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14 items from 2014


Saturday Shorts: ‘Noreen’, starring Brendan Gleeson

2 August 2014 10:34 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Today’s film is the 2010 short Noreen. The film is written and directed by Domhnall Gleeson, and stars Brian Gleeson, Gerard Byrne, and Brendan Gleeson. Gleeson has made a name for himself over his 25 year career with roles in features such as Braveheart, Gangs of New York, Kingdom of Heaven, and In Bruges. His newest film, titled Calvary, opens in limited release in American theatres this weekend.

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Wildcard plays strong hand

11 July 2014 1:29 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

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 »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Coda wins at Fest Anca

24 June 2014 4:14 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Other winners at animation event include Manana Forever and Fongopolis.

Alan Holly’s short Coda won the top prize, the Anca Award, at Slovakia’s animation event Fest Anca that ended Sunday in the small town of Zilina, located near the borders of Poland and Czech Republic.

Following on from the film’s previous accolades at SXSW, Edinburgh and Galway, the Irish director continued to impress jury members with his hand-drawn animation and storyline depicting a young man who is confronted with death.

UK-based animator and installation artist Max Hattler, along with other jury members including Slovakian producer Peter Badac and Swiss animator Michael Frei, handed out the award saying, “This made us want to die in the best possible way.”

Holly, pleased by the award along with the event’s festive offerings, added, “Sorry I slept in and missed my own screening. This festival has been tons of fun.”

Coda was produced »

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Buzzy Irish Titles at Cannes

13 May 2014 2:49 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Canal

Director: Ivan Kavanagh

Production company: Park Films

Cast: Rupert Evans, Antonia Campbell Hughes, Hannah Hoekstra

Logline: Thriller that relates the sinister history of a home where a murder had taken place at the turn of the century.

Status: Completed. Premiered at Tribeca. Will be selling at Cannes.

Song of the Sea

Director: Tomm Moore

Production company: Cartoon Saloon

Sales agent: WestEnd

Voice cast: Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan

Logline: Animated feature from Oscar-nominated studio Cartoon Saloon (“The Secret of Kells”).

Status: In production. Ready third quarter 2014.

Brooklyn (pictured)

Director: John Crowley

Irish production company: Parallel Films

Sales agent: HanWay Films

Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen

Logline: Based on the novel by Colm Toibin.

Status: In production in Ireland and Canada.

Glassland

Director: Gerard Barrett

Production company: Element Pictures

Cast: Toni Collette, Jack Reynor, Will Poulter

Logline: A Dublin taxi driver gets tangled up in the world of human trafficking. »

- Leo Barraclough

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Film Review: Irish Friends Go Stag in ‘The Bachelor Weekend’

6 May 2014 6:37 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – What truths are contained in the male ritual of the bachelor party? Alcohol/substance consumption sure, maybe discomfort at being yourself, or perhaps a bit of accidental emotion? All is realized in the Irish comedy “The Bachelor Weekend,” brought to life by six members of the pre-wedding team, off on a stag weekend.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Fresh off its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last month, the film is co-written by director John Butler and one of the lead actors, Peter McDonald, and adopts a theme of “what has happened to men?” Practically forced to go on a camping trip by the bride, the six buddies eschew their ritualistic smartphone lives and rough it as fellow travelers, anchored by the loose cannon in the group, The Machine. This works as a bit of an Irish “Big Chill,” with similar emotional bonds and dramatic transitions occurring over one event-filled weekend. There »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Cannes: Magnolia takes Life Itself

30 April 2014 1:31 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Christina Rogers and her team will commence sales in Cannes on the Roger Ebert documentary Life Itself, announced in the Cannes Classics line-up this week, as well as Irish rom-com Standby.

Steve James directed Life Itself, which premiered at Sundance and will receive its international premiere on the Croisette. The film chronicles the life and times of the late film critic Roger Ebert.

Magnolia svp of acquisitions Dori Begley brokered the world rights deal with Cinetic Media on behalf of Kartemquin, Film Rites, KatLei and CNN Films. Zak Piper produced for Kartemquin and Garrett Basch for Film Rites.

Magnolia International will also represent the bulk of the world excluding France and Benelux on Standby. Mad Men’s Jessica Paré and Brian Gleeson star in the tale of an American stranded in Dublin Airport who reacquaints herself with an old flame.

Rob and Ronan Burke direct from a screenplay by Pierce Ryan. John Wallace of Black »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Magnolia Int’l boards Life Itself

30 April 2014 1:31 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Christina Rogers and her team will commence sales in Cannes on the Roger Ebert documentary Life Itself, announced in the Cannes Classics line-up earlier on Wednesday (30), as well as Irish rom-com Standby.

Steve James directed Life Itself, which premiered at Sundance and will receive its international premiere on the Croisette. The film chronicles the life and times of the late film critic Roger Ebert.

Magnolia svp of acquisitions Dori Begley brokered the world rights deal with Cinetic Media on behalf of Kartemquin, Film Rites, KatLei and CNN Films. Zak Piper produced for Kartemquin and Garrett Basch for Film Rites.

Magnolia International will also represent the bulk of the world excluding France and Benelux on Standby. Mad Men’s Jessica Paré and Brian Gleeson star in the tale of an American stranded in Dublin Airport who reacquaints herself with an old flame.

Rob and Ronan Burke direct from a screenplay by Pierce Ryan. John Wallace of Black »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Three Exclusive Clips Released From Buddy-Comedy ‘The Stag’

12 March 2014 9:50 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Released this coming Friday, The Stag sees John Butler make his directorial debut…and what better way to start than with a cracking British comedy!

When one shy groom opts out of a boozy Stag Do, his best man decides that a quiet walking-weekend would better calm his nerves. However, when the bride’s manly brother tags along all hell breaks loose! Have a read of the official synopsis below:

Self-confessed metrosexual Fionan (Hugh O’Conor) doesn’t want a Stag Do, but would happily attend the Hen. His concerned bride-to-be Ruth (Amy Huberman) persuades the marginally more macho best man Davin (Andrew Scott) to organise one. Reluctantly he agrees, while doing everything he can to stop Ruth’s infamously alpha male brother, known only as ‘The Machine’ (Peter McDonald), gatecrashing their sober, walking-weekend, excuse for a Stag Party. Not so easily foxed, ‘The Machine’ tracks them down, sparking to »

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Taylor Schilling and Aidan Quinn Are Here to Stay in Debut Clip

8 March 2014 11:57 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

The debut clip from the new drama, ‘Stay,’ has been released by the film’s distribution company, Gravitas Ventures. The clip, titled ‘Growing Up,’ features stars Taylor Schilling and Aidan Quinn, as their characters ponder whether they should finally mature. ‘Stay,’ which was written and directed by Wiebke von Carolseld, is set to be released in theaters on March 21. The drama is now available on VOD, including Apple iTunes, Google, Sony, Xbox and YouTube. The film also stars Michael Ironside, Barry Keoghan, Nika McGuigan, Chris McHallem and Brian Gleeson. Gravitas Ventures has released the following synopsis for ‘Stay’: Taylor Schilling (‘Orange is the New Black’) and Aidan Quinn (‘Legends of  [ Read More ]

The post Taylor Schilling and Aidan Quinn Are Here to Stay in Debut Clip appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Karen Benardello

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Review: The Stag

5 March 2014 11:49 AM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

John Butler makes his feature debut with this likeable and amusing male-bonding comedy, co-written with cast member Peter McDonald (Moone Boy). Obsessing to the point of implosion about the details of his impending nuptials, meek set designer Fionan (Hugh O'Conor) isn’t interested in having a stag do.

But anxious bride-to-be Ruth (Threesome’s Amy Huberman) feels her fiancé could use some respite from table planning and place settings and so persuades best man Davin (Sherlock’s Andrew Scott) to cobble together a stag party.

Unfortunately, Ruth’s terrifyingly macho brother ‘The Machine’ (McDonald) won’t be stopped from attending and a planned quiet break in rural Ireland soon takes in lost bearings, lost clothes and hilarious clashes with electric fences. Will Fionan and co make it to the church on time?

Co-produced by the Irish Film Board and Arrow Films – who’ve carved a commendable niche with UK releases »

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Revenge Creeps in Like the Darkness on the Edge of Town

20 February 2014 8:00 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

When someone maliciously takes the life of someone whom you love, how far would you go for revenge? That question will be answered in the upcoming indie flick Darkness on the Edge of Town, and we have your first look.

Patrick Ryan writes and directs. Emma Eliza Regan, Emma Willis, Brian Gleeson, Sam Monaghan, and Chris Fitzgerald star.

Darkness on the Edge of Town tells the story of Cleo Callahan (Regan), a teenage sharpshooter who decides to avenge the death of her estranged elder sister after she is found murdered in a public bathroom. Unbeknownst to Cleo, her best and only friend, Robin O'Riley (Willis), is the murderer she's sworn to kill.

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The Stag gallops to Us

19 February 2014 2:02 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Metro International inks multiple deals for Toronto premiere, starring Sherlock’s Andrew Scott.

UK sales outfit Metro International has inked a number of deals on Irish comedy The Stag, including a Us deal with Tribeca Film.

Additional sales comprise Canada (Tva), Australia/Nz (Umbrella Entertainment), German-speaking Europe (Drei Freunde) and Italy (Academy 2). Further deals are in the works.

The Toronto premiere tells the story of a groom-to-be who reluctantly agrees to a stag weekend of wild camping in the great outdoors of western Ireland.

Cast includes Andrew Scott, best known for playing villain Moriarty in BBC drama Sherlock, alongside Peter McDonald, Hugh O’Conor and Brian Gleeson.

Produced by Treasure Entertainment and directed by John Butler, the film is written by Butler and Peter McDonald and financed by the Irish Film Board, Windmill Lane and Treasure Entertainment.

As previously announced by ScreenDaily, Arrow will release in the UK and Ireland. »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Stay Poster And Trailer Features Taylor Schilling And Aidan Quinn; From Director Wiebke von Carolsfeld

8 February 2014 12:46 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The poster and trailer for the drama Stay, starring Taylor Schilling (“Orange is the New Black”) and Aidan Quinn (Legends of the Fall) is here.

The film also features Barry Keoghan, Nika McGuigan, Chris McHallem, Brian Gleeson, Pascale Montpetit, and Michael Ironside.

Taylor Schilling (“Orange is the New Black”) and Aidan Quinn (Legends of the Fall) deliver heartfelt performances as Abbey and Dermot, a couple struggling to find their way in life. After retreating to the rugged expanse of the Irish countryside, their happy existence is upended when Abbey discovers she’s pregnant.

Dermot, a long-since disgraced professor, has no interest in being a father. With their lives now at a crossroads, Abbey and Dermot’s relationship hangs in the balance. They must both face the truth of who they are and which path in life to take that will finally lead them home.

From director Wiebke von Carolsfeld ( Marion Bridge »

- Michelle McCue

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Film Review: ‘The Stag’

8 January 2014 5:51 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A bachelor-party weekend goes predictably awry in novelist John Butler’s broad, intermittently amusing laffer “The Stag.” Though formulaic and cartoonish, this feel-good comedy, featuring an uptight groom-to-be, his alpha-male future brother-in-law and assorted friends hiking in the Irish wilds, is the sort of harmless entertainment that fuels inactive evenings in front of the tube and helps pass the time on long flights. A mid-March opening in Ireland and the U.K. is likely to generate a decent chunk of change, though ancillary is where sales will be strongest.

The script never gives any indication why Ruth (Amy Huberman) wants to marry Fionan (Hugh O’Conor), but the spark-free couple is getting ready to tie the knot, and she thinks it would be a good thing if his best man, Davin (fast-rising actor Andrew Scott, “Sherlock”), arranged a stag camping weekend. Persnickety Fionan, a stage set designer, agrees as long as Ruth’s overbearing brother, »

- Jay Weissberg

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