Patricks Day

Written and Directed by Terry McMahon, 'Patrick's Day' explores the intimate relationship between a mentally ill young man and an older, suicidal air-hostess. When his obsessive mother enlists a dysfunctional cop to break them up, things get complicated…

Starring ‘Silver Bear Winner, Kerry Fox (Shallow Grave) and Screen Actors Guild nominee, Philip Jackson (Little Voice), the film underwent full Picture and Sound post here at Screen Scene where it was edited by Emer Reynolds (Broken Tail, I Went Down, Shameless).

Produced by Tim Palmer, (Into the West), and Rachel Lysaght, (The Pipe) with support from The Irish Film Board, RTE and finance from England and Northern Ireland, World Cinematography Award winner, Michael Lavelle served as the films DOP.

The film has been on the receiving end of a slew of accolades since it’s première at the prestigious SXSW Film Festival last March, taking home the ‘Best Irish Feature Film’ at the 2014 Galway Film Fleadh, as well as pocketing the coveted Screen Directors Guild ‘Finders Series’ Award at the end of the Summer.

Critics around the world are raving out the film, as demonstrated below in this small selection of conveniently pulled quotes:

A stunning and shattering work with a profound sense of truth to it.” — Nicolas Roeg

Very moving. Big emotions. Brilliant acting. The film that I cried most at Edinburgh Film Festival.” — Mark Cousins

Jaw-droppingly good.” Paul Byrne, Movies.ie

An incredible display of the impact a movie can truly have if you let it.” — Film Ireland

“The emotional intensity of his work is unlike anything I have ever seen out of Ireland before…one of the most insightful and unrelenting directors Ireland has produced in a generation.” — Cahir O’Doherty, The Irish Voice