Irish comedy Extra Ordinary is going to make its debut in the US.
The Irish supernatural comedy, Extra Ordinary will be the debut feature film of directing duo D.A.D.D.Y – Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman. It will feature a strong Irish cast starring writer, actor and comedian Maeve Higgins. She will star alongside Will Forte from SNL, Nebraska, and The Last Man On Earth, Barry Ward, and Claudia O’Doherty.
Extra Ordinary tells the story of a driving instructor who must use her special powers to save a man’s daughter from a rock star with Satanic intentions. Rose, a sweet, small-town driving instructor, is gifted with supernatural abilities, “The Talents”, which mean she can talk to the spirit world. Rose has a love-hate relationship with her abilities, after seeing what they did to her Dad, Vincent, and tries to ignore the constant small-time spiritual requests from locals – haunted rubbish bins, tractors, children’s bikes, frying pans etc, etc. Yet when her help is requested by Sarah, a teenager whose father, Martin, is being haunted by his deceased nagging wife, she is very tempted…Martin seems like a very nice man! Meanwhile, in a large castle outside town, Christian Winter, a washed up rockstar, has a sinister plan to sell his soul for renewed success. He needs to sacrifice a virgin and puts a spell on Sarah, leaving her in a levitating catatonic state. Martin, bewildered, asks Rose to help him save his daughter.
The film is set to make it’s world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas in March.
“We couldn’t imagine a more fitting festival to show Extra Ordinary for its World Premiere,” said Ahern and Loughman.
“Just like in our film, the SXSW line-up will no doubt feature a few creepy rock stars, as well as some weird but lovable folk with supernatural powers. It’s the perfect fit. We are very excited and honoured!”
The cast also includes Mary McEvoy, Alison Spittle, Risteárd Cooper, and Derry Girls’ Siobhán McSweeney.
We’re delighted to announce that Extra Ordinary has been selected in competition for the @sxsw Film Festival this March. Directed by Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman of @team_daddy, this debut feature stars @maevehiggins, Barry Ward, @OrvilleIV & @ClaudiaODoherty #makingextraordinary pic.twitter.com/p7LrtNKayD
— Blinder Films (@BlinderFilms) January 16, 2019
The film, which was made in Kildare, Tullamore and Wicklow last year, will be released in Irish cinemas later in 2019.
“We’re thrilled to be having our World Premiere in SXSW which holds a special place in our hearts after the incredible experience we had there with Citadel. We’re extraordinarily proud of Mike and Enda’s debut feature and we hope that audiences there will fall in love with their unique characters and their hilarious madcap adventures just as much as we have.” Blinder Films
Films that have premiered at the SXSW Film Festival include Blockers, Bad Neighbours, 21 Jump Street, and Bridesmaids.