Six IFTA Nominations For Gerard Barrett’s ‘Glassland’

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iftaTHE Kerry filmmaker, Gerard Barrett’s, new feature length film ‘Glassland’ has been nominated for six Irish Film and Television awards.

Gerard Barrett himself has received two nominations for Best Director and Best Script while ‘Glassland’ is also is up for the Best Film award.

The film’s two stars have received nominations, Jack Reynor for Best Actor and Toni Collette for Best International Actress.

‘Glassland’, which was filmed in Dublin, also received a nomination in the Best Cinematography category.

Gerard Barrett is a former student of  Tralee IT. No stranger to the IFTA’s – he won the IFTA Rising Star Award for his debut feature ‘Pilgrim Hill’ which was widely acclaimed.

The IFTA nominations come on the back of  ‘Glassland’ winning the Best Irish Film award at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival last month.

Earlier this month in an appearance on the Late Late Show, the Knockanure native announced that he will work with Leonardo Di Caprio on a future project and that he is currently working on a film which will star Oscar winner Charlize Theron.

Killarney’s Michael Fassbender was also nominated for Best Actor for his role in ‘Frank’ which received nine nominations.

Check out the trailer of ‘Grassland’, which is now in cinemas, below…

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