeson was also filmed near Kilcar.

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