Run and Jump
Director: Steph Green
Cast: Maxine Peake, Edward MacLiam, Will Forte
Country of Origin: Ireland, Germany 2013 106 mins.
World Premier 2013 Tribeca International Film Festival
Best Irish Feature and Best First Feature 2013 Galway Film Fleadh; Silver Spike award Best Film 2013 Valladolid International Film Festival.
Released by WILDCAT DISTRIBUTION
Spirited and impossibly optimistic Vanetia (Maxine Peake) is slowly rebuilding her life following her husband’s (Edward MacLiam) sudden personality-changing stroke. Ted (Will Forte), a withdrawn American neuropsychologist looking somewhat out of place in a County Kerry community comes to stay with the Casey family to observe Vanetia’s husband (Edward MacLiam) mainly via his camcorder but his presence only brings emotional turmoil to the family.
Vanetia is now the head of the Casey family. Strong, bright and funny, positive and vibrant, she's the one that has to hold the family together. Ted with a desire to help people yet ill at ease in their presence tries to remain distant but inevitably Vanetia and Ted will be drawn closer.
'Run and Jump' is a striking debut feature from Steph Green, sensitive, emotional and with strong performances.