Principal photography is in its final stages in Ireland on MUBI Production Bring Them Down, starring Golden Globe nominee Christopher Abbott (Catch-22, Poor Things) and BAFTA award-winning and Academy award nominee Barry Keoghan (The Banshees of Inisherin, The Killing of a Sacred Deer). The film also stars Colm Meaney (Gangs of London, Star Trek), Nora-Jane Noone (Wildfire, Brooklyn) Paul Ready (Motherland, The Terror), and Susan Lynch (Happy Valley, Unforgotten).
Michael (Christopher Abbott), the last son of a shepherding family, lives with his ailing father, Ray (Colm Meaney). Burdened by a terrible secret, Michael has isolated himself from the world. When a conflict with rival farmer Gary (Paul Ready) and his son Jack (Barry Keoghan) escalates, Michael is drawn into a devastating chain of events, forcing him to confront the horrors of his past and leaving both families permanently altered.
Bring Them Down marks the debut feature film from Screen Star of Tomorrow writer and director Chris Andrews, following his award-winning short films Stalker (2019) and Fire (2015). The film is a European co-production, produced by Ivana MacKinnon (Wild Swim, UK) Ruth Treacy and Julianne Forde (Tailored Films, Ireland) Jacob Swan Hyam (UK), and Jean-Yves Roubin and Cassandre Warnauts (Frakas Productions, Belgium). Bring Them Down is financed by MUBI in conjunction with Screen Ireland, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and the UK Global Screen Fund – financed by the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and administered by the BFI.
MUBI’s other productions include Mia Hansen-Løve’s One Fine Morning, Michel Franco’s upcoming film Memory, Ekwa Msangi’s Sundance prize-winner Farewell Amor, Rachel Lang’s Our Men, and the recently announced My First Film, the feature film debut of Zia Anger starring Odessa Young.