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.
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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
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
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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