Cardboard Gangsters set for special preview screening in London ahead of UK release as Irish Box Office crosses €500k mark

Posted July 24, 2017 by Suzanne Murray in News
Cardboard Gangsters
Cardboard Gangsters

Irish Film London will host an exclusive preview screening of Cardboard Gangsters on Tuesday 1st August in Picturehouse Central in London ahead of the film’s UK release on 4th August.  The preview will include a post-screening Q&A with the co-writer and lead actor John Connors and producer Richard Bolger.

The film has now earned over €513k in Ireland (Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland) and is still in the Top 10 after six weeks of release and is the biggest grossing Irish film so far this year at the Irish Box Office.   It will be released in cinemas in London, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow from Friday, 4th August.

Directed by Mark O’Connor and starring John Connors (Love/Hate, King of the Travellers), Fionn Walton (Out of Here, What Richard Did) and Kierston Wareing (Fish Tank, East Enders) CARDBOARD GANGSTERS follows a group of wannabe gangsters as they attempt to gain control of the drug trade in Darndale, chasing the glorified lifestyle of money, power and sex.  Jay Connolly (Connors) is a part-time DJ and low-level drug dealer.  When his welfare is cut off he decides it’s time for him and his gang to enter the big leagues. This attracts the attention of the local King Pin and sets Jay down a violent and bloody path.

The film was produced for Stalker Films and Five Knight Films in association with Filmbase and with the support of the BAI, Egg Post Production and TV3.