Danika McGuigan’s Wildfire movie to premiere in hometown

LONDON – The ultimate movie to star Danika “Nika” McGuigan will obtain its Irish premiere in her hometown of Clones, County Monaghan.

Ms McGuigan, the daughter of former boxing champion Barry McGuigan was 33 when she died in July 2019 after a brief sickness. She is among the lead actors in Wildfire. Set on the Irish border, it tells the story of two sisters coming to phrases with their mom’s mysterious demise. “My household and I are delighted that the primary outside screening of my beloved daughter Nika’s movie is being proven in my hometown of Clones,” mentioned former world featherweight champion McGuigan. He mentioned the screening, being held in Barry McGuigan Park, was a “becoming tribute to her legacy and distinctive expertise”.

“Our hearts are damaged that Nika is just not right here to see the success of her final efficiency however my household and I are comforted to see it on the massive display with our mates, household and the group in Clones,” he added.

Ms McGuigan was posthumously awarded finest actress on the 2021 Irish Movie and Tv Awards (IFTAs) for her “excellent” efficiency in Wildfire.

The award is to be offered to the McGuigan household in the course of the screening.

The outside premiere is being hosted by Wildcard Distribution with Clones Movie Competition and is being supported by Monaghan County Council.

Wildfire was written by Newry-born filmmaker Cathy Brady, who additionally makes her directorial debut with the drama.

It was filmed in places throughout the island of Eire together with Belfast, Newry, Slender Water, Dundalk and Dublin.

Nora-Jane Noone stars alongside Ms McGuigan, with different notable forged members together with Martin McCann and Kate Dickie.

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