Women put themselves in the picture

TheSundayTimes.co.uk has a featured article on Maxine’s film ‘Run & Jump‘ which was released in 2014. Unfortunately, we only got the beginning of the paper but enjoy reading anyway:

FEMALE film-makers have launched a lobby group to campaign for gender balance on the big and small screens.

Women in Film and Television Ireland plans to petition funding bodies and research the number of women working in the sector. Members include Lesley McKimm, producer of Stella Days and Happy Ever Afters; Katie Holly, producer of The Savage Eye and Shrooms; and Aoife Kelleher, director of One Million Dubliners.

Just two of 17 Irish feature films released last year were directed by a woman, according to research by The Sunday Times.

Only one film was written by a woman. Run & Jump, an Irish-German co-production starring Maxine Peake and Will Forte, was the only 2014 release to be both directed and written by women. Ailbhe Keogan co-wrote the script with the American director Steph Green. One Million Dubliners was the only other film directed by a woman.

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What’s on the horizon for Maxine Peake?

2014 has already been a great year for Maxine Peake, as we have seen her star in Run & Jump as well as a new series of Silk.

Peake continues to deliver fine work as she moves effortlessly between television and film. And it is film she is concentrating on this week, as she is set to star in new British drama Keeping Rosy.

Run & Jump has already been a great film role for her to get her teeth into this summer, and now Keeping Rosy is a second.

Keeping Rosy sees her team up with first time feature filmmaker Steve Reeves, as she takes on the central role of Charlotte.

The movie follows Charlotte who is passed over for a job, and takes out her anger on her cleaner when she gets home.

While Charlotte’s life disintegrates, we follow her on a heart-racing journey of self-discovery, atonement, and danger as she fights for a future that is rosy.

If you are looking for a gritty British drama to enjoy on the big screen this week, look no further than Keeping Rosy. Peake is on fine form in the central role, as she continues to tackle interesting and daring movie roles.

And we are going to be seeing plenty of Peake on the big screen over the coming months, as she has completed work on a series of different projects.

One of the early 2015 movies that I am already looking forward to is The Theory of Everything, as James Marsh returns to the director’s chair.

Marsh has brought us fantastic documentaries such as Man on Wire and Project Nim, but now he returns to live action with this new film.

Theory of Everything follows the relationship of Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane: Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones are on board as Stephen and Jane Hawking.

A terrific ensemble cast has been assembled for the film, as Redmayne and Jones are joined by Charlie Cox, Emily Watson, Harry Lloyd, David Thewlis, and Peake.

The Theory of Everything looks set to be one of the biopics of 2015, and really is a movie that is not to be missed.

Peake has also teamed up with director Carol Morley in her new film The Falling.

Morley has been behind films The Alcohol Years, Edge, and Dreams of a Life, as she returns to the director’s chair the first time since Dreams of a Life back in 2011.

While the plot for The Falling is being kept under wraps, Peake is joined on the cast list by Greta Scacchi, Maisie Williams, and Monica Dolan.

Peake has also completed work on two shorts The Heart Fails Without Warning and Keeping Up with the Joneses and has been cast in new film Funny Cow.

I have been a fan of Peake’s work throughout her career, as she has moved from Dinnerladies, Shameless to See No Evil: The Moors Murders.

While she has enjoyed huge television success in recent years, the big screen beckons for Peake this year… and films is somewhere she really belongs.

Keeping Rosy is out now.

Source: femalefirst.co.uk

BBC Radio Manchester: Maxine Peake talks about Run & Jump, Keeping Rosy and Hamlet – 4 June

To promote her latest films Maxine also appeared on Radio Manchester and if you missed her interview we’ve got it uploaded for you:

Thanks Kathryn-Morris.co.uk for making the impossible possible 😉

BBC Radio 6 Music: Maxine Peake on the Radcliffe and Maconie Show – 4 June

BBC Radio 6 Music: Maxine Peake on the Radcliffe and Maconie Show – 4 June

Maxine was on the Radcliffe and Maconie show this afternoon, you can listen to her interview down below. For the full show visit their website 🙂 Enjoy:

Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie are joined by actress Maxine Peake.

She’ll be chatting about not one but two of her new films – one of which, Keeping Rosy, also stars Inbetweeners’ star Blake Harrison – and the other, Run and Jump, which is the feature film debut of Oscar-nominated director Steph Green.

Source: bbc.co.uk

Win tickets to an exclusive preview to Maxine Peake’s ‘Run & Jump’ to be released in the UK on 22nd May!

Win tickets to an exclusive preview to Maxine Peake’s ‘Run & Jump’ to be released in the UK on 22nd May!

EDIT: Winners have all been informed!

Wildcard Distribution in association with Coffee & Cigarettes is giving away tickets to an exclusive preview screening followed by a Skype Q&A with the director of the film, Steph Green, on May 22nd at the Genesis Cinema in East London, at 7pm.

To kick off the weekend and the first week of May, you now have the chance to win one of four tickets!
All you have to do is reply either here in the comments, send an email (see our contact page) or tweet me @MaxinePeakeNews on Twitter why Maxine is your favourite actress.
Note: The deadline is Thursday midnight (UK time). Good luck! 🙂

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Wildcard Distribution in association with Coffee & Cigarettes announce the release of RUN & JUMP at selected UK cinemas from 23rd May 2014 starring Maxine Peake and Will Forte

Directed by Academy AwardÂź Nominee Steph Green

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“Hilarious and heartbreaking…..One of the best Irish movies of the decade!”
 **** Entertainment.ie
 
“Luminous and lovely”
The Los Angeles Times
 
“Undoubtedly a name to watch, Green has created a debut as fresh, intimate, and compassionate as Lynne Ramsay’s Ratcatcher”
Slant Magazine
 
“Maxine Peake is a revelation… communicating vitality and extraordinary optimism that practically bleeds out and infects the visuals.”
The Village Voice

Run & Jump follows Vanetia Casey (MAXINE PEAKE), the spirited and impossibly optimistic center of the Casey family, who is struggling to get life back to normal after her 38 year-old husband, Conor (EDWARD MACLIAM), suffers a rare stroke which changes his personality. Entering the emotional fray is buttoned-up American doctor, Ted Fielding, (WILL FORTE) who arrives in Ireland to stay with them for two months: his research grant providing the Caseys with essential financial aid. Vanetia’s a dynamo, but with two young kids and both men in the house, she’s feeling bombarded and initially treats Ted and his study of Conor with resistance. Only when she observes Ted’s calming influence on the family does she begin to value his friendship, and, in return, Ted enjoys her heady, happy-go-lucky world. But Ted’s continued presence in the house sets the family on course for an emotional collision. An authentic, unconventional love story and an intimate family portrait, Run & Jump is the feature film debut of Steph Green.

Run & Jump will be released in Irish cinemas on 2nd May and will be in selected UK cinemas from the 23rd May.

For more information see:
Wildcard Distribution www.wildcarddistribution.com
Coffee & Cigarettes www.coffeeandcigarettes.co.uk
Official Trailer for Run & Jump http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO2H34EnnAQ

Win tickets to the opening night of RUN & JUMP at the IFI

New Irish film RUN & JUMP, directed by Academy AwardÂź nominated Steph Green, will open in cinemas nationwide on Friday May 2nd.

The heart-warming film stars EmmyÂź-nominated Will Forte (Nebraska, 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live), Maxine Peake (Shameless, Silk) and Edward MacLiam (Holby City) along with a strong supporting cast which includes Sharon Horgan (Pulling, Dead Boss), Ruth McCabe (Philomena, My Left Foot) and Michael Harding (Silence, Black Ice).

Co-written by Green and Kerry native Ailbhe Keogan, it follows the spirited and impossibly optimistic Vanetia (Peake) who is slowly rebuilding the life she loved following her husband’s (MacLiam) sudden personality-changing stroke. Forte plays a buttoned-up American neuropsychologist who arrives in Ireland to stay with the family to observe Vanetia’s husband. But his continued presence in the house sets the family on course for an emotional collision.

“Hilarious and heart-breaking…. One of the best Irish movies of the decade” Entertainment.ie

To celebrate the release, entertainment.ie have teamed up with Wildcard Distribution to offer you the chance to win a pair of tickets to the opening night screening of RUN & JUMP in the IFI on May 2nd at 6.20pm. Simply answer the question correctly to be entered into the draw. Competition closes Wednesday 30th April.

Source: entertainment.ie

‘Run & Jump’ to be released in cinemas on May 2

It has been announced that the award-winning Irish comedy-drama Run & Jump is to be released in cinemas on Friday May 2.

Irish company Wildcard Distribution has agreed a deal to release the film, with the announcement made this weekend at the European Film Market in Berlin.

Directed by Steph Green and co-written by Green and Ailbhe Keogan, Run & Jump tells the story of a young family re-adjusting after the father suffers a stroke.

It stars Maxine Peake (Silk, Shameless), Edward MacLiam (Holby City) and Will Forte (30 Rock, Saturday Night Live).

The film has already won the Silver Spike Feature Award at the Valladolid International Film Festival, Best First Feature at the New York Irish Film Festival and Best Feature at the Galway Film Fleadh.

Shot over a six-week period in Wicklow and Kerry, Run & Jump was part-funded by RTÉ and has been released in North America by Sundance Selects, the sister division of IFC Films.

Speaking about the film’s Irish release, director Green said: “We’re delighted that after the warm reception on the Irish festival circuit, Run & Jump will now release in cinemas for the Irish public.

“It was wonderful to work with a script that was written to be set in Kerry. Spending time in Kerry writing with Ailbhe was important as it grounded me into the environment and characters.”

Green added: “To then come back and shoot in the region, with such support locally, was a tremendous experience to have and one that I will long treasure.”

Run & Jump is among the film’s screening at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival this month.

Source: rte.ie

RUN & JUMP to Hit Select Theaters on January 24

RUN & JUMP to Hit Select Theaters on January 24

Sundance Selects presents RUN & JUMP, the feature debut of Academy Award-nominated director Steph Green, starring Maxine Peake, Edward MacLiam and Will Forte. IFC Films will release “Run & Jump” in select cities on January 24th.

Run & Jump follows Vanetia Casey (Maxine Peake), the spirited and impossibly optimistic center of the Casey family, who is struggling to get life back to normal after her 38 year-old husband, Conor (Edward MacLiam), suffers a rare stroke which changes his personality.

Entering the emotional fray is buttoned-up American doctor, Ted Fielding (Will Forte), who arrives in Ireland to stay with them for two months: his research grant providing the Caseys with essential financial aid. Vanetia’s a dynamo, but with two young kids and both men in the house, she’s feeling bombarded and initially treats Ted and his study of Conor with resistance. Only when she observes Ted’s calming influence on the family does she begin to value his friendship, and, in return, Ted enjoys her heady, happy-go-lucky world. But Ted’s continued presence in the house sets the family on course for an emotional collision.

Source: broadwayworld.com