Beyond the Fold (forthcoming) / UK, Ireland, USA / feature / in production

a co-production with Nightstaff Ltd. and Little Rose Films

directed by: Ross McClean
produced by: Bronte Stahl and Ross McClean
written by: Ross McClean and Bronte Stahl

Ryan is brimming with optimism to own his own sheep farm in anticipation of his release from a Northern Irish prison. But the harsh realities that await him on the outside soon threaten to unravel his ambitions. Filmed on two sides of the prison walls, the film contemplates whether Ryan’s path is destined by the weight of his community and family history, or if it is within his power to break the cycle.

supported by:
BFI DocSociety Features Fund
Northen Ireland Screen
Screen Ireland
LEF Foundation

presented at:
Edinburgh Pitch (winner Edinburgh Pitch Award)
Open City Assembly Lab
DokLeipzig Co-Pro Market
Sheffield Meet/Market   
IDFA Project Space 2022
Visions Du Réel Work-In-Progress 2024 (winner of Tënk Post-Production award)