John Carney’s ‘Sing Street’ premieres to rave reviews at Sundance January 26, 2016


John Carney’s latest, Sing Street received a standing ovation after its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival last night.

Wave after wave of rave reviews have been published in the wake of the triumphant screening, the dizzying highlights of which I will list below:

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a Sundance premiere’s fade to black bring on such rousing cheers. Conor’s music is a call to dive headlong into adventure, and the big finish is [a] cymbal-crashing crowdpleaser.” – The Guardian

“Sing Street is a sticky sweet rock ‘n roll coming-of-age 80s nostalgia teen romance fairy tale that will have you tapping your toes, dabbing your eyes and calling for an encore. Go ahead, stand up and cheer. You won’t have a better time at the movies this year.” – Screen Crush 

No 21st-century filmmaker has a more intuitive understanding of movie-musical construction than Irishman John Carney,” – Variety 

If movies made money based on merit, SING STREET would out-gross THE FORCE AWAKENS. It’s a spectacular film and god willing, it’ll find the broad audience it so richly deserves. To me, this felt an awful lot like a new classic. I hope audiences agree with me.” –

The nostalgic musical, written and directed by Carney, takes us back to 1980s Dublin where the recession forces 14-year-old Cosmo out of his comfortable private school and into survival mode at the inner-city public school, where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. There, he turns to music and forms a ragtag band, shooting scrappy music videos, and finding refuge and love with the beautiful 16-year-old Raphina. Check out the trailer below:

Starring Ferdia Walsh- Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Jack Reynor, Maria Doyle Kennedy and Aidan Gillen, the film was Produced by Martina Niland, Anthony Bregman, Paul Trijbits, Christian Grass and John Carney.

Funded by the IFB and Merced Media Partners, with production companies Cosmo Films, Likely Story,Filmwave bringing the film to big screen, the film underwent picture and sound post here at Screen Scene and Ardmore Sound:

Editors: Andrew Marcus and Julian Ulrichs

Finishing: Warren Dowling

Colourist: Donal O’Kane

Foley Artist: Caoimhe Doyle

Foley Recordist: Jean McGrath

Sound Supervisors: Michelle Fingleton and Niall Brady

Sound Effects Editor: Michelle Fingleton

Re-recording Mixer: Ken Galvin

Dialogue Editor: Peter Blayney

Visual Effects by Screen Scene VFX

Sing Street will open the Audi Dublin International Film Festival next month, before opening in cinemas across Ireland on Friday 18th March.