Subotica plays Wildcard and strikes Gold
by Naman Ramachandran
- IFTA winner Niall Heery’s latest film set to release in Ireland in the autumn
Writer/director Niall Heery, winner of an Irish Film and Television Academy Breakthrough Talent Award for his first feature, Small Engine Repair [+see also:
film profile], is now ready with his latest film, Gold [+see also:
film profile]. Wildcard Distribution has acquired Ireland distribution rights and will release the film in the territory in the autumn.
Tristan Orpen Lynch and Aoife O’Sullivan produced for Irish production company Subotica (Jimi: All Is by My Side [+see also:
film profile], Song for a Raggy Boy) in association with the UK’s Gloucester Place Films, with funding from the Irish Film Board and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
Starring Maisie Williams (television’s Game of Thrones), David Wilmot (Calvary [+see also:
interview: John Michael McDonagh
film profile]), Kerry Condon (The Runway [+see also:
film profile]) and James Nesbitt (Coriolanus [+see also:
film profile]), Gold follows Ray (Wilmot), who is on a mission to re-connect with his ex-girlfriend (Condon) and teenage daughter (Williams), who live with his former controlling and regimented PE teacher (Nesbitt). Unfortunately, his efforts to bridge the gap with his daughter seem to lead to chaos, turning any good intentions he may have into comic catastrophe.
Heery said, “I’m really looking forward to working with Wildcard on the release of Gold. They showed great excitement for the project, and when you’re dealing with people with that level of enthusiasm, it makes you feel more secure about your film's prospects. We spoke to a number of distributors, and they all had interesting ideas, but Wildcard had the most innovative approach on how best to promote the film and get it to its audience.”