SXSW to Premiere Terry McMahon’s ‘Patrick’s Day’
McMahon’s New Feature Patrick’s Day to Have World Premiere Next Month at SXSW, Austin, Texas
Following on from the success of Charlie Casonova, Patrick’s Day sees its world premiere at SXSW (South By South West) annual music, film and interactive conference festival in a months time.SXSW festival runs from March 7 to 16, with the film section running from March 7 to 15.
Patrick’s Day, backed by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board stars New Zealander Kerry Fox (Shallow Grave, Sex & Violence, An Angel at My Table), Waterford actor Moe Dunford (Vikings, Raw, The Tudors) in his first major film role, Catherine Walker (Dark Touch, Leap Year, Critical), and veteran English actor Philip Jackson (My Week with Marilyn, Little Voice, Poirot).
Director Terry McMahon commented: “The Texan embrace of our world premiere of Patrick’s Day is staggering and to be selected for the SXSW Narrative Spotlight category, alongside world premieres from mavericks like Robert Duvall, John Malkovich, Rosario Dawson, Hugo Weaving, Juliette Lewis and Alfred Molina makes us all the more proud to dedicate these SXSW screenings to our own imprisoned maverick, Margaretta D’Arcy.”
The selection of Patrick’s Day , continues a recent trend by SXSW for Irish films at the prestigious festival.