90 minutes – Drama
Release date: November 6, 2009
Canadian distributor: Mongrel Media
Love & Savagery is a story of passion, fate, and the consequences of the two. In 1969, Newfoundland geologist and poet, Michael McCarthy (Allan Hawco), travels to Ballyvaughan, County Clare, Ireland to examine the “Burren” a geological wonder. There he meets Cathleen (Irish actress, Sarah Greene), a beautiful woman who captures his heart, but because of the path she chose when she was young she cannot allow him to capture hers. Savagery erupts when Michael’s persistence collides with the townspeople`s hostility toward a foreigner’s attempt to intervene with divinity. Cathleen has to choose between a desire that she has recently discovered and a desire that she has felt throughout most of her life. Which will she choose? The love of a man, or the love of God? Can she love both? Is she strong enough to make the right choice? Love and Savagery, with a budget reported to be $6.5 million, was shot in Newfoundland and Ireland in April of 2008.