Love/Hate’s Stuart Carolan to host Cardboard Gangsters Q&A in IFI

Posted May 17, 2017 by Suzanne Murray in News
Cardboard Gangsters
Cardboard Gangsters

The Irish Film Institute (IFI) will host a special screening of CARDBOARD GANGSTERS on its opening weekend on Saturday 17th June.  Stuart Carolan (Love/Hate’s award-winning writer) will chat with the film’s director Mark O’Connor and lead actor John Connors (King of the Travellers, Love/Hate), who co-wrote the film together, in a post-screening Q&A.  Tickets for this event are available to purchase on the IFI website:  http://ifi.ie/cardboard-gangsters/

CARDBOARD GANGSTERS which co-stars Fionn Walton (Out of Here, What Richard Did), and Kierston Wareing (Fish Tank, East Enders) follows a group of wannabe gangsters as they attempt to gain control of the drug trade in Darndale, chasing the glorified lifestyle of money, power and sex.

Jay Connolly (Connors) is a part-time DJ and low-level drug dealer.  When his welfare is cut off he decides it’s time for him and his gang to enter the big leagues. This attracts the attention of the local King Pin and sets Jay down a violent and bloody path.

Wowing festival audiences around the globe, the film picked up three awards at Manchester Film Festival (Best Actor, Best Feature Film and Film of the Festival) and was awarded Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking at the Newport Beach Film Festival in California where it was described as having “the feverish temperament of a Guy Ritchie picture, the ghetto angst of Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting, and the realism of Ken Loach and Mike Leigh’s finest films. Unflinching, sadistic, and unabashedly realistic.”

The film was produced for Stalker Films and Five Knight Films in association with Filmbase and with the support of the BAI, Egg Post Production and TV3.

CARDBOARD GANGSTERS will be released in Irish cinemas from 16th June 2017.