27 September 2020 The Irish Film & Television Network
Amazon Prime acquires Irish comedy-drama LIFT
22 Jun 2020 : News Desk
Irish comedy-drama Lift.
Amazon Prime has secured the rights to Conor Armstrong Sanfey’s award-winning debut feature film LIFT, which is now available to stream on the platform.

Written by best-selling author Kealan Ryan (The Middle Place), LIFT tells the story of Sean (Black 47, Game of Thrones) who’s vicious and seemingly random attack on a security guard leaves the man unconscious. Fleeing the scene, Sean finds himself stranded in an elevator with five strangers. His every panicked action repels, rather than endears him to those trapped inside. Nonetheless, from within the confines of the lift, love has a chance of blossoming, personalities clash, and violence could erupt in a given moment. Sean seems fated to be caught unless the people who fear him can offer him one last chance of redemption.

The comedy-drama was shot in Ireland in 2015 on a micro-budget of just €15,000. After winning the award best film at festivals such as the Capital Irish Film Festival in Washington DC, Disappear Here Film Festival in Donegal and the Underground Film Festival in Dublin, LIFT was acquired by Screen Media Films (USA) and released in the USA and Canada in October 2018. It has finally arrived back on Irish shores to all subscribers of Amazon Prime.

The ensemble cast also includes screen legend Gerard McSorley (Veronica Guerin, Father Ted), Hannah Crowley (Damo and Ivor), Kealan Ryan (Soulsmith), Steven Gorman (Demon Hunter), Colin Walsh (DannyBoy), Meaghan Gallagher (Demon Hunter), and Alan Sherlock (Spiders Trap).

Those who don’t subscribe to Amazon Prime, LIFT available for rent or purchase across a number of online screening platforms such as Google Play, YouTube, Microsoft Store, iTunes, and Xbox.

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