HOW TO BE HAPPY

About the Film

Following a bad breakup, relationship councillor Cormac Kavanagh starts sleeping with his clients in a misguided attempt to reignite their passions. His bedroom adventures soon lead him into dangerous territory and he starts falling for Flor, the attractive young private detective assigned to investigate his affairs.  Flor’s speciality is entrapping married men in honeytrap stings, and dealing with a succession of untrustworthy boyfriends. Things are further complicated when Cormac’s well-meaning cousin Al tries a spot of amateur matchmaking to get him back with his ex-wife, just as he’s preoccupied trying to save his neck by fixing the marriage of one very dangerous client.

In a twisting comedy of misunderstandings, deceit and danger it’s going to take a lot before everyone recognises true love and discovers the secrets of How To Be Happy.

This film was shot as part of the Filmbase Masters in Digital Feature Film Production Course.

Trailer:              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT_L27qCi5k
Web:                www.filmmasters.ie
FaceBook:        www.facebook.com/howtobehappymovie
Twitter:             @howtobehappy
IMDB:               http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2829544

Galway Programme Listing
Galway Film Fleadh – New Irish Cinema

Gemma Leah Devereux as Flor in How To Be Happy

Gemma Leah Devereux as Flor in How To Be Happy

Stephen Mullan as Al in How To Be Happy

Stephen Mullan as Al in How To Be Happy

Brian Fortune and Gemma Leah Devereux in How To Be Happy
Brian Fortune and Gemma Leah Devereux in How To Be Happy

ABOUT THE CAST

Brian Gleeson

Brian Gleeson

Since his IFTA nomination for Love/Hate in 2009, Brian’s career has gone from strength to strength starring in such Hollywood blockbusters as The Eagle in 2010 and Snow White and the Huntsman in 2012. Brian’s unending work with films made in Ireland has lead to him taking on lead roles in such Irish productions as the Stay, the Stag and Standbythis year alone.

 

Gemma Leah Devereux

Gemma-Leah Devereux

Gemma-Leah Devereux started her acting career in RTE’s critically acclaimed The Tudors, and she has shown no signs of slowing down since. She took to the independent film circuit, appearing in a number of short films, as well as playing the lead in Conor McMahon’s Stitches. In 2013, she also landed a role in BBC’s Casualty.

Stephen Mullan

Stephen Mullan

Stephen’s first acting role was in A Thousand Times Good Night where he acted across from the Oscar winner Juliette Binoche. Since then he has worked on Donal Foreman’s Out of Here and Brendan Grants Get Up and Go. His role in How to be Happymarks his first of many lead roles in Irish cinema.

Brian Fortune

Brian Fortune

Taking up the acting mantle when he was in his 30s, Brian Fortune has since become a fixture in Irish and British cinema. No stranger to independent and studio work, Brian has also recently taken to the small screen, including appearances in HBO’s Game of Thrones. Alongside How to be Happy, Brian also appears in Cold, which is also debuting at this years Galway Film Fleadh.

Carrie Crowley

Carrie Crowley

Carrie Crowley, the former presenter of the Eurovision song contest, has recently been causing a stir in the independent film world in Ireland. Last year, she appeared in Earthbound, whilst this year appearing in Stay and How to be Happy, as well as on the Irish set production of Vikings. Last year she also recieved an IFTA nomination for Rasai na Gaillimhe. 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information please contact:

Alan Fitzpatrick
Filmbase
Curved Street
Temple Bar
Dublin 2

Tel: +353 (0)1 679 6716
Email: afitzpatrick@filmbase.ie

 

KEYS TO THE CITY

Natalia Kostrzewa as Monika in Keys To The City

Natalia Kostrzewa as Monika in Keys To The City

About The Film

Eoin is a businessman who can no longer pay the bills or the mortgage, Paul is a landlord with the banks breathing down his neck and Monika is a Polish cleaner whose minimum wage job is under threat. All three are struggling for survival and forced to make difficult choices and take increasingly desperate actions in the hope of keeping their lives and families together.

Through separate, but interlinked stories their choices will affect their own lives as well as each others. Together they provide an intimate portrait of ordinary people fighting the moral dilemmas faced trying to keep their heads above water when every choice has consequence and some can be a step too far.

This film was shot as part of the Filmbase/Staffordshire University MSc Digital Feature Film Production Course.

Trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLuU1jLzu4k
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2365877

Rory Keenan as Paul In Keys To The City

Rory Keenan as Paul In Keys To The City

Una Kavanagh and Conor Mullen in Keys To The City

Una Kavanagh and Conor Mullen in Keys To The City

Ger Ryan as Jo in Keys To The City

Ger Ryan as Jo in Keys To The City

MORE INFORMATION

For more information please contact:

Alan Fitzpatrick
Filmbase
Curved Street
Temple Bar
Dublin 2

Tel: +353 (0)1 679 6716
Email: afitzpatrick@filmbase.ie