Character:

Aidan Cahill

Writer:
Aisling Walsh

Director: 
Aisling Walsh

Producers:
Tristan Lynch, Dominic Wright

Production Company:
Subotica Entertainment, Radio Telefís Éireann (RTÉ)

Additional Cast:
Natalie Press, Olivia Williams, David O'Hara

Status:
This film has recently reappeared on RTE. It can be viewed free in Ireland or abroad via the RTE International mobile app.

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Damage (2007)

Damage clips
CAUTION: contains spoilers and references to sexual assault
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The Cahills appear to have the world at their feet. Aidan is a successful property tycoon, his wife Michelle, a successful estate agent and their fashion model daughter Emma's 21st birthday party at the family home should be a night to remember.

 

That night however, a rape at the party shatters their seemingly perfect lives. With the key suspect released on bail, and dark family secrets coming to the fore, Emma's life begins to freefall. Slowly, having made radical changes to her life, Emma builds towards recovery - until a chance meeting with her rapist bolsters her conviction that she'll need to confront him in court before she can get on with her life.

 

  • Initially titled 'Flesh and Blood'.


  • Selected for competition in the 2007 Monte Carlo Television Festival.  The film competed for a Golden Nymph Award in the Television Film category against thirteen international titles.


  • The film was also nominated for an IFTA Award in 2008 for Best Single Drama/Drama Serial.  Additionally, Stephen O'Connell, Best Editing, and Aisling Walsh, Best Script for Television were nominated.


  • Brendan was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in the Golden Nymph Television Films category of the Monte Carlo Television Festival for this film.