Run & Jump

After a stroke leaves her husband mentally disabled and fundamentally changed, spirited Irish housewife Vanetia struggles to keep her family together in the wake of tragedy. A research grant from American doctor Ted Fielding, interested in documenting the family’s recovery process, allows them to get by. Though Vanetia initially resents living under Ted’s microscope, she soon finds comfort in his calming presence, while Ted responds to Vanetia’s dynamic, unpredictable personality. As the two explore their bond within their unique situation, a new family begins to emerge.

Starring Saturday Night Live Alumnus Will Forte (in his first dramatic role) and Maxine Peake, Steph Green’s IFTA nominated debut feature, which took the prize for Best Irish Feature at the 2013 Galway Film Fleadh, was edited by Nathan Nugent here at Screen Scene, with Jen McCann assisting and Aine Casey supervising.