Wildcard Title Song Of Granite To Open Galway Film Fleadh

Posted May 10, 2017 by Suzanne Murray in News
Song of Granite
Song of Granite

Song Of Granite, the new feature film from Pat Collins (Silence), will have its European premiere when it opens this summer’s Galway Film Fleadh on July 11th.  The news coincides with the announcement today that the film will have a U.S. release after being acquired by Oscilloscope Laboratories.   Wildcard Distribution will be bringing the film to Irish cinemas later this year.

The biopic charts the rise of traditional Irish folk singer Joe Heaney, and how the songs of his west of Ireland childhood helped shape his complex character.  Co-written by Collins, Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde, and Sharon Whooley, the film had its world premiere at this year’s SXSW Film Festival.

Enigmatic and complex, Joe Heaney was one of the greats of traditional Irish singing (sean nós). Shaped by the myths, fables, and songs of his upbringing in the west of Ireland, his emergence as a gifted artist came at a personal cost. Featuring performances from Colm Seoighe, Macdara Ó’Fátharta, Jaren Cerf, Lisa O’Neill, Damien Dempsey, and sean nós singers Micheál O’Confhaola and Pól Ó Ceannabháin, and beautiful black and white cinematography, SONG OF GRANITE is a distinct portrait of Heaney’s life and a marvelous exploration of music and song.

The film was produced by Alan Maher and Jessie Fisk of Marcie Films with Martin Paul-Hus of Amerique Film with funding from the Irish Film Board, SODEC, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Telefilm Canada, and TG4.