FASTNET FILMS: A RUNAWAY SUCCESS

Dublin-based Fastnet Films are producers Macdara Kelleher and Morgan Bushe, plus director Lance Daly. Right now, they’re at the forefront of an exciting new wave of Irish cinema, overseeing noteworthy features, television programmes and shorts at a dizzying rate. In the process, Fastnet are nurturing a stable of remarkable home-grown talent, like filmmakers Rebecca Daly, Andrew Legge and Ross McDonnell, as well as in-house creative dynamo Lance Daly himself. In a few short years, they’ve enjoyed both critical and box-office success, been fêted at Toronto, Tribeca and Cannes, and bagged numerous international awards. The consensus suggests they’re only getting started.

Having deftly mastered the fine art of European coproduction, Fastnet Films have lensed projects in Hungary, Slovenia and Sweden, alongside ones in Connemara, Cork and Offaly. If a common thread can be drawn through their eclectic output to date, it’s a deep-felt empathy for the vicissitudes of the human condition, infused with a nigh-upon-tangible love for the cinematic medium and its infinite possibilities. To celebrate the release of their latest production, The Other Side of Sleep, this brief season offers highlights from Fastnet’s catalogue, with each feature preceded by a short selected for its thematic resonances. Viewed together, they already make for a formidable body of work.

Introduction and notes on individual films by Derek O’Connor.

Programme

  • CIRCUS FANTASTICUS
    • Saturday 3rd March 2012
      16.20
  • COLONY
    • Sunday 4th March 2012
      14.00
  • NOTHING PERSONAL
    • Saturday 10th March 2012
      16.00
  • KISSES
    • Sunday 11th March 2012
      16.00
  • THE OTHER SIDE OF SLEEP
    • Thursday 15th March 2012
      18.20
    • Friday 16th March 2012
      13.00|18.20|21.00
    • Saturday 17th March 2012
      13.00|18.20|21.00
    • Sunday 18th March 2012
      13.00|18.00|20.50
    • Monday 19th March 2012
      13.00|18.05|20.50
    • Tuesday 20th March 2012
      16.30|20.50
    • Wednesday 21st March 2012
      16.10|18.05|20.50
    • Thursday 22nd March 2012
      13.00|18.20|20.50
    • Friday 23rd March 2012
      18.40
    • Saturday 24th March 2012
      18.30
    • Sunday 25th March 2012
      13.00|20.50
    • Monday 26th March 2012
      13.00|20.50
    • Tuesday 27th March 2012
      13.00|20.50
    • Wednesday 28th March 2012
      20.50
    • Thursday 29th March 2012
      13.30|18.30
  • BABYFACE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
    • Saturday 17th March 2012
      16.45
  • THE INVESTIGATOR
    • Sunday 18th March 2012
      16.15
  • FASTNET: PANEL DISCUSSION & SPECIAL GUESTS
    • Wednesday 21st March 2012
      18.30

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