Writer/director Pat McKenna’s riotous short film “The Blaggettes” debuted to the Irish public on 26 April, 2012. Starring Louise Hannigan (Martina), Saragh Barker (Jenny), Lydia MacGuiness (Nikki) and Ciara Ryan-Duffy (Suzanne) as the eponymous girl gang of the title, the story revolves around Dublin crime boss ‘Jennings” attempts to collect on a debt owed to him by two rat bag dealers ‘Phil’ and ‘Dave’ (Paul Halpin and Bán Kelly), who enlist the services of the ferocious foursome in a clever scheme to knock over the crime boss’s own bank, and thus pay off the debt with his own money. Matters soon spiral out of control and the whilst the girls’ heist goes like clockwork, their involvement with the two men who put them up to the job puts their own lives and those of their families at risk. They must resort to extreme measures to break an ever increasing spiral of death and violence
The teaser and the trailer for the film have been doing the rounds for the past few months, but here at VBG Central we think it would be great to have the film shown to a wider audience in its entirety. The main robbery sequence in which The Blaggettes conduct themselves with scary professionalism, dressed very much for the part in shadowy balaclava masks, gleaming black leather jackets and gloves, is one the most dynamic that we’ve seen in many years – very much up there on a par with the equally tense robbery sequence in the TV mini-series “Widows” (1983).
Our images come from the teaser and official trailer for the film – if you would like to see more please contact Pat and let’s see if we can encourage him to release his film to a wider audience: the official Red Kremlin Facebook page is located here: http://www.facebook.com/red.kremlin.5