Legendary Irish Retailer Monaghan’s Cashmere is launching it’s first-ever Christmas campaign, produced by Banjoman Films, as it works to bounce back from this extremely tough period. Creatively devised and directed by Dermot Malone, the film moves away from the standard festive formula with a touching story inspired by Tom Monaghan himself.

The film, which stars legendary Irish theatre actor Barry McGovern (Braveheart, The Tudors, Game of Thrones), follows an elderly man experiencing his first Christmas since his wife passed away. Living on a farm with just his beloved horse for company, he frequently has flashbacks to his late wife at various stages in their life. When his family arrives for Christmas, he struggles to share in their festive spirit, especially when his young granddaughter breaks a picture frame holding a photo of his wife, himself, and their horse. Unbeknownst to her Grandfather, however, the Granddaughter takes notice of the red cable jumper he was wearing in the picture, and when mischievously rifling through his belongings, finds it. Struggling with the emotions and past memories of his wife on Christmas Day, the protagonist goes to visit his horse in the stable – only to discover his granddaughter has left him a special gift in the horse box.

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