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Sep 2022
Irish Film London (IFL) the not for profit organisation championing Irish film, TV, and animation across the UK, has announced a restructure of its Board of Directors.
Sep 2022
As many Londoners, and people around the world, struggle to readjust to life in the wake of the Covid lockdown...
Sep 2022
A new festival is looking to start an open-minded conversation about mental health through the prism of film and the creative arts.
Sep 2022
SHOUT LONDON is brand-new festival that is set to re-energize London with an open-minded conversation about mental health, all through the prism of film and the creative arts.
Aug 2022
Family trip into the Amazon becomes a family Yash-point in a visually gorgeous documentary.
Aug 2022
A fractious family goes on a road trip across Peru in Borja Alcalde’s beautifully-shot doc
Aug 2022
La Sagrada Familia premieres at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on the 18th and 20th August.
Aug 2022
Irish sales company Silver Mountain has acquired the international rights to Borja Alcalde's feature-length documentary The Sacred Family. The film will have its world premiere at the 75th Edinburgh International Film Festival (August 12-20).
Jul 2022
Silver Mountain Distribution, the worldwide sales division of Carey Fitzgerald’s Irish-based Silver Mountain Productions, has acquired Borja Alcalde's creative documentary La Sagrada Familia for international sales.
Jul 2022
Irish sales outfit Silver Mountain, has acquired international rights to Borja Alcalde’s feature documentary The Sacred Family.
Jun 2022
International buyers have given a generally positive response to this week’s three-day London Screenings event held at Picturehouse Central from June 21-23, organised by Film London.
Jun 2022
VERDICT: A transgender man fears his teenage daughter is about to learn his well-kept secret in a serviceably shot but deeply-felt Iranian drama directed by Sepideh Mir Hosseini.
Feb 2022
Irish Film London (IFL), the London based organisation championing Irish Film TV and animation across the UK, has appointed industry veteran Carey Fitzgerald as Chair Person of the Board of Directors.
Feb 2022
Unique: Irish Film LondonThe London-based organization that champions Irish film, TV and animation across the UK has named Kerry Fitzgerald as the chairman of its board of directors.
Feb 2022
EXCLUSIVE: Irish Film London, the London-based organization championing Irish film, TV and animation across the UK, has named Carey Fitzgerald as Chair Person of its Board of Directors. Fitzgerald is the founder and MD of Irish production and sales...
Feb 2022
Screen highlights the buzz titles ready to entice international buyers at the 2022 European Film Market (EFM).   IMAGE SOURCE: BANKSIDE FILMS ‘FLUX GOURMET’   ARTICLE SOURCE: https://www.screendaily.com/features/efm-2022-the-buzz-titles-from-the...
Dec 2021
Director: Sam Uhlemann Writer: Sam Uhlemann Cast: Aoibhinn McGinnity, Seán Mahon, Muireann Ryan, Muireann D’Arcy, Graeme Coughlan, Des Carney, Rebecca Flynn Running time: 1hr 27mins   Is there a relationship between an addiction and the patho...
Dec 2021
A Cork-based production company has just launched a film telling the true story of an Iranian woman who changed gender and raised her newborn child as its father.   Director Sepideh Hosseini’s ‘Son of Man’ tells the story of Azar who, following her...
Nov 2021
The Cork-based Silver Mountain Distribution, sales and marketing division of Carey Fitzgerald’s Silver Mountain Productions, have announced the launch of Iranian LGBTQ+ film Son Of Man. Directed by Iranian filmmaker Sepideh Mir Hosseini, Son Of Man...
Nov 2021
Son of Man follows the story of an Iranian woman, Azar, who following her divorce gives birth to a baby girl, Armita. With the support of her only friend, Azar transitions, becoming Ahoura and bringing Armita up as her father.   They enjoy a lovi...
Nov 2021
EXCLUSIVE: Silver Mountain Distribution, the sales and marketing wing of Ireland-based Silver Mountain Productions, is handling rights on Iranian filmmaker Sepideh Hosseini’s Son Of Man.   The pic is a rare LGBTQIA+ story to come from Iran, where h...
Jul 2021
  The distribution arm of Ireland’s Silver Mountain Productions has landed worldwide sales rights, excluding Benelux, for eight-part Belgian crime series Fair Trade.   Made by Belgian producer Marc Punt’s Independent Productions, the 8×60’ series...
Jul 2021
  The eight-part series (8 x 60) sees Irish company Silver Mountain collaborate once more with writer/director/producer Marc Punt after the successful people trafficking drama series Matrioshki.   Carey Fitzgerald’s Silver Mountain will be handl...
Jul 2021
  Carey Fitzgerald’s Silver Mountain Productions has boarded world sales, excluding Benelux, on Fair Trade, the crime series from Marc Punt’s Independent Productions.   This is the second time the two companies have teamed up, following the people...
Jun 2021
The Dublin actor Sean Mahon told David Hennessy about his new film The Edge of Chaos which tackles the effect of addiction on the family, his time in Walford and just when he realised the film Philomena was something special.   The actor Sean Mahon...
May 2021
  Silver Mountain Distribution, the Irish global sales and marketing division of Carey Fitzgerald’s Silver Mountain Productions has announced the launch of Sam Uhlemann’s debut feature film The Edge of Chaos in the international marketplace. Prod...
May 2021
  A Cork-based production is on its way to worldwide distribution as The Edge of Chaos reaches out in search of an audience. Silver Mountain Distribution, the Irish global sales and marketing division of Carey Fitzgerald’s Silver Mountain Productio...
May 2021
  Silver Mountain Distribution, the Irish global sales and marketing division of Carey Fitzgerald’s Silver Mountain Productions, has boarded rights to Sam Uhleman’s debut feature film The Edge Of Chaos. The film was backed by Screen Ireland and prod...
Jan 2021
  Time to get ready to rock with The New Music – a foot-stomping Irish musical-drama with a big heart and a punk ethos. This heart-warming feature has just been released on Irish and UK digital streaming services courtesy of 101 Films and it's the p...
Jan 2021
As Clare McManus sat down to watch Irish movie The New Music, she felt a sense of joy and relief. For there on screen was a character who had the same disease as her - one that is rarely seen in young people.   Clare has Parkinson's disease, a cond...
Jan 2021
Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0937ryc   (Start time: 02:47:30 End time: 02:55:25)
Jan 2021
The New Music, a foot-stomping Irish musical-drama with a big heart and a punk ethos and winner of the 'Spirit of IndieCork' Award in 2019, has released across a number of digital streaming platforms.     This heart-warming feature, which The Guar...
Jan 2021
Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0933j47   (Start time: 01:16:55 End time: 01:25:51)    
Jan 2021
Described by CineEuropa as “Brave work…a little independent film with a big heart”, The New Music is a film about Parkinson’s, punk and friendship.   Chiara Viale’s feature film directorial debut centres on talented classical pianist Adrian, played...
Jan 2021
We seized the opportunity to meet the young Italian director living in Ireland Chiara Viale to talk about her debut feature film The New Music [+]. The winner of the Spirit of Indie Cork Award in 2019, the film is landing on streaming platforms Amazo...
Jan 2021
Time to prick up your ears and get ready to rock with The New Music – a foot-stomping Irish musical-drama with a big heart and a punk ethos – that has been making waves at festivals, winning the ‘Spirit of IndieCork’ Award for 2019.  This heartwarmin...
Jan 2021
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Jan 2021
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Jan 2021
Source: https://headstuffpodcasts.com/episode/interview-with-chiara-viale-writer-director-of-the-new-music
Jan 2021
PUNK, Parkinson’s disease and piano are the unlikely narrative cornerstones of this sweet and big-hearted tale set in Dublin.   Chiara Viale’s directorial debut introduces us to 25-year-old Adrian (Cillein McEvoy), a classical pianist who once play...
Jan 2021
  In the photo above Chiara on the set with her assistant director Karl Callan and the actor Cilléin Mc Evoy. The photo was taken in “Walton’s Music” on George Street before it closed in 2018.     CHIARA VIALE has been writing stories for as l...
Jan 2021
  A classical musician diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s finds respite with a student band in this warm but uneven Dublin indie   There are some moments of genuine feeling in this uneven Dublin-set indie about a classical pianist who joins th...
Oct 2020
  October 15, 2020   EXCLUSIVE: SMP Productions, the international sales arm of Irish production company Silver Mountain Productions, has taken worldwide rights outside of Brazil to Cibele Amaral’s second feature Why Won’t You Cry?   The film wa...
Oct 2020
Silver Mountain Distribution, the worldwide sales division of CareyFitzgerald’s Silver Mountain Productions have announced the sale of all UK and Ireland rights of debut Irish feature film The New Music to 101 Films. Director Chiara Viale’s debut fea...
Oct 2020
Silver Mountain Distribution, the worldwide sales division of Carey Fitzgerald’s Silver Mountain Productions have announced the sale of all UK and Ireland rights of debut Irish feature film The New Music to 101 Films. Director Chiara Viale’s debut fe...
Oct 2020
Indie filmmaking can present so many challenges – in funding, in finishing, in finding its audience – that it is always important to highlight and celebrate success stories when they emerge. The New Music is a prominent Irish example, a film and crew...
Sep 2020
Silver Mountain Distribution has announced the sale of all UK and Ireland rights of The New Music to 101 Films. Director Chiara Viale’s debut feature was produced by Philip Kidd and discovered by Silver Mountain at the IndieCork Film Festival, whe...
Aug 2020
Screen Skills Ireland, the skills development unit within Screen Ireland, is delighted to announce the 25 screen professionals selected to be mentees in the first iteration of the Screen Mentoring scheme. The selected mentees have been matched with a...
Jul 2020
Ella Hunt is elated. The rising actor has just moved up to London after quarantining with her family in Devon (“I’ve been used to days where I see more sheep than people”) and the night before our interview she had embarked on her first trip to the p...
Jul 2020
The last few months have been a struggle for everybody. Whether you’ve suddenly found yourself trapped in your home, or you’ve been manning the front-line, it’s likely that you’re in the market for a good old-fashioned feel-good film. Now then, might...
Jul 2020
Seventeen-year-old, music obsessed school girl Kat Malone (Ella Hunt) tricks her way into managing struggling band Dollar Days, pretending to be a band manager in her twenties.   Read More: https://cailloupettismoviereviews.com/2020/07/14/kat-and-t...
Jul 2020
The big attraction for many in Kat and the Band will be seeing Dougie Poynter from McFly/McBusted making his big screen acting debut. The question ultimately is, is he any good? I’m pleased to say that he’s not bad at all, his role is limited and he...
Jul 2020
EXCLUSIVE: Dave Evans’ feature doc My Grandfather The Spy, which chronicles the director’s exploration of his own family’s long-buried secrets, has been boarded by SMP Distribution for international sales.   The pic, financed by Film Cymru and BBC...
Jul 2020
Pop group McFly have signed their first record deal since 2009, and will release a new album via BMG this year. It comes seven years after the group's last single, after which they scrapped an entire record to form a "supergroup" with fellow pop sta...
Jun 2020
Academy Members are invited to participate in a live Q&A with the cast and crew of The New Music as part of IFTA's Screen Discussion Series After a Parkinson's diagnosis a classically trained pianist embarks on a path of self discovery leading him t...
May 2020
 Screen Ireland has launched two new schemes to support creative talent ahead of the expected resumption of film and television production in the Republic later this summer.   The agency’s skills development unit Screen Skills Ireland has introdu...
May 2020
A new film following the story of a musician with early-onset Parkinson’s aims to highlight the challenges and journeys faced by those affected   Determined to raise awareness about young-onset Parkinson’s, Dublin-based film writer and director Chi...
May 2020
A new film following the story of a musician with early-onset Parkinson’s aims to highlight the challenges and journeys faced by those affected Determined to raise awareness about young-onset Parkinson’s, Dublin-based film writer and director Chiara...
Apr 2020
A Belsize Park-based non-profit organisation is running virtual film screenings and filmmaking workshops to help “people in the early stages of recovery who are going through a nightmare” under lockdown. Sobriety Films is a community interest organi...
Apr 2020
McFly are donating all the royalties from their re-recording of their hit song "It's All About You" to the NHS! Thank you McFly! Look out for McFly's Dougie Poynter in this year's feel good music movie KAT AND THE BAND produced by Boudica Films & wor...
Apr 2020
Directed by: EE Hegarty Written By: Jemma Field and Michael Müller Starring: Ella Hunt, Katherine Kelly, Joanna David and Dougie Poynter Film Review by Brian Penn   There’s something comforting almost nostalgic about Kat and the Band. On the cus...
Apr 2020
EXCLUSIVE: 101 Films has taken rights for North America and the UK to Kat And The Band, E.E. Hegarty’s debut feature about a music-obsessed schoolgirl who tricks her way into managing a struggling band.   The youth-focused movie stars Ella Hunt (An...
Mar 2020
We are pleased to announce that Piano to Zanskar has won three awards! The Best Mountain Culture Film Award at Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF), Best Mountain Culture Film Award at Festival gorniškega filma and their first Engli...
Mar 2020
What a beautiful set visit this was! Managing Director Carey Fitzgerald & Executive Producer Ronald de Neef had a great time on the breathtaking set of LA FUGGITIVA a new Thriller Drama series directed by the world renowned Carlo Carlei (pictured). W...
Mar 2020
Marina Rebeka's newest album ELLE will be released on March 20th. Look out for the documentary, MARINA REBEKA: BLESSINGS OF WILL AND TALENT, distributed through us. A wonderful portrait of this fabulous soprano!
Feb 2020
Congratulations to superstar soprano Marina Rebeka for winning the Artist Of the Year 2020 from the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) . She will receive the award during the 10th Anniversary Ceremony at the Teatro de la Maestranza (Seville,...
Feb 2020
Odin’s Eye Entertainment has boarded sales on Telefilm Canada-backed animated feature Dino Dana The Movie, based on Sinking Ship Entertainment’s TV series Dino Dana. The Australian outfit has worldwide rights outside of North America. Odin’s Eye ha...
Feb 2020
Cork and London based SMP Distribution, the international sales arm of Silver Mountain Productions, has been appointed to handle the worldwide sales on The New Music, the debut Feature by Director Chiara Viale.   This news coincides with the appoin...
Jan 2020
Good news from Silver Mountain Productions!
Oct 2019
Getting a film distributed is a daunting task for any filmmaker. For those working independently, outside of mainstream cinema, or curious as to alternative models, this workshop will give strategies on how get your films to audiences – in cinemas, t...
Oct 2019
Úna Feely is the festival co-director of IndieCork, one of Ireland's biggest events celebrating independent cinema and music. This year, the gathering will open on 6 October and will run until Sunday 13 October. Our conversation with Feely revolved a...
Jul 2018
To listen to the Podcast, click this link!   This is a special bonus episode of When Life Gives You Parkinson’s which we are calling “Extra Dosage.” Full episodes will be release every other Wednesday. In between, Niki and I will share new informat...
Jun 2018
To listen to the Podcast, click this link!   In just a handful of episodes, PD Connect is already establishing a global reach. For our first episode, we journeyed over the wires to England to interview Emma Lawton. And now, in this latest episode,...
Jan 2018
Power of Dreams 24/1/2018 with special guest movie director Chiara Viale and live music from Sean McComish, Elga Fox and Kellie Marie Reynolds (Birdwoman). Presenters are Marian Shanley and Padraic Marren.
Jan 2018
Dublin City FM - Viewfinder Film Show