The Young Offenders Director Peter Foott Receives IFTA Rising Star Nomination

Posted March 24, 2017 by Suzanne Murray in News

Following the success of The Young Offenders with seven IFTA nominations already, Peter Foott has just been announced as a nominee for the IFTA Rising Star award.  The winner of will be announced at the IFTA Film & Drama Awards ceremony on Saturday, April 8th.

It has been an incredible year for Peter Foott. He directed, wrote, and co-produced his first feature film The Young Offenders. The film went on to have the biggest opening weekend at the Irish Box Office of any Irish Film in 2016. The film had its Irish premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh, and its International premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin Texas. It is also available to stream on Netflix in over 190 countries worldwide and is available on DVD to purchase now.

In addition to his extensive television work, which includes ‘The Fear’ and ‘Republic of Telly’ which he wrote directed and produced, Peter has made several short films, one of which ‘The Carpenter’ and His Clumsy wife screening at over 60 international festivals, winning 9 Awards.

Among those who have championed The Young Offenders away from home is talk show host Graham Norton, who advised punters to “sell all your cocaine and buy a ticket”. “It captures everything that makes Ireland so special – it’s very funny, outrageous, and full of heart,” he said.

Everyone at Wildcard wishes Peter and the cast and crew of The Young Offenders the best of luck. We’ll have our fingers crossed for the awards!