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Trailer For The Guarantee

  • TheMovieBit
Coming from The Runway director Ian Power, The Guarantee retells the most significant moment in recent Irish history when the Irish government decided to guarantee the entire domestic banking system.  The first trailer is here, and it goes a long way to build a suffocating amount of tension, and capture the drama of a pivotal decision that we have all lived through. The Guarantee hits our screens on October 30th, launching with a live Q&A and panel discussion from Movies@Dundrum, hosted by broadcaster Matt Cooper, that will be broadcast live to numerous cinemas across the country, allowing audiences to interact with the panel through a special live Twitter feed projected to each cinema.
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Irish Film The Guarantee To Hold Special Live Event

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New Irish feature film The Guarantee starring Love/Hate’s Peter Coonan, David Murray (Amber), Orla Fitzgerald (The Wind That Shakes The Barley), Morgan C. Jones (Vikings), and Gary Lydon (Calvary) will be hitting Irish cinemas on Thursday October 30th with a special live event to kick off the release. The first of its kind in Ireland, the live event screening will allow cinema audiences across the country to watch the film and take part in an interactive panel discussion and Q&A hosted by Today FM’s Matt Cooper live from Movies@Dundrum. Based on Colin Murphy’s stage play Guaranteed!, directed by Ian Power (The Runway) and produced by John Kelleher Media in association with the Bai, the Irish Film Board and TV3, The Guarantee recreates the drama surrounding the most significant political decision in modern Irish history when the Irish government decided to guarantee the entire domestic banking system.
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The Guarantee Shooting In Dublin

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New feature film The Guarantee, produced by John Kelleher Media in association with TV3, the Irish Film Board and the Bai is currently shooting in Dublin this week. Wildcard Distribution will bring the feature to Irish cinemas this autumn with a broadcast on TV3 scheduled for November. Directed by Ian Power (The Runway), the feature film recreates the drama surrounding the most significant political decision in modern Irish history when the Irish government decided to guarantee the entire domestic banking system. It’s the first time the story has been told on the big screen and charts the origins of that pivotal decision (four years before that fateful night), and follows developments through the peak of the boom to the beginning of the bust. As much as we’d like it too, it probably won’t feature a bunch of politicians and bankers being fed to a pride of starving lions.
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Wildcard plays strong hand

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Wildcard plays strong hand
Exclusive: Distributor picks up films with Maisie Williams, Jessica Paré and Killian Scott.

Irish outfit Wildcard Distribution has picked up a slew of titles to bolster its slate including Galway Film Fleadh features Gold and Get Up and Go.

Also among the haul are rom-com Standby starring Jessica Paré and Ian Power’s The Guarantee.

Game of Thrones star and 2014 Screen International Star of Tomorrow Maisie Williams stars in Niall Heery’s Gold alongside David Wilmot, Kerry Condon and James Nesbitt.

Written by Niall and his brother Brendan Heery and produced by Tristan Orpen Lynch and Aoife O’Sullivan for Subotica Films, the film is scheduled for a cinema release this year.

The offbeat comedy is about an estranged father who returns to his hometown after an absence of ten years in order to reconnect with his daughter and ex-wife.

Irish/UK rights have been acquired from Magnolia Pictures International for the romantic comedy Standby starring [link=nm
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The Runway - Movie Review

Inspired by a true story, this Disneyish sally to the crash site that spawned a miracle lacks the muscle of reality. Emerging director Ian Power takes a conservative approach in writing and directing this heart warmer from the warmest of all places, Country Cork, Ireland. Inspired by the true story of a South American pilot who crash-landed his plane near Mallow, Ireland, in 1983, Power.s tale is fresh, lovely and thoroughly PG rated. Unfortunately, it adds nothing to the genre and, so, in the final analysis may simply be too good hearted for its own good. Demián Bichir plays Ernesto, the pilot who is forced to crash land his plane under mysterious circumstances in the beautiful green countryside. The
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Exclusive: Clip From Indie Comedy 'The Runway' Starring 'A Better Life' & 'Savages' Star Demian Bichir

For Demian Bichir, the deserved Oscar nomination he received for his moving turn in "A Better Life," was validation for a career that has been building steadily. This year the actor is beginning to see the payoff with more substantial roles in bigger films like Oliver Stone's "Savages" (where he was one of the highlights) and Robert Rodriguez's "Machete Kills" which is now shooting. But this week a film arrives that is likely to serve as a reminder of how he came to the attention of Hollywood in the first place. Bichir stars in "The Runway," the sophomore feature film from writer/director Ian Power. Inspired by true events, the comedy tells the story of Ernesto (Bichir), a Colombian pilot whose plane has crashed in a small Irish village. Not able to speak a word of English, he befriends a precocious 9-year-old boy named Paco (Jamie Kierans), the
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Oscar Nominee Demián Bichir Takes Flight in "The Runway"

Searching for the perfect summer family movie? Look no further than The Runway. This charming Irish comedy from first-time director Ian Power is based on the true story of a South American pilot who crash-landed in a small town in Ireland in the 1980s. Demian Bichir stars as Ernesto, the unlucky pilot who finds himself stranded in West Cork with precious cargo in hand. Unable to speak any English, Ernesto is at the mercy of Paco (Tff 2012 Whole Lotta Sole's Jamie Kierans), a precious nine-year-old boy whose overactive imagination and minimal knowledge of Spanish allow him to view Ernesto as a hero. Eager to help the marooned pilot after hearing Paco's inflated account of the mystery man, the eccentric townspeople come together to help Ernesto rebuild his plane. When Ernesto's story receives worldwide attention and accusers from his checkered past descend on West Cork, Paco and the villagers must defend
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Film Feature: The 15th Annual EU Film Festival Arrives at Chicago’s Siskel Center

Chicago – One of the annual gems of the Chicago movie scene is the Siskel Film Center’s unmissable European Union Film Festival. It provides local movie buffs with the opportunity to sample some of the finest achievements in world cinema. For many of the festival selections, their EU appearance will function as their sole screening in the Windy City.

This year’s edition, running from March 2nd through the 29th, includes high profile films from world renowned filmmakers like Andrea Arnold (“Wuthering Heights”), Bruce Dumont (“Hors Satan”), Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon (“The Fairy”), Abdellatif Kechiche (“Black Venus”) and John Landis (“Burke & Hare”). Moviegoers will have the opportunity to see the latest work from some of the world’s most acclaimed and beloved actors, including Léa Seydoux (“Belle Épine”), Tahir Rahim (“Free Men”), Colm Meaney (“Parked”), Noomi Rapace (“Beyond”), Andy Serkis (“Burke & Hare”), Isabella Rossellini (“Late Bloomers”) and Ewan McGregor
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The Irish Clean Up At Irish Film New York

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Another good day (night even) for Irish film. This time round, it was at Irish Film New York, where Knuckle (about bare knuckle boxing amongst the traveller community and is well worth a watch) by Ian Palmer picked up the Moet Best Film. The Moet Most Promising Film Maker went to Ian Power who is behind one of the feel good movies of the year, The Runway. And last, but not least, Paul Rowley picked up the Moet Rising Star award for Pyjama Girls. Congrats to all!
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San Fran Irish Fest Selects 'The Runway', 'Parked' & 'Pyjama Girls'

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Now in its eighth year, the San Francisco Irish Film Festival will screen ten Irish independent films at the Roxie Film Center this September. Ian Power's 'Runway' will open the festival ahead of its upcoming Us release. 'The Runway' is inspired by the real life story of a South American plane that crashed in a small town in county Cork. Galway Film Fleadh winning feature 'Parked'starring Colm Meaney and Colin Morgan will also screen at the festival.
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Podcasts / Interviews Update

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The weekly podcast should hopefully return to normal over the next few weeks. Things have changed a wee bit since the show has moved to morning times. It’s not as long, but I’m squeezing as much into it as possible including the likes of Chris Hewitt from Empire Magazine talking news / Aubrey Day from Total Film, plenty of reviews and giveaways to boot. I’m still finding my routine a bit out, but things are starting to settle now so the podcast should be back soon. On the specials page there has now been a few updates. Interviews with Rory Keenan, Joe Cornish and Ian Power are all available to download. Incidentally, as iTunes can no longer be pinged, things take a bit longer to update in the land of Apple. If you can down to the Download Podcasts on the right of the screen, that feed grabs stuff instantly,
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Interview: 'The Runway' Writer/Director Ian Power On His Debut Feature Film

Ian Power's debut feature 'The Runway' will be on limited nationwide release from June 10th. Iftn caught up with writer and director behind the project to talk about the making of 'The Runway', casting children and the Irish film scene. Inspired by the true story of a Mexican Gulfstream II business jet came down in an emergency landing on Mallow Racecourse in Co. Cork.
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Us Release for 'The Runway'

Following on from the news that it is to be released across Ireland on June 10th, Ian Power's 'The Runway' is set to get a U.S release later this year as American distribution company Olive Films have picked up the rights to the film. Written and directed by Ian Power and inspired by a true story, 'The Runway' follows a Columbian pilot who crashed his plane in a field in Co. Cork in 1983 and stars Demian Bichir (Che), Kerry Condon (This Must Be The Place, Rome) and James Cosmo (Outcast).
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June 10th Irish Release for 'The Runway'

  • IFTN
Ian Power's Ifta winning feature, 'The Runway' is to have a limited nationwide release from Friday, June 10th. The feature is being distributed by Element Pictures Distribution and will screen in various cinemas nationwide. Inspired by a true story, Ian Power's 'The Runway' tells the tale of a South American pilot who crashes his plane in a field near an Irish town in 1983. Starring Demian Bichir (Che), Kerry Condon (This Must Be The Place, Rome) and James Cosmo (Outcast) the film is produced by Macdara Kelleher (Colony), Brendan McDonald (The Yard) and Bernard Michaux (Lumen).
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Ifta Winners List

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Winners in Bold Film As If I Am Not There - James Flynn & Nathalie Lichtenthaeler (Octagon Films) Perrier's Bounty - Alan Moloney (Parallel Films) Sensation - Katie Holly & Kieron J Walsh (Blinder Films) Swansong - Story of Occi Byrne - Edwina Forkin & Herman Florin (Zanzibar Films / Florin Films) The Runway - Macdara Kelleher & Ian Power (Fastnet Films) Director Film Juanita Wilson - As If I Am Not There (Octagon Films) Pj Dillon - Rewind (Carbon Films) Tom Hall - Sensation (Blinder Films) Ian Power - The Runway (Fastnet Films) Script Film Juanita Wilson - As If I Am Not There (Octagon Films) Will Collins - My Brothers (Rubicon Films) Conor McDermottroe – Swansong - Story of Occi Byrne (Zanzibar Films / Florin Films) Mark O'Rowe - Perrier's Bounty (Parallel Films) Actor in a Lead Role - Film Martin...
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8th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards (Ifta) Winners

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Bosnian war drama As If I Am Not There received three Ifta awards for Best Film, Director and Script for the film's Irish writer/director Juanita Wilson at tonight's Ifta awards, celebrating the Irish film and television industry.

Martin MCCann was named Best Actor for 'Swansong - Story of Occi Byrn', while Amy Huberman was got Best Actress for 'Rewind.'

Pierce Brosnan and Saorise Ronan took home the supporting honours at the awards with Brosnan winning Best Supporting Actor for his role in 'The Ghost', while Ronan's part in The Way Back earned her the supporting actress honour.

In the international categories, 'The Social Network' won the best international film, with its star Jesse Eisenberg winning Best Actor. Annette Bening took Best Actress for 'The Kids Are All Right'.

Winners Of The 8th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards:

Outstanding Contribution to Industry
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Irish feelgood movie "The Runway" grabs little bit of history (IrishCentral)

The new trend for Irish films to focus on family dynamics (which are often dysfunctional) rather than on political struggles is front and center in "The Runway", a brand new feel-good film inspired by a true story. Focusing on the daily lives of two Irish children in the 1980s, "The Runway" is remarkable for a number of reasons, not the least of which is its focus on kids instead of freedom fighters. Could it be that we’re finally stepping out from the shadow of history? The plot of "The Runway" is as simple and charming as the film it inspired. Based on real life events, the film opens in 1983 when a South American pilot crash lands his plane in a tiny Co. Cork field. Soon, against all the odds, the local’s villagers are building a runway to get him back into the air and safely home. That’s
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'The Runway' Lands Best Irish Feature at Fleadh

The Galway Film Fleadh Closing Ceremony saw Ian Power's 'The Runway' take the event's Best Irish Feature title, whilst Risteard Ó Domhnaill's 'The Pipe' claimed the award for Best Feature Documentary and 'Undertow' from Javier Fuentes-Leon (Espacios) was dubbed the Best First Feature. Furthermore, Fleadh co-founder Lelia Doolan was presented with the Galway Hooker award at the ceremony. This year's Galway Film Fleadh winning Irish feature, 'The Runway' is written and directed by Ian Power (Dental Breakdown) and tells the true story of a South American pilot who crash landed his plane into a field in Mallow, Co. Cork in 1983.
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'The Runway' Begins Shooting in Cork

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Shooting of new Irish film 'The Runway' has got underway in Goleen and Schull, Co. Cork. The film is written and directed by Ian Power, produced by Macdara Kelleher and stars Mexican actor Demián Bichir (Che, Weeds) alongside Irish actress Kerry Condon (Angela's Ashes, Rome). The Runway' is loosely inspired by the true events whereby a South American pilot crashed his airplane into a field near Mallow in Cork in 1983. Against all odds, the people of a depressed town called Dromoleen come together to build a runway, fix up a plane and get the pilot home. And in doing so caught, briefly, the imagination of a nation.
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Demian Bichir Hits The Runway

Demian Bichir is set to star in the Irish indie drama The Runway, directed by commercials and short-film director Ian Power who also wrote the script.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, set in County Cork, the film is based on the true story of a South American pilot who crashed near a town in Cork in 1983. The townspeople came together to build a runway to get the pilot home and briefly inspired the nation.

Kerry Condon (Rome) and Jaime Kierans co-star.

No production date has been set.
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