Extra Ordinary Wins Three Awards Over The Weekend

Posted October 15, 2019 by Suzanne Murray in News
Extra Ordinary
Extra Ordinary

The Irish supernatural comedy EXTRA ORDINARY has picked up three awards over the weekend.  It was the recipient of the Panorama Fantàstic Audience Award for Best Motion Picture at Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival in Spain which is the number one fantasy film festival in the world.  It also picked up the Audience Award and Best Actress Award (Maeve Higgins) at Grimmfest in Manchester which is one of the leading cult and genre film festivals in the UK.

The wins come ahead of the films release in UK cinemas on 25th October.

EXTRA ORDINARY stars comedian/writer/actress Maeve Higgins (Naked Camera, Inside Amy Schumer), Barry Ward (Jimmy’s Hall, MAZE), Will Forte (McGruber, Last Man on Earth, Nebraska), and Claudia O’Doherty (Trainwreck, Love, Inside Amy Schumer, Long Shot) and 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 is the debut feature from writer/directors Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman had its world premiere at the renowned SXSW Film Festival earlier this year where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Award for Narrative Feature.  Since then it’s picked up numerous awards including Best Irish Feature Film at the Galway Film Fleadh, the Jury Prize at the Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film and both the Audience Award and Best Feature Film at the Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival.

The film has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and during its recent cinema release in Ireland critics called the comedy “one of the funniest movies of the year to date”, “a potential cult classic”, and “a consistently hilarious send-up of the horror genre… full of clever invention and sparkling writing”.

EXTRA ORDINARY is set to be released theatrically in the US in the coming months by Good Deed Entertainment’s Cranked Up Films.

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, EXTRA ORDINARY is a co-production with Umedia with funding from Screen Ireland, UMedia and Inevitable Pictures.

EXTRA ORDINARY will be released in UK cinemas from Friday 25th October.