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 Distribution has announced that they have acquired the Irish & UK rights to Ken Wardrop’s Mom and Me.
With Mom and Me, Wardrop weaves an exquisitely sympathetic portrait of what mothers mean to their sons in this charming and touching film, showing a vulnerable side of American masculinity that viewers rarely see. These Oklahoma men come from all walks of life, ranging from a war veteran and a prison inmate to a cowboy preacher and a district attorney. Their mothers are just as complicated: spunky, resilient, demanding, generous, and iconoclastic. As these mothers and sons ride horses, shoot guns, and discuss their deepest feelings, Wardrop’s compassionate observation reveals the universality that underlies this most particular relationship.
[quote title=”Ken Wardrop is an Irish documentary filmmaker best know for his short Undressing My Mother,a nd features His & Hers, Mom & Me, and Making the Grade. – Director”]I’m delighted to have the opportunity to once again be working with Element Distribution. We had an incredible journey with His & Hers and I’m hopeful that Mom and Me will similarly capture the hearts of Irish audiences.[/quote]
Mom and Me is directed by Ken Wardrop and produced by Andrew Freedman with backing from The Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry.. Wardrop and Element previously worked together on the release of the critically acclaimed and box-office hit His & Hers in 2010 which remains the highest-grossing Irish documentary of all time.
Mom and Me premiered at the 2015 Telluride Film Festival to rave reviews. The Guardian awarded the film 4 ****, calling it ‘A devastating study of motherly love in US’s manliest state” and its also nominated for Best Feature Documentary at the 2016 IFTA’s.
Irish audiences will have the opportunity to view Mom and Me this summer in cinemas and on-demand.