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Bord Scannán na hÉireann/ Irish Film Board (IFB), the national development agency for the Irish film, television and animation industry, today published its slate of all IFB supported productions coming to audiences in 2017, including:

  • Stephen Burke’s MAZE starring Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and Barry Ward;
  • Amination works including Nora Twomey’s animated feature The Breadwinner which has Angelina Jolie as Executive Producer,
  • Good Favour directed by Rebecca Daly, which looks at the experience of a young man who joins a devout Christian community in a remote existence in central Europe;
  • The Belly of the Whale, starring Pat Shortt and directed by Morgan Bushe;
  • Children’s animated television works Jam Media’s Becca’s Brunch, Salty Dog’s Brewster the Rooster and Brown Bag’s Gilbert & Sadie;
  • Two Catalyst projects The Drummer and the Keeper by Nick Kelly and Kissing Candice by Aoife McArdle;
  • Lance Daly’s Black ’47, a revenge thriller set in an Ireland devastated by the Great Famine of 1847;
  • Mark O’Rowe’s directorial debut Delinquent Season starring Cillian Murphy and Andrew Scott;
  • Song of Granite, directed by Pat Collins which is a lyrical portrayal of great traditional Irish singer Joe Heaney;
  • Genre feature film The Third Wave directed and written by David Freyne;
  • Halal Daddy, a cultural clash comedy drama filmed in Sligo and starring Colm Meaney and Sarah Bolger;
  • Aithri/Penance, starring Peter Coonan as a priest who is unequivocal about the need for violence to force Britain out of Ireland;
  • Michael Inside, a story of a young teenager who spends three months in prison;
  • Genre film The Lodgers, directed by Brian O’Malley, which looks at the life of Anglo-Irish twins Rachel and Edward;
  • A number of documentaries including Blinder films Grace Jones: The Musical Of My Life, Outside the Factory by Feargal Ward andElián by Ross McDonnell.



For more information about Bord Scannán na hÉireann / Irish Film Board (IFB) see at www.irishfilmboard.ie.




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