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by Shimmy Marcus


A crazy, contemporary, black caper/crime comedy about two young guys, Charlie and T-bag, who hope to solve all their problems by working for a notorious Underworld Criminal, The Uncle who has just returned from exile to bury his recently murdered brother.

international title: Headrush
original title: Headrush
country: Ireland, United Kingdom, Netherlands
sales agent: Media Luna New Films
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Shimmy Marcus
film run: 85'
release date: NL 25/09/2003, IE 24/06/2005
screenplay: Shimmy Marcus
cast: Steven Berkoff, Tom Hickey, John Kavanagh, Gavin Kelty, Huey Morgan, Mick Nolan, Wuzza Conlon, Laura Pyper, Maura O’Neill
cinematography by: Owen McPolin
film editing: Joe Marcus
art director: Laurent Mellet
costumes designer: Suzanne Cave
producer: Edwina Forkin
production: Zanzibar Films, Ipso Facto Films, IJswater Films, NPS Television, RTE (IE)
backing: The Irish Film Board, Rotterdam Filmfund, Eurimages
distributor: Paradiso Entertainment (Benelux)

main awards/selection

Winner of the Miramax Script Award 2002 
Galway Film Fleadh 2003 Winner Runner Up Best First Feature
Netherlands Film Festival 2003 
Foyle Film Festival 2003 Winner Best Soundtrack
Braunschweig Film Festival 2005 Winner Best Feature

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