Fastnet Films is the production company of Macdara Kelleher, Morgan Bushe and director Lance Daly. A continuous  presence at major festivals including Cannes, Toronto, Berlin, Sundance, and Telluride, the company has also been nominated for the European Film Awards and the Independent Spirit Awards.

Projects in pre and post‐production  include  Black 47 starring Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent and Stephen Rea, The Professor and the Madman, starring Mel Gibson and Sean Penn, and The Belly of the Whale, starring Pat Shortt and Lewis MacDougall. In February 2018, principal photography began on George R.R. Martin’s new SciFi TV Show Nightflyers, which is the largest production to shoot in Ireland.

Other recent productions include Mammal, starring Rachel Griffiths which premiered in competition at Sundance  2016; The  Land  of the  Enlightened, from  director  Pieter  Jan  de  Pue,  also  at  Sundance 2016, the film was nominated for the European Film Awards; Strangerland, starring Nicole Kidman, premiered at Sundance 2015; What If starring Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan and Adam Driver premiered as a Toronto Gala Presentation and was released worldwide in 2014.  Previous credits include Life’s a Breeze, directed by Lance Daly, starring Fionnula Flanagan, premiered at Toronto 2013; The Runway starring Academy Award nominated actor Demián Bichir; The Surprise, from  Academy  Award  Winning  Director  Mike  Van  Diem; Circus  Fantasticus,  shortlisted  for  the European  Film  Awards  and  longlisted  for  best  foreign  language  film  at  the  Academy  Awards; Anton Corbijn Inside Out, which premiered at the Berlinale 2012; The Other Side of Sleep which received its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, Director’s Fortnight 2011; and Kisses premiering at Telluride, sold by Focus Features and nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Independent Spirit Awards.

Filmography

Latest News

Black 47 - Image #IrishFilm: Famine epic Black ’47 available on Netflix from March 31st - Lance Daly's epic famine thriller, Black '47, will be available on Netflix from March 31st. The film was the highest-grossing Irish release of 2018.
Black '47 #IrishFilm: Famine epic Black ’47 now available to own on DVD and Blu-Ray - Lance Daly's epic famine thriller, Black '47, is now available to own via Wildcard Distribution. The film is the highest-grossing Irish release of 2018.
The Belly of the Whale #IrishFilm: The Belly of the Whale to be released in Irish cinemas on December 7th - Morgan Bushe's debut Irish feature The Belly of the Whale, starring Pat Shortt (Garage, Calvary), will be released in Irish cinemas on Friday, December 7th.
Black '47 #IrishFilm: Black ’47 crosses the million euro mark at the Irish Box Office - Lance Daly's epic thriller set against the Great Hunger, Black '47, hit a major landmark last night, passing the €1 million mark at the Irish Box Office. 
Black '47 #IrishFilm: Black ’47 opens as highest-grossing Irish film of 2018 - Lance Daly's famine revenge western Black '47 has achieved the highest opening for an Irish film in Ireland since John Crowley’s Brooklyn in 2015.
Black '47 #Interview: Scannain Talks Black ’47 with actor James Frecheville - Scannain caught up with Australian actor James Frecheville, who plays Feeney in Black '47 to talk about the film. Black '47 is out now in Irish cinemas.
Black 47 #IrishAbroad: IFC Films to release Lance Daly’s Black ’47 in the US on September 28th - U.S. distributors IFC Films have signed a deal to release Lance Daly’s famine epic Black '47 in the US from September 28th.
Black 47 #IrishFilm: Watch the gripping trailer for Lance Daly’s Black ’47 - Wildcard Distribution has released the official trailer for Lance Daly's famine-revenge epic Black '47, which they will release in Irish cinemas from Sep 5
The Belly of the Whale #Fleadh18: Morgan Bushe’s The Belly of the Whale to open 30th Galway Film Fleadh - The 2018 Galway Film Fleadh has announced that Morgan Bushe's debut feature The Belly of the Whale will open the festival on Tuesday, July 10th.
Black '47 #IrishFilm: Lance Daly’s epic famine-western Black ’47 to hit Irish cinema screens on September 7th - Wildcard Distribution has announced that they will release Lance Daly's famine-revenge epic Black '47 in Irish cinemas from Friday, September 7th with previews on August 31st, September 1st and 2nd.

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Founder and Managing Editor of Scannain. Head of Business Affairs at Treasure Entertainment. If found please return to a cinema. Always willing to lend a hand to an Irish film, actor or director in need.

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