EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit launches Ireland-set period-romance.

UK outfit 7 & 7 Producers’ Sales Service will begin sales at the AFM on Anglo-Irish war-romance A Nightingale Falling.

Based on the bestselling novel by PJ Curtis, A Nightingale Falling stars Tara Breathnach and Muireann Bird as two Irish protestant sisters who conceal a severely wounded British officer and find themselves caught between the IRA and the ruthless British Black & Tans.

Directed by Garret Daly and Martine McGlynn, the film was produced in association with Northern Ireland Screen and is just completing its theatrical release in Ireland, where it is due to air on TV early next year.

Maura Ford of 7 & 7 said: “This beautiful 1920s period romance has a look reminiscent of Downton Abbey with an Irish backdrop of civil war and a twist in the tail. This blend has brought strong interest from the US and I’m confident AFM is the perfect market to launch it to a wider audience.”

The film gets a market screening today.