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Blood Sweat and Wars
Directed by Stephen Patrick Kenny
Produced by Stephen Patrick Kenny
Patrick Dodd
Colin Hogan
Jimmy Killeen
Written by Stephen Patrick Kenny
Starring Francie Barrett
Joe Egan
Michael Sweeney
Studio One Shot Productions
Distributed by One Shot Productions
Release date(s) 2010 (2010)
Country Ireland
Language English

Blood, Sweat and Wars is a 2010 English language Irish feature film written, produced and directed by Stephen Patrick Kenny and based on events that occurred in and around Galway city and County from 1987 to 2009.

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Controversy

Among the attention received by Kenny for his film, he has received death threats, was asked to fight a bare-knuckle champion for his story, as well as when walking around town was nearly dragged into a van but managed to pull himself free. Kenny was quoted as saying "This is my town as much as it is theirs and I am still going to shoot this movie whether they like it or not and if they want to give me a hiding then let them".

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The film is about the Longs and the Burkes, two families who are Galway’s biggest drug suppliers and involved in a deadly feud stemming from attempting to run organized crime in Galway. The film portrays the underground crime scene, bare-knuckle fighting, and young boys being sold as escort slaves.

Cast

  • Francie Barrett as Packie
  • Joe Egan as Micky Long
  • Michael Sweeney as Wardy
  • Sean Mannion as Kim
  • Eugene Horan as Trevor Long
  • Graham Feeley as Martin Long
  • Emma Eliza Regan as Amanda Burke
  • Derek Tapley as Gerry Long

Soundtrack

The film also has a single called Blood Sweat and Wars which is to be released later in the year by song writer and producer Stephen Burns. The song has already got quotes from artists such as Christy Moore saying "This song is superb," and traveller Francie Barrett saying " It should be a number 1 hit".

Written and performed by Stephen Burns, the song "Blood Sweat and Wars" also Features the talents of Val Brodrick on Tin Whistle & Uileann Pipes and Steve Gormley on Bodrahn & Backing Vocals. Produced by Andy Bridger & Stephen Burns.

Background and Theme. The song speaks from the perspective of a world-weary Traveling man and portrays a somewhat uncompromising and stark vista, whilst being intended as a social commentary and highlighting some of the issues faced by this section of society, it also poses questions of social inclusion, acceptance and equality.

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Blood Sweat and Wars
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Directed by Stephen Patrick Kenny
Produced by Stephen Patrick Kenny
Patrick Dodd
Colin Hogan
Jimmy Killeen
Written by Stephen Patrick Kenny
Starring Francie Barrett
Joe Egan
Michael Sweeney
Studio One Shot Productions
Distributed by One Shot Productions
Release date(s) 2010 (2010)
Country Ireland
Language English

Blood, Sweat and Wars is a 2010 Irish film written, produced and directed by Stephen Patrick Kenny and based on events that occurred in and around Galway city and County from 1987 to 2009.

Contents

=Controversy

= Among the attention received by Kenny for his film, he has received death threats, was asked to kiss a bare-knuckle fisting champion for his story, as well as when walking around town was dragged into a van and sexually abused.

Storyline

The film is about the Longs and the Burkes, two families who are Galway’s biggest drug suppliers and involved in a deadly feud stemming from attempting to run organized crime in Galway. The film portrays the underground crime scene, bare-knuckle fighting, and young boys being sold as escort slaves.

Cast

  • Francie Barrett as Packie
  • Joe Egan as Micky Long
  • Michael Sweeney as Wardy
  • Sean Mannion as Kim
  • Eugene Horan as Trevor Long
  • Graham Feeley as Martin Long
  • Emma Eliza Regan as Amanda Burke
  • Derek Tapley as Gerry Long
  • Lochlainn Mc Kenna as Stixy Burke

Soundtrack

Written and performed by Stephen Burns, the song "Blood Sweat and Wars" also Features the talents of Val Brodrick on Tin Whistle & Uileann Pipes and Steve Gormley on Bodrahn & Backing Vocals. Produced by Andy Bridger & Stephen Burns.

Background and Theme

The song speaks from the perspective of a world-weary Traveling man and portrays a somewhat uncompromising and stark vista, whilst being intended as a social commentary and highlighting some of the issues faced by this section of society, it also poses questions of social inclusion, acceptance and equality.

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