We are pleased to announce that our animated holiday special, Angela's Christmas, will premiere in Ireland on RTÉ One on Christmas Eve at 6:20pm, as part of RTÉ's festive lineup. It will also receive a second broadcast on Christmas Day at 1:50pm!
Angela's Christmas received an exclusive screening earlier this month at the Light House Cinema in Dublin. Sponsored by the Audi Dublin International Film Festival (ADIFF), the screening kicked off ADIFF’s upcoming Fantastic Flix Programme for Children and Families, set to run from 1st – 4th March 2018.
The half-hour CG film is based on Pulitzer Prize winning author, Frank McCourt’s, only children’s book inspired by a story his mother Angela told him as a child.
The film stars Oscar nominated Ruth Negga (Loving, Preacher) in the role of Angela’s mother, and Lucy O’Connell (Oscar nominated Song of the Sea) as Angela. The film is written by Will Collins (Song of the Sea, Wolfwalkers) and Damien O’Connor (Anya, Doc McStuffins), and directed by Damien O’Connor. Ellen McCourt, Frank’s widow, serves as an Executive Producer on the project and Malachy McCourt (Brewster’s Millions, The January Man, One Life to Live), Frank McCourt’s brother, and Irish-American actor, writer and politician, provides the narration. The film also features an original song from Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O’Riordan.
Set in Ireland in the early 1900s, Angela's Christmas is a funny, heart-warming and poignant story about the power of family and the innocent desire of a child to ensure everyone is safe, warm and loved at Christmas time.
We can't wait for you all to see it!