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Tomato Red to be released in Irish cinemas on 3 March by Element Pictures Distribution
Juanita Wilson's Tomato Red will be released in Irish cinemas on 3 March by Element Pictures Distribution Based on the acclaimed novel by Daniel Woodrell (Winter's Bone), Tomato Red tells the story of small town drifter and street philosopher Sammy Barlach (Jake Weary) on the search for his next cold beer and the bunch that'll have him.
But trouble is always on his menu, and this time it comes in the form of red-headed Jamalee (Julia Garner) and her dreams of hitting the big time through her brother's movie star good looks.
Happy to have a home at last, Sammy finds his life opening up in ways he could never have imagined. But this new life is torn apart by a sudden violent incident, leaving them crying out for justice and revenge. But what if your cries fall on deaf ears? How do you make yourself heard if you don't have a voice? Finding themselves powerless against the forces of corruption and prejudice, the only thing Sammy has left to fight is the demons inside his own head.
Love, rage, redemption and revenge - Tomato Red is an original and moving film about the struggle to get a break and our deep-seated need to belong. Tomato Red also stars Anna Friel and Nick Roux.
The film is produced by Elizabeth Gill and James Flynn of Metropolitan Films/Octagon Films, and Daniel Bekerman for Scythia Films with support from IFB.