Extra Ordinary to have Irish premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh

Posted June 4, 2019 by Suzanne Murray in News
Extra Ordinary starring Will Forte and Maeve Higgins
Extra Ordinary starring Will Forte and Maeve Higgins

Irish supernatural comedy EXTRA ORDINARY starring comedian/writer/actress Maeve Higgins (Naked Camera, Inside Amy Schumer), Barry Ward (Jimmy’s Hall, MAZE), Will Forte (Nebraska, Run & Jump), and Claudia O’Doherty (Trainwreck, Love, Inside Amy Schumer) will have its Irish premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh next month.

The debut feature from writer/directors Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman and starring a strong Irish supporting cast including Jamie Beamish (Derry Girls, Hanna), Risteard Cooper (Apres Match),  Mary McEvoy (Glenroe), Alison Spittle (Nowhere Fast), Siobhan McSweeney (Derry Girls) and Terri Chambers, EXTRA ORDINARY tells the story of Rose, a sweet and lonely small town driving instructor who must use her supernatural ‘talent’ to save the daughter of a local man from a washed up rock-star looking to use her in a satanic pact that will reignite his fame.

The film which had its world premiere at the renowned SXSW Film Festival earlier this year is produced by Katie Holly (Citadel, Love & Friendship), Mary McCarthy (Mr Foley, Six Shooter), Yvonne Donohoe (Striking Out) and Ailish Bracken (The Queen of Ireland) for Blinder Films, in co-production with Umedia with funding from Screen Ireland, UMedia and Inevitable Pictures.

The Irish premiere will take place on Saturday 13th July with the directors and some cast in attendance.

Wildcard Distribution will be releasing the film in Irish cinemas later this year.

Tickets for the Irish premiere can be purchased on the Galway Film Fleadh website.