When Conor invited me for the screening night of Lift I had no idea of the high quality of the production.
Directed by Conor Armstrong Sanfey and written by Kealan Ryan, the film is a mix of drama and comedy that keeps the audience engaged from start to finish, something extremely difficult to accomplish when the setting is a simple lift. The characters get trapped in the lift with a guy who is trying to escape after attacking a security guard in the building. The lift was stopped by the guard before he passed out. Throughout the film the story goes from tense to comic and emotional, concluding with an interesting and unexpected ending. The chemistry between the characters is clear and the acting is top notch.
Check out the trailer here!
This Wednesday, for one night only the hosts of No Budget present a special screening of “Lift” at Filmbase in Dublin and followed up by a discussion with the filmmakers.
The proceeds from the event will go towards supporting independent filmmaking in Ireland.
Tickets: €5 / €6 (at the door) Book here
Award of Excellence – IndieFest Film Awards 2016
Award of Excellence – Accolade Global Film Competition
Semi Finalist – Caribbean Film Festival 2017
Semi Finalist/ Best Screenplay – Los Angeles CineFest 2016
Pinnacle Award – Elevation Indie Film Awards 2017
Official Selection – Chicago Irish Film Festival 2017
Official Selection – Capital Irish Film Festival 2017
Official Selection – Richard Harris International Film Festival 2016
Official Selection – IndieCork Film Festival 2016
Official Selection – Hastings Film Fringe 2017
Official Selection – Underground Cinema Film Festival 2016
Official Selection – Ranelagh Arts Festival 2017
Official Selection – IndieWise Film Festival 2017