Out of thousands of submissions, Terry McMahon’s critically acclaimed film Patrick’s Day has been selected as one of only eight films for competition at the iconic Woodstock Film Festival which runs from October 15th – October 19th in Woodstock New York.
Priding itself on its “Fiercely Independent” status the Woodstock Film Festival attracts the mavericks of American cinema and this year Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, The Wrestler) will be presented with the Maverick Director award by Oscar winning actress, Jennifer Connolly. Patrick’s Day will be considered by a jury of other Oscar winning heavyweights including legendary cinematographer, Haskell Wexler (One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest).
Written and directed by Terry McMahon, this powerful story of a young man with mental health issues who falls for a suicidal flight attendant. Patrick’s Day was a follow up to McMahon’s hugely controversial debut Charlie Casanova and has not only won the Audience Award for ‘Best Film’ at The 26th Galway Film Fleadh but has also just been awarded the coveted Director’s Guild of America 2014 ‘Finders Series’ Award which is awarded to only one film each year.
Due for a cinema release in early 2015 Patrick’s Day is an Ignition Film Productions production with Underground Films and Forefront Features in association with Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry. / The Irish Film Board and RTÉ.