Magazine article Screen International

Wildcard Plays Strong Hand

Magazine article Screen International

Wildcard Plays Strong Hand

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EXCLUSIVE: Distributor picks up films with Maisie Williams, Jessica Paré and Killian Scott.

Irish outfit Wildcard Distribution has picked up a slew of titles to bolster its slate including Galway Film Fleadh features Gold and Get Up and Go.

Also among the haul are rom-com Standby starring Jessica Paré and Ian Power's The Guarantee.

Game of Thrones star and 2014 Screen International Star of Tomorrow Maisie Williams stars in Niall Heery's Gold alongside David Wilmot, Kerry Condon and James Nesbitt.

Written by Niall and his brother Brendan Heery and produced by Tristan Orpen Lynch and Aoife O'Sullivan for Subotica Films, the film is scheduled for a cinema release this year.

The offbeat comedy is about an estranged father who returns to his hometown after an absence of ten years in order to reconnect with his daughter and ex-wife.

Irish/UK rights have been acquired from Magnolia Pictures International for the romantic comedy Standby starring Jessica Paré (Mad Men) and Brian Gleeson (The Stag).

The feature debut for brothers Rob and Ronan Burke, was written by Pierce Ryan and produced by John Wallace for Black Sheep Productions.

The Guarantee goes into production this summer and is directed by Ian Power (The Runway). …

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