Posted May 10, 2018
The visceral and thrilling coming-of-age drama KISSING CANDICE written and directed by Aoife McArdle will be released in Irish and UK cinemas on Friday 22nd June. Wildcard Distribution has released the official Irish/UK trailer which you can see here.
KISSING CANDICE stars Ann Skelly (Rebellion) as Candice, a 17-year-old who longs to escape the boredom of her seaside town, only finding solace in her vivid imagination. When a boy she dreams about (played by Ryan Lincoln, Cardboard Gangsters) turns up in real life, she becomes increasingly entangled with a dangerous local gang.
KISSING CANDICE shot on location in Dublin, Louth and Wicklow and had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last September. Since then it has been selected for numerous film festivals including the prestigious Generation strand of the Berlin Film Festival.
It’s the feature film debut from award-winning music video director Aoife McArdle and was produced by Andrew Freedman of Venom Films (His & Hers, Kelly & Victor, Making The Grade) and Sally Campbell of Somesuch with funding through the Irish Film Board’s Catalyst Scheme.
Aoife’s commercials are amongst the boldest in the industry, most recently her work for Audi and Absolut voiced their dedication to gender equality and LGBT rights respectively. Aoife was the only female director with a spot in the coveted Super Bowl ad break in 2017 and has won at leading industry awards shows including Cannes Lions, The British Arrows and D&AD.
Aoife’s short film ‘Every Breaking Wave’ is a 13-minute short film based on the U2 song of the same name was nominated for Best International Video, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction and Best Editing at the UKMVAs and was praised by industry heavyweights including Spike Jonze and Alejandro González Iñárritu.
KISSING CANDICE will be released in Irish and UK cinemas from Friday June 22nd.
Posted May 10, 2018
We are delighted to announce that our latest documentary, The Million Dollar Pigeon Race, has been selected to participate in the Sheffield Doc Fest Meet Market 2018. The film will be directed by Gav Fitzgerald (Notorious, 2017) and will be produced by Venom’s Ken Wardrop and Andrew Freedman.
To some pigeon racing is a hobby. To others, it’s a religion. Whichever way they perceive it, there’s no denying the outlandish nature of the sport and the pigeon fanciers’ devotion to it. Every year in South Africa an outrageously high-staked race attracts the very best pigeons from across the globe. Competitors from the poor townships of Johannesburg compete against wealthy American businessmen and Saudi Princes for the greatest pigeon prize on the planet. The birds may connect these people but it’s the battle for the million dollars and the prestige that ultimately divides them.
Posted May 10, 2018
We’re thrilled to announce that Katie Taylor: The Comeback is coming to Irish & UK cinemas this summer. Katie Taylor: The Comeback is an intimate account of how the boxer attempts to rebuild her career following a year of turmoil. The film is set to be released in UK and Irish cinemas by Wildcard this summer.
The film is directed by Ross Whitaker and produced by Whitaker and Aideen O’Sullivan for True Films. It is executive produced by Andrew Freedman for Venom, who are also co-producing the project. As well as Wildcard, it is supported by the Irish Film Board, national broadcasters RTE and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
Katie Taylor: The Comeback will follow the intensely private champion as she attempts to restructure her career following a period of turmoil in her life. Following disappointment at the Rio Olympics, where she failed to defend her London Olympics crown despite being favourite, she decided to turn pro, and agreed to let a small crew document her efforts.