Lakelands follows Cian, a young Gaelic footballer who struggles to comes to terms with a career-ending injury after an attack on a night out. Cian undertakes a search for his own identity in a small town where Gaelic football is a religion, and identity is defined by what you can do on the pitch. Featuring the directorial debuts of Robert Higgins and Patrick McGivney, and a cast of emerging Irish stars including Éanna Hardwicke (Vivarium, Normal People) and Danielle Galligan (Netflix’s Shadow and Bone). 

Lakelands won; Fleadh’s Best Marketplace Project Award in 2021 and went on to win Best Irish Film at Galway Film Fleadh 2022 while Éanna Hardwicke and Danielle Galligan won Bingham Ray New Talent Award at the same festival. 


Director(s): Robert Higgins & Patrick McGiveny
Writer(s): Robert Higgins & Patrick McGivney
Producer(s): Robert Higgins & Patrick McGivney
Cast: Éanna Hardwicke, Danielle Galligan, Lorcan Cranitch, Dafhyd Flynn, Dara Devaney & Gary Lydon

The Windmill Team

  • Post Producer. Aaron Carroll
  • Online Edit. Robbie O'Farrell
  • Colourist. Dave Hughes