Good evening from the Seychelles!
Normally I don’t make these little announcements about a film going here or premiering there – we have a team for that. But I just saw a first cut of our upcoming end of year Academy Award-type movie “Gorta Mor: Whilst Ireland Weeps” (heads up Theatrical Marketing – that horrible title is changing).
In a word: It’s spectacularly sad; spectacularly uplifting; it’s just spectacular.
Actually there are no words to describe it.
Isn’t Manka Bros. also the studio that said “fuck you” to Comic-Con?
Yes and yes – guilty as charged.
But this film has restored my faith in shitty Hollywood organizations and dumb ass conventions full of dorks that don’t shower.
Corporate PR is taking over the next part of this post:
The movie is based on the devastating book “Gorta Mor: Whilst Ireland Weeps” written by best-selling author Alison Fogle (“Carrier Pigeons”) and tells the story of a family struggling to survive during the Irish Potato Famine in the 1850s. The movie is directed by David Mahane (“Flaccid Trip”) and stars Ray Fayton (of TV’s “My Wife Left Me For Bucky Dent”) and Hannah Egan (“Forensics”). Music is composed by international recording superstar Seamus who draws deep on his Irish heritage to create a truly remarkable score.
So you can see why I am so excited to get the word out – even if means going back to Comic-Con this year after the bullshit reception I got a couple of years ago.
“Gorta Mor: Whilst Ireland Weeps” should be fascinating for those freaks who attend Comic-Con who obviously know nothing about what it’s like to starve to death or even know what it’s like to go more than 15 minutes without eating some sort of salty snack.
Manka Bros. is attempting to secure Hall H as we feel the buzz surrounding this movie should create a “must see” vibe at the convention (and at theaters around the world).
I hope to see you there – from a distance – the VIP suite is for VIPs only.