25 August 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
     
NEWS IN BRIEF
Features & Interviews
Production News
Post Production News
VFX News
Animation News
Digital News
Festivals News
Training News
Cast News
Finance News
IFTA Film & Drama Awards
Galway Film Fleadh 2017
List Your Company
Daily News Bulletin
Site Map
IFTN HOME
European Premiere of ‘Frank’ Tonight at the Light House Cinema
24 Apr 2014 : Aisling Newton
Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson and Lenny Abrahamson will attend the European Premiere of ‘Frank’ tonight, Thursday April 24, at the Light House Cinema, Smithfield.

Irish director Abrahamson’s follows up his award-winning films ‘Adam & Paul’, ‘Garage’ and ‘What Richard Did’ with an offbeat comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender), a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head, and his terrifying bandmate Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal).

Written by Jon Ronson (The Men Who Stare At Goats) and Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Men Who Stare At Goats), ‘Frank’ is based on the memoir by Ronson. It is a fictional story loosely inspired by Frank Sidebottom, the persona of cult musician and comedy legend Chris Sievey, as well as other outsider musicians like Daniel Johnston and Captain Beefheart.

The feature is an Element Pictures/Runaway Fridge production for Protagonist Pictures, Film4, BFI and the Irish Film Board (and received funding from the latter three). The film was produced by Ed Guiney, David Barron and Stevie Lee, with executive producers Tessa Ross, Katherine Butler, Andrew Lowe and Nigel Williams.

Protagonist Pictures recently announced it had secured a number of global deals for ‘Frank’, following Magnolia acquiring the film for distribution in North America. The comedy was also sold to Japan (Nettai Museum), Australia and New Zealand (Madman), Italy (I Wonder), Scandinavia (Non Stop), Benelux (Wild Bunch), CIS (Cinema Prestige), Portugal (Lusomundo), Turkey (Bir Film), Israel (Lev Film), Poland (Gutek Film), Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia (ACFK/Mozinet).

Fassbender, Gleeson and Abrahamson are among the guests on this week's The Late Late Show on RTÉ One.

Distributed by Element Pictures, ‘Frank’ will be released in Irish cinemas nationwide on May 9th. Watch the trailer for the film below:




BREAKING NEWS
New Belfast-Set Comedy Series ‘My Left Nut’ to Debut on BBC Three
Irish Western Never Grow Old Releases in Irish Cinemas this Friday, August 23rd
Irish-Belgian Co-Production The Other Lamb Selected for 67th San Sebastian Film Festival
Dead Still, Headcases and Dublin Murders Lead the Way for RTÉ's New Season

FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
Aisling Bea’s New Comedy Series ‘This Way Up’ Begins Streaming on Hulu
Damien Molony Talks Brassic Ahead of its Debut on Sky One this Thursday at 10pm
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
DkIT to Present New Film Festival with Louth Filmmakers Society
20 Aug 2019 
SPACE-2 Ltd Announce New Appointments for N.I and R.o.I
29 Jul 2019 
'The Man Who Wanted to Fly' to Have TV Premiere on RTÉ
22 Jul 2019 
First Look Image Released for 'The Young Offenders' Series 2 Currently Filming in Cork
12 Jun 2019 
EDITOR'S PICK
Dead Still, Headcases and Dublin Murders Lead the Way for RTÉ's New Season
‘Innocent Boy’ Named Winner of Virgin Media Discovers Short Film Competition
Irish Documentarian Pat Collins to World Premiere New Irish Film at TIFF
Northern Irish Film A Bump Along The Way Selected for Toronto Film Festival
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