20 November 2019 The Irish Film & Television Network
Education / Training
Festivals / Markets
Locations Ireland
Post Production
Rep Bodies
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
Stephen Fingleton’s ‘The Survivalist’ to debut in competition at Tribeca
04 Mar 2015 : Seán Brosnan
Martin McCann as The Survivalist, Photographer Helen Sloan
Stephen Fingleton’s debut feature film ‘The Survivalist’ will make its’ world premiere at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, which will take place from April 15th to 26th in New York.

Written and directed by Fingleton, the film will compete with 11 other features at the festival and will have four public screenings including its world premiere. Martin McCann (‘Shadow Dancer’) Mia Goth (‘Nymphomaniac’), and Olwen Fouéré (‘This Must be the Place’) star in the film which is produced by Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones and David Gilbery of the Fyzz Facility.

‘The Survivalist’ was developed with the support of the BFI Film Fund and Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus Scheme and the screenplay was previously featured on the Hollywood Blacklist and topped the UK Brit List.

Stephen Fingleton - whose IFTA-nominated short film ‘SLR’ (starring Liam Cunningham) was shortlisted for the 2015 Best Live Action Short Film Oscar and who has been selected as one of Screen’s Stars of Tomorrow – said of the film’s debut at Tribeca: ‘Tribeca is the true home of contemporary independent cinema and it’s the ideal setting for people to get their first glimpse of The Survivalist. We did our post-production in New York and it’s a fantastic city.’

‘The Survivalist’ is the near future story of a man eking out a meagre existence on a secluded smallholding deep in the forest. When a starving woman and her teenage daughter discover his farm, his loneliness drives him to strike a bargain with them in return for bed and board. But as desire becomes stronger than necessity, the exchange becomes an uneasy, ongoing arrangement which threatens not only his carefully constructed world but also his life.’

Richard Williams, CEO, Northern Ireland Screen said: ‘Northern Ireland Screen has a clear policy of championing Northern Ireland talent; we have been long-standing supporters of Stephen, granting him our Bill Miskelly Award in 2007 which supported his MA in Screenwriting. Having funded his recent short film ‘Magpie’ and this amazing debut feature, ‘The Survivalist’, through our New Talent Focus scheme, we are delighted that the Tribeca audience can experience what this exciting new filmmaker has to offer. To be selected for official competition at this prestigious festival is a big milestone in his professional career and is testament to the world-class talent working in the industry in Northern Ireland.’

The film is produced by The Fyzz Facility Film One Limited, with funding from the BFI, Northern Ireland Screen and The Fyzz Facility. International Sales are handled by K5 International.

Check out IFTN’s interview with Stephen Fingleton about his Oscar-shortlisted and IFTA-nominated short film ‘SLR’ here.

‘Magpie’, the acclaimed short film prequel to ‘The Survivalist’, can be viewed below:

Element Pictures’ The Favourite Picks up four EFA Awards as first eight winners announced
Screen Skills Ireland Announces 'First Steps' Event in Association with IFI Education
Principal photography underway on VM Television’s new Irish crime thriller The Deceived
Winners announced for the 64th Cork Film Festival

Darklands stars Dane Whyte O’Hara & Damien Gildea speak with IFTN
What Time is Death? Director Paul Duane talks with IFTN
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.

Irish Prison Drama 'Maze' Opens in Cinemas across the US from Friday, March 22nd
22 Mar 2019 
Irish Prison Drama 'Maze' Starring Tom Vaughan-Lawlor Secures US Cinema Release
14 Jan 2019 
New Late-Night Genre Programme 'What the Fleadh?' Announced for 30th Galway Film Fleadh
26 Jun 2018 
Stephen Burke's 'Maze' Acquired by Netflix – Releases Tuesday, May 22nd
21 May 2018 
Principal photography underway on VM Television’s new Irish crime thriller The Deceived
Winners announced for the 64th Cork Film Festival
RTÉ and Acorn TV commission second season of Irish Comedy Finding Joy
Irish Screen legend Niall Tóibín passes away, aged 89
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

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