David Gleeson’s ‘Don’t Go’ Acquired By IFC Films, Will Hit Theaters In October

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Exclusive: IFC Films has acquired U.S rights to Don’t Go, the new film from David Gleeson, and has set on October 26 theatrical release date for it. Stephen Dorff and Melissa George star in the unconventional supernatural thriller from Gleeson, who is coming off co-writing the script for the Jrr Tolkien biopic Tolkien starring Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins, which Dome Karukoski is directing and Chernin Entertainment is producing for Fox Searchlight.

Don’t Go, the Ireland-born Gleeson’s first helming effort since writing and directing 2006’s The Front Line, centers on Ben and Hazel (Dorff and George), whose young daughter has just died. After relocating to open a seaside hotel on the west coast of Ireland, Ben begins to have vivid dreams about his little girl which he becomes convinced holds the key to bringing her back to life. Simon Delaney and Charlotte Bradley also star.

Nathalie Lichtenthaeler
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IFC Films Nabs Stephen Dorff Mystery Thriller 'Don't Go' for U.S.

IFC Films has nabbed U.S rights to David Gleeson's Don't Go, an Irish mystery thriller in which Stephen Dorff and Melissa George play a grief-stricken couple struggling to cope with the loss of their child from a devastating accident.

IFC plans an Oct. 26 theatrical release for the indie, which also stars Simon Delaney and Charlotte Bradley. Co-written by Gleeson (Cowboys & Angels, The Front Line) and Ronan Blaney, the film follows the couple as they relocate to a small beachside town in Ireland, where Hazel (George) begins to fear for her husband’s sanity as he ...
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Radiant Films adds 'Don't Go' with Stephen Dorff to sales slate (exclusive)

First footage will be presented to buyers at Efm.

Radiant Films International has added the psychological thriller Don’t Go starring Stephen Dorff and Melissa George to its sales slate and will introduce to buyers in Berlin this week.

David Gleeson, who wrote the screenplay to the upcoming Fox Searchlight drama Tolkien, directs from a screenplay he wrote with Ronan Blaney about a loving couple who struggle to deal with the loss of their daughter in an accident.

After they relocate to a small beachside town in Ireland, the woman fears for her husband’s sanity when he has vivid dreams about the child and convinces himself he can bring her back to life.

Radiant CEO and president Mimi Steinbauer will present first footage to buyers in Berlin. Paradigm represents Us rights to the drama, which also stars Simon Delaney and Charlotte Bradley.

Nathalie Lichtenthaeler produces the feature, which is in post, through her Ireland-based
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‘Nails’ DVD Review

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Stars: Shauna Macdonald, Leah McNamara, Ross Noble, Steve Wall, Dennis Bartok, Charlotte Bradley, Richard Foster-King, Robert O’Mahoney, Muireann D’Arcy | Written by Tom Abrams, Dennis Bartok | Directed by Dennis Bartok

Dana Milgrom is a track coach, who having survived a near-death car accident, finds herself almost completely paralysed and trapped inside her own body. While recovering, she becomes convinced that some evil presence exists inside her hospital room and is intent on killing her. No one believes her, not even her own family, who think she’s experienced a mental breakdown. However, Dana soon realises she may not be the only target. As the hauntings become more disturbing and violent Dana’s life is increasingly at risk – as well as the person she cares most about: her teenage daughter, Gemma.

In recent years it seems Ireland’s genre community has flourished, producing films like The Hallow, Let Us Prey,
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A Paralyzed Woman is Trapped in a Haunted Hospital in Trailer For The Horror Film Nails

This upcoming horror movie Nails actually looks like it could be a fun ghost story! We have a trailer here for you to watch for it today and if you're a fan of horror movies, you might like what you see.

The story centers around a woman who wakes up in a hospital after a devastating car accident that leaves her paralyzed. As she is dealing with this already nightmarish situation, things get even worse and escalate when she starts to see a terrifying presence in her hospital room. Everyone around her has no idea what is going on and they think she's going crazy. 

The film was directed by first-time director Dennis Bartok and it stars Shauna Macdonald , Ross NobleLeah McNamaraSteve WallCharlotte BradleyDennis Bartok, and Richard Foster-King. Here's the synopsis:

Dana Milgrom (Macdonald) is a track coach and mother who's survived a near-death car accident,
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First Trailer for Hospital Ghost Horror 'Nails' with Shauna Macdonald

"I hear you're having some issues... Want to talk about it?" Kaleidoscope has debuted an official trailer for a horror thriller titled Nails, about a woman who wakes up in the hospital after a brutal car accident. She discovers that she is paralyzed and trapped inside her own body. Forced to communicate with an artificial voice program and hooked to a breathing machine, she becomes convinced that a terrifying presence called Nails exists inside her hospital room, and attempts to convince everyone that he wants to kill her. Shauna Macdonald stars, along with Ross Noble, Leah McNamara, Steve Wall, Charlotte Bradley, Dennis Bartok, and Richard Foster-King. This also doesn't look that great, but maybe I'm just not into this kind of ghost horror story. I'm also a bit bothered by the guy trying to imitate Anthony Hopkins, not too original. Here's the official trailer (+ two posters) for Dennis Bartok's Nails,
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Movie Review – Nails (2017)

Nails, 2017.

Directed by Dennis Bartok.

Starring Shauna Macdonald, Ross Noble, Steve Wall, Charlotte Bradley, Leah McNamara, and Richard Foster-King.


A recently paralysed woman struggles to retain her own sanity as the vengeful spirit of a former nurse begins to haunt her hospital room.

If for, whatever reason, some twelves years on, you’d always wondered whatever happened to Shauna Macdonald, the tragically powerful lead in Neil Marshall’s The Descent – arguably one of the greatest British horror films ever made – well, Nails is your answer. An ultra cheap, and sadly muddled Irish chiller, it struggles to ever really detach itself from the mainline ghost movies it frequently borrows from, resulting in another listless bargain-bin-style affair that barely ever even reaches as far as memorable, let alone good. And considering it comes from the renowned, well-educated mind of former American Cinematheque programmer turned film historian Dennis Bartok, it should really
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'Frank', 'Patrick's Day' lead Ifta nominations

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'Frank', 'Patrick's Day' lead Ifta nominations
Other nominees include Glassland, I Used To Live Here, Noble and Song of the Sea.Scroll down for full list of nominations

The Irish Film & Television Academy has announced the nominees for the Ifta Film and Drama Awards, set to take place on May 24 at Dublin’s Mansion House.

Lenny Abrahamson’s music comedy Frank and Terry McMahon’s girtty drama Patrick’s Day lead the pack with nine nominations each.

Gerard Barrett drama Glassland, which played at Sundance in January, follows with six nominations.

Films with three nominations apiece include Frank Berry’s I Used To Live Here, Tomm Moore’s Oscar-nominated animation Song of the Sea, and Stephen Bradley’s biopic Noble.

In the best actor cateogy, Patrick’s Day’s Moe Dunford will go head to head with A-listers Colin Farrell (Miss Julie) and Michael Fassbender (Frank) as well as Transformers star Jack Reynor (Glassland).

As previously announced, the annual
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Miptv: Lagardère to sell Ireland's 'An Bronntanas'

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Miptv: Lagardère to sell Ireland's 'An Bronntanas'
Celtic crime thriller was Ireland’s Oscar submission.

Paris-based Lagardère Entertainment has snapped up distribution rights to Irish crime thriller An Bronntanas (The Gift) and will be selling the five-part miniseries at Miptv in Cannes next week.

The film version of An Bronntanas was Ireland’s submission to the Best Foreign-Language category of the Oscars and won the jury’s special award at last month’s Boston Irish Film Festival.

When the series was broadcast on Ireland’s TG4 at the end of last year it scored a six-fold audience increase among 15-34s

Directed by Tom Collins, and produced by Ciarán Ó Cofaigh of Rosg and Tom Collins, An Bronntanas stars Dara Devaney, John Finn, Owen McDonnell, Michelle Beamish, Pól Ó Gríofa, Charlotte Bradley and Januscz Sheagall. The script was written by Joe O’Byrne, Paul Walker, Eoin McNamee and Tom Collins.

The film was primarily shot in Irish in Connemara, County Galway
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Ireland submits An Bronntanas to Oscars

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Ireland submits An Bronntanas to Oscars
Actress Saoirse Ronan and director Jim Sheridan among selection committee to submit thriller based around a lifeboat crew.

The Irish Film & Television Academy (Ifta) has submitted An Bronntanas as Ireland’s submission for the Foreign Language category at the 87th Academy Awards.

Directed by Tom Collins, and produced by Ciarán Ó Cofaigh of Rosg and Tom Collins, An Bronntanas stars Dara Devaney, John Finn , Owen McDonnell, Michelle Beamish, Pól Ó Gríofa, Charlotte Bradley and Januscz Sheagall. The script was written by Joe O’Byrne, Paul Walker, Eoin McNamee and Tom Collins.

The film was primarily shot in Irish in Connemara, County Galway by cinematographer Cian de Buitléar. The film premiered as the closing film of the Galway Film Fleadh earlier this year.

An Bronntanas (The Gift) is a contemporary thriller set against the backdrop of a local independent lifeboat crew working off the coast of Connemara, on the west of Ireland. The rescue
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Video Of The Day: Watch the sci-fi short ‘Two Point Five Billion’

Writer and director Jamie Hannigan has now made his sci-fi short Two Point Five Billion available for everyone to see online.

Synopsis: A scientist working in a revolutionary new field of quantum mechanics volunteers for a risky new experiment – despite the strong objections of his wife and misgivings of his colleagues.

Initially, the experiment appears to have been a success, but quickly it appears that the Scientist has been afflicted by an unforeseen side-effect: cut off from his anchor in the ‘present’, his consciousness is struggling to deal with the strain of experiencing every moment of his life at once…

Watch the short film after the break. Enjoy! via Twitch


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Directed by Jamie Hannigan

Produced by Shirley Weir

Written by Jamie Hannigan & Shirley Weir

Story by Jamie Hannigan

Director of Photography Patrick Jordan

Editor Frank Reid

Composer Alex Leonard

Production Design Ben Gough

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'Milo' Shoot Begins in Dublin, Berend & Roel Boorsma Directing

Cameras have started to roll on the set of 'Milo' an Irish-Dutch coming of age film starring Stuart Graham (Hunger), Jer O'Leary (Savage), Laura Vasiliu (4 Months, 3 weeks, 2 days) Charlotte Bradley (About Adam); Dolf de Vries (Black Book) and newcomer, Lorcan Bonner in the title role. The film is directed by brothers Berend and Roel Boorsma, who have also written the script together with Heather Imani.
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TG4 Launches Autumn Schedule

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TG4 yesterday released their autumn schedule which is set to include the new contemporary drama series from director Robert Quinn, 'Rásaí na Gaillimhe', set during the Galway Race Week and starring Don Wycherley, Tom Ó Suilleabháin, Charlotte Bradley and Owen Roe. TG4 will also broadcast Abu Media's new fast-paced documentary series that chronicles the significant Irish involvement in Us politics over the past 150 years in 'Bóthar go dtí and White House'. Also in the lineup, the TV drama series 'Ros na Run' will continue into its 14th season. For the musically inclined there are two noteworthy programmes; 'Cérbh É?', which will explore the musical traditions of various figures from generations past; and 'Ceol na nOileán' a series that examines Ireland's musical riches.
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