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 will release new Irish thriller Traders on March 11th. The film was very well received on its premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh last summer.
Traders is written and directed by Rachael Moriarty and Peter Murphy and stars Killian Scott (Love/Hate, Calvary, ’71), John Bradley (Game of Thrones, Shameless), Nika McGuigan (The Secret Scripture, Mammal), Peter O’Meara ( Love/Hate, Charlie), and Barry Keoghan is an Irish actor from Summerhill in Dublin, best known for his roles in Dunkirk and The Killing of a Sacred Deer. (’71, Mammal).
Traders tells the story of Harry Fox (Scott) seems to have it all, the luxury apartment, the fancy car but when the company he works for goes bust it looks like he will lose everything. A solution is offered by Vernon Stynes (Bradley) who has masterminded a diabolical, all-or-nothing scheme based in the Deep Web, called Trading. Two strangers empty their banks accounts, sell their assets, put their entire worth in cash into a green sports bag. They travel to a remote location and fight to the death. Winner buries the loser and walks away twice as rich. Vernon believes trading is a no-brainer for anyone who wants to get rich quick. Can Harry resist the lure of a such a high risk gamble? It’s dangerous, it’s illegal, but it could solve all his problems.
We are delighted that Element Pictures are releasing Traders and Irish audiences will get a chance to enjoy the film on the big screen. They’ve released some of our favourite Irish films in the past few years, so it’s a real thrill for us that they’re distributing our first film.
Rachael Moriarty and Peter Murphy – Directors
Coco’s Stuart Switzer (Elisa Lynch: Queen of Paraguay, 1916: The Irish Rebellion) produced Traders with Libby Durdy (The Stone Roses: Made of Stone, This is England ’88) and Rachel Lysaght (One Million Dubliners). Executive Producers are Paul Higgins (Submarine) and Linda Cullen (Room to Improve, The Consumer Show). Finance for the film came from the Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry., with Rory Gilmartin serving as the IFB’s development executive for the film.