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Shooting Wraps on Brendan Gleeson’s debut short film, 'Psychic'
01 Nov 2017 :
Principal photography wrapped this week on a new short film directed by and starring Brendan Gleeson.

Psychic which was written by Rory Gleeson (Rockadoon Shore), tells the story of a charismatic psychic (Brendan Gleeson) who is forced out of retirement by his two manipulative sons (Domhnall and Brian Gleeson) and taken on the road. The last obstacle to gaining a large cult following is a TV show host determined to bring them down. 'Psychic' is a dark and human tale of showmanship, the other world and family.

The film, which stars Brendan, Domhnall and Brian Gleeson alongside Ingrid Craigie (The Delinquent Season, When Harvey Met Bob), was shot in Wicklow and in the National Film School at IADT with the support of the IADT staff and the faculty of film, art and creative technologies.

The production is co-funded by the Irish Film Board and Sky Arts and will air on Sky Arts in early 2019.

Commenting on the production, Brendan Gleeson said: “I am thrilled to be sharing this adventure with such a special cast and crew. I'm grateful for the support of the IFB and Sky and I look forward to its release next year. Psychic will be ...magic!”

Psychic is produced by Juliette Bonass (A Date for Mad Mary, Glassland, The Last Hotel for Sky Arts) and Brendan Gleeson and is co-funded by The Irish Film Board and Sky Arts.

David Grennan (What Richard Did, Maze) is director of photography with Tamara Conboy (Once, Sensation) as production designer, Consolata Boyle (Victoria and Abdul, The Queen) as Costume Designer and Isobel Stephenson (Garage, Adam and Paul) as Editor.

James Hickey, Chief Executive the Irish Film Board said: “We’re delighted to be working with Brendan Gleeson on his directorial debut and to be supporting the entire team working on 'Psychic'. The IFB is the largest funder of short film and talent development across story telling in Ireland and we are very much looking forward to seeing this short film come to fruition in partnership with Sky Arts. Of particular interest on this project is the generous time the production team have given to helping film students by allowing them to work across the production whilst they were filming in IADT.”

Phil Edgar Jones, Director of Sky Arts, said: "At Sky Arts we are always looking for the best creative talent to work with us creating projects they are passionate about so to be part of Brendan's directorial debut is a genuine thrill. We look forward to the adventure continuing."

Earlier this year, Sky Ireland confirmed it will invest over €2.2m (£2m) to further boost the Irish production sector as it searches for a new hit entertainment show for Sky One. As Europe’s leading entertainment company, Sky is committed to investing in Irish production to follow the success of home-grown shows like the International Emmy Award winning Moone Boy and the three-series hit, 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy.




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