An Pointe Productions will premiere their second feature film We Ourselves at Dublin’s Savoy Cinema on Thursday, October 18th at 7.30pm. This will be followed by a week-long exclusive run at the popular O’Connell Street cinema.
The creators, Paul Mercier and Anne Gately, were the team behind The Passion Machine, the theatre company that championed new contemporary Irish drama. They are now presenting We Ourselves, which typifies the work created by the company.
The film stars Aidan Gillen, Catherine Walker, Declan Conlon, Paul Reid, Seána Kerslake, Gavin Drea, and Caitríona Ennis. We Ourselves was first screened at the Galway Film Fleadh 2018. The production is described as an off-beat ‘talking heads’ feature film centred around the lives of seven Irish friends over a period of twenty-three years.
Written and directed by Paul Mercier, the low-budget film is an unconventional drama about nationhood, identity, love and loss. It is an intimate and intense journey into the minds and hearts of a group of idealists and careerists as they go their separate paths in life.
We Ourselves is funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, the Irish Government Film Incentive Scheme, and Virgin Media Television.
Based in the Connemara village of An Cheathrú Rua, An Pointe Productions is a small independent Irish production company. Their previous film Pursuit had a limited release in Ireland in 2015 and was broadcast on TV3 before being selected for the Jackie Chan Action Movie Category of the Shanghai International Film Festival and subsequently released in China in 2017.