Mickybo and Me

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Mickybo and Me
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Directed by Terry Loane
Produced by Mark Huffam
Michael McGeagh
Written by Terry Loane
Based on Mojo Mickybo 
by Owen McCafferty
Starring John Joe McNeill
Niall Wright
Julie Walters
Ciarán Hinds
Adrian Dunbar
Gina McKee
Music by Stephen Warbeck
Cinematography Roman Osin
Edited by Scott Thomas
Production
  company
StudioCanal
Working Title Films
Irish Film Board
Northern Ireland Film & Television Commission
WT2 Productions
Moving Picture Company
Distributed by Universal Studios
Release date(s) August 2004 (Edinburgh)
25 March 2005 (2005-03-25) (UK)
Running time 95 minutes
Country Northern Ireland
Language English
Budget $5 million[1]
Box office £172,336

Mickybo and Me is a 2004 Northern Irish comedy-drama film written and directed by Terry Loane and based on the stage play Mojo Mickybo by Owen McCafferty. The film was produced by Working Title Films and released by Universal Studios.

Plot[edit]

Mickybo and Me tells the story of two boys, one Catholic (John Joe McNeill) and one Protestant (Niall Wright), obsessed with the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. When The Troubles plague Northern Ireland in 1970, the children dream of escaping to Australia.[2][3]

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

  • Irish Film Festival of New Zealand[4]
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2004[5]

Ireland: Nationwide Cinema Release April 2005

Awards[edit]

Wins

• BEST IRISH FILM in the BIG BUZZ IRELAND ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS 2005. • BEST FEATURE FILM in the BOSTON IRISH FILM FESTIVAL 2005. • AUDIENCE AWARD at the Schlingel International Children’s Film Festival, Chemnitz, 2005. • The CIFEJ Award for BEST FILM & Children’s Jury Award for BEST FILM in the OULU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2005. • BEST CHILDREN’S FILM, TIBURON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, USA, 2006. • GRAND PRIX (International Jury) and GRAND PRIX (Children’s Jury), Buster Film Festival, Copenhagen 2006. • BEST DIRECTOR, OLYMPIA INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL, 2006 • BEST FILM, OLYMPIA INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL, 2006 • AUDIENCE AWARD - BEST FILM at the Titanic International Film Festival, Budapest 2007. • Best Costume Design, Irish Film and Television Awards 2005

Nominations
  • Shortlisted for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Film, Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2004.
  • Best Film, Irish Film and Television Awards 2005
  • Best Screenplay for Film, Irish Film and Television Awards 2005
  • Breakthrough Talent, Terry Loane, Irish Film and Television Awards 2005
  • Best Production Design for Film, Irish Film and Television Awards 2005
  • Best Film, Austin Texas Film Festival 2005

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