200 years after the 'Great Fail'. The world is divided. The Northern Zone led by Fergus and tightly ruled. Everywhere else is The Wilderness.
Fergus (Mark Savage) is the leader of the Northern Zone. His father led the Zone before him. His eldest son, Cathal (Philip Coffey) will lead after him.
Fergus, is accused of a murder that he did not commit. He is exiled to the Wilderness. Driven by duty rather than choice, Cathal and his younger brothers Cet and Cormac go with Fergus.
Father and sons travel by foot across the bleak, strange Wilderness. They search for the mythical Meave who rules the Wilderness. If they can find her, Fergus believes she will give them sanctuary and help them regain what they have lost.
They quickly become lost. Cathal becomes increasingly more angry by the choices Fergus makes. Fergus's time is over and Cathal is ready to make his mark on the world.
Filmed in the magnificent edge of Europe landscape of Connemara this is an ancient tale of everyman wanting to replace his father. Everyman’s lust for survival and his ultimate insignificance in the world.
Filmed entirely on location the cast and crew survived climbing mountains, tramping through bogs, being eaten by thousands of midges, burned by sun and drenched by rain. The wild Atlantic landscape tested the cast and crew everyday on this rugged, physical shoot.