Element Pictures Distribution have announced the DVD and ON DEMAND release of The Drummer and the Keeper on 17th November 2017
The film tells the story of Gabriel, a rock’n’roll party animal newly-diagnosed with mental health issues, and Christopher, a 17-year-old goalkeeper with Asperger Syndrome who yearns to fit in. When the young drummer is prescribed a weekly dose of therapeutic football, he’s forced into the company of the isolated Christopher who’s determined to make friends with the anarchic new arrival – whether Gabriel likes it or not. It’s a meeting that will change both their lives.
Hailed as “a small marvel with a heart the size of a whale” DVD stockists include: Supervalu, Golden Discs, Tower Records, Head, Eason, IFI, Light House, Amazon and ebuzz.ie. On demand viewing is available from: iTunes, Virgin Media, Volta, Google, BT, Vubiquity and Microsoft.
Written and directed by Nick Kelly, whose acclaimed short film SHOE was shortlisted for an Academy Award®, The Drummer and the Keeper was produced by Kate McColgan of Calico Pictures with support from the Irish Film Board. It stars an ensemble of Irish talent, including: Jacob McCarthy, Dermot Murphy, Charlie Kelly, Peter Coonan, Aoibhinn McGinnity and Annie Ryan.
Thanks to our friends at Element we have 3 copies of the film to give away on DVD. To be in with a chance of winning, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with The Drummer and the Keeper in the subject line before 2pm on Monday, 20th November when the Film Ireland hat will bongo out winners. Please include a postal address.