Irish writer/director Gerard Barrett shot his debut film Pilgrim Hill on a budget of €4,500. Winner of this year’s Bingham Ray New Talent Award at the Galway Film Fleadh, it recently received its international premiere at the renowned Telluride Film Festival in the US, where it was the only Irish film selected this year. Gerard and his debut feature film have been selected as the ‘Great Expectation’ of the festival, an honour that has been received by a number of highly respected film talent including Alexander Payne (The Descendents, Sideways, About Schmidt). Gerard has signed with Martin Scorsese’s agent at talent agency WME. Pilgrim Hill also screened at BFI London Film Festival and will screen at the Corona Cork Film Festival.