PATRICK’S DAY Wins Audience Award at Cork Film Festival
Terry McMahon’s PATRICK’S DAY added to its sizable haul of prizes on the festival circuit by scooping the Audience Award at this year’s Cork Film Festival which came to a close on Sunday night.
Since premiering at SXSW in March, PATRICK’S DAY has gone on to win the Audience Award at the Galway Film Fleadh, The Maverick Award for Best Narrative Feature, Best Cinematography, and Best Editing at the Woodstock Film Festival, the Screen Directors’ Guild of Ireland Finders Series Award, and Best Actor and Best Screenplay at the Hell’s Half Mile Film and Music Festival in Michigan. This latest honour caps what has been a hugely successful festival season for writer/director Terry McMahon’s film ahead of its cinema release in 2015.
Patrick (Moe Dunford) is a warm, open, twenty-six year old virgin schizophrenic. Pills and his mother’s protection mean he is no threat to himself or anybody else. Until he falls in love. The object of his desire is Karen (Catherine Walker), an alcoholic, suicidal air-hostess who has no idea that the intimacy she shares with Patrick will reintroduce her to living. Maura (Kerry Fox) is Patrick’s obsessive mother who doesn’t realize that her misguided love is more dangerous than hate. To pull Karen and Patrick apart Maura enlists the help of a dysfunctional detective (Philip Jackson) who will use his position to help her, for a price. A provocative love story about the right to intimacy, PATRICK’S DAY suggests that when it comes to love, we’re all a little crazy.
PATRICK’S DAY will be released by Wildcard Distribution in early 2015.