Grabbers, a new Irish comedy-horror starring Love/Hate's Ruth Bradley and Richard Coyle (W.E., Prince of Persia) has been selected for the world famous Sundance Film Festival in the US, which runs from January 19 to 29 2012.

Directed by Jon Wright and written by Kevin Lehane, Grabbers follows the adventures of a drink-addled local policeman (Coyle) who joins forces with an uptight, teetotal colleague (Bradley) to protect an Irish island community from "tentacled, fang-jawed, barb-tongued creatures" from the sea, known as Grabbers.

Commenting on the film's selection for Sundance, producer Tracy Brimm said: "The beautiful Donegal landscape is a featured character in Grabbers and we had an extraordinary experience shooting the film in Ireland. We had a terrific team working with us and a very warm local reception.

"Being invited to screen the film in Sundance is an incredible honour and we could not dream of a better platform to launch the film.

"We have no doubt that this will put Ireland in the spotlight and will certainly shine a light on some great Irish talent with a big future ahead of them especially screenwriter Kevin Lehane and actress Ruth Bradley."