The Gingerbread Men, Dublin-based writer/director Dáire McNab’s second feature film, has been released on DVD. The film was produced by McNab as well as Robert Kearns and Simone Cameron-Coen. The team previously worked together on the horror film ‘The Farm’, distributed across North America on DVD in 2010.
Shot in the summer of 2010 for €12,000, The Gingerbread Men is Ireland’s first (and best) dark romantic comedy-musical. Charlie (womanizer) and Ken (virgin) are two (2) final year college students in Dublin. After witnessing charlie bring yet another conquest back to their shared apartment, Ken decides enough is enough, and enlists Charlie to help him break his duck. Narrated by Damian Clark (Republic of Telly) and starring Elliot Moriarty, Kenneth Conway, Gillian Walsh and Louise Cargin, the film contains music by Republic of Loose and Sounds of System Breakdown.
The DVD is available in the IFI Shop, Tower Records and Freebird Records (both on Wicklow St in Dublin) as well as CD World in Drogheda. It can also be purchased and downloaded through www.secondwavefilms.com.
“Often-inspired direction… performances that range from good to great” Bone-idle.ie
“This movie sensitively portrays the two young men’s everyday experiences… the heart of the story lies in the quieter moments.” Filmireland.net
A new Irish feature film will screen at Filmbase in Dublin for 2 nights in July. The Gingerbread Men is directed by Dáire McNab and produced by McNab, Robert Kearns and Simone Cameron-Coen, who previously produced the 2009 horror feature The Farm. McNab’s short Nirvana won the main prize at the 2008 National Student Film Festival.
The Gingerbread Men is a dark comedy set in Dublin. It follows 2 final year Trinity College students, Charlie (womanizer) and Ken (virgin), over 2 (two) life-changing months. After Ken enlists Charlie to help him lose his virginity, things don’t go to plan for either of them.
The Gingerbread Men stars Elliot Moriarty as Charlie and Kenneth Conway as Ken, and is narrated by Damian Clark (Republic of Telly). The soundtrack includes songs from Republic of Loose and Sounds of System Breakdown.
The film will be screening in Filmbase on Saturday 7th and Saturday 14th July 2012 as part of the 10 Days in Dublin Festival. Tickets cost €8 online and €10 at the door. Both screenings begin at 19:00.
As an added bonus, everyone who attends the screenings will receive a free DVD copy of the film when it is released in late September 2012.
For more details on the film check out www.secondwavefilms.com
To purchase tickets go to http://www.10daysindublin.com/portfolio/the-gingerbread-men