GOLD director Niall Heery to attend and take part in Q&A on film’s opening night in the IFI

Posted September 30, 2014 by Suzanne Murray in News
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Niall Heery, the director of the new comedy-drama GOLD, is set to attend the film’s opening night on Friday 10th October in the Irish Film Institute and will take part in a post-screening Q&A.

The film, which opens in cinemas nationwide from October 10th, stars Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams, David Wilmot (Calvary), Kerry Condon (The Runway) and James Nesbitt (The Hobbit).

Out of their lives for 12 years, Ray (Wilmot) is on a mission to re-connect with his ex-girlfriend (Condon) and teenage daughter (Williams) who live with his former P.E. teacher, the controlling and regimented Frank (Nesbitt). Unfortunately his efforts to bridge the gap with his daughter seem to lead to chaos, turning his initial good intentions into comic catastrophe.

Niall Heery previously directed Small Engine Repair for which he won the IFTA Breakthrough Talent Award. Co-written with his brother Brendan Heery, GOLD boasts a strong supporting cast including Steven Mackintosh (Kick Ass 2, Underworld), Martin Maloney (The Hardy Bucks), Irish comedian David McSavage (The Savage Eye) and Missy Keating, daughter of Ronan Keating.

Critics have said that the film is:

“unique and uplifting…. Maisie Williams is superb”
The Irish Times

“A cross between an Alexander Payne and Wes Anderson film…. Gold transcends both comparisons”
Scene Stealers

GOLD was produced by Tristan Orpen Lynch and Aoife O’Sullivan for Irish production company Subotica (Jimi: All is By my Side, Song for a Raggy Boy) in association with Gloucester Place Films with funding from Bord Scannán na hÉireann / the Irish Film Board and the BAI.

The opening night screening of GOLD will take place in the Irish Film Institute on Friday 10th October at 20.30. Tickets can be booked from the IFI website http://www.ifi.ie/film/gold-opens-october-10th/