botas ugg ‘Calvary’ ‘Quirke’ Receive Major IFB Boost in latest Funding Round
The film is among a number of feature films, animations and documentaries offered funding in the latest round of IFB funding.
In total more than 3.4m has been offered in production loans by the IFB. The Film Board has also offered more than 300,000 in development loans and nearly 59,000 in distribution funding. The total funding on offer is 3.84m.
John Michael McDonagh was previously given a for the comedy, which stars Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Aidan Gillen and Kelly Reilly and is due to shoot in Ireland in September. Gabriel Byrne will play lead Benjamin Black in the screen adaptation which is set in 1950s Dublin. Dublin’s Element Pictures is backing the production.
Darren and Colin Thornton’s (Two Hearts) debut feature film ‘Ten Dates with Mad Mary’ has been given a provisional offer of commitment in the latest IFB funding round following its recent success at the Berlinale Co Production Market. The feature was the production that earned the most meeting requests at the event in February, and is based on the stage production of the same name by Yasmine Akram.
Element Pictures is on board to produce the screen adaptation which brothers Darren have Colin have wrote. Production is expected to begin in autumn this year,
with Ed Guiney of Element producing.
Dieter Auner has also been given a provisional offer of commitment for documentary ‘Circus on the Road’, which is being backed by Sin N Raghallaigh’s production company Ikandi Productions. .
Auner previously worked with N Raghallaigh on documentary ‘Off the Beaten Track’, which was nominated for an IFTA Award this year. The documentary followed the changing world of shepherds in Romania.
Steven O’Riordan has been awarded 8,000 in a first stage production loan for his documentary ‘No Limb No Limits’. O’Riordan is directing the documentary with Adrian Devane of 2000AD Productions producing.
Other highlights of the IFB’s latest funding round include ‘The Day I Tried to Live’ which received a 40,000 development loan in the fiction category. Lance Daly (Life’s a Breeze) is directing, while Fastnet Films is behind the production.
Little Hen Television received a development loan for its animation ‘Rykers World’. Cat Little will direct the Izzy Fox penned script. Treasure Entertainment also received 15,000 in a development loan for ‘Wild’, which has been written and will be directed by Vivienne DeCourcy.