Armada 1588: Shipwreck & Survival – film background
Armada 1588 : Shipwreck & Survival
A Spanish Armada Ireland Production (Docudrama, 27 minutes)
Director: Al Butler of Mediacoop
Producers: Colin Norris, Max Carpio & Micheál Ó Domhnaill
Written by: Al Butler & Micheál Ó Domhnaill and based on the words of Francisco de Cuéllar
Synopsis and background of Armada 1588: Shipwreck & Survival, the story of Captain Francisco de Cuéllar of the Spanish Armada, sentenced to death by his own superiors, was then shipwrecked in Ireland, and went on the run from the English for seven months in an incredible feat of endurance, luck and heroism. Not only did he live to tell the tale, he wrote a lengthy account of his adventures in Ireland, the contents of which form the basis for this film.