Irish Film: Line-up announced for The Guarantee live panel event

With a week to go to the world premiere of The Guarantee, the line-up for the interactive live event on Thursday 30th October has been announced. Today FM’s Matt Cooper will be joined by businessman, broadcaster and former politician Ivan Yates, Irish Times journalist Una Mullally, The Guarantee screenwriter Colin Murphy and the film’s director Ian Power for a post screening discussion and Q&A.

The interactive event will see cinemas across the country show the feature simultaneously at 8pm which will be followed by a live satellite link-up broadcasting the post-screening discussion from Movies@Dundrum. Audiences across the country will be able to interact with the panel and pose questions through a special live Twitter feed which will be projected to each cinema.

Directed by Ian Power (The Runway) and starring Love/Hate‘s Peter Coonan, David Murray (Amber), Orla Fitzgerald (The Wind That Shakes The Barley), Morgan C. Jones (Vikings), and Gary Lydon (Calvary) the film recreates the drama surrounding the most significant political decision in modern Irish history; when the Irish government decided to guarantee the entire domestic banking system. It charts the origins of that pivotal decision and follows developments through the peak of the boom to the beginning of the bust.

Written by Colin Murphy and based on his stage play Guaranteed! produced by Fishamble Theatre Company, Peter Coonan and Gary Lydon star as Anglo Irish Bank Chief Executive David Drumm and Taoiseach Brian Cowen respectively, with David Murray, Morgan C. Jones and Orla Fitzgerald also starring as Finance Minister Brian Lenihan, Anglo Chairman Sean Fitzpatrick and civil servant Kate Walsh.

The film was produced by John Kelleher Media in association with the BAI, the Irish Film Board and TV3.

The Guarantee will be released in Irish cinemas on 30th October and will be broadcast on TV3 and released on DVD later this year.