What's in Development...
Written by Johnny Ferguson and Paco Torres. To be directed by Paco Torres and produced by Michael Garland.
A Palestinian man and an Israeli boy are drawn together by a shared tragic event and a mutual love of music. The Palestinian man needs to be freed from the pain of the loss of his wife and child. The boy needs to atone for causing the event that claimed their lives.
The Dead Spit of Kelly
Written by Johnny Ferguson, and produced by Michael Garland.
Murphy, a diligent and dedicated taxidermist, finally loses his temper with his arrogant, cruel boss, Kelly, and kills him. To hide his terrible crime, Murphy, using his great skill, "becomes" Kelly, donning his skin and living a double life. Until....
Written by Eoin O’Connor and Colleen Davie Janes. To be directed by Gaby Dellal and produced by Ailish McElmeel and John Pinckard.
Family Remains is a comedy road movie which follows three feuding Irish-American siblings who arrive in Ireland to scatter their mother’s ashes. Met with multiple manic misadventures while lost on the road to their Mom’s birthplace, the siblings are forced to face the fact that, like it or not, sometimes family is all that remains.
Written by Barry McEvoy and Eli Richbourg. To be produced by Paul Donovan.
Sham is a coming-of-age comedy with a whiff of Billy Elliot, about three brothers making their way without parents in a miserable town in rural Ireland. To avoid his grim destiny as a chicken sexer in the local hatchery, the youngest brother, Johnny, pretends to be an Australian surfer. Only trouble is, Johnny’s pale as balls, he can't swim, he's never actually been to Oz... and he's no clue how to surf.
What's in Development...
Over The Bar
In development with Dan films, UK. Written by Hugh Travers. To be produced by Paul Donovan and Jonathan Taylor.
Over The Bar is a sports movie about a disgraced American football coach who hides out in the north west of Ireland. He is seduced into training the local Gaelic football team and turns them from perennial losers into contenders while they teach him a thing or two about life. True to the genre but done with humour and irreverence. Packed with characters full of passion for life, Over the Bar is feel good fun and entertainment.
Written by Aisling Bea and Andrew Ellard and produced by Ailish McElmeel.
In a last ditch attempt to save their small town’s cracker factory, an unlikely bunch of Irish girls enter a Beach Volleyball competition. A tale of sea, sand and lots and lots and lots of high protection suncream.