6 June 2020 The Irish Film & Television Network
Crew Database
What's In Production
Crew News
Site Map

Irish Film and Television Network




Crew News

Production Preparations Underway for Female-Fronted Irish Housing Drama 'Herself'
11 Mar 2019 : Nathan Griffin
Irish Actress Clare Dunne
Following the international success of ‘The Favourite’, Academy Award-nominated Irish Production Company Element Pictures is gearing up for its next production. Written by Irish actress Clare Dunne, ‘Herself’ will be produced by Sharon Horgan’s production company Merman.

Set in Dublin, ‘Herself' is the story of young mother Sandra who escape her abusive boyfriend and fights back against a broken housing system. She sets out to build her own home and in the process rebuilds her life and re-discovers herself. 

‘Herself’ will mark Irish theatre actress Clare Dunne’s first leading role in a feature, having co-written the script with Malcolm Campbell (‘What Richard Did’). Phyllida Lloyd (‘The Iron Lady’, ‘Mamma Mia’) will direct the film having previously worked with Dunne on the Donmar Theatre’s all-female version of Shakespeare’s ‘Henry IV’.

Supported by Screen Ireland and BBC Films, production is slated to begin in Dublin at the end of April with final additions to the cast due in the coming weeks.

Speaking with Deadline, Element Pictures Ed Guiney said:

“The script is very fresh and full of heart and integrity. Clare wrote it for herself to star in and she’s an excellent actress. The combination of producers and creatives was an exciting one for us and it’s great to be involved in a project with strong new talent. The film’s subject will really resonate in the UK, Ireland and the U.S.”

The feature film has received two provisional offers of commitment to production from Screen Ireland having previously provided development funding in 2017.

Other Element projects currently in production include Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘Pop. 1280’, Lenny Abrahamson’s BBC TV Drama ‘Normal People’ and feature film ‘A Man’s World’, and Starz!-BBC crime drama ‘Dublin Murders, which is currently in post-production.

Exec Producers Jane Kelly and Philip McGovern discuss making Daniel sa Bhaile
Creative Europe - Single Project Development Spotlight: Lunar Pictures
Dating Amber is now available on Amazon Prime Video in Ireland & UK
IFTA Screen Discussions continues with Arracht and Rialto this week

Creative Europe - Single Project Development Spotlight: Lunar Pictures
Dead Still writer and creator John Morton talks with IFTN
Free Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to IFTN's industry newsletter - it's free and e-mailed directly to your inbox every week.
Click here to sign up.

Normal People breaks RTÉ Player record with 3.3 million streams
04 Jun 2020 
Screen Ireland updates plan for return to live action film & television production
28 May 2020 
Applicants wanted for new Screen Mentoring Scheme introduced by Screen Skills Ireland
28 May 2020 
Endeavor Content secures multiple international sales for Element Pictures' Normal People
19 May 2020 
Dating Amber is now available on Amazon Prime Video in Ireland & UK
Aisling Bea named among the Breakthrough Talent; BAFTA TV Awards Nominations announced
Submissions open for digital edition of Galway Film Fleadh Pitching Competition
Creative Europe - Single Project Development Spotlight: Planet Korda Pictures
Irish Production Companies
Listings for Irish film & television production companies
What's In Production?
The latest info on projects filming in Ireland
Latest Industry Jobs
Job listings for Irish film & television crew

Find us on Facebook
Follow IFTN on Twitter
E-Newsletter Subscribe
Subscribe to RSS Feed

 the Website  Directory List  Festivals  Who's Who  Locations  Filmography  News  Crew  Actors

Contact Us | Advertise | Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Security & Privacy | RSS Feed | Twitter