GET UP & GO Director Brendan Grant to Take Part in Q&A At IFI
Director Brendan Grant will introduce and take part in a post-film Q&A at the opening night screening of GET UP & GO at the Irish Film Institute on May 1st. The Q&A will be conducted by the IFI’s Head of Programming Michael Hayden.
Brendan Grant is a graduate of the National Film and Television School [UK], where his graduation film London Fields Are Blue was critically acclaimed and screened at over twenty international festivals he directed the popular Hollyoaks and Totally Frank for Channel 4 and Endemol. He was awarded the Directors Guild of Great Britain Award for short fiction in 2005, the DAAD filmmaker’s fellowship in Berlin and was a guest at the Cannes Cinefondation Residence in Paris. In 2007 he directed Tonight Is Cancelled, an improvised and experimental mixture of documentary and fiction, which screened at the Galway Film Fleadh and a number of international festivals. He co-wrote The Englishman with writer/director Ian Sellar as well as taking a writing credit on Alexandra McGuin-ness’ Lotuseaters. Since then he has been working on a number of original screenplays including a long form TV comedy series.
GET UP & GO is about Alex (Peter Coonan) and Coilin (Killian Scott), two friends coming to the end of their 20s while grappling with ill-advised romantic entanglements and frustrated artistic ambitions. When the unreliable Alex finds out that his girlfriend is pregnant, he refuses to let it dissuade him from moving to London, and the film follows Alex and Coilin over their last 24 hours together in Dublin.
You can buy tickets to the IFI screening and Q&A on their website. GET UP & GO is released in cinemas across Ireland on May 1st.