EXTRA ORDINARY wins prize at BIFFF

Posted April 23, 2019 by Suzanne Murray in News
Extra Ordinary starring Will Forte and Maeve Higgins
Extra Ordinary starring Will Forte and Maeve Higgins

Following its European premiere at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, 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) picked the Silver Raven Award in the International Competition.

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.

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