Gleeson Family Film, Psychic, to air on Sky Arts on St Patrick’s Day

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Gleeson Family Film, Psychic, to air on Sky Arts on St Patrick’s Day

Posted: 14th March 2019

Sky Arts will celebrate a very famous Irish acting dynasty when it airs Psychic on Sky Arts this St Patrick’s Day.

Psychic is a short film co-funded by Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland and Sky Arts which was written by Rory Gleeson (Rockadoon Shore) and tells the story of a charismatic psychic (Brendan Gleeson) who is forced out of retirement by his two manipulative sons (Domhnall and Brian Gleeson) and taken on the road. The last obstacle to gaining a large cult following is a TV show host determined to bring them down. Psychic is a light and dark tale of family, showmanship and the suspension of disbelief.

It’s an extra special project to be screened for Brendan Gleeson as not only is it his directorial debut but it’s his first time to work with all four sons. Fergus Gleeson provided the music for the film.

The film, which launched at the Galway Film Fleadh in 2018, also stars Ingrid Craigie (The Delinquent Season, When Harvey Met Bob).

Commenting on Psychic’s arrival to the small screen, Brendan Gleeson said: “I am thrilled with how Psychic has been received on the festival circuit. It was so special to be able to share this adventure with such a brilliant cast and crew. I'm grateful for the support of Screen Ireland and Sky and I look forward to seeing how it’s received when it airs on Sky Arts this Sunday.”

Psychic is produced by Juliette Bonass (A Date for Mad Mary, Glassland, The Last Hotel for Sky Arts) and Brendan Gleeson. David Grennan (What Richard Did, Maze) is director of photography with Tamara Conboy (Once, Sensation) as production designer, Consolata Boyle (Victoria and Abdul, The Queen) as Costume Designer and Isobel Stephenson (Garage, Adam and Paul) as Editor.

‘Psychic’ airs at 9pm on Sky Arts and NOW TV this Sunday 17th March.

About Psychic

Synopsis

Psychic tells the story of a charismatic psychic (Brendan Gleeson) who is forced out of retirement by his two manipulative sons (Domhnall and Brian Gleeson) and taken on the road. The last obstacle to gaining a large cult following is a TV show host (Ingrid Craigie) determined to bring them down. Psychic is a light and dark tale of family, showmanship and the suspension of disbelief.

Produced by: Juliette Bonass and Brendan Gleeson

Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Brian Gleeson, Domhnall Gleeson, Ingrid Craigie

Production Companies: Brink Films and Keynote Productions

Funded by:  Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland and Sky Arts

Crew: Directed by Brendan Gleeson, Written by Rory Gleeson, David Grennan (Director of Photography), Isobel Stephenson (Editor), Tamara Conboy (Production Designer), Consolata Boyle (Costume Designer), Fergus Gleeson (Composer)

About  Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland
Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry, investing in talent, creativity and enterprise. Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland’s mission is to support and promote Irish film, television and animation through fostering Irish artistic vision and our diverse creative and production talent, growing audiences, and attracting filmmakers and investment into the country. Over the last 15 years, Irish short filmmakers have achieved huge success having achieved 10 Academy Award nominations in the short film category and taking home two Academy Awards for short films.

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