One of our most anticipated films of 2016, Mark O’Connor’s Cardboard Gangsters has reached a new milestone on its way to the big screen. Last Thursday the film reached picture lock, and yesterday it began post-production at the Dublin based EGG Post-Production.

The edit was performed by Tony Kearns, who previously worked with O’Connor on the excellent Stalker. The post-production team at EGG includes Dubbing Mixer Aza Hand, Colourist Nikos Panteris, and Online Editor Alan Sullivan. Patrick Drummond who is doing the post sound design was the sound editor on Boyz N the Hood.

Director O’Connor co-wrote Cardboard Gangsters with Love/Hate star John Connors, sees his frequent collaborator Connors take the lead as Jaythe head of a gang of drug dealers attempting to take control of an are of Darndale controlled by Jimmy Smallhorne’s Derra.

The pair are joined by Kierston Wareing (Fish Tank), Fionn Walton (What Richard Did), Damien Dempsey (Between the Canals), Denise McCormack (Love/Hate) Paul Roe (Adam and Paul), Stephen Clinch (Between the Canals), and Corey McKinley (’71), with support from Aaron Blake O’Connell (Bully), Gemma-Leah Devereux (How to Be Happy), Toni O’Rourke (Noble), Fiona Hewitt Twamley, Paul Alright, Ryan Lincoln, and Ciaran McCabe (Bully). UFC fighters Cathal Pendred and Nathan Kelly also make cameo appearances.

Cardboard Gangsters is produced by Richard Bolger for Five Knight Films, in association with O’Connor’ Stalker Films. The film is funded by the BAI, Filmbase, and TV3, with TV3 acquiring the broadcast rights to the film.

Post-production is expected to be fully completed by the end of June in time for the Galway Film Fleadh. Wildcard Distribution will distribute the film in Ireland later in the year.

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[infobox style=’regular’ static=’1′]cardboard-gangsters_stylisedCardboard Gangsters

Director: Mark O’Connor
Writer: Mark O’Connor, John Connors
Producers: Richard Bolger
Cinematographer: Michael Lavelle

Actors: Kierston Wareing, Fionn Walton, Damien Dempsey, Denise McCormack, Paul Roe, Stephen Clinch, Corey McKinley

A group of young cardboard gangsters attempt to gain control of the drug trade in Darndale, chasing the glorified lifestyle of money, power and sex.[/infobox]

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