Two Screen Scene posted films set to screen at this years SXSW Festival March 7, 2016


Two Screen Scene posted films will screen at this years South by Southwest Film Festival, which kicks off this weekend in Austin Texas.

First up, nostalgic musical Sing Street will screen in the Festival Favourites category on this Friday, March 11th.

Written and directed by Carney, the film 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. The film, which underwent post production here at Screen scene and at Ardmore Sound last year, earned rave reviews after its premiere at Sundance last month. You can check out the trailer below:

Damien O’Donnell’s incredibly moving drama, ‘How Was Your Day’ will screen the following day in the narrative short category.

Starring Eileen Walsh, the film follows  “a woman who is excited about the approaching birth of her first child” according to the official synopsis, which is slightly underplaying the emotional haymaker the plot actually delivers, but we shan’t spoil it here.

The script, written by O’Donnell, was adapted from a short story by Nollaig Rowan. The film recently won Best Irish Short at the Foyle Film Festival, qualifying for 2017 Oscar consideration. The film underwent full picture and sound post here at Screen Scene and Ardmore Sound; you can check out a small preview for the film by clicking RIGHT HERE.

Full details on the SXSW Film Festival  and its lineup can be found on the official site HERE.