Terry Loane signs on to An Irish Heartbeat

Dover Street Entertainment sign award-winning screenwriter and film director.

Award winning screenwriter and director Terry Loane has been signed on as scriptwriter for Dover Street Entertainment’s adaptation of Paul Ferris’ novel An Irish Heartbeat.

Dover Street’s co-founder Kathy A LoPrimo has said: “We are delighted to have Terry attached to this exciting project, having him on board as our scriptwriter will help bring the wonderful characters of An Irish Heartbeat to life.”

Terry Loane was born and raised in Belfast and has become known for his highly successful films including the Oscar-nominated short drama Dance Lexie Dance, the comedy Chuck which he wrote and directed, Goal II: Living the Dream, The Last Letter, the hugely popular cult classic: Mickybo and Me and HBO’s Game of Thrones.

An Irish Heartbeat follows Cormac O’Reilly, a British Government Minister and heir apparent to the Prime Minister who must return to Belfast when his Mother dies after fleeing 30 years earlier. Upon his return he is forced to confront his secret past or risk losing his daughter and the life he has built for them in England.

Paul Ferris, author of An Irish Heartbeat has recently received international acclaim for his autobiography The Boy on the Shed which has been voted as The Sunday Times Sports Book of the Year, The Times Sports Book of the Year, Telegraph Sports Book of the Year, was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award and has since been optioned by ITV for a limited series.

Beyond the Beach triumphs at Venice Biennale

Dover Street Entertainment’s debut feature film receives a seven minute standing ovation.

Beyond the Beach: The Hell and the Hope was invited to the 76th Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica, La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Film Festival 2019) in Sconfini – Out of Competition.

The premiere, which took place on September 3rd 2019, was an immediate success, leaving audiences awe-struck. The emotional impact of the imagery and the films content was palpable, moving many people to tears.

Marco Cacioppo said “It is a film about something that is very close to my heart. I hope the widest possible audience is able to see it. From a cinematic perspective, it is very impressive what was achieved given the circumstances in which it was shot.”

Other audience members were quoted: “It is important to make the work of Emergency known. It speaks out against the individualism of our times, an important film.”

“I am devastated! It is a very powerful film. My cousin is a photo journalist, so I can relate to the work of the filmmakers, and I think they did an excellent job. It will leave a lasting impact on me.”

“I am crying! Powerful film. Enough said.”

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