Wildcard Distribution has acquired the rights for I Used To Live Here, the powerful new feature film from Irish writer-director Frank Berry. The film, which won the Best First Feature Audience Award at last year’s Galway Film Fleadh, will be released in Irish cinemas on Good Friday, April 3rd.
I Used to Live Here is a fictional film that examines the disturbing phenomenon of suicide clusters among young people in local Irish communities.
I Used To Live Here follows Amy Keane, a 13-year-old trying to cope with the death of her mother and the reappearance of her father’s ex-girlfriend, who experiences the temptation of suicide after witnessing the outpouring of love for a local suicide victim. The film takes a fictional look at how the idea of suicide can spread in communities, particularly among young people.
Featuring performances from a mostly non-professional cast including Jordanne Jones, Dafhyd Flynn, James Kelly and Ross Geraghty, and filmed on the streets of Killinarden in Tallaght, Dublin, the film offers a striking dramatic representation of a real-life community on screen.
Produced by Frank Berry and Donna Eperon for Write Direction Films, I Used To Live Here will be released in Irish cinemas on April 3rd 2015 by Wildcard Distribution, Cert: 15A.