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Song of the Sea

Song of the Sea

In summer 2015 we worked with Studio Canal on the pre-release activity of the long awaited Cartoon Saloon feature animation Song of the Sea. Directed by Tomm Moore, it won Best Film at this year’s IFTAs, becoming the first animation film to win in this category.

We flew Tomm Moore and David Rawle to Manchester on Monday 6th July in collaboration with Studio Canal, to chat to the BBC Breakfast news team about the film.

Tomm Moore and David Rawle on BBC Breakfast News

Tomm Moore and David Rawle on BBC Breakfast News

Synopsis: Saoirse, a little girl who can turn into a seal, goes on an adventure with her brother to save the spirit world and other magical beings like her.

Voices for the characters are provided by David Rawle (Moone Boy) Brendan Gleeson (Calvary, The Guard, In Bruges), Fionnuala Flannagan (Angela’s Ashes, Waking Ned Devine) and Lisa Hannigan (musician and singer).

Song of the Sea was released in cinemas across the UK in July 2015. 

The St Patrick’s Day Film Festival

The St Patrick’s Day Film Festival

On Sunday 15th March 2015, we ran a day’s Irish Film and Animation screenings at the Lord Mayor’s St. Patrick’s Festival London, in collaboration with the Greater London Authority. The St Patrick’s Day Film Festival took place throughout the afternoon at The Prince Charles Cinema near Leicester Square. 12.30pm – 5.30pm, with acclaimed and renowned Irish films, including the 2015 BAFTA award winning ‘Boogaloo and Graham’, and the UK Premiere of feature length mystery ‘The Legend of Longwood’.

The St Patrick’s Day Film Festival was made possible by the support of the Irish Film Institute and the Irish Film Board. We would like to express our sincere thanks to Lisa Hannigan whose song ‘Knots’, from her album Passenger, was used in our Trailer.

St. Patrick’s Line-up: Sunday 15th March, 12:30-5:30pm

“Anywhere But Here” Director: John Hayes (Trailer)
“4 Bhanrion” Director: Vittoria Colonna (Trailer)
“The Tree” Director: David Frayne (Trailer)
“Home” Director: Aoife Kelliher (Trailer)

“Boogaloo and Graham” Director: Michael Lennox (Trailer)
“Two Sugars: Intern Ireland” Director: Tess Motherway (Trailer)
“Cutting Grass” Director: Ruairi O’Brien and John Kennedy (Trailer)
“The Daisy Chain” Director: Denis Fitzpatrick and Ken Williams (Trailer)
“Somewhere Down the Line” Director: Julien Regnard (Trailer)

“Sophie at the Races” Director: Alan Friel (Trailer)
“Tea with the Dead” Director: Gary Gill (Trailer)
“Rockmount” Director: David Tynan (Trailer)
“An Ode to Love” Director: Matthew Darragh (Trailer)

The Legend of Longwood

Director: Lisa Mulcahy (Trailer)

When 12-year-old Mickey Miller moves from New York to Ireland, she soon discovers a link between herself and the 300-year-old legend of the mysterious Black Knight, who regularly haunts the sleepy Irish village. With courage and a sharp mind, she sets out to save a precious herd of white horses and to thwart the evil plans of a greedy, ambitious woman.

For more information about the Lord Mayor’s St. Patrick’s Festival, check out the Greater London Authority website.

Festival Closer UK Premiere of ‘Standby’

Festival Closer UK Premiere of ‘Standby’

Plus Q&A with special guests

Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn, NW6

2014 / 90 Mins / Dir: Rob and Ronan Burke / (12)
Cast Includes: Brian Gleeson and Jessica Pare

Standby is a romantic comedy directed by brothers Ronan and Rob Burke. The film stars Brian Gleeson (The Stag) and Jessica Paré (Mad Men). Gleeson stars as Alan, a 28-year-old worker at Dublin Airport who bumps into a former lover, Alice (Paré) who is waiting on standby for a flight to the US. Eight years before, Alan and Alice had a romance that ended badly. Now, every hotel room in Dublin is booked and despite initial frostiness, they decide to spend the evening getting to know each other again. Both will tell lies about how well the last eight years have gone, but as the night goes on they gradually come to realise that perhaps they are more compatible than ever before. But time is running out on this brief encounter. When does an unexpected second chance, become the one you’ve always been looking for?

The Boy in the Bubble

‘Standby’ will be accompanied by adorable Irish Short Film ‘The Boy in the Bubble’

2011 / 8mins / Dir: Kealan O’Rourke, narrated by Alan Rickman

Rupert, a ten year old boy, falls hopelessly in love for the first time. When it all goes terribly wrong, he wishes never to experience heartache again. Turning to a book of magic, he invokes a spell to shield him from emotion forever.