Oscar-nominated Steph Green’s first feature, Run & Jump, will have its Irish premiere this weekend at the Galway Film Fleadh. Green was nominated for an Oscar for her short New Boy. Her new feature, written by Ailbhe Keogan and produced by Tamara Anghie, is an unconventional love story set in rural Ireland about a woman’s relationships with her husband, after he suffers a stroke, and with the doctor treating him.
Talking about the Fleadh, Tamara Anghie told Film Ireland, ‘We wrapped shooting on 13th July 2012, so it’s particularly exciting to have our national premiere exactly a year later to the day at the Galway Film Fleadh. Having had our shorts play here over the years, it’s a real honour for Steph, myself and Ailbhe to have our first feature as part of the 25th anniversary of one of the most vibrant, fun and noted festivals on the circuit’.
The film follows Vanetia Casey (Maxine Peake), who is struggling to return her family to normality after her husband, Conor (Edward MacLiam), suffers a rare stroke that changes his personality. When an American doctor, Ted (Will Forte), comes to stay with the family to study Conor’s condition, relationships are strained. With two children and two men in the house, Vanetia treats Ted with hostility, before seeing the calming effects he has on the family.
Tickets are available to book from the Town Hall Theatre on 091 569777, or at www.tht.ie.
The Irish short film New Boy, directed by Steph Green and produced by Tamara Anghie, has been nominated for an Academy Award® in the Best Live Action Short Film category.
Other Irish interests include Martin McDonagh, who has been nominated in the Best Original Screenplay category for In Bruges. Irish producer Redmond Morris is one of the four producers on The Reader, which received five nominations including Best Picture, and Nathan Crowley has been nominated in the category of Best Production Design for his work on The Dark Knight.
The 81st Academy Awards® will take place in Hollywood on 22nd February.
Tamara Anghie has been working in the film and new media industries for the past 15 years after completing a Degree in Film & Media Studies in Melbourne, Australia. She has worked in various production capacities in Australia, South-East Asia and Europe on television commercials, music videos, short and feature films as well as for computer games and new media companies. She now works as a producer for Zanzibar Films in Dublin and Make Ireland in Belfast. Read more
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