23 September 2019 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
     
Actors
Actors Database
Casting Directors
Casting For Children & Young People
Actors Agents
Casting Space
Actor Training
Actor Dates & Deadlines
What's In Production
Actor Interviews
Who's Who
Actors News
Sign up for Actors Datebase
Free Newsletter
Site Map
IFTN HOME

Irish Film and Television Network

 »

Actors

 »

Actors News



Principal Photography Underway on New NI-Based Comedic-Thriller Pixie
20 Aug 2019 : Nathan Griffin
Olivia Cooke, Colm Meaney and Alec Baldwin star in Pixie.
Filming has begun on Pixie, which sees Barnaby Thompson (St. Trinian's 1&2) direct a script penned by Preston Thompson (Kids In Love).

Shooting on location in Northern Ireland, the film is led by rising British star Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One, Me Earl and the Dying Girl) who will feature alongside Ben Hardy (Bohemian Rhapsody, X-Men: Apocalypse) and Daryl McCormack (A Very English Scandal) with Colm Meaney (Layer Cake, Con Air), Dylan Moran (Black Books, Shaun of the Dead) and Oscar nominated and Emmy-winning actor Alec Baldwin (SNL, Still Alice).

The film centres on Pixie (Cooke), who wants to avenge her mother’s death by masterminding a heist, but her plans go awry and she finds herself on the run with two young men (Hardy, McCormack) who are way out of their depth being chased across the Wild Irish countryside by gangsters. She has to pit her wits against everyone, taking on the patriarchy to claim the right to shape her own life.

John De Borman (Full Monty, An Education) features as the director of photography and David Holmes (Ocean’s Eleven, Killing Eve) is the composer. Thompson is producing the film with James Clayton (My Generation, Pride), while Peter Touche and Samantha Allwinton from Ingenious Media serve as executive producers.

Funded by Ingenious and Fragile Films, with support from Northern Ireland Screen, Pixie will shoot in and around Belfast, Northern Ireland for seven weeks, with additional photography in the West of Ireland.

Endeavor Content is handling worldwide sales. Paramount Pictures has acquired distribution rights in the UK and Ireland.

Speaking about the film, director Barnaby Thompson said:

“I am excited to be returning to the Emerald Isle, the birthplace of my father and where I started my career directing documentaries, to make a comedic thriller with a wonderful cast against an extraordinary landscape. I’m also thrilled the film is going to be distributed in the UK and Ireland by Paramount, where I started my career producing movies.”

Barnaby Thompson started his career directing documentaries including the award-winning Kiss The Sky about Jimi Hendrix. He worked with legendary producer Lorne Michaels producing Wayne’s World 1&2, Coneheads and Tommy Boy. He returned to the UK where he set up Fragile Films and has produced and/or directed some of the most successful British independent films including Spiceworld, Kevin and Perry Go Large, An Ideal Husband, St.Trinians and St.Trinians 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold, Easy Virtue and Dorian Gray. Most recently he was the executive producer of the UK hit, Fisherman’s Friends. He was nominated for a BAFTA and Oscar for Dear Rosie, a short film written by Peter Morgan.




BREAKING NEWS
Telegael wins Animation Investor Award at 2019 European Cartoon Forum
First-look trailer released for Northern Irish drama Ordinary Love
Gerard Mannix Flynn's feature documentary Land Without God releases in cinemas October 18
IFTN talks with Maddie Rice & Kate Kennedy, writers of new RTÉ Comedy Pilot 'Handy'

FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
IFTN talks with Maddie Rice & Kate Kennedy, writers of new RTÉ Comedy Pilot 'Handy'
Peaky Blinders director Anthony Byrne talks with IFTN ahead of the Season 5 Finale
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
Principal Photography Underway on New NI-Based Comedic-Thriller Pixie
20 Aug 2019 
Four Projects Selected for Canada-Northern Ireland Co-Development Funding
10 Dec 2018 
TG4’s Autumn Collection Connects and Shares with style
28 Aug 2017 
RTÉ One and RTÉ2 reveal brand new gems for new season
24 Aug 2017 
EDITOR'S PICK
Telegael wins Animation Investor Award at 2019 European Cartoon Forum
First-look trailer released for Northern Irish drama Ordinary Love
Eddie Doyle Appointed BBC Northern Ireland's Head of Content Commissioning
Chris O'Dowd picks up Creative Arts Emmy Award for State of the Union
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