Friday, March 5, 2010

Oscar Nominated 'Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty' In Irish Cinemas This Week

Paramount Pictures Ireland have announced that Brown Bag's Oscar animated short film 'Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty' will be able to be seen on the big screen this week, as it is to be shown before Neil Jordan's Ondine and Christian Alvart's Case 39 at over 50 cinemas across the country from Friday 5th March.

The short film tells the story of a seemingly sweet old lady who terrifies her little granddaughter at bedtime with her dark version of the Sleeping Beauty fairytale. Granny O’Grimm is directed by Nicky Phelan and written by Kathleen O’Rourke, and has already won 11 national and international awards. The film is one of five Oscar nominees in the category Best Short Film (Animated) with the winner to be announced, Sunday March 7th in LA.

Niamh McCaul, General Manager of Paramount Pictures Ireland commented “We’re delighted have the opportunity to provide the cinemagoing public an opportunity to see this terrific Irish short film from next week onwards. We wish the filmmakers all the best at the Oscars this Sunday. Paramount Pictures Ireland is very keen to support local filmmaking in any way we can. Giving Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty a wider audience will, we hope, be beneficial to the Irish film industry while entertaining film lovers across the country.”

Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty received funding from the Irish Film Board, RTE and The Arts Council of Ireland, and is being distributed nationally by Paramount Pictures Ireland.

Granny O'Grimm's Oscar Message