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!
Catch Hugh O’Conor’s directorial debut stateside at the members-only gala screening of Metal Heart on Friday 26th October!
Tryst is to be written and directed by Jeda De Brí and produced by Claire McCaughley (Metal Heart) for Treasure Entertainment.
John Butler's third feature, Papi Chulo, has been selected for Special Presentation at TIFF 2018. Starring Matt Bomer and Alejandro Patiño, Papi Chulo will premiere in Toronto this September in the prestigious category, and was unveiled in the first round of titles unveiled for this year's festival.