Film Info: Cowboys & Angels

Cowboys & Angels

Cowboys & Angels
Michael Legge

A hapless civil servant who gets more than he bargained for when he moves into an apartment with a gay fashion student and finds himself on the catwalk.

Shane Butler feels like he’s missing out on everything. He’s desperately unhappy – stuck in a horrible office job. He’s a talented artist who longs to go to art school. When he moves in with Vincent, a gay fashion student, things begin to look up. Poles apart on almost every level, Vincent takes Shane under his wing and teaches him how to dress and style himself.

Vincent’s artistic leanings only serve to intensify Shane’s longing to quit his job and study art. When he meets and falls head over heels in love with Gemma, an ex-art student and Vincent’s best friend, something has to give.

Fate steps in to lend a hand in the form of Keith, a drug dealer who lives downstairs. When Shane stumbles across his stash hidden in the corridor, Keith befriends him and offers him the chance to make a lot of money by going on a drugs run. At first Shane refuses, but he desperately needs money to finance his studies, buy new clothes and reinvent himself...


David Gleeson hails from a family of cinema owners and learned his craft in a darkened theater. One of Ireland's hottest emerging filmmakers, he has written and directed several award-winning shorts. The international co-production Cowboys & Angels (2003) is his feature debut.
Genre Comedy, Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2003
Director David Gleeson
Screenplay David Gleeson
Cinematography Volker Tittel
Andrew Bird
Stephen McKeon
Cast Michael Legge, Allen Leech, Amy Shields, Frank Kelly, David Murray
Producers Peter Stockhaus, Nathalie Lichtenthaeler, Chris Chrisafis
Production Companies Wide Eye Films/Dublin, Peter Stockhaus Film/Hamburg, Grosvenor Park Productions, London, Octagon Films
Length 89 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 English
Sound Technology Surround EX
Festivals Rio 2003, Cork 2003, Ophuels Festival Saarbruecken 2004, Karlovy Vary 2004
With backing from Irish Film Board, FilmFoerderung Hamburg, BKM, Filmfoerderungsanstalt (FFA)

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