Award-winning Documentary COLONY Available to Buy on DVD and VOD

Posted November 8, 2013 by Suzanne Murray in News

Colony, the award-winning Irish debut feature documentary co-directed by Ross McDonnell and Carter Gunn, is now available to purchase as an exclusive limited edition DVD and via VOD on the Wildcard website.

This beautifully photographed film follows several American beekeepers over the course of two years, investigating the unexplainable phenomenon Colony Collapse Disorder which has seen a drop in almost a quarter of the number of bees in the United States, threatening the beekeeping industry and because agriculture depends on pollination, therefore threatening our food supplies.

At the heart of this film is the Seppi family, newcomers to the beekeeping world.  As the Seppis face the collapse of their colony and the economy, tensions course through the family.  The film manages to combine an urgent environmental issue with a gripping real-life family drama.

Since premiering at the renowned Toronto International Film Festival Colony has been widely praised on the festival circuit, also winning the First Appearance Award at the Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival and winning the Best Picture Award at the Anaheim Film Festival.

Here’s what some of the critics have said about Colony:

The Washington Post
“Filmed with the elegant attention to composition worthy of Terrence Malick”.

The Globe and Mail
“Straight reportage at its purest…. Wonderfully photographed… A brilliant, beautiful film.”

New York Times
“a satisfying addition to the blooming, buzzing field of social issue documentary”.
“Elegantly shot and edited with sublime cinematography of bees”

“the most aesthetically beautiful documentary of the season, as well as one of the most urgent and intelligent”.

Produced by Macdara Kelleher and Morgan Bushe for Fastnet Films, it was funded by the Irish Film Board.

Buy the Colony DVD or VoD in the film section of the website.

Watch the official COLONY trailer on the Wildcard Distribution YouTube channel.