Patrick’s Day, I Used To Live Here, Gold, The Guarantee nominated for 2015 IFTAs

Posted April 29, 2015 by Conor McDevitt in News

Wildcard Distribution’s films I Used To Live Here, Patrick’s Day, and Gold were among the nominees for the 2015 IFTA Film & Drama Awards which were announced this morning. In total, Wildcard-distributed films garnered fifteen nominations between them.

Patrick’s Day was the big winner, with a joint-highest total of nine nominations. These include Best Film, Best Director and Best Script for Terry McMahon, Best Actor In A Lead Role for Moe Dunford, Best Actress In A Supporting Role for Catherine Walker, Best Editing for Emer Reynolds, Best Cinematography for Michael Lavelle, Best Original Score for Ray Harman, and Best Sound for Hugh Fox, Nikki Moss, & Ken Galvin. Speaking about the nominations, Terry McMahon said, “Cynicism destroys creativity and celebration empowers it so to hell with the cynics and massive respect to IFTA for the celebrating. We are honoured to be listed among people who defy that cynicism every day and fight to make something”

Frank Berry’s powerful I Used To Live Here is nominated for Best Film and Best Script, while its young lead Jordanne Jones was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role, a hugely impressive achievement in what is her first film role. Director Frank Berry commented on the honours, “We are all really delighted with these IFTA nominations for I Used To Live Here. They reflect the passion, talent, and commitment shown by everyone involved in making the film.”

Gold snagged a pair of acting nominations, with Kerry Condon among the contenders for Best Actress In A Supporting Role, and James Nesbitt competing for Best Actor In A Supporting Role.

Last but not least, Colin Murphy’s screenplay for The Guarantee, adapted from his own stage play, is nominated for Best Script Drama in the television section.

The ceremony for the IFTA Film & Drama Awards will take place on the 24th of May.