Irish Film Board presents a rich autumn release slate
by Naman Ramachandran
- Upcoming titles include Noble, Standby, The Guarantee and One Million Dubliners
After enjoying a robust summer at the box office, the Irish Film Board (IFB) has a rich range of titles that it is presenting over the autumn. Highlights include Stephen Bradley’s biopic of Christina Noble, Noble; Rob and Ronan Burke’s romantic comedy Standby [+see also:
film profile]; Ian Power’s recession drama The Guarantee; and Niall Heery’s comedy drama Gold [+see also:
On the documentary front, the IFB has Aoife Kelleher’s cemetery-set One Million Dubliners; Ross Whitaker’s inspirational story of Mark Pollock, Unbreakable; and Des Doyle’s Showrunners, which takes a look at the big names behind the international business of major US TV drama.
Emma Scott, IFB Production and Distribution Manager, said, “Having had a strong start to the year, with Irish titles capturing the interest of cinema-goers on films like The Stag, Calvary and Frank, the IFB is looking forward to an equally exciting autumn schedule of theatrical releases. Diversity and talent alongside great Irish storytelling is evident across the range of films gaining releases here. Irish distributors are working hard, with the invaluable support of the exhibitors, to reach new audiences. The rise of Event Cinema is proving to be a widely popular way of reigniting the audience’s relationship with their local cinemas. The wide array of genres from comedy to drama to life-enforcing documentaries and the variety of film-making talent on display is indicative of a healthy independent film sector.”