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ROSIE ON DVD AND DEMAND APRIL 5TH

Following its recent acclaimed theatrical release in the UK, Element Distribution are pleased to announce ROSIE will be available on DVD & Digital in Ireland and the UK on April 5th and 8th respectively.

In ROSIE, award-winning Irish novelist Roddy Doyle brings his signature brand of warmth and authenticity to a modern story of a Dublin family who have found themselves with nowhere left to go. Hailed as the most important Irish film of the year, ROSIE follows a young mother as she searches to find a room for the night for her family – a tense race against time as the hours count down and their options run out.

Set over 36 hours, ROSIE tracks a normal family faced with impossible choices and exposes just how easy it is to slip through the cracks. Directed by Paddy Breathnach and starring Sarah Greene (Black 47, Penny Dreadful) and Moe Dunford (Vikings, Handsome Devil), ROSIE is a cinematic tour de force about love, family and how you protect your children when you have nowhere to call home.

ROSIE will be available digitally from a range of platforms, including: iTunes, Virgin Media, SKY, Amazon, Google Play and Volta. Irish DVD stockists include Tesco, Supervalu, Tower Records, Golden Discs, Amazon, Easons, and HMV and FOPP stores in the UK.

Funded by Screen Ireland, Element Distribution and BAI, ROSIE is produced by Emma Norton, Rory Gilmartin and Juliette Bonass.
Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe are Executive Producers for Element Pictures and Dearbhla Regan is the Screen Ireland Executive Producer.

ROSIE IS UK BOUND

Following massive critical acclaim and sold-out screenings in Ireland, Element Pictures Distribution are delighted to announce that ROSIE will be released in the UK on March 8th. ROSIE premiered last September in TIFF and was subsequently named as one of The Hollywood Reporter Critics’ 25 favourite films from the Fall festivals.

 

ROSIE is directed by Paddy Breathnach (VIVA, I WENT DOWN) and penned by award-winning Irish novelist Roddy Doyle (THE COMMITMENTS, WHEN BRENDAN MET TRUDY) and stars Sarah Greene (NOBLE, REBELLION) in the title role, alongside Moe Dunford (VIKINGS, HANDSOME DEVIL) as her partner John Paul.

 

Commenting on the upcoming release, Director Breathnach said “I’m thrilled that UK audiences will have the opportunity to view ROSIE on the big screen. We had some fantastic screenings at the BFI London Film Festival last year and are looking forward to bringing the film back to the UK this March.”

 

   RTÉ ★★★★★

An essential watch

 

IRISH TIMES ★★★★

It burns with a raw, insistent urgency. There are essential truths here

 

JOE.ie ★★★★★

Couldn’t be more timely or more topical if it tried

 

SUNDAY BUSINESS POST  ★★★★★

Gripping portrayal of a family on the edge

 

THE HERALD  ★★★★★

Powerful story-telling     

 

 THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Quietly heart-breaking

                           

 

 

To date, key international territories where ROSIE has sold include France, Portugal, Scandinavia & Poland with sales also confirmed to China, Taiwan Israel and the Middle East. Next week ROSIE will screen at the 48th International Film Festival in Rotterdam.

 

ROSIE tells the story of a mother trying to protect her family after their landlord sells their rented home and they become homeless. Finding a room, even for a night, is a tough job and finding somewhere permanent to live is even harder. Within the confines of their car, Rosie and John Paul strive to maintain a loving home while shielding their young family from the reality of the situation around them. ROSIE examines how even in times of crises; the love and strength of a family can endure.

ROSIE is produced by Emma Norton, Rory Gilmartin and Juliette Bonass. Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe are Executive Producers for Element Pictures and Dearbhla Regan is Screen Ireland’s Executive Producer. ROSIE is backed by Screen Ireland, Element Pictures Distribution , BAI and RTÉ.

 

ROSIE will be available on DVD and On Demand in Ireland on April 5th and the UK on April 8th

 

ROSIE selected to screen at 2018 Toronto International Film Festival

Element Pictures are delighted to announce that Paddy Breathnach’s much anticipated film ROSIE will receive its world premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival. ROSIE will screen in the Contemporary World Cinema section which provides a global snapshot of the best cinema from around the world. This marks the 8th Element produced film to be selected for TIFF; previous films include What Richard Did, Room and The Lobster.

ROSIE tells the story of a mother trying to protect her family after their landlord sells their rented home and they become homeless. Over 36 hours, Rosie and her partner John Paul strive to find somewhere to stay while shielding their young family from the reality of the situation around them. ROSIE examines how even in times of crises; the love and strength of a family can endure.

Paddy Breathnach (I Went DownViva) directs ROSIE, a film that explores the quietly apocalyptic ramifications of Ireland’s housing crisis, from a screenplay by Roddy Doyle (The Commitments, The Snapper) and starring Sarah Greene (Penny DreadfulRebellionBlack 47) in the title role, alongside Moe Dunford (VikingsHandsome Devil) as her partner John Paul.

Speaking on the selection Breathnach commented “I loved making ROSIE and am thrilled it’ll have its first screening and begin its life in Toronto.”

Writer Roddy Doyle added : ‘’I was angry when I started work on the script that became ROSIE.  I was proud to be involved in its production, and it was a pleasure to watch Paddy Breathnach, the Element producers, and the cast and crew at work.  Now, I’m delighted that the film is to be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.  Toronto audiences love their movies and I’m sure they’ll give ROSIE a good reception.  I wish, in many ways, that I hadn’t felt the need to write ROSIE – but I can’t wait for Irish audiences to see it in October.’’

ROSIE is produced by Emma Norton, Rory Gilmartin and Juliette Bonass. Roddy Doyle serves as Executive Producer alongside Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures, who previously brought us The Lobster and Room. Dearbhla Regan is executive producer for Screen Ireland.

ROSIE was shot in and around Dublin and is backed by Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, RTÉ and Element Pictures Distribution.

DUBLIN OLDSCHOOL HITS IRISH CINEMAS ON JUNE 29

 

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Element Pictures Distribution are delighted to announce that DUBLIN OLDSCHOOL will be released nationwide on June 29th.  Directed and co-written by Dave Tynan (Heartbreak, Just Sayin’) and starring Emmet Kirwan (’71, Heartbreak), Ian Lloyd Anderson (Love/Hate, Game of Thrones), Seana Kerslake (A Date for Mad Mary, Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope) and Sarah Greene (Noble, Rebellion).

DUBLIN OLDSCHOOL tells the story of Jason, a wannabe DJ, on a drug-fuelled trip through the streets of Dublin as he stumbles from one session to another. Somewhere between the DJs, decks, and drug busts he stumbles across a familiar face from the past, his brother Daniel.  Daniel, an educated heroin addict, is living on the streets. The brothers haven’t seen or spoken to each other in years but over a lost weekend they reconnect and reminisce over raves, tunes and their troubled past. Two brothers living very different lives might have more in common than they think.

Speaking on the release, director Dave Tynan commented “I’m delighted that Irish audiences get to see DUBLIN OLDSCHOOL this summer. This is a homegrown film, from its origins as Emmet’s play to its financing and production. I’m particularly proud I made it with the same gang I’ve been working with for years. We had an extraordinary cast and crew. It takes a village to make a film and I think we’ve made a funny, honest and powerful film. It means an awful lot to me too that this film will be shown on the big screen. Raves and cinemas are communal experiences; I can’t wait for crowds to see it in the dark together.”

DUBLIN OLDSCHOOL is directed by Dave Tynan and co-written by Dave Tynan and Emmet Kirwan, produced by Mike Donnelly, Dave Leahy with Liam Ryan as associate producer, Rory Gilmartin serving as executive producer for Element Pictures and Lesley McKimm as executive producer for the Irish Film Board. Production support for the project came from the Irish Film Board and Windmill Lane Pictures.

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FIRST LOOK AT PADDY BREATHNACH’S ROSIE AS SHOOTING WRAPS

Element Pictures are delighted to announce that shooting will wrap this week on ROSIE, a new feature directed by Paddy Breathnach (VIVA, I WENT DOWN) and penned by award-winning Irish novelist Roddy Doyle (THE COMMITMENTS, WHEN BRENDAN MET TRUDY). ROSIE stars Sarah Greene (NOBLE, REBELLION) in the title role, alongside Moe Dunford (VIKINGS, HANDSOME DEVIL) as her partner John Paul.

ROSIE tells the story of a mother trying to protect her family after their landlord sells their rented home and they become homeless. Finding a room, even for a night, is a tough job and finding somewhere permanent to live is even harder. Within the confines of their car, Rosie and John Paul strive to maintain a loving home while shielding their young family from the reality of the situation around them. ROSIE examines how even in times of crises; the love and strength of a family can endure.

ROSIE is Roddy Doyle’s first original screenplay in 18 years and is a direct response to the current housing crisis in Ireland: ‘One morning, in late 2016, I was listening to the radio news and heard a young woman describing how she’d spent the previous day in her car, with her children, trying to find a place to stay that night.  I thought to myself as I listened: ‘That’s the story.’  I immediately went upstairs to my office and started writing the script.’

Director Paddy Breathnach commented: ‘Roddy’s script hooked me immediately. I found it compelling and pure. For me, it’s about the resilience and love of a family who find themselves under mounting pressure to find a place to stay for a night. There’s a tension, sadness, and humour in it that I knew could make a film about homelessness in an immediate and deeply human way.

ROSIE is produced by Emma Norton, Rory Gilmartin and Juliette Bonass. Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe are Executive Producers for Element Pictures and Dearbhla Regan is the Irish Film Board Executive Producer.

Recent Element Productions include Yorgos Lanthimos’ THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER and Lenny Abrahamson’s Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning ROOM. Upcoming productions include Lanthimos’ THE FAVOURITE, starring Emma Stone, Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz; Sebastián Lelio’s DISOBEDIENCE, starring Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz and Alessandro Nivola and Lenny Abrahamson’s THE LITTLE STRANGER starring Domhnall Gleeson and Ruth Wilson.

ROSIE was shot in and around Dublin over the last four weeks and is backed by the Irish Film Board, Element Pictures Distribution and BAI.

Irish and UK audiences will get the chance to see ROSIE this Autumn when it’s released through Element Pictures Distribution.

For further information on ROSIE please email nell@elementpictures.ie or call 00353 1 6185032

DUBLIN OLDSCHOOL ENROUTE TO THE BIG SCREEN AS PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY BEGINS IN DUBLIN

Principal photography has commenced on the darkly comedic spoken word odyssey DUBLIN OLDSCHOOL, adapted from the highly successful stage play which won critical acclaim both at home and abroad.

Over a drug-fuelled lost weekend in Dublin, Jason (Emmet Kirwan), a wannabe DJ reconnects with his estranged homeless brother Daniel (Ian Lloyd Anderson), a recovering addict.

Dave Tynan (Rockmount/Heartbreak) directs a script co-written with Emmet Kirwan. Michael Donnelly V of MDV and Dave Leahy of Warrior Films produce with Liam Ryan as Associate Producer. Rory Gilmartin is Executive Producer for Element Pictures who will also distribute the film through Element Pictures Distribution.

Emmet Kirwan (Sarah & Steve/Heartbreak) and Ian Lloyd Anderson (Game of Thrones, Love/Hate) reprise their award-winning stage roles and are joined by a superbly talented ensemble including Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful/Ransom), Seána Kerslake (A Date for Mad Mary/Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope), Mark O’Halloran (Adam & Paul/History’s Future/The Virtues) and Stephen Jones (Red Rock/Love Hate).

Director Dave Tynan is surrounded by a stellar production crew with JJ Rolfe on board as Director of Photography, Production Designer Mark Kelly and SJ Ffrench O’Carroll as Costume Designer.

The shoot will last for 4 weeks, on location, in Dublin City and Wicklow.

DUBLIN OLDSCHOOL is supported by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board, Windmill Lane Pictures, Filmbase along with support from Revenue through the Irish Section 481 Tax Credit.

Synopsis

Join Jason on a chemically enhanced trip through the streets of Dublin as he stumbles from one misguided adventure to another. Somewhere between the DJs, decks, drug busts and hilltop raves, he stumbles across a familiar face from the past, his brother Daniel.

Daniel is an educated homeless heroin addict living on the streets of Dublin. The brothers haven’t seen or spoken to each other in years but over a lost weekend they reconnect and reminisce over tunes, trips, their history and their city. Two brothers living on the edge but perhaps they have more in common than they think.

Principal photography has commenced in Dublin on the darkly comedic spoken word odyssey DUBLIN OLDSCHOOL. Pictured on set are Emmet Kirwan (actor and co-writer) and Dave Tynan (director and co-writer). Adapted from the highly successful stage play which won critical acclaim both at home and abroad the production will film for 4 weeks in Dublin and Wicklow. Photo credit: Allen Kiely.

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