THE NEW MUSIC GETS DIGITAL STREAMING RELEASE ON MONDAY 18TH (Film In Dublin)
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 heartwarming feature is now set for its full Irish and UK release on digital streaming services from 18 January 2021 courtesy of 101 Films.
When talented classical pianist Adrian (Cilléin McEvoy) is diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease, his world falls apart. Afraid of the health implications and failing his family, Adrian runs away from home – destination Dublin. Finding a room in a shared apartment he meets Will (Jack Fenton), David (Patrick O’Brien) and Jodie (Martina Babisova) aka ‘The Cellmates’ – a rebellious punk band who practise what they preach. As a bond forms with his new-found friends, the band’s rock‘n’roll lifestyle and raucous music provide a lively distraction from his troubles.
The Cellmates are anything but uptight – will Adrian struggle to adjust, or could he find freedom in their chaos?
Directed by Chiara Viale (Clown, Be Frank, The Plait) in her feature debut; Chiara was inspired to write the story following her father’s death after having suffered from Multiple System Atrophy – a rare degenerative neurological disorder with symptoms similar to Parkinson’s. The film is supported by Young Parkinson’s Ireland and aims to dispel the stigma and shine a light on this rare condition.
The eclectic soundtrack includes two original songs by Zac Stephenson of Irish band Munky and woven throughout the film’s rock and punk vibes are the classical compositions by Mancunian David Sangster – acclaimed musician and World Parkinson’s Congress Ambassador.
The New Music is now streaming on Amazon Prime – Apple TV – Sky Store and Chilli