22 February 2020 The Irish Film & Television Network
Actors
TV
Crew
Digital
Distribution
Education / Training
Equipment
Festivals / Markets
Finance
Legal
Locations Ireland
Post Production
Production
Rep Bodies
JOBS FILMOGRAPHY NEWS WHO'S WHO DIARY GALLERY IFTA
     
Distribution
Irish Cinema Release Diary
Irish Distributors
Who's Who
UK Distributors
Irish DVD Distributors
Preview Theatres
Cinema Equipment
Cinema Furnishings
Distribution News
Trailers
Free Newsletter
Site Map
IFTN HOME

Irish Film and Television Network

 »

Distribution

 »

Distribution 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.




BREAKING NEWS
Windmill Lane Recording Studios launches new Visitor Experience
Benjamin Cleary’s Debut Feature Swan Song set for Apple TV+, starring Mahershala Ali
Four Mid-West Producers selected for Film in Limerick EFM Berlinale Delegation
Herself and Street Leagues among nominees for annual ICCL Human Rights in Film Award

FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
Daniel O'Hara, director of Netflix's The Stranger, speaks with IFTN
ASC Award winner John Conroy ISC speaks 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.


RELATED NEWS
Saban Films acquires Calm With Horses North American rights
14 Feb 2020 
John O'Donovan selected to partner with Element Pictures for the 2020 TV Drama Writers' Programme
07 Feb 2020 
Applications for Screen Leaders 2020 now open
05 Feb 2020 
Screen Ireland launches 2020 Slate of 40 Film, TV Drama and Animation Productions
31 Jan 2020 
EDITOR'S PICK
Herself and Street Leagues among nominees for annual ICCL Human Rights in Film Award
Vivarium official poster artwork and trailer released
Filming underway in Northern Ireland on Oorlagh George's Stranger with a Camera
First Trailer released for David Lowery's USA/Ireland co-production The Green Knight, starring Dev Patel and Barry Keoghan
MORE ON IFTN
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

CONNECT WITH IFTN
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