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Brown Bag Films’ Animated Holiday Special ‘Angela’s Christmas’ to Premiere in Ireland this Christmas on RTÉ One
13 Dec 2017 : Nathan Griffin
Oscar nominated Brown Bag Films, a subsidiary of 9 Story Media Group, is pleased to announce that its animated holiday special, ‘Angela’s Christmas’ will premiere in Ireland on RTÉ One on Christmas Eve at 6:20 pm, as part of the broadcaster’s festive lineup. It will also receive a second broadcast on Christmas Day at 1:50 pm.

The film received an exclusive screening earlier this month at the Light House Cinema in Dublin. The screening of ‘Angela’s Christmas’ kicked off ADIFF’s upcoming Fantastic Flix Programme for Children and Families, set to run from 1st – 4th March 2018.

The half-hour CG film is based on Frank McCourt’s only children’s book inspired by a story his mother Angela told him as a child. In 1997 McCourt won the Pulitzer Prize for his best-selling memoir, Angela’s Ashes.  

The film stars Oscar nominated Ruth Negga (‘Loving’, ‘Preacher’) in the role of Angela’s mother, and Lucy O’Connell (Oscar nominated ‘Song of the Sea’) as Angela. The film is written by Will Collins (‘Song of the Sea’, ‘Wolfwalkers’) and Damien O’Connor (‘Anya’, ‘Doc McStuffins’), and directed by Damien O’Connor. Ellen McCourt, Frank’s widow, serves as an Executive Producer on the project and Malachy McCourt (‘Brewster’s Millions’, ‘The January Man’, ‘One Life to Live’), Frank McCourt’s brother, and Irish-American actor, writer and politician, provides the narration. The film also features an original song from Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O’Riordan.

Set in Ireland in the early 1900s, ‘Angela’s Christmas’ is a funny, heart-warming and poignant story about the power of family and the innocent desire of a child to ensure everyone is safe, warm and loved at Christmas time.

‘Angela’s Christmas’ was developed with the support of the Irish Film Board and produced by Brown Bag Films with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and RTÉ.  9 Story Distribution International holds worldwide distribution rights.




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