Celtic Media Festival 2018
2-4 May 2018 2-4 May 2018

The Battle of Ronaldsway

A group of ‘20-something’ Viking re-enactors meet to recreate the Battle of Ronaldsway, 740 years after the famous fight between Manx and Scots. Ollie is their self-appointed organiser and leader. His nervous energy and enthusiasm is constantly undermined by the fastidious perfectionist Dave; a confident and utterly submersed Manx Battle enthusiast. The remaining re-enactors - Chrystal, Kelly and Dave, are a pleasant yet initially apathetic group. The re-enactment runs into constant problems and tension rises amongst the friends. The event falls flat until Ollie speaks from his heart and everyone is brought back together.

Douglas 2017
The Battle of Ronaldsway
Title in English
The Battle of Ronaldsway
Entry Category
Short Drama (up to 30 mins)
Produced By
Emma Poyntz Mark Brabbs
Directed By
Jim Hampton
James Franklin