Odeon Coolock to host preview screening of Cardboard Gangsters

Posted May 25, 2017 by Suzanne Murray in News
Cardboard Gangsters
Cardboard Gangsters

The Odeon Cinema in Coolock will screen a special preview of Cardboard Gangsters on Thursday 15th June ahead of the film’s release on Friday 16th June and will be attended by cast and crew including the film’s director Mark O’Connor and lead actor John Connors.  Tickets for this preview are on sale now on the Odeon Coolock website 

CARDBOARD GANGSTERS which was filmed on location in Coolock and Darndale co-stars Fionn Walton (Out of Here, What Richard Did), and Kierston Wareing (Fish Tank, East Enders) and 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.