ELEMENT PICTURES DISTRIBUTION is delighted to announce that they have recently secured the Irish rights to Sundance hit Grabbers and will release the film nationwide on August 10th 2012.
Directed by Jon Wright, Grabbers tells the story of Ciarán O’Shea, a charming but heavy-drinking local Garda who is tasked with greeting Lisa Nolan, a straight-laced young officer who has just arrived to a small fishing village off the West coast of Ireland. Not that there’s much for them to do, aside from dealing with the occasional drunk, and that’s usually O’Shea himself. But strange doings are afoot: the crew of a fishing boat disappears, whales start appearing dead on the shore, a local lobsterman catches a strange tentacled creature in his trap. Soon it becomes clear to Garda O’Shea and Nolan that there’s something big out there, and that it’s hungry. It’s time to rally the villagers, arm the troops…and head to the pub!
Starring Richard Coyle and Ruth Bradley Grabbers is a monster comedy from Irish screenwriter Kevin Lehane.
Speaking on the release of the film, Director Jon Wright commented that ‘Grabbers was always intended to be a film “for the people” and I can’t think of a better distributor to get it under their noses. It’s fantastic to have Element on board and I’m looking forward to banging the Grabbers drum. We’re all very proud of our indie creature feature and my secret hope is that it finds a place in the hearts of the Irish people… Only time will tell! I can promise anyone who comes to see Grabbers a night of escapist fun. It’s a love letter to a beautiful country with a unique spirit – maybe just the ticket in these austere times’
Grabbers will open the Galway Film Fleadh on Tuesday 10th July.
Grabbers is a Forward Films Production in association with Samson Films and High Treason Productions and with Nvizible and The Salt Company made with the support of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board, Northern Ireland Screen and The British Film Institute.