Patrick’s Day wins Screen Directors Guild Finders Series Award
by Naman Ramachandran
- Film will be screened to key distributors and film industry representatives in the US
Terry McMahon’s Patrick’s Day [+see also:
film profile] has won the Screen Directors Guild Finders Series Award. Thanks to the award, given to just one Irish film every year, the film will be screened in the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Theatre in Los Angeles on October 10 to key distributors and film industry representatives in order to secure a US distribution deal.
McMahon said, “The Screen Directors Guild Finders Series Award is one of the best filmmaker prizes in the world and the fact that someone like me can win something like this means there is hope for any writer stuck on their first draft. The idea that the Directors Guild of America is hosting a screening of Patrick’s Day at the DGA Theatre on Sunset Boulevard means there is hope for any director wondering what the hell to do with their unfinished movie. And the notion that one film can still have the power to alter reality means there is hope for all us outsiders.”
Patrick’s Day was the joint winner of the Best Irish Feature award at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh. The film features Moe Dunford as Patrick, a schizophrenic young man who falls in love with a depressed flight attended (Catherine Walker) much to the disapproval of his mother (Kerry Fox).