Irish Abroad: Patrick's Day wins big at the Woodstock Film Festival

More great news from the United States as Terry McMahon’s hard-hitting mental health drama Patrick’s Day has picked up three awards at the Woodstock Film Festival.

The film won Best Cinematography for Michael Lavelle, Best Editing for Emer Reynolds and the grand prize of Best Feature Narrative.

The film is the story of a young man with mental health issues who falls for a suicidal flight attendant.

Patrick’s Day is McMahon’s follow up to the hugely controversial Charlie Casanova and has already shared the Audience Award for ‘Best Film’ at The 26th Galway Film Fleadh, as well as being awarded the coveted Director’s Guild of America 2014 ‘Finders Series’ Award, which saw the film play for the Directors Guild of America in a special screening in Hollywood last week.

The film will be released by Wildcard Distribution into Irish cinemas in early 2015. Before that Patrick’s Day will have a gala screening at the Cork Film Festival this November.

Patrick’s Day is an Ignition Film Productions production with Underground Films and Forefront Features in association with Bord Scannán na hÉireann / The Irish Film Board and RTÉ.