CUCKOO, a 28-minute online drama that was originally part of RTÉ’s renowned Storyland series, has seen off thousands of international competitors to be nominated in both the Music & Entertainment and The People’s Lovie Award at the prestigious LOVIE AWARDS, held in London on 13 November.
CUCKOO, which was also recently nominated for the Best Online Drama award at the WEBBY AWARDS (competing with a Tom Hanks production) features music by The Hot Sprockets, Le Galaxie, Fox Avenue, Retarded Cop and Skelocrats. The Music & Entertainment section will be judged by IADAS, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, alongside actor and presenter Stephen Fry, musician Imogen Heap and Tweetdeck founder and CEO Iain Dodsworth.
Voting for the The People’s Lovie Award takes place from 24 September to 10 October at http://www.lovieawards.eu (category Internet & Video/Music & Entertainment).
It’s been a busy few months for CUCKOO, with screenings at the MARSEILLE WEBFEST (3 & 4 October) and the GENEVA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Tous Ecrans, (31 October–7 November). CUCKOO is also in the SXSW 2014 shortlist Panel Picker section, where comments are very welcome: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/26765#comment-1036851726!
Notes to Editors
CUCKOO was directed by Danann Breathnach and written by Nikki Racklin and Danann Breathnach, from an original story by Nikki Racklin. It was produced by Marie Caffrey at Zanzibar Films, and stars Pagan McGrath as wild teenager Niamh Keegan, who recognises herself in a digitally ‘aged’ picture of a missing child. Also appearing are IFTA winner Denise McCormack (LOVE/HATE) and Brian Fortune (GAME OF THRONES).