Irish comedy “Deadly Cuts” sells in US, Australia, Spain and South Africa – deadline
EXCLUSIVE: Myriad Pictures licensed Irish comedy Fatal cuts to Level 33 Entertainment for distribution in North America.
The company will release the film on March 17, 2022, to coincide with St. Patrick’s Day.
Written and directed by Irish director Rachel Carey, and shot on location in Ireland, the black comedy takes place in a working-class barber shop where young stylists Stacey, Gemma, Chantelle, and boss Michelle become accidental vigilantes and heroes. communities as they take. on gang members and gentrifiers threatening their community.
With Angeline Ball (The engagements), Victoria Smurfit (The beach), Ericka Roe (Se), Lauren Larkin and Shauna Higgins (A date for Mad Mary).
Additional agreements were concluded in Australia / New Zealand (Rialto Distribution), South Africa (Mnet) and Spain (Media Solution Partners).
After its release in Ireland on October 8, the film placed third in its opening weekend behind No time to die and The Addams Family 2. The film was an Irish director’s highest-grossing comedy in 20 years. The image also opened in the top ten at the UK box office. Wildcard Distribution manages the release in Ireland and the UK.
Pic was produced by Auveen Lush, Ciara Appelbe and Liz Gill. O’Sullivan Productions Ltd produced in association with Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland, The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and Virgin Media.
Myriad Pictures President and CEO Kirk D’Amico said: “We are very happy to be working again with Andreas Olavarria and his team at Level 33. We believe their project to initially focus on the audience Irish-American with this delicious female comedy is the right strategy. We hope the film will also reach a wider audience who will appreciate and support the stylish women at this Dublin hair salon.
“It’s always exciting to discover new film talent and Rachel Carey is another great example of a writer-director to follow in the years to come,” added Andreas Olavarria, President and CEO of Level 33 Entertainment. “We are grateful to Kirk and the team at Myriad for entrusting us with this bold and hilarious film, and we are delighted to be able to share it with audiences across North America. “