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Cork producer lands US deal

Wednesday, 13th March, 2019 4:47pm

An East Cork film producer has struck gold after landing a US distribution deal for his first feature film.

Marc Hughes has had his ‘Red Room’ film picked up by Breaking Glass Pictures in Philadelphia, who are set to release the project on Tuesday 19 March on DVD and VOD (video on demand).

The hardcore horror film, telling the story of three girls trying to escape after being snatched from the streets, was originally screened in Cork and Dublin in 2017, and won the Special Jury Prize Award at the Underground Cinema Film Festival in Dublin that year.

Directed by Irish writer/director Stephen Gaffney, ‘Red Room’ is the first feature film from Hughes, an award-winning producer whose company Sicario Pictures has worked on projects in Ireland, London and New York.

“A distribution deal for a producer is the end product of a project and it is what every filmmaker strives for,” he said.

“I’m delighted to have gotten this project over the line for all the such hard-working cast and crew involved, and finally I can say to myself that I am now an established film maker.”

Hughes has begun work on a short film ‘Walking in my Shadow’, while he will again team up with ‘Red Room’ director Gaffney for a new feature project ‘The Devil’s Ink’ in September.

“It was a pleasure working with Stephen Gaffney, and I am looking forward to the many projects we will collaborate on in the future,” he added.

“Stephen himself is a rising star in the film industry both here and further afield. It was a pleasure to work with the cast and to enjoy sharing the success of ‘Red Room’ with them.”

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