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Lost & Found wins Best Foreign Film at the Arizona Int. Film Festival
02 May 2018 : Nathan Griffin
Irish Writer/Director Liam O Mochain’s third feature film ‘Lost & Found’ has won the Best Foreign Film Award at the 27th Arizona International Film Festival. The award was announced on the closing night of the festival on Monday, 30th April.

The Arizona award follows successful festival screenings at Dingle Film Festival, IndieCork and a sold-out world premiere at the 2017 Galway Film Fleadh where Donald Clarke in The Irish Times called it one of “the best films from this year’s Galway Film Fleadh” and Scott Larson from scottmovies.com said the film was ‘reminiscent of Kevin Smith’s ‘Clerks’ touching, funny and thoughtful”.

Speaking about the news, director Liam O Mochain said:  

It is fantastic to have won such a great award at our first international film festival with the film.  Lost & Found received a great reaction from the audience in Arizona.  It is a great festival and a long- standing supporter of indie films, showing 86 films from 22 countries.” 

Producer Bernie Grummell added:

We are delighted at winning at such a prestigious film festival.  It is a credit to all the cast and crew who worked on the film.  We look forward to audiences all over Ireland getting to see Lost & Found when Eclipse Pictures release the film in cinemas this summer.”

‘Lost & Found’ is a feature film with 7 interconnecting stories set in and around a lost & found office of an Irish train station.  All segments are inspired by true stories, share a theme of something lost or found, and characters that come in and out of each other’s lives.  It was filmed over 5 years and completed in May 2017.  Speaking about the filming experience, O Mochain added: “The cast, crew and post team were great to work with. They were very dedicated to the film and kept coming back every year to work on the next segment

The ensemble cast includes Aoibhín Garrihy (‘The Fall’, ‘Fair City’, ‘Dancing with the Stars’), Liam Carney (‘Red Rock’, ‘Outlander’), Norma Sheahan (‘Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope’, ‘Moone Boy’), Sean Flanagan (‘Foil Arms & Hog’), Anthony Morris (‘Games of Thrones’), Seamus Hughes (‘Jimmy’s Hall’, ‘Klondike’), Barbara Adair (‘Derry Girls’), Brendan Conroy (‘Vikings’), Tom O Suilleabhain (‘Maze’), Olga Wehrly (‘The Clinic’), Diarmuid Noyes (‘Borgia’), Liam O Mochain (‘WC’), Lynette Callaghan (‘Cold Feet’), Daniel Costelloe (‘Albert Nobbs’) and Donncha Crowley (‘Father Ted’).

The creative team behind ‘Lost & Found’ are writer/director Liam O Mochain, producer Bernie Grummell (‘WC’, ‘The Book That Wrote Itself’), DoP Fionn Comerford (‘Vikings’, ‘Roy’), production designer David Wilson (‘Omagh’, ‘Some Mother’s Son’), sound Niall O'Sullivan (‘Frank’) & Philippe Faujas (‘Pure Mule’), make up & hair Caoimhe Arrigan (‘Death of a President’), editor Ciara Brophy (Oscar nominated ‘The Crush’) and composer Richie Buckley (‘WC’; ‘The General’).

‘Lost & Found’ is O Mochain’s third feature film.  He has made numerous short films, documentaries and TV shows.  His 2007 feature film ‘WC’ won Best Foreign Film at Las Vegas Int. Film Festival.  ‘WC’ also screened at Montreal, Galway, Dublin and the Cairo Int. Film Festival.  Liam’s debut feature film ‘The Book That Wrote Itself’ had its world premiere at the 1999 Galway Film Fleadh, Int. premiere at the 1999 Vancouver Int. Film Festival and went on to screen at many film festivals worldwide. ‘Fortune’, his first short film, won best short film at the1998 Worldfest Houston Int. Film Festival. His short film ‘Covet’ was longlisted for an Academy Award in 2013.

Lost & Found opens at Irish cinemas in Summer 2018




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