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 Irish film Traders will screen on BBC THREE as part of their Christmas schedule. BBC THREE is the British public service broadcaster’s online only channel aimed at the demographic of 16– to 34-year-olds, with a particular focus on comedy and documentary programmes.
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.
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).
The film has recently enjoyed a long run on HBO’s Cinemax channels in the US following its Irish theatrical release last year. Traders will be available to stream on BBC THREE from Decemebr 26th.
BBC THREE is the ideal home for a darkly comic thriller like Traders at Christmas. It’s the perfect alternative to traditional seasonal movies. We’re all delighted to see it on the channel.
Stuart Switzer, Producer
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.