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Radiant Films adds 'Don't Go' with Stephen Dorff to sales slate (exclusive)

First footage will be presented to buyers at Efm.

Radiant Films International has added the psychological thriller Don’t Go starring Stephen Dorff and Melissa George to its sales slate and will introduce to buyers in Berlin this week.

David Gleeson, who wrote the screenplay to the upcoming Fox Searchlight drama Tolkien, directs from a screenplay he wrote with Ronan Blaney about a loving couple who struggle to deal with the loss of their daughter in an accident.

After they relocate to a small beachside town in Ireland, the woman fears for her husband’s sanity when he has vivid dreams about the child and convinces himself he can bring her back to life.

Radiant CEO and president Mimi Steinbauer will present first footage to buyers in Berlin. Paradigm represents Us rights to the drama, which also stars Simon Delaney and Charlotte Bradley.

Nathalie Lichtenthaeler produces the feature, which is in post, through her Ireland-based
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‘Nails’ DVD Review

Stars: Shauna Macdonald, Leah McNamara, Ross Noble, Steve Wall, Dennis Bartok, Charlotte Bradley, Richard Foster-King, Robert O’Mahoney, Muireann D’Arcy | Written by Tom Abrams, Dennis Bartok | Directed by Dennis Bartok

Dana Milgrom is a track coach, who having survived a near-death car accident, finds herself almost completely paralysed and trapped inside her own body. While recovering, she becomes convinced that some evil presence exists inside her hospital room and is intent on killing her. No one believes her, not even her own family, who think she’s experienced a mental breakdown. However, Dana soon realises she may not be the only target. As the hauntings become more disturbing and violent Dana’s life is increasingly at risk – as well as the person she cares most about: her teenage daughter, Gemma.

In recent years it seems Ireland’s genre community has flourished, producing films like The Hallow, Let Us Prey,
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A Paralyzed Woman is Trapped in a Haunted Hospital in Trailer For The Horror Film Nails

This upcoming horror movie Nails actually looks like it could be a fun ghost story! We have a trailer here for you to watch for it today and if you're a fan of horror movies, you might like what you see.

The story centers around a woman who wakes up in a hospital after a devastating car accident that leaves her paralyzed. As she is dealing with this already nightmarish situation, things get even worse and escalate when she starts to see a terrifying presence in her hospital room. Everyone around her has no idea what is going on and they think she's going crazy. 

The film was directed by first-time director Dennis Bartok and it stars Shauna Macdonald , Ross NobleLeah McNamaraSteve WallCharlotte BradleyDennis Bartok, and Richard Foster-King. Here's the synopsis:

Dana Milgrom (Macdonald) is a track coach and mother who's survived a near-death car accident,
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First Trailer for Hospital Ghost Horror 'Nails' with Shauna Macdonald

"I hear you're having some issues... Want to talk about it?" Kaleidoscope has debuted an official trailer for a horror thriller titled Nails, about a woman who wakes up in the hospital after a brutal car accident. She discovers that she is paralyzed and trapped inside her own body. Forced to communicate with an artificial voice program and hooked to a breathing machine, she becomes convinced that a terrifying presence called Nails exists inside her hospital room, and attempts to convince everyone that he wants to kill her. Shauna Macdonald stars, along with Ross Noble, Leah McNamara, Steve Wall, Charlotte Bradley, Dennis Bartok, and Richard Foster-King. This also doesn't look that great, but maybe I'm just not into this kind of ghost horror story. I'm also a bit bothered by the guy trying to imitate Anthony Hopkins, not too original. Here's the official trailer (+ two posters) for Dennis Bartok's Nails,
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Movie Review – Nails (2017)

Nails, 2017.

Directed by Dennis Bartok.

Starring Shauna Macdonald, Ross Noble, Steve Wall, Charlotte Bradley, Leah McNamara, and Richard Foster-King.

Synopsis:

A recently paralysed woman struggles to retain her own sanity as the vengeful spirit of a former nurse begins to haunt her hospital room.

If for, whatever reason, some twelves years on, you’d always wondered whatever happened to Shauna Macdonald, the tragically powerful lead in Neil Marshall’s The Descent – arguably one of the greatest British horror films ever made – well, Nails is your answer. An ultra cheap, and sadly muddled Irish chiller, it struggles to ever really detach itself from the mainline ghost movies it frequently borrows from, resulting in another listless bargain-bin-style affair that barely ever even reaches as far as memorable, let alone good. And considering it comes from the renowned, well-educated mind of former American Cinematheque programmer turned film historian Dennis Bartok, it should really
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‘Frank,’ ‘Patrick’s Day’ Lead Race for Irish Film and Television Awards

‘Frank,’ ‘Patrick’s Day’ Lead Race for Irish Film and Television Awards
London — Lenny Abrahamson’s “Frank” and Terry McMahon’s “Patrick’s Day” lead the field in the race for film honors at the Irish Film and Television Academy awards, which take place May 24.

Each film has nine nominations with Gerard Barrett’s “Glassland” following with six.

Among TV dramas, “Love/Hate” and “Vikings” are the top dogs with seven nominations each, while “Charlie,” “The Fall” and “Game of Thrones” have three nominations each.

Several of the film actor nominees have Hollywood star status, including “Glassland’s” Jack Reynor, who last year appeared in “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Miss Julie’s” Colin Farrell, who stars in “True Detective,” and “Frank’s” Michael Fassbender, who was Oscar nominated for “12 Years a Slave,” and toplines in “Steve Jobs” and “Assassin’s Creed.”

Among the nominees for lead actor in a television drama are “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Jamie Dornan, who is nominated for “The Fall,
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‘Frank,’ ‘Patrick’s Day’ Lead Race for Irish Film and Television Awards

‘Frank,’ ‘Patrick’s Day’ Lead Race for Irish Film and Television Awards
London — Lenny Abrahamson’s “Frank” and Terry McMahon’s “Patrick’s Day” lead the field in the race for film honors at the Irish Film and Television Academy awards, which take place May 24.

Each film has nine nominations, with Gerard Barrett’s “Glassland” following with six.

Among TV dramas, “Love/Hate” and “Vikings” are the top dogs with seven nominations each, while “Charlie,” “The Fall” and “Game of Thrones” have three each.

Several of the film actor nominees have Hollywood star status, including “Glassland’s” Jack Reynor, who last year appeared in “Transformers: Age of Extinction”; “Miss Julie’s” Colin Farrell, who stars in “True Detective”; and “Frank’s” Michael Fassbender, who was Oscar nominated for “12 Years a Slave” and toplines in “Steve Jobs” and “Assassin’s Creed.”

Among the nominees for lead actor in a television drama are “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Jamie Dornan, who is nominated for “The Fall,
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'Frank', 'Patrick's Day' lead Ifta nominations

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'Frank', 'Patrick's Day' lead Ifta nominations
Other nominees include Glassland, I Used To Live Here, Noble and Song of the Sea.Scroll down for full list of nominations

The Irish Film & Television Academy has announced the nominees for the Ifta Film and Drama Awards, set to take place on May 24 at Dublin’s Mansion House.

Lenny Abrahamson’s music comedy Frank and Terry McMahon’s girtty drama Patrick’s Day lead the pack with nine nominations each.

Gerard Barrett drama Glassland, which played at Sundance in January, follows with six nominations.

Films with three nominations apiece include Frank Berry’s I Used To Live Here, Tomm Moore’s Oscar-nominated animation Song of the Sea, and Stephen Bradley’s biopic Noble.

In the best actor cateogy, Patrick’s Day’s Moe Dunford will go head to head with A-listers Colin Farrell (Miss Julie) and Michael Fassbender (Frank) as well as Transformers star Jack Reynor (Glassland).

As previously announced, the annual
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Miptv: Lagardère to sell Ireland's 'An Bronntanas'

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Miptv: Lagardère to sell Ireland's 'An Bronntanas'
Celtic crime thriller was Ireland’s Oscar submission.

Paris-based Lagardère Entertainment has snapped up distribution rights to Irish crime thriller An Bronntanas (The Gift) and will be selling the five-part miniseries at Miptv in Cannes next week.

The film version of An Bronntanas was Ireland’s submission to the Best Foreign-Language category of the Oscars and won the jury’s special award at last month’s Boston Irish Film Festival.

When the series was broadcast on Ireland’s TG4 at the end of last year it scored a six-fold audience increase among 15-34s

Directed by Tom Collins, and produced by Ciarán Ó Cofaigh of Rosg and Tom Collins, An Bronntanas stars Dara Devaney, John Finn, Owen McDonnell, Michelle Beamish, Pól Ó Gríofa, Charlotte Bradley and Januscz Sheagall. The script was written by Joe O’Byrne, Paul Walker, Eoin McNamee and Tom Collins.

The film was primarily shot in Irish in Connemara, County Galway
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Ireland submits An Bronntanas to Oscars

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Ireland submits An Bronntanas to Oscars
Actress Saoirse Ronan and director Jim Sheridan among selection committee to submit thriller based around a lifeboat crew.

The Irish Film & Television Academy (Ifta) has submitted An Bronntanas as Ireland’s submission for the Foreign Language category at the 87th Academy Awards.

Directed by Tom Collins, and produced by Ciarán Ó Cofaigh of Rosg and Tom Collins, An Bronntanas stars Dara Devaney, John Finn , Owen McDonnell, Michelle Beamish, Pól Ó Gríofa, Charlotte Bradley and Januscz Sheagall. The script was written by Joe O’Byrne, Paul Walker, Eoin McNamee and Tom Collins.

The film was primarily shot in Irish in Connemara, County Galway by cinematographer Cian de Buitléar. The film premiered as the closing film of the Galway Film Fleadh earlier this year.

An Bronntanas (The Gift) is a contemporary thriller set against the backdrop of a local independent lifeboat crew working off the coast of Connemara, on the west of Ireland. The rescue
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Video Of The Day: Watch the sci-fi short ‘Two Point Five Billion’

Writer and director Jamie Hannigan has now made his sci-fi short Two Point Five Billion available for everyone to see online.

Synopsis: A scientist working in a revolutionary new field of quantum mechanics volunteers for a risky new experiment – despite the strong objections of his wife and misgivings of his colleagues.

Initially, the experiment appears to have been a success, but quickly it appears that the Scientist has been afflicted by an unforeseen side-effect: cut off from his anchor in the ‘present’, his consciousness is struggling to deal with the strain of experiencing every moment of his life at once…

Watch the short film after the break. Enjoy! via Twitch

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Credits

Directed by Jamie Hannigan

Produced by Shirley Weir

Written by Jamie Hannigan & Shirley Weir

Story by Jamie Hannigan

Director of Photography Patrick Jordan

Editor Frank Reid

Composer Alex Leonard

Production Design Ben Gough

Casting
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'Milo' Shoot Begins in Dublin, Berend & Roel Boorsma Directing

Cameras have started to roll on the set of 'Milo' an Irish-Dutch coming of age film starring Stuart Graham (Hunger), Jer O'Leary (Savage), Laura Vasiliu (4 Months, 3 weeks, 2 days) Charlotte Bradley (About Adam); Dolf de Vries (Black Book) and newcomer, Lorcan Bonner in the title role. The film is directed by brothers Berend and Roel Boorsma, who have also written the script together with Heather Imani.
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TG4 Launches Autumn Schedule

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TG4 yesterday released their autumn schedule which is set to include the new contemporary drama series from director Robert Quinn, 'Rásaí na Gaillimhe', set during the Galway Race Week and starring Don Wycherley, Tom Ó Suilleabháin, Charlotte Bradley and Owen Roe. TG4 will also broadcast Abu Media's new fast-paced documentary series that chronicles the significant Irish involvement in Us politics over the past 150 years in 'Bóthar go dtí and White House'. Also in the lineup, the TV drama series 'Ros na Run' will continue into its 14th season. For the musically inclined there are two noteworthy programmes; 'Cérbh É?', which will explore the musical traditions of various figures from generations past; and 'Ceol na nOileán' a series that examines Ireland's musical riches.
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Boys From County Clare

Boys From County Clare
Screened

Toronto International Film Festival


TORONTO -- "The Boys From County Clare" wraps a banal story of young love and old family quarrels in the lively sights and sounds of Ceili music. This most traditional of Irish dance or party music sweeps the characters up in its happy tunes, all emanating from bands that consist of several fiddles, a flute, piano, drum, some kind of accordion and perhaps a banjo or guitar.

The characters feel drawn from life, and the actors do their best to give them sass. Although the story ultimately lets them down, the movie does allow you to mingle in the rehearsal halls, pubs and a small village where the All Ireland Traditional Music Competition takes place. Directed by John Irvin, "Boys" makes an attractive light comedy-drama that is just offbeat enough to please adult audiences hankering for something a little different.

Nicholas Adams' story takes place during the '60s, when the Liverpool sound has conquered the pop world but not the world of Ceili music. (It's pronounced "KAY-lee".) The annual Ceili competition sets the stage for a reunion of two estranged brothers, who haven't seen each other in 20-odd years.

Dapper yet still driven Jimmy MacMahon (Colm Meaney), who left County Clare for success, fine threads and multiple wives in Liverpool, aims to return home with his English band to snatch the trophy away from a band headed by his older brother, John Joe Bernard Hill). A lifelong bachelor who stayed behind on the family farm, John Joe has no intention of letting this happen. Mind you, each brother is more than willing to stoop to sabotage to keep the other from attending.

Despite their worst intentions, both wind up in a small west Irish village that nearly doubles in size to accommodate all the bands and musicians. Some, such as the English lads and a hippie couple, pitch camp by the beach. When Jimmy's flute player, Teddy (Shaun Evans), falls in love at first sight with John Joe's fiddle player, Anne (Andrea Corr), all hell breaks loose.

Only now -- and rather implausibly -- does Anne's overprotective mother, Maisie (Charlotte Bradley), the Irish band's piano player, tell her daughter that Jimmy is her long-lost father. This is a shaky plot device that forces first-time screenwriter Adams to concoct a series of confrontations that will lead to snappy resolutions of a lifetime of grief and resentment. Fortunately, the music frequently interrupts the melodrama, and the romance between the two musicians keeps the movie cheerful.

Meaney and Hill play the feuding brothers as a study in contrasts -- one flashy and insincere and the other stolid and reserved. Yet each is passionate about the music. Corr, lead singer of Irish pop band the Corrs, has a charm and sweet gentleness onscreen, though the depth of her acting ability is hard to gauge from this role.

Bradley must play the same note of shrill bitterness throughout, which robs her of a complexity that might have made Maisie a more touching character. Evans is convincing in his puppy-dog devotion to his new love, just as Philip Barantini, playing his buddy Alex, is convincing in his pursuit of female contestants for recreational purposes.

Shot, interestingly enough, not in Ireland but Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man, "Boys" benefits from cinematographer Thomas Burstyn's warm, romantic lighting and the true Irish grit supplied by designer Tom McCullagh, who makes the small town's narrow streets and crowded pubs brim with life as musicians celebrate the glory of their music. Composer Fiachra Trench and Scott Gorham, lead guitarist with the rock band Thin Lizzy, supply a spirited Irish score combined with music from the period.

THE BOYS FROM COUNTY CLARE

First Look Media presents a Studio Hamburg Worldwide Pictures production in association with the Isle of Mann Commission, TPC and Kolar/Rufus Isaacs

Credits:

Director: John Irvin

Screenwriter: Nicholas Adams

Producers: Evzen Kolar, Wolfgang Esenwein, Ellen Little

Executive producers: Anthony Rufus Isaacs, Martyn Auty, Steve Christian, David Korda, Jim Reeve, Dieter Stempnierwsky, Bill Kenwright

Director of photography: Thomas Burstyn

Production designer: Tom McCullagh

Music: Fiachra Trench

Costume designer: Hazel Webb-Crozier

Editor: Ian Crafford

Cast:

Jimmy: Colm Meaney

John Joe: Bernard Hill

Anne: Andrea Corr

Teddy: Shaun Evans

Alex: Philip Barantini

Maisie: Charlotte Bradley

Padjo: Patrick Bergin

Bernie: Catherine Byrne

Running time -- 90 minutes

No MPAA rating

Boys From County Clare

Boys From County Clare
Screened

Toronto International Film Festival


TORONTO -- "The Boys From County Clare" wraps a banal story of young love and old family quarrels in the lively sights and sounds of Ceili music. This most traditional of Irish dance or party music sweeps the characters up in its happy tunes, all emanating from bands that consist of several fiddles, a flute, piano, drum, some kind of accordion and perhaps a banjo or guitar.

The characters feel drawn from life, and the actors do their best to give them sass. Although the story ultimately lets them down, the movie does allow you to mingle in the rehearsal halls, pubs and a small village where the All Ireland Traditional Music Competition takes place. Directed by John Irvin, "Boys" makes an attractive light comedy-drama that is just offbeat enough to please adult audiences hankering for something a little different.

Nicholas Adams' story takes place during the '60s, when the Liverpool sound has conquered the pop world but not the world of Ceili music. (It's pronounced "KAY-lee".) The annual Ceili competition sets the stage for a reunion of two estranged brothers, who haven't seen each other in 20-odd years.

Dapper yet still driven Jimmy MacMahon (Colm Meaney), who left County Clare for success, fine threads and multiple wives in Liverpool, aims to return home with his English band to snatch the trophy away from a band headed by his older brother, John Joe Bernard Hill). A lifelong bachelor who stayed behind on the family farm, John Joe has no intention of letting this happen. Mind you, each brother is more than willing to stoop to sabotage to keep the other from attending.

Despite their worst intentions, both wind up in a small west Irish village that nearly doubles in size to accommodate all the bands and musicians. Some, such as the English lads and a hippie couple, pitch camp by the beach. When Jimmy's flute player, Teddy (Shaun Evans), falls in love at first sight with John Joe's fiddle player, Anne (Andrea Corr), all hell breaks loose.

Only now -- and rather implausibly -- does Anne's overprotective mother, Maisie (Charlotte Bradley), the Irish band's piano player, tell her daughter that Jimmy is her long-lost father. This is a shaky plot device that forces first-time screenwriter Adams to concoct a series of confrontations that will lead to snappy resolutions of a lifetime of grief and resentment. Fortunately, the music frequently interrupts the melodrama, and the romance between the two musicians keeps the movie cheerful.

Meaney and Hill play the feuding brothers as a study in contrasts -- one flashy and insincere and the other stolid and reserved. Yet each is passionate about the music. Corr, lead singer of Irish pop band the Corrs, has a charm and sweet gentleness onscreen, though the depth of her acting ability is hard to gauge from this role.

Bradley must play the same note of shrill bitterness throughout, which robs her of a complexity that might have made Maisie a more touching character. Evans is convincing in his puppy-dog devotion to his new love, just as Philip Barantini, playing his buddy Alex, is convincing in his pursuit of female contestants for recreational purposes.

Shot, interestingly enough, not in Ireland but Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man, "Boys" benefits from cinematographer Thomas Burstyn's warm, romantic lighting and the true Irish grit supplied by designer Tom McCullagh, who makes the small town's narrow streets and crowded pubs brim with life as musicians celebrate the glory of their music. Composer Fiachra Trench and Scott Gorham, lead guitarist with the rock band Thin Lizzy, supply a spirited Irish score combined with music from the period.

THE BOYS FROM COUNTY CLARE

First Look Media presents a Studio Hamburg Worldwide Pictures production in association with the Isle of Mann Commission, TPC and Kolar/Rufus Isaacs

Credits:

Director: John Irvin

Screenwriter: Nicholas Adams

Producers: Evzen Kolar, Wolfgang Esenwein, Ellen Little

Executive producers: Anthony Rufus Isaacs, Martyn Auty, Steve Christian, David Korda, Jim Reeve, Dieter Stempnierwsky, Bill Kenwright

Director of photography: Thomas Burstyn

Production designer: Tom McCullagh

Music: Fiachra Trench

Costume designer: Hazel Webb-Crozier

Editor: Ian Crafford

Cast:

Jimmy: Colm Meaney

John Joe: Bernard Hill

Anne: Andrea Corr

Teddy: Shaun Evans

Alex: Philip Barantini

Maisie: Charlotte Bradley

Padjo: Patrick Bergin

Bernie: Catherine Byrne

Running time -- 90 minutes

No MPAA rating

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