The Miracle Club
The Miracle Club is the story of a group of working class, Dublin housewives in the 1968, who win a trip to Lourdes and leave their husbands behind to care for their children. Having never even left Dublin – let alone Ireland – the journey provides our heroines the chance to let their hair down, celebrate life and delight in some sweet independence. As they confront one another and embrace their past, these women realise that the miracle they have all been looking for is right in front of them: in the strength of their friendships and unshakeable togetherness.
Partners: Zephyr Films, BCP Finance,Ingenious Finance, Screen Ireland
Distributor: Embankment Films
Shelly Mohan is super mom. Her secret power? Multitasking. She juggles the complex lives and schedules of three kids, ages 10, 11 and 15, and somehow manages to have a home-cooked meal on the table by the time her husband, a Garda detective, arrives home every night. It’s chaotic and hectic and mostly thankless but it is a life Shelly is happy with – because it is a life she has chosen – in fact it’s one she’s created. But all of this is threatened when Shelly is confronted by her past. Clean Sweep is a family crime series told from the point-of-view of a killer who has spent nearly twenty years hiding in plain sight, living a secret life as a wife, mother and homemaker.
Partners: Co-production with Incendo (Canada)
Broadcasters: RTÉ, Sundance Now (USA)
Distributor: ZDF Studios (Germany)
Miss Scarlet And The Duke
ShinAwiL are Irish producers of this Element 8 production for the A+E Networks Intl.
Miss Scarlet And The Duke follows the fortunes of Eliza Scarlet (Kate Phillips) who, after her father dies, is left penniless in a time where marriage is her only option for financial security. But the headstrong Eliza is determined to find another way and, luckily, she has an ace up her bonnet – her father’s business, a private detective agency. Eliza knows all the tricks of the trade but as a genteel 19th century lady she’s never been allowed to put them into practice. To operate in this man’s world, she needs a male partner. Step forward Detective Inspector William Wellington (Stuart Martin) of Scotland Yard, who is also known as The Duke: he’s a drinker, gambler and womaniser. Eliza and The Duke strike up a mismatched, fiery relationship with an underlying sexual tension as they team up to solve crime in the murkiest depths of 1880’s London.
Airing on PBS Masterpiece, January 2021.
The Cured is a 2017 Irish horror drama film written and directed by David Freyne in his feature debut film. It stars Elliott Page, Sam Keeley, and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, and was screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. After years of a zombie plague that ravaged Europe, humanity grapples with how to reintegrate the former zombies into society. A disease that turns people into zombies has been cured. The once-infected zombies are discriminated against by society and their own families, which causes social issues to arise. Theatrically released in 2018