Our most recent project was a day’s Irish Film and Animation screenings at the Lord Mayor’s St. Patrick’s Festival London, in collaboration with the Greater London Authority on Sunday 15th March, 2015. The St Patrick’s Day Film Festival took place throughout the afternoon at The Prince Charles Cinema near Leicester Square. 12.30pm – 5.30pm, with acclaimed and renowned Irish films, including the 2015 BAFTA award winning ‘Boogaloo and Graham’, and the UK Premiere of feature length mystery ‘The Legend of Longwood’.
The St Patrick’s Day Film Festival was made possible by the support of the Irish Film Institute and the Irish Film Board. We would like to express our sincere thanks to Lisa Hannigan whose song ‘Knots’, from her album Passenger, was used in our Trailer.
St. Patrick’s Line-up: Sunday 15th March, 12:30-5:30pm
12.30pm – 1.30pm
“Anywhere But Here”
Director: John Hayes
Falling in love changes everything. James’ only friend is a crab called Bernard until electric city kid Stacey arrives and turns his world upside down.
Director: Vittoria Colonna
Four elderly Irish sisters play a nasty game of poker with their Zanax, Valium and a string of pearls as ante, to decide who will take care of their ailing and irritable, ancient mother, in this hilarious dark comedy, and poignant story of love, hate and with a wry, surprising twist at the end.
Director: David Frayne
A weary man struggle through an arid world desperate for food, until he finds a distant apple tree.
Director: Aoife Kelliher
A film about how our lives are shaped by the homes in which we grow up.
To what extent are we defined by the homes into which we were born? Our first living space, though we have no say as to what or where it may be, may cast a shadow over the rest of our lives. For better or worse, it can form a key part of our identity, affecting how others see us and how we see ourselves.
1:30pm – 2:30pm
“Boogaloo and Graham”
Director: Michael Lennox
Jamesy and Malachy are over the moon when their soft-hearted Dad presents them with two baby chicks to care for, but the two boys are in for a shock when their parents announce that big changes are coming to the family.
“Two Sugars: Intern Ireland”
Director: Tess Motherway
‘Two Sugars: Intern Ireland’ is a short documentary about interning in recessionary Ireland today. Jobbridge, or, The National Internship Scheme – a government-training scheme aimed at retraining Ireland’s unemployed – is one of Ireland’s main responses to the unemployment crisis, but does it work? Are interns, and the Irish economy, benefiting from the scheme? Four interns tell their story…
Director: Ruairi O’Brien and John Kennedy
It’s a hot summer and a young inner-city boy, Donal, is trying his hand at cutting lawns for pocket money. His luck starts to change when he meets Gerry.
Director Ruairi O’Brien will attend the screening.
“The Daisy Chain”
Director: Denis Fitzpatrick and Ken Williams
A woman looks back at her childhood and the games she used to play. Voiced by Fiona Shaw.
Director Ken Williams will attend the screening.
“Somewhere Down the Line”
Director: Julien Regnard
A man’s life, loves and losses are shown through the exchanges he has with the passengers in his car.
2:30 – 3:30pm
“Sophie at the Races”
Director: Alan Friel
Nine-year-old Sophie and her wayward mother Hariette journey to the race to meet Sophie’s dad for the first time. When things fall apart, Sophie realises that everything isn’t as it appears.
“Tea with the Dead”
Director: Gary Gill
Frank is a gentle unassuming embalmer from Ballyconneely, a small town in Connemara. After Frank has washed, disinfected, removed and replaced fluids, applied cosmetics and dressed the deceased, he always makes two cups of tea. One for him and one for the dead.
Director: David Tynan
Eleven-year-old Roy Keane needs to get on the starting eleven for his football club – and nothing is going to get in his way.
“An Ode to Love”
Director: Matthew Darragh
A lonely man on a desert island explores the highs and lows of romantic love when a mysterious companion is washed ashore. Nothing will ever be the same. Or will it?
“The Legend of Longwood”
UK PREMIERE SCREENING
Director: Lisa Mulcahy
When 12-year-old Mickey Miller moves from New York to Ireland, she soon discovers a link between herself and the 300-year-old legend of the mysterious Black Knight, who regularly haunts the sleepy Irish village. With courage and a sharp mind, she sets out to save a precious herd of white horses and to thwart the evil plans of a greedy, ambitious woman.
We are delighted to announce that star of The Legend of Longwood Lucy Moreton will attend the screening.
For more information about the Lord Mayor’s St. Patrick’s Festival, check out the Greater London Authority website.
We will be announcing more news on 2015 projects shortly and our 2015 November Festival Line-up will be announced later in the year.