After serving fifteen years for murder, Callahan returns home to find Sean, his victim’s father, searching for the body.
With no memory of the murder, Callahan soon realises that the only way to get rid of Sean is to help him dig.
The film stars Moe Dunford (Patrick’s Day, Vikings), Emily Taaffe (Beast, Paula), Francis Magee (Jimmy’s Hall, Rogue One) and Lorcan Cranitch (The Legend of Longwood, Love, Rosie).
The Tohill Brothers have directed several short films together. Their most recent short, Insulin, was a prequel for the critically acclaimed The Survivalist. Their previous short, Eyeline, was very well received on the festival circuit winning the Up and Coming Filmmakers award at the Cornwall Film Festival and was a finalist in the Soho Rushes Shorts in 2012.
The Dig was shot entirely in Northern Ireland with funding from Northern Ireland Screen supported by Invest NI and from post-production house, Yellow Moon. The screenplay, written by Belfast native Stuart Drennan, was developed through Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus scheme with Lottery funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Brian J. Falconer is the producer.