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About

“In 1973 Stanley Kubrick came to Ireland…and brought the whole goddamn British Army with him”

 

Kubrick By Candlelight is an award winning romantic comedy set behind the scenes of the filming of the Stanley Kubrick motion picture Barry Lyndon which shot in Southern Ireland in 1973. Many myths and legends surround Kubrick and none more so than his dramatic escape from Ireland after receiving a threatening phone call in early 1974….

 

Our story finds two young lovers, one an Irish kid playing a British Redcoat, one an English assistant director, from different sides of the camera tracks. Will their love survive the shoot? Can the production’s insatiable desire for candles be satisfied by the local village? And just who made that threatening call to Stanley which sent him running?

 

Shot in Tullamore, County Offaly and winner of the Film Offaly/ Filmbase Bursary 2016, David O’Reilly brings together a sensational cast including Darragh O’Toole (Red Rock, South), Amy Hughes (Dad’s Army, Vikings) and Phelim Drew (My Left Foot, Angela’s Ashes) as well as an illustrious behind the scenes crew including DOP Stil Williams (Convenience, Gone Too Far) and producer Vinnie Jassal (Fast & Furious Six, Kingsman). The legendary actor Brian Cox joins us as The Narrator.

 

Original and adapted score by world renowned Irish musicians Ewan Cowley, Gavin Cowley and Joe Csibi as well as Peadar O Riada playing his father Sean’s piece from the soundtrack of Barry Lyndon – Women of Ireland. Also featuring two fantastic tracks from 70s Irish band “Cromwell”.

 

500 candles, 100 period costumes, 50 extras, a crew of 30, 10 classic cars and vans, 8 locations, 2 horses and one Stanley Kubrick in the guise of actor Michael Nolan, Kubrick By Candlelight is an unashamedly big scale short film, set across two time periods, with Hollywood production values to rival any feature film.

 

Kubrick by Candllelight is directed by David O’Reilly and stars Darragh O’Toole, Amy Hughes, Mark Lawrence, Al Foran, Phelim Drew, Mark Webb, Lisa Moore, Alan Curran and Michael Nolan as Stanley Kubrick.

And featuring Brian Cox as The Narrator.

Winner of Best film at Waterford Film Festival. Winner of Best Cinematography at the Richard Harris International Film Festival. Winner of Best Screenplay at Kino International Film Festival.

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    David is one of the world's top feature film location scouts having worked on such films as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, Harry Potter, Fast & Furious, X Men, Miss Peregrine and most recently Rogue One: A Star Wars Story working closely with the likes of Michael Mann, Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan.      David has also written for various sketch shows for BBC3, BBC Scotland and BBC7 as well as having won the BBC Funny Hunt in 2006, been a finalist for The Gate Films Director competition for his commercial for Men's Health magazine. In 2010 he was a finalist in the Red Planet Script Competition and was selected for mentoring with Kudos Productions.     He is a member of IFTA, Production Guild GB and Location Managers Guild International from which he received a nomination for Best Locations for his work on Rogue One.       

david o'reilly

WRITER/DIRECTOR

David is one of the world's top feature film location scouts having worked on such films as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, Harry Potter, Fast & Furious, X Men, Miss Peregrine and most recently Rogue One: A Star Wars Story working closely with the likes of Michael Mann, Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan. 

 

David has also written for various sketch shows for BBC3, BBC Scotland and BBC7 as well as having won the BBC Funny Hunt in 2006, been a finalist for The Gate Films Director competition for his commercial for Men's Health magazine. In 2010 he was a finalist in the Red Planet Script Competition and was selected for mentoring with Kudos Productions.

 

He is a member of IFTA, Production Guild GB and Location Managers Guild International from which he received a nomination for Best Locations for his work on Rogue One. 

 

VINOD JASSAL

PRODUCER

Vinnie’s career path was written the moment his parents named him after Bollywood Superstar Vinod Khanna.

 

Having risen up quickly, Vinnie has worked as a Location Manager since 2003. Notable early credits include landmark British independent feature films “Attack the Block” for Big Talk, Noel Clarke’s “Adulthood”, Ian Drury biopic “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll” and Clio Barnard’s BAFTA nominated debut “The Arbor”. In recent years Vinnie has graduated to larger scale Studio pictures, working closely with director Gareth Edwards on “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”, Marc Forster on “World War Z” and Matthew Vaughn on both “Kingsman: The Secret Service” and the upcoming “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”. 

 

Having cut his teeth on small projects like the 48 Hour Sci Fi Film Challenge, Vinnie has become increasingly convinced that producing is the most natural outlet for his many talents and he’s been taking steps in that direction. In 2012, he became a full voting member of BAFTA, gaining significant insight into what is required to make a project successful and how to navigate the many pitfalls. Vinnie now means to use his extensive skills, contact base and natural instincts to bring to life unique stories of his own, which can flourish both critically and commercially.

 

Stil Williams

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

 

BRIAN COX

As the Narrator

Brian Cox is an Emmy Award-winning Scottish actor. He was born on June 1, 1946 in Dundee, Scotland, to Mary Ann Guillerline Cox, maiden surname McCann, a spinner, and Charles McArdle Campbell Cox, a shopkeeper and butcher. His father was of Irish ancestry and his mother was of Irish and Scottish descent.

Cox first came to attention in the early 1970s with performances in numerous television films. His first big break was as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in Manhunter (1986). The film was not overly successful at the box office, although Cox's career prospects and popularity continued to develop. Through the 1990s, he appeared in nearly 20 films and television series, as well as making numerous television guest appearances. More recently, Cox has had roles in some major films, including The Corruptor (1999), The Ring (2002) and X-Men 2 (2003). He was awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2003 Queen's New Year's Honours List for his services to drama.

DARRAGH O'TOOLE

as Paul Pender

Darragh is a 22 year old actor originally from Tullamore, Co.Offaly based in Dublin. He attended NUIG for one year before dropping out to pursue acting full time. Growing up his passion for performance initially came out through sports. Playing for a number of soccer clubs and obtaining a 5 handicap in golf along with becoming Junior captain of Tullamore Golf club.

 

His first opportunity came in the 2011 IFTA winning series "The Imortance of Being Whatever" after seeing an open casting for a Nigerian teen. Chancing his arm, he gave the casting number a call and received an audition for another character.

 

As auditions began to present themselves, Darragh began to become more

familiar with Casting Directors which led to credits such as "A Date for Mad Mary, Moone Boy" and "Red Rock" where he plays the series regular, Conor Tyrell. Conor is a middle class heroin addict law student. Darragh has said that he "relishes playing the part and the importance of showing that addiction isn't confined to certain demographics. Breaking stereotypes is important."

 

Recently, Darragh played the lead role in feature film "SOUTH" which had a cinema release late November expanding through to December 2016. The film was received favourably by audiences and reviewers garnering 4 Star reviews from both the Irish Times and RTE along with being voted in the Top 10 Irish films of 2016 by Scannain.com readers.

 

As of late 2016, Darragh has signed with United Agents in London and looks forward to future opportunities. 

AMY HUGHES

as Mary Taylor

Amy appears in Season 4 of World 2000/Take 5 adventure series VIKINGS created by Michael Hirst for History Channel, currently televised in the US and Canada and soon on RTÉ.

She graduated from the Bow Street Programme for Screen Acting in 2015. She also trained the Gaiety School of Acting’s Performance Theatre Company.

 

Previous film work includes highly-acclaimed costume drama THE TUDORS directed by Brian Kirk (Showtime) and dark short film, JACOB WRESTLING WITH THE ANGEL, shown in Cannes, 2013. Amy’s theatre work includes playing the iconic role of Lady Macbeth in a touring production of MACBETH and Edinburgh Fringe show, THE END OF THE LINE, which she co-wrote and performed.

 

Amy will be seen in LEAD US NOT, an independent feature film currently in post-production and due for release in 2017. She appeared opposite Richard Dormer in WE’RE DOOMED! THE DAD’S ARMY STORY, a 60-minute television film retelling the story of Jimmy Perry and David Croft’s long running and very successful BBC comedy series DAD’S ARMY directed by Steve Bendelack, televised on BBC2 during the Christmas Season in 2015.

MARK LAWRENCE

as Mark Thornton 

Mark Lawrence is 27 and hails from Ardnacrusha, Co. Clare. He has just finished two years at the Bow Street Academy for Screen Acting, after originally qualifying as a Doctor from U.C.C.

 

His short film ‘Drift’ - which he wrote and co-directed with his brother Ed - was screened at the Galway Film Fleadh 2014 after winning Best Film and Best Director at the inaugural national March On Film 2014. His short film ‘The Last Straw’ was one of 20 Worldwide Finalists in the 100 Hour Film Race 2015.

 

On television, he most recently appeared on RTE in the short film ‘Date: Time’ and he will next appear in the upcoming Rebellion Season 2.

 

Recent film work includes the role of Conor Callahan in the feature film ‘Don’t Leave Home’ directed by Michael Kelly, and the lead role of Brian in the short film ‘Wet Paint’, directed by Tom McKenna.

 

He has most recently appeared onstage in Dublin and Cork in 2015’s ‘The Turn of the Screw’ in Smock Alley Theatre, and the Everyman Palace Theatre, and also had a starring role in ‘Templemore’ as part of Dublin Fringe Festival 2015. His next stage role is a lead role in ‘Sharon’ as part of Cork Midsummer Festival.

 

 

AL FORAN

as Mick Molloy 

Internet sensation Al Foran has become a household name in just a few years with his hilarious impressions of the likes of Robert De Niro, Donald Trump and Conor Macgregor. He has over 100,000 followers online and performs daily at various comedy clubs and events. This is his first acting role. 

PHELIM DREW

as Padraig

Phelim Drew, son of legendary musician Ronnie Drew of The Dubliners, has been a fixture on TV and Film for the last 30 years appearing in the likes of Angela’s Ashes, My Left Foot and The Commitments. An accomplished musician in his own right he is currently starring in Once The Musical in Dublin.

 

Phelim’s previous work at the Abbey Theatre includes Drum BellyKing LearBookworms (2012 & 2010),Curse of the Starving ClassThe SeafarerThe RivalsThe Playboy of the Western WorldThree Sisters,The CrucibleA Doll’s HouseThe ShaughraunPortia CoughlanHeavenly BodiesThe Cherry OrchardWhistle in the DarkThe Corsican BrothersThe Plough and the Stars and Blinded by the Light. Other theatre work includes Port Authority (Decadent Theatre), The Making of ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore (Siren Productions), All That Fall (Pan Pan Theatre), Sleeping Beauty (Landmark Productions), 2 Rooms (Focus Theatre), Operation Easter(Calipso), Hinterland (Out of Joint), Thérèse RaquinA Christmas CarolWeeping of AngelsShe Stoops to ConquerPride and Prejudice,Present LaughterThe Double Dealer and Tartuffe (Gate Theatre), The Plough and the Stars (Gaiety Theatre), Galileo (Almedia Theatre), The Dream (Lyceum Theatre), Love and a Bottle (Rough Magic Theatre Company), Cheapside (Druid) and As You Like It(Tivoli Theatre). Film and television work includes The Escapist (SCR Productions), King Arthur(Disney), Into the West (Channel 4 Films), The Commitments (Beacon Communications), My Left Foot (Palace), In Like Flynn (Subotica Films), An Crisis and Anseo (Wildfire Films), Val Falvey, TD(Grand Pictures), No Laughing MatterThe Clinic and Making the Cut (RTÉ), Rough Diamond (BBC) and The Big Bow Wow (Parallel Films).

MIchael NOLAN

as Stanley Kubrick

Michael Nolan born in Dublin, 1995. He has had a passion for acting since his early teens and when he was 18 he was an extra in season 1 of Red Rock, played the lead role in a music video produced by Pulse College and portrayed Stanley Kubrick in Kubrick by Candlelight, Michael is currently studying introduction to acting at The Lir Academy in Dublin.

 

 

MARK WEBB

as Uncle Billy

trained at RADA. Theatre: The Dissolution of Dominic Boot (Kings Head), Dealers Choice (Union), Not Quite It (Soho), Soul Reader (Etcetera), Twelfth Night (Royal George), Private View and Catastrophe (Drayton Arms).

 

Television: Wallander, Midsomer Murders, Silent Witness, New Tricks, The Bill, Judge John Deed, Extreme Body, Without Motive 2, Casualty, Daylight Robbery, Poirot, Headless, McCallum, Beech is Back, The Glass, Kavanagh QC, Touching Evil, Invasion Earth, The Fragile Heart, Absolutely True, Anna Lee.

 

Film: Colour Me Kubrick, Mumbo Jumbo, Hit and Myth, The Trick, Magic Hour, 11 Dimensions, Loop, The Black Cat.

Radio: The Smart Couple (R4), Up Against it (R3), Shadowlands (R4). 

LISA MOORE

as Melissa Muggeridge

Lisa Moore trained at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, New York, NY. Theatre: The Bald Soprano – (Rita Wallach Morgenthau Theatre NY), Bed and Breakfast – (Rita Wallach Morgenthau Theatre NY), Electra (NY Public Library), Blithe Spirit (Bristol Riverside), The Lesson (Jean Cocteau Theatre NY), If You’re Glad I’ll Be Frank and The Dissolution of Dominic Boot (King’s Head). Private View and Catastrophe (Drayton Arms) The Chance (Edinburgh Playhouse) Film: In A Day (Goldcrest Films), Mr & Mrs Myth, The Man in the Woods, 11 Dimensions (Franco Films). TV: The Bobby Flay Show. Radio: The Elizabethan Beauty Law (R4) 

ALAN CURRAN

as Dan Kelly

TV work includes:

Winston Churchill in 'Execution'; d. Jerry O'Callaghan, TG4.

Landowner in 'Guerrilla Days in Ireland: Tom Barry'; d. Jerry O'Callaghan, TG4.

Justice Sankey in 'Frongoch: University for Revolution'; d. Rosie Nic Cionnaith, Midas Prods.

Barrister in 'Prime Time'; d. David Donnaghy, RTE.

Garda in 'Mission: Top Secret'; d. Colin Budds, Grundy TV.

Bus Driver in 'The Governor'; d. Robert Knights, LaPlante Prods.

Truck Driver in 'Behind Bars'; d. Niamh Sammon, TV3.

Party Secretary in 'The Candidate'; d. Bob Staunton, RTE.

Father in 'Solomon 1'; d. Jane Edwards, RTE.

Trader in 'The Baker Street Irregulars'; d. Julian Kemp, BSI TV.

Supporter in 'Rock Rivals'; d. Syd McCartney, ITV.

Man in 'The Whistleblower'; d. Jeremy Boyd, RTE.

Trucker in 'The Invisibles'; d. William Sinclair, BBC.

Newsreader in 'RAW'; d. Kieran J. Walshe, RTE.

 

Film work includes:

The Verger in 'Stella Days'; d. Thaddeus O'Sullivan, Newgrange Films.

Cockney Convict in 'The Escapist'; d. Rupert Wyatt, SCR Prods.

Villager in 'Dorothy Mills'; d. Agnes Merlet, Fidelite Films.
Dan Kelly in 'Kubrick By Candlelight', d. David O'Reilly, (short).

Uncle in 'Adopting Charlie'; d. William Walsh, (short).

Man in 'Digs for Pennies', d. Evin O'Neill, (short).

Manager in 'Gary in the Afternoon'; d. Joey Doran-O'Reilly, (short).

Businessman in 'Next'; d. Lisa Mulcahy, (short).

Wedding Guest in 'Happy Ever Afters'; d. Stephen Burke, Newgrange Films.

 

Theatre work includes:

Tony Soprano in 'The Soprano's Last Supper'; d. Graham Watts, K&B Prods. 

Colonel Tom Parker in 'My Boy Elvis'; d. George Twamley, G&M Prods. (Musical).

Ansel in 'Killer Joe'; d. Bryan O'Duffy, Theatreworks TC & on tour.

5 Parts in 'Celebrated Tipperary Trials'; d. Stella O'Sullivan, Mandeville TC.