Approximately €3m worth of funding has been granted for the development and production of Irish projects in the latest round of funding by Irish Film Board/Bord Scannán Na hEireann.

The recipients include Lance Daly’s latest feature, Life’s A Breeze (Fastnet Films), which receives €750,000; Lenny Abrahamson’s What Richard Did (Element Pictures) receives €720,000; Ruairí Robinson’s Life on Mars (Fantastic Films) receives €500,000; and Mark O’Connor’s Grooskill receives €275,000 (Vico Films & Black Sheep Productions).

The full list of production funding:


Project Director Writer Production Company Funding Award
Fiction Feature Films
Life’s A Breeze Lance Daly Lance Daly Fastnet Films €750,000
What Richard Did Lenny Abrahamson Malcolm Campbell Element Pictures €720,000
Grooskill Mark O’Connor Mark O’Connor Vico Films & Black Sheep Productions €275,000
Life On Mars Ruairí Robinson Clive Dawson Fantastic Films €500,000
Silent Majority Mark Byrne and Robert Dennis Planet Korda Pictures €10,000
The Craic Morag Tinto Soho Moon Pictures €10,000
The Doctor’s Sword Gary Lennon Gambit Pictures €12,000
Icarus 3D Joel Conroy Fastnet Films Provisional Offer Of Commitment
Beyond The Endgame Trevor Birney & Ruth O’Reilly Below The Radar €100,000
Showrunners Des Doyle Black Sheep Productions Provisional Offer Of Commitment
Completion Fund
Finding Joy Neil Dowling Neil Dowling True Films €15,000
State Of Suspension Clare Langan Clare Langan Productions €15,000
Regional Support Fund
Good Vibrations Glenn Leyburn & Lisa Barros D’Sa Glenn Patterson & Chris Carberry Treasure Entertainment €75,000
Love Eternal Brendan Muldowney Brendan Muldowney Fastnet Films €120,000
Sanctuary Norah McGettigan Norah McGettigan & Gabriel Vargas Vasquez Venom Limited €120,000


Project Director Writer Production Company Funding Award
First Draft Loans
The Adventures Of Super Frank Chris O’Dowd & John O’Dowd €16,000
Sixty Eight Naomi Sheridan €12,000
A Key To The Suite Morgan Bushe €12,000
Margaret Rebecca Daly Rebecca Daly & Glenn Montgomery €16,000
Monsters & Magic Jason Butler & Brendan Butler €16,000
Fiction Development Loans
The Valentine Gang Darragh Byrne Mark Doherty & Darragh Byrne Ripple World Pictures €20,000
Crossing Salween Brian O’Malley Brian O’Malley Nine Rivers Media €30,000
Harm’s Way Cathal Black Adam Rynne Blinder Films €9,000
The Absence Sonata Thomas Martin Rainmark Films €25,000
Devlin Aisling Walsh Kate Gartside & Aisling Walsh Subotica Limited €17,000
Reeling Anne Marie Casey Parallel Film Productions €15,000
Twelve Twenty Three Stuart Townsend Eoin McNamee Parallel Film Productions €20,000
Memorabilia John Butler Kevin Barry Parallel Film Productions €9,000
Brian Rua Finola Geraghty Finola Geraghty Parallel Film Productions €30,000
Stags Declan Recks Eugene O’Brien Samson Films €20,000
Beautiful Noise Damien O’Donnell Helen Seymour Coastguard Films €25,000
Big Silver Lining Brian Durnin Brian Durnin & Mark Doherty Red Rage Films €16,500
Animation Development Loans
The Overcoat Jeremy Purcell & Hugh O’Connor Hugh O’Connor A Man & Ink €29,000
Pillage & Sons Nicky Phelan Nicky Phelan Brown Bag Films €9,000
International Development
Galway Bay Jim Sheridan Naomi Sheridan & Mary Pat Kelly Hells Kitchen International & Jean Doumanian Productions €25,000


This list was published on IFTN


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