Rosie is a contemporary drama from the pen of Roddy Doyle, the Booker Prize Winning author whose writing has been adapted into films that include The Commitments (1991), The Snapper (1993) and The Van (1996). His screenplays include Family (1994) and When Brendan Met Trudy (2000). He has authored many novels, theatrical plays, and short stories.
Rosie tells the story of a mother trying to protect her family after their landlord sells their rented home and they become homeless. Finding a room, even for a night, is a tough job and finding somewhere permanent to live is even harder. Over 36 hours, Rosie and her partner John Paul strive to maintain a loving home while shielding their young family from the reality of the situation around them. Rosie examines how even in times of crises; the love and strength of a family can endure.
Paddy Breathnach (I Went Down, Viva) directs Rosie, a film that explores the quietly apocalyptic ramifications of Ireland’s housing crisis, from a screenplay by Roddy Doyle. Rosie stars Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful, Rebellion, Black ’47) in the title role, alongside Moe Dunford (Vikings, Black ’47) as her partner John Paul. Rosie introduces Ellie O’Halloran, Ruby Dunne, Molly McCann, and Darragh McKenzie, as their onscreen children.
Key crew include director of photography Cathal Watters (Peaky Blinders, Viva), production designer Mark Kelly (Dublin Oldschool), costume designer Louise Stanton (Sacrifice, Michael Inside), and editor Úna Ní Dhonghaíle (Ripper Street, The Crown). Music is composed by Stephen Rennicks (Room, Frank). Rosie is produced by Emma Norton, Rory Gilmartin, and Juliette Bonass. Roddy Doyle serves as Executive Producer alongside Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures is run by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe, with offices in Dublin and London, working across production, distribution, and exhibition. Element Pictu... More, who previously brought us The Lobster and Room. Dearbhla Regan is executive producer for Screen Ireland.
Rosie was shot in and around Dublin, Ireland, and is backed by Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry., the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, and RTÉ.
Director: Paddy Breathnach
Producers: Emma Norton, Rory Gilmartin, Juliette Bonass
Writer: Roddy Doyle
Starring: Sarah Greene, Moe Dunford, Ellie O’Halloran, Ruby Dunne, Molly McCann, Darragh McKenzie
Composer: Stephen Rennicks
Editor: Úna Ní Dhonghaíle
Cinematographer: Cathal Watters
Production Design: Mark Kelly
Costume Design: Louise Stanton
Casting: Louise Kiely Casting is one of Ireland's premier casting agencies. The company is lead by casting director Louise Kiely, who formed it in 2005.
Production Company: Element Pictures
Funded by: Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, RTÉ
Distributor: Element Pictures Distribution
Release date: October 12th, 2018
Running time: 1 hour 26 minutes