park|films

Dublin-based production company Park Films was founded in 2007 with a view to creating bold, dynamic and thrilling new content.
To date, it has received over 30 international awards for its shorts, features and documentaries.
 

THE VANISHING TRIANGLE

Crime/Mystery Drama series inspired by true stories

Season 1 | 8 x 52' episodes

Season 2 | 8 x 52' episodes

with potential to run on further seasons

After a series of disappearances of young women, newspaper reporter Lisa Wallace sets out to find the man responsible, who she believes  is the same man who murdered her mother almost twenty years earlier. 

Comparable titles: Red Riding Trilogy, MindHunter

Director Ep. 1: Ivan Kavanagh (IMDB)
Writer: Ivan Kavanagh
Producers: AnneMarie Naughton and 

Ana Habajec of Park Films,

Emma Turner Cosulting producer HBO

UPCOMING
TV DRAMA SERIES

INTIMATE 

sTRANGERS

Returnable Drama series

8 x 52' Season 1

8 x 52' Season 2

Inspired by the novels of Caroline Grace Cassidy


Seeking answers to life's problems, five struggling female neighbours discover that more joins them than the road on which they live.

Comparable titles: Big Little Lies, Brothers and Sisters, This is Us
 

Producers: AnneMarie Naughton and

Ana Habajec of Park Films,

87 Films / Patrick Irwin

(The Fall, Silent Witness, Bang) 

IN PRE-PRODUCTION

 

Writer/Director: Ivan Kavanagh (IMDB)
Producers: AnneMarie Naughton of Park Films,

Louis Tisné (Hungry Hearts, Border),

Rene Bastian (Transamerica, Funny Games, Cold in July)

A co-production between Park Films IRL / Elastic Films UK / Belladonna U.S

Shooting US 2019 

SON

A Feature Film

Horror

 

When a young boy falls ill to a mysterious illness, his mother must decide how far she will go to protect him from terrifying forces in her past.

Comparable titles: Let the Right one in,

The Witch 

 

FEATURE FILM

THE CANAL 

A film archivist finds his sanity crumbling after he is given an old
16mm film reel with footage from a horrific murder that occurred
in the early 1900's.

Writer: Ivan Kavanagh

Director: Ivan Kavanagh

Cast: Rupert Evans (Hellboy), Antonia Cambell Hughes (Albert nobbs, Kelly + Victor),

Hannah Hoekstra (Hemel) and Steve Oram (Sightseers)
 

Awards:


Winner of the BloodGuts UK Horror Award Scariest Film 2014

Winner of the International Fantasy Film Award Best Actor Rupert Evans 2015

Tribeca Film Festival 2014 Official Selection

 

Busan International Film Festival 2014 Official Selection

Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival Official Selection

THE FADING LIGHT

Drama

To the outside world, Yvonne is a strong, happy and successful woman.  
But when she returns home to be with her sick mother, she is forced to
make life-changing decisions and the facade that she has carefully
constructed begins to collapse.

Writer: Ivan Kavanagh

Director: Ivan Kavanagh

Cast: Valene Kane, Emma Eliza Regan, Bibi Larrson, Patrick O’Donnell

Awards:

World cinema selection, PUSAN international Film Festival 2010.

Winner of the best Irish film award, Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards,

Jameson Dublin Film Festival 2010.

 

Critics choice award for ‘Best Feature’ & Best Actor, Jameson Film Festival 2010.

TIN CAN MAN

A Tense Thriller

Recently dumped by his girlfriend for another man, working in a job he hates,
things could be better for Peter.
One night, while he is alone in his apartment, there is a knock at the door.
His life will never be the same again.

Writer: Ivan Kavanagh

Director: Ivan Kavanagh

Cast: Michael Parle, Emma Eliza Regan, Kreeta Taponen, Patrick O'Donnell

Awards:

Winner of the Dublin Film Critics Special Jury Prize 2012.

Winner of the Melbourne Underground Film Festival for Best Foreign Film, Best Foreign Director and Best Foreign Actor.

Winner of the Best Cinematography at the Strasbourg International Film Festival.

Winner of the Boundary Breaking Best Feature and Best International Actor for at the Sydney Underground Film Festival 

 

TV DOCUMENTARY

THE FIELD

Park Films, in association with Northern Ireland Screen. A 6-part scripted documentary series for TG4  in Novemer 2016 & ILBF; 

‘The Field / Crá sa Chré'

 

What happens to people when land takes a hold of them, driving them to do the unthinkable? 

False allegations, harassment, coercion, involuntary sectioning, violent behaviour, murder.

How far would you be willing to go to protect what you believe to be rightfully yours?

6 Part Documentary Series 2016

AWARD-WINNING

SHORT FILMS

THE WEDNESDAYS
Watch video here

 

Sometimes, when you’re in the autumn of your days, you’ll try

anything just to put a smile on your face again.

Unfortunately, soon the law comes knocking at their door…

Director: Conor Ferguson

Writer: Luke Clancy, Conor Ferguson

Cast: Tina Kellegher, Alan Devlin, Pat Laffan,

Doreen Keogh, Des Keogh

Awards:

TCM Classic Shorts Competition Finalist
IFTA 2008 Best Short Film Nomination

Best Irish Short Kerry Film Fest 2009
FICA, Portugal Audience Award
Chicago Irish Film Festival Best International Short
International Film Festival of Badalona, Barcelona Olympus Prize for Best Photography

First Prize by the Jury of Filmcaravan 2009 Imperia Travelling Shorts Fest
Thai Film & Video Festival Special Mention

ATLANTIC

Watch video here

Matt spends his days working the wind-ravaged land, tending his sheep and thinking of Molly, the woman who loved and left him many years ago. But there’s a letter on its way across the Atlantic. A letter from Molly that could change his life. But what if the wind is against him?…  A poignant, quietly gripping short short from the director of multi award-winning, ‘The Wednesdays’.

Writer/Director: Conor Ferguson

Cast: Liam Cunningham, V/O Marian Quinn

Awards:

Winner Trés Court Film Festival 2009

Official Selection Palm Springs ShortFest 2009

Highly Commended TCM Classic Shorts Competition 2008

MORE SHORTS

The Martyr's Crown

Director: Rory Bresnihan

Writer: Rory Bresnihan,  adapted from a Flann O'Brien short story

Producers: AnneMarie Naughton of Park Films

With David Kelly, Brian Cox 

Watch video here

John Duffy's Brother

Director: Mikel Murfi

Writer: Eoghan Nolan, adapted from a Flann O Brien short story

Producers: AnneMarie Naughton of Park Films
With Michael Gambon

Watch video here

Homemade

Director: Luke McManus

Writer: Matthew Roche

Producers: AnneMarie Naughton in Park Films

 AnneMarie Naughton | Producer & Partner

Dublin based Park Films was founded in 2007 by AnneMarie Naughton. Previously working with Ferndale Films, AnneMarie produced Maeve Binchy’s TARA ROAD with Andie MacDowell, along with a number of award winning short films.

Park, with Company partner Ivan Kavanagh have made 3 features; TIN CAN MAN (re-released 2012) & THE FADING LIGHT (2010) World Cinema section, PUSAN International Film Festival 2010 and won 3 awards including Best Film in Dublin Film Festival Critics Circle Award. Psychological thriller THE CANAL (2014) premiered at TRIBECA Film Festival NY, earning significant international critical and commercial success. Released theatrically in North America  & currently showing on both Netflix US and Amazon Prime and Apple iTunes. In 2017, Park Exec-Produced Alan Gilsenans’ (Unless) latest film THE MEETING, shot in October 2017, which premiered at ADIFF 2018 and was released by Eclipse in Cinemas in Ireland in September, 2018. 

 Ana Habajec | Producer & PArtner

Ana has 10+ years of experience in TV broadcast and production. The last seven and a half years, Ana was working within Fremantle as Executive Producer and Managing Director (as a part of Nordics and CEE territories).  While pitching, producing and managing Fremantle extensive international slate (various genres), Ana was looking for opportunities to secure commissions and develop co-production models to gain access to global content rights from producers and local studios with a focus of securing international co-productions. 

Apart from working on some of Fremantle’s biggest entertainment shows, Ana has developed and produced new original prime-time long running drama series – MIDSUMMER FIRE, DECEPTIONS and WIND OF LOVE, which have been sold to 24 territories, including CEE, Middle East and North Africa territories, as well as several high-end drama series and sitcoms that had strong international interest (from SVOD platforms/TV networks).

Ana has joined Park Films in 2018. as Partner and Producer to develop and produce high-end drama series and feature films.

 Ivan Kavanagh | Writer & director

Ivan Kavanagh is a multi-award winning filmmaker based in Dublin, Ireland. Credits include THE FADING LIGHT, TIN CAN MAN, and critically acclaimed
psychological horror, THE CANAL.

Park and Kavanagh are currently developing his next horror film SON, which he wrote and will direct. 

 Kavanagh is also in development on a US TV series with BBC Worldwide & USA Network, which he will write and direct, and is based on THE TURN OF THE SCREW by Henry James.

 

His upcoming Western NEVER GROW OLD (Ripple World Productions) with John Cusack and Emile Hirsch. 

 

Kavanagh is a director of Park Films and is represented by Paradigm Talent Agency in Los Angeles.

 
 

Email.  info@parkfilms.ie

6 Eustace Street

Temple Bar, Dame St.

Dublin 2

Please note that we do not accept unsolicited scripts.

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