Dublin Oldschool
Emmet Kirwan, Sarah Greene and Stephen Jones in Dublin OldSchool

#IrishFilm: Dave Tynan’s Dublin Oldschool to hit Irish cinemas on June 29th

Element Pictures Distribution has announced that Dave Tynan’s Dublin Oldschool will be released nationwide on June 29th.

Dublin Oldschool tells the story of Jason, a wannabe DJ, on a drug-fuelled trip through the streets of Dublin as he stumbles from one session to another. Somewhere between the DJs, decks, and drug busts he stumbles across a familiar face from the past, his brother Daniel.  Daniel, an educated heroin addict, is living on the streets. The brothers haven’t seen or spoken to each other in years but over a lost weekend they reconnect and reminisce over raves, tunes and their troubled past. Two brothers living very different lives might have more in common than they think.

The film is directed and co-written by Tynan (Heartbreak, Just Sayin’) and stars co-writer Emmet Kirwan (’71, Heartbreak), Ian Lloyd Anderson (Love/Hate, Game of Thrones), Seana Kerslake (A Date for Mad Mary, Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope) and Sarah Greene (Noble, Rebellion).

I’m delighted that Irish audiences get to see Dublin Oldschool this summer. This is a homegrown film, from its origins as Emmet’s play to its financing and production. I’m particularly proud I made it with the same gang I’ve been working with for years. We had an extraordinary cast and crew. It takes a village to make a film and I think we’ve made a funny, honest and powerful film. It means an awful lot to me too that this film will be shown on the big screen. Raves and cinemas are communal experiences; I can’t wait for crowds to see it in the dark together.
Dave Tynan, Director/Co-writer

Dublin Oldschool is produced by Mike Donnelly, Dave Leahy with Liam Ryan as associate producer, Rory Gilmartin serving as executive producer for Element Pictures and Lesley McKimm as executive producer for the Irish Film Board. Production support for the project came from the Irish Film Board and Windmill Lane Pictures.