Neasa’s screenplay Sea Fever has won the inaugural Frontières Digital Postproduction Prize at the Cannes Film Festival Marché du Film. The win comes with a budget of $150,000 for post-production services. The script for Sea Fever was shortlisted for the AMPAS Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting 2015. It was selected at the Frontieres Film Festival as one of 12 showcase projects, as well as at the Les Arcs Film Festival as one of 9 showcase projects, and won a prize at the London Film Awards. It was selected at the Frontieres Film Festival as one of 12 showcase projects, as well as at the Les Arcs Film Festival as one of 9 showcase projects, and won a prize at the London Film Awards.
Screen International details support for Neasa’s feature film, Sea Fever. The film, centred on a science student who becomes isolated from her superstitious trawler crew as they struggle to overcome a deadly parasite in their water supply, was written by Neasa Hardiman and will be produced by Fantastic Films.
Here’s the trailer for Z, the brand new drama Neasa directed with Killer Films for Amazon. Starring Christina Ricci, the drama explores the extraordinary true story of Zelda Sayre and her husband, F. Scott Fitzgerald, as they invent themselves and destroy each other amid the glitz and glamour of Manhattan in 1920.
Neasa chats about her work and ideas in an interview with Ryan Tubridy on RTÉ Radio One. Happy Valley’s themes of nature versus nurture come up, as well as what it’s like bringing authentic police practice to the screen. In addition, Neasa talks about her new project on New Yorker writer, wit and wayfarer Maeve Brennan. Listen to it here.