Tralee Man’s Company Secures Distribution Rights To Documentary Film

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Brian Hurley.

TRALEE company Big Handsome Media owned by Brian Hurley and Damian O’Callaghan’s OC Productions have teamed up to secure the international distribution rights for the award winning film, ‘Mad Hannans’,  by director and Grammy-nominated producer Martin Shore.

The film, which features Hollywood actor Sean Penn, Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam and Talking Heads guitarist Jerry Harrison, has just completed a very successful festival circuit receiving critical acclaim en-route and picking up a number of awards including winner of best documentary film at the Manchester International Film Festival 2018 and runner up at this year’s Kerry Film Festival.

The film is now set to be distributed to television and online broadcasters all over Europe and will be showcased through the collaboration of Big Handsome Media and OC Productions at European content Markets.

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This powerful and poignant film is about brothers, musicians, band-mates Jerry and Sean Hannan, chronicling their rise, fall, and ultimate reconciliation. See trailer below….

MH trailer from Martin Shore on Vimeo.

It is a true story of life’s joys, trials, devastating losses and the unbreakable bonds that hold them all together. By following the brothers through their journey we learn the importance of redemption, hope, family, and doing the things you love before it’s too late.

During the film we witness brothers Sean and Jerry form a beautiful bond through their love of music and enjoy the success and admiration their fans bestow upon them.

One such fan and friend, two-time Oscar Winning Actor Sean Penn recalls his first Mad Hannans encounter; “I was really digging this band, they had such an unusual presence and the songs were great along with watching the dynamic between what were clearly brothers on stage”.

After initial success what follows is a ten year hiatus where the brothers’ relationship breaks down and we discover how amends can be made for the sake of the music and family before their existence changes irrevocably.

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