#IrishAbroad: Rialto picks up Liam O Mochain’s Lost & Found for Australia and New Zealand
Irish Writer/Director Liam O Mochain’s 3rd feature film Lost & Found has been picked up by Rialto distribution for Australia & New Zealand for all rights. The film was also recently picked up by FILM4 for the UK.
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)
We are delighted that Rialto have shown such a great interest in the film. They have been involved with great films from Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, UK and internationally for many years. I am really looking to forward to audiences in Australia & New Zealand getting an opportunity to engage with the film.
Liam O Mochain, Writer/Director
We are thrilled. Lost & Found was filmed over 5 years and it is great for everyone involved that the film will be seen internationally.
Bernie Grummell, Producer
Lost & Found is such a treat to watch, one of those rare films that only comes along ever so often, the team and I are delighted to be sharing the film with local audiences and know they will adore Lost & Found as much as we do.
Kelly Rogers, CEO – Rialto Film Distribution
Lost & Found is currently in UK cinemas, following on from its Irish cinema release this summer. The film will also screen in competition at the upcoming 25th Austin Film Festival later this month. Lost & Found recently won best foreign film at the 2018 Arizona International film festival following its world premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh.