Jack Reynor wins Sundance acting award for ‘Glassland’ February 2, 2015

Jack Reynor took home the special jury prize for acting at this year’s Sundance Film Festival for his stunning performance in Gerard Barrett’s GLASSLAND.

Speaking to the Irish Times about the win earlier today, Reynor said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to have been considered and to have won a prize at Sundance this year, it’s definitely a reflection of the work of everybody who was part of the film and I’m incredibly proud to have worked with all of them.”

Co-starring Toni Colette (Little Miss Sunshine), the film was met with rave reviews last week after making its international premier at the festival. Colette’s performance was hailed as ‘blistering’ by the Hollywood Reporter, with Indiewire declaring the film to be “a directorial triumph” before labelling Reynor’s performance as “career-making”.

Written and directed by Gerard Barrett (Pilgrim Hill), the riveting drama follows John, a young taxi driver on the fringes of the criminal underworld, who, in a desperate bid to save his mother from a crippling alcohol addiction and reunite his broken family, is forced to take a job drives him further into Dublin’s dark underbelly…

Produced by Ed Guiney (‘Frank’, What Richard Did’, ‘The Guard’) and Juliette Bonass (‘Get Up and Go’) for Element Pictures, the film was Edited by Nathan Nugent here at Screen Scene last year.

Full sound post on the film was carried out at Screen Scene and Ardmore sound, where Steve Fanagan and Niall Brady handled Sound Design and Ken Galvin supplied the mix.

GLASSLAND goes on nationwide release this April 17th, 2015.