#IrishAbroad: Film4 picks up Liam O Mochain’s Lost & Found for the UK
Irish Writer/Director Liam O Mochain’s 3rd feature film, Lost & Found, has been acquired by Film4 for the UK. The film is currently on release Irish cinemas in Dublin & Cork and will expand to Galway & Mayo from July 20th 2018 with special screenings followed by Q&A with Liam O Mochain as follows – Monday 23rd July – Eye Galway post 7pm screening and Tuesday 24th July – Mayo Movieworld post 9pm screening.
The film recently won Best Foreign Film at the 2018 Arizona International Film Festival following its successful screenings at Dingle International Film Festival, IndieCork and its sold out world premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh. Lost & Found will be released in UK cinemas later in 2018.
We are delighted that Film4 have shown such a great interest in the film. I am a big fan of Film4, they have been involved with such great films from Ireland, UK and internationally over the past 30 years. I am really looking to forward to UK audiences getting an opportunity to engage with the film.
Liam O Mochain, Writer/Director
We are thrilled. Lost & Found was filmed over many years and it is brilliant for everyone involved that the film will be seen internationally.
Bernie Grummell, Producer
Lost & Found is a feature film with 7 interconnecting stories, inspired by true events, set in and around a lost and found property office in an Irish train station. O Mochain says the reaction the film is getting from both audience and press in its current Irish cinema release is great. Dublin Inquirer said about the film “Lost & Found is consistently funny.★★★★”; Newstalk said “Go see it…It will leave you with a smile on your face“; Sunday Independent “lovely observations and a really great cast”; The Irish Times “O Mochain’s third feature is his most appealing work to date;, The Sunday World said the film was “charming”; The Sunday Times “humorous”; The Irish Examiner “poignant” and Sunday Business Post said the film was “a gentle contemporary comedy”
The ensemble cast includes Norma Sheahan (Moone Boy), Liam Carney (Red Rock), Aoibhin Garrihy (The Fall), Anthony Morris (Games of Thrones), Seamus Hughes (Jimmy’s Hall), Liam O Mochain (WC), Brendan Conroy (Vikings), Barbara Adair (Grabbers), Sean Flanagan (Foil Arms & Hog), Mary McEvoy (Glenroe), Diarmuid Noyes (Borgia), Lynette Callaghan (Cold Feet), Olga Wehrly (The Clinic), Daniel Costelloe (Albert Nobbs) and Donncha Crowley (Fr 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 for The Crush, Savage Eye) 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 and Best Film at the Waterford 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.