#IrishFilm: Radiant Films to sell David Gleeson’s Don’t Go at EFM
ScreenDaily is reporting that international sales agent Radiant Films will present David Gleeson’s latest feature film Don’t Go to potential buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin.
Don’t Go (previously Don’t Let Go) is the story of a man who, following the tragic loss of his daughter, convinces himself he can bring her back if only he can hold onto her hand in a recurring dream. The script was written by Ronan Blaney (Boogaloo and Graham) and director David Gleeson.
The cast is led by international stars Stephen Dorff (Blade) and Melissa George (The Slap, Grey’s Anatomy), with support from a host of Irish actors including Simon Delaney (The Conjuring 2, The Good Wife), Aoibhinn McGinnity (Poison Pen, Love/Hate), Gavin O’Connor (Charlie, The Tudors), Lalor Roddy (Michael Inside, Rebellion), Luke Griffin (Noble, Pure Mule), Charlotte Bradley (Veronica Guerin, An Bronntanas), and Laurence O’Fuarain (The Limit Of, Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope).
Don’t Go marks Gleeson’s return to directing duties following Cowboys and Angels (2003) and The Front Line (2006). His new film Tolkien from Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertainment has just been announced and will begin shooting in September in London, starring Nicholas Hoult playing the role of ‘Lord of the Rings’ writer, JRR Tolkien.
Nathalie Lichtenthaeler (As If I’m Not There) produces for Wide Eye Films, with Michael Helfant and Bradley Gallo as executive producers for Amasia Entertainment. Cinematography was by James Mather (Frank) with production design by Tracey O’Hanlon (Red Rock). Isobel Stephenson (Mr Selfridge, Garage) is the editor and post-production will take place at EGG post Production in Dublin. Financing comes from the Irish Film BoardFís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry., Amasia Entertainment, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, and Northern Ireland Screen.
Don’t Go was shot entirely on location in Spiddal, Co Galway with production facilities provided by Danú Media.
The film is currently in post-production and first footage will be presented at EFM by Radiant Films. U.S. rights are being represented by Paradigm.
Don’t Go is a wholly original psychological thriller. David Gleeson has crafted a remarkable film which keeps its audience guessing and has provided his two remarkable leads with challenging roles showcasing their formidable talent. Radiant is extremely excited to present this film to the international marketplace.
Mimi Steinbauer, CEO and president – Radiant Films
We are thrilled that Radiant has come on board to sell Don’t Go. Mimi and her team have an amazing eye for daring, original work and this film fits that description perfectly. Berlin is an excellent launch pad to introduce this captivating story to buyers, and we could not be more proud to deliver the kind of commercial thriller for which the international marketplace is hungry for.
Nathalie Lichtenthaeler, Producer – Wide Eye Films