‘Run & Jump’ and ‘Life’s A Breeze’ amongst the winners of the Irish Film Festival, Boston

Posted March 6, 2014 by Suzanne Murray in News
Life's A Breeze
Life's A Breeze

Run & Jump and Life’s A Breeze have been included in the winners of the Boston Awards for the 2014 Irish Film Festival which will take place later this month.

The Best Breakthrough Feature prize has been awarded to Academy Award nominated Steph Green’s Run & Jump. The film, which has four IFTA nominations and is due to hit Irish cinema screens in May, stars Emmy nominated Will Forte (Nebraska, 30 Rock), Maxine Peake (Shameless, Silk) and Edward MacLiam (Holby City). Co-written by Green and Ailbhe Keogan, the film tells the story of an American doctor who travels to Ireland to study the Casey family after 38-year-old husband and father Conor suffers a stroke which changes his personality, leaving wife Vanetia to run the show.

Lance Daly’s feel-good comedy Life’s a Breeze has been named Director’s Choice Feature by the festival. The family film follows a family struggling to stay afloat and stay together through hard times in Ireland. Unemployed slacker Colm (Pat Shortt), his aging mother Nan (Fionnula Flanagan) and his niece Emma (Kelly Thornton) must overcome their many differences to lead their family in a race against time to find a lost fortune.

The film has been nominated for Best Actress for newcomer Kelly Thornton and for Best Supporting Actress for Flanagan at this year’s IFTA’s and is currently available for sale and rent in stores throughout Ireland and the DVD can be bought through the Wildcard Distribution website, on Amazon.co.uk and on iTunes.

The 14th Irish Film Festival, Boston, will take place over four days from Thursday, March 20th to Sunday, March 23rd.

*To celebrate Wildcard Distributions 1st birthday, we are offering 25% off the price of the Life’s A Breeze DVD (amongst others) on the Wildcard Distribution website. To avail of this discount simply use the promo code birthday1 in the check out. The promo code expires on Friday 7th March.