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Grace and Goliath

1h 34m Family, Drama 2018

Grace and Goliath will scoop you up in its mighty arms and carry you on an emotional but hugely enjoyable roller coaster.

A Hollywood big shot, (and he knows it!) Josh Jenkins sweeps into Belfast to make a movie, but before long his world crashes and he loses everything. Lily, a hotel cleaner, invites him to stay with her crazy family and gradually the people of this ‘strange’ city touch his heart, forever.

A powerful story of how one man’s GOLIATH ego is brought down by one single blow…of GRACE!


Produced by Cinemagic, Grace and Goliath offered 48 young filmmakers aged from 17 to 25 the chance to work on a six-week training programme across directing, production, costume and make-up, sound, lighting and music composition. The young people from Northern Ireland, Ireland and the USA trained under the guidance of director Tony Mitchell, producer and Cinemagic Chief Executive Joan Burney Keatings MBE and writer Maire Campbell.

The cast includes actors Ciarán McMenamin (Shooting for Socrates), Emy Aneke (The Predator), Aoibhinn McGinnity (Love/Hate) and Northern Ireland television, theatre and film actors, Olivia Nash, Cheryl O’Dwyer and Jo Donnelly. The young cast includes rising stars Isaac Heslip from Banbridge, Maitiu McGibbon from Lurgan and Savanna Burney Keatings from Moira. Other cast includes Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones) and Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster). Filming took place in Belfast and on the North Coast, including scenes at Odyssey Pavilion and Belfast’s National Football Stadium at Windsor Park.

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United Kingdom, Ireland