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.
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.
Make sure to catch the first episode of our hotly anticipated new series Finding Joy on RTÉ One, this Wednesday October 10th at 9:35pm. Finding Joy is written by , and stars, Amy Huberman as Joy, alongside Aisling Bea, Lochlann Ó Mearáin, Hannah James-Scott, Jenny Rainsford, and Paul Reid.
Joy is perfectly happy with her life. It’s neat and tidy and just how she likes it. Sure, her long-term boyfriend, Aidan, has left her, but Joy is fine with it. She’s certainly not suffering from heartbreak and stress-induced incontinence like canine Aidan. Things are totally fine the way they are… That is until Joy unwittingly lands herself a new job filling in for Ireland’s most-beloved vlogger, Flora the Happy Hunter. This unwanted promotion throws Joy firmly out of her OCD level of control and forces her to deal with a world she has put great effort into avoiding; one full of oversharing, boundary breaking, messy housemates, one-night stands, and full-contact wrestling; all in the name of learning about the crazy, uncomfortable and new-age methods people use to find… well joy.
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.