GERARD BARRETT’S GLASSLAND TO HAVE INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE IN COMPETITION AT SUNDANCE

Element Pictures are delighted to announce  that Gerard Barrett’s GLASSLAND has been selected to screen in competition at the prestigious 2015 Sundance Film Festival, January 22nd – Feb 1st in Park City, Utah.

GLASSLAND will screen as part of the World Cinema Dramatic Competition which screens twelve films from emerging filmmaking talents around the world.

GLASSLAND tells the story of a young taxi driver on the fringes of the criminal underworld, who in an effort to save his mother from addiction and unite his broken family, is forced to take a job which will see him pushed further into its underbelly. Whatever he decides to do, his and his family’s lives will be changed forever.

Featuring a formidable cast including IFTA winner Jack Reynor (What Richard Did, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Macbeth), Emmy, Golden Globe award winning and Oscar Nominated actress Toni Collette (Sixth Sense, Little Miss Sunshine, The Way, Way Back), rising British star and the 2014 Bafta Rising Star Will Poulter (Son of Rambow, We’re the Millers, The Maze Runner) and British Independent Film award winning Northern Irish actor Michael Smiley (A Field in England, Kill List, The World’s End).

Speaking on the selection, Director Barrett commented that “It’s such an honour and privilege to take this film to Sundance. To be in competition at Sundance, really is something special.”

Producer Ed Guiney is “delighted to be bringing GLASSLAND to Sundance. I can’t think of a better place to launch Gerard’s brilliant film to the world. And Element are delighted to be returning to the festival as it marks our sixth film at Sundance since 2009 when we presented Liam Neeson in Five Minutes of Heaven, followed by The Guard in 2011, Shadow Dancer and This Must be the Place in 2012 and last year we held the world premiere of Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank there.”

GLASSLAND is written and directed by Gerard Barrett and produced by Ed Guiney (Frank, What Richard Did and The Guard) and Juliette Bonass (Get up and Go, A Date for Mad Mary) for Element Pictures in association with Barrett’s NINE. The film is financed by the Irish Film Board and Element Pictures Distribution who will release the film in the UK and Ireland. Executive producers are Andrew Lowe and Gerard Barrett.

Kaleidoscope Film Distribution (www.kaleidoscopefilmdistribution.com) are handling international sales for GLASSLAND, and will be meeting with buyers at Sundance.

Irish Audiences will have the chance to see GLASSLAND when it goes on nationwide release on April 17th, 2015

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