IFB-funded feature Run & Jump
Run & Jump, the debut feature from Oscar-nominated director Steph Green (New Boy), goes on nationwide release tomorrow, May 2nd. Co-written by Ailbhe Keogan, it stars Will Forte (30 Rock, Saturday Night Live, Nebraska), Maxine Peake (Silk, Shameless) and Ed MacLiam (Holby City).
The film has a strong supporting cast which includes Sharon Horgan (Pulling, Dead Boss), Ruth McCabe (Philomena, My Left Foot) and Michael Harding (Silence, Black Ice). Since its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last year, it has been selected for festivals across the globe and has won numerous accolades including Best Irish Feature and Best First Feature at the Galway Film Fleadh and the Silver Spike for Best Feature at the Valladolid International Film Festival.
Run & Jump follows the spirited and impossibly optimistic Vanetia (Peake) who is slowly rebuilding her life following her husband’s (MacLiam) sudden stroke. Forte plays a buttoned-up American neuropsychologist who arrives in Ireland to stay with the family to observe Vanetia’s husband. But his continued presence in the house sets the family on course for an emotional collision.