Following on from last month’s five IFTA awards, WHAT RICHARD DID success story continues as it’s selected to screen as part of the Tribeca Film Festival this April. The prestigious festival was founded by Robert De Niro and is an annual celebration of film, music and culture.
WHAT RICHARD DID has already screened at numerous international film festivals to outstanding critical acclaim, including The Toronto International Film festival and the BFI London Film Festival.
Adapted from Kevin Power’s novel BAD DAY IN BLACKROCK and written by Malcolm Campbell (SKINS, SHAMELESS), who recently picked up the Best Screenplay Award at Evening Standard British Film Awards, WHAT RICHARD DID is the third film from acclaimed director Lenny Abrahamson, whose previous work includes GARAGE and ADAM & PAUL. He is currently in post-production on FRANK which stars Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
WHAT RICHARD DID features an ensemble of young Irish actors including Róisín Murphy, Sam Kelly and Jack Reynor, who has recently signed with US talent agency WME and is tipped to be the next big acting talent to come out of Ireland.
Speaking on the selection, producer Ed Guiney said “Tribeca is one of the powerhouses of independent cinema in America and we could not have better backers for the North American release of WHAT RICHARD DID.”