Mark Noonan’s You’re Ugly Too has been announced as the winner of the Director’s Finders Series, providing this Irish director with the opportunity to showcase his feature film at the Directors Guild of America Theatre in LA on 21st August 2015. The filmmakers, and key industry personnel, with the aim of securing a US distribution deal for the film.
Will (Aidan Gillen) is released from prison on compassionate leave to care for his niece Stacey after the death of her mother. As they both head into the sleepy Irish midlands and attempt to be a family, they suffer a series of setbacks; Stacey is refused admission to the local school because of her recently developed narcolepsy; Will repeatedly comes close to breaking his prison-ordered curfew; and his attempts at being a father figure to her prove disastrous…As their future hangs in the balance they must search for a new way forward together.
The film is released in Irish cinemas on July 24th.
Finder Series, conceived by the Directors Guild of America and facilitated by the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland, presents an Irish director with an opportunity to showcase their film and to have direct access to decision makers in the film distribution process in the US. The awards spotlight works of fiction, documentary or drama feature submissions from Irish directors who have not secured U.S. distribution of their films.