Hugh O’Conor’s debut feature film, Metal Heart, will be in Irish cinemas from June 28th. This quirky coming-of-age film stars Jordanne Jones in a breakout role which won her the Bingham Ray New Talent Award at the 2018 Galway Film Fleadh. Don’t miss the Irish teen movie of 2019!
Papi Chulo is set to be released in Ireland and the US on June 7th. Distributed by Eclipse Pictures in Ireland and Blue Fox Entertainment in the US, John Butler’s third feature is not to be missed. Starring Matt Bomer and Alejandro Patiño, Papi Chulo sees John Butler return to the themes of empathy and unlikely friendship.
John Butler’s third feature film Papi Chulo has won the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at NBFF 2019, showcasing the emotional reach of this beautiful (if we do say so ourselves) film, and the excellent tastes of the people of Newport Beach!
Joy is headed down under! Acorn Media have partnered with the Australian broadcaster ABC TV to bring Finding Joy to iView and ABC Comedy.
Australian viewers can watch episode one of Finding Joy on iView now.
If you were dying for an opportunity to catch both Papi Chulo and Metal Heart at the same festival, you’re in luck! John Butler’s Papi Chulo will be the opening gala screening for this year’s festival on 21st February, with a further screening on 22nd, and Hugh O’Conor’s Metal Heart will screening as part of the festival’s Pioneer Strand on 2/3 March.
You can buy tickets for both here.
Hugh O’Conor’s Metal Heart will have its US premiere at the 2019 Santa Barbara International Film Festival screening in the Independent Competition sponsored by Panavision on January 31st.
Find out more about the Santa Barbara screening here.
To add to our excitement at John’s Butler Papi Chulo opening the 2019 festival, there is also another chance to see Helen Flanagan’s short, The Trap. Our brilliant production designer Alice Vignoles-Russel has also been nominated for the 2019 Discovery Award for her work on The Trap.
Get your tickets here for the Screen Ireland Shorts Programme on Saturday 23rd Feb.
Papi Chulo will open VMDIFF on February 20th 2019 at Cineworld in Dublin. In attendance will be writer/director John Butler and its stars, Matt Bomer and Alejandro Patiño. We’re so excited to screen this one at home! Get your tickets here!