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 have announced that they have secured the Irish and UK rights to Declan Recks’ new Irish comedy The Flag,which they will release in cinemas on October 14th.
The Flag tells the story of Harry Hambridge (Pat Shortt ) who is a down-on-his-luck paddy living in London. In one day he loses his job, father and beloved pet hamster, Mouse. On returning home to bury his father, he finds a statement from his Grandfather, claiming that it was he who raised the flag over the GPO during the 1916 Rising, which now hangs upside-down in an army barracks in England. Too long used to the mockery of his life, he sets out with his motley crew to find that “fecking flag” and maybe his passion for life along the way.
The Flag has a stellar line-up of Irish acting talent including Moe Dunford (Patrick’s Day, Vikings), Ruth Bradley (Rebellion, Love/Hate), Simone Kirby (Notes on Blindness, Jimmy’s Hall), and Brian Gleeson (Rebellion, Tiger Raid ). It is directed by Recks (The Truth Commissioner) from a script by Eugene O’Brien. The pair previously worked together on Pure Mule and Eden.
The Flag is produced by Robert Walpole and Rebecca O’Flanagan for Treasure Entertainment, and is backed by the Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry., Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, and RTÉ.