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About Subotica

Established in 1998, Subotica is one of Ireland's leading film and TV production companies working with writers, directors and co-producers in the development and production of content for cinema and television.

As well as working on indigenous projects and creative co-productions, Subotica can provide efficient production services for incoming productions to ensure a high quality and professional production with its team of experienced crew members. While based in Dublin, Ireland, the company operates globally and has worked in co production with numerous countries, financiers and sales agents. The company also provides global financing solutions for productions through its network of international contacts and knowledge of tax incentives and film funds.


Synopsis

In 1890, in Fermanagh, during the course of a midsummer night, Julie, the daughter of the Count, an Anglo-Irish aristocrat, encourages her father's valet, Jean to seduce her. The affair quickly goes to some dark places, with power and class playing a key role.

Cast and Crew

Director: Liv Ullmann

Screenplay: Liv Ullmann

Original Play: August Strindberg

Cast: Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton

Producer: Oliver Dungey, Teun Hilte, Synnøve Hørsdal

Co-Producer: Tristan Orpen Lynch, Aoife O'Sullivan, Rita Dagher

Executive Producer: Aaron L. Gilbert, Margot Hand, Patrick Murray, John Raymonds

International Sales: Wild Bunch

Synopsis

When Ernest and his son Jerome use the last of their family's savings to purchase a robotic mule to deliver food rations to a work crew drilling water wells in the mountains above their home, they never thought it would alter the course of their futures so completely. Enter Flem with his designs on Ernest's daughter Mary and his hope to take back their land, which his father had once owned in the heyday of early 21st Century industrial farming. When Flem's desires are actualized through his brilliantly managed lies and careful manipulations, a series of events are set into action that will alter their young lives forever and Jerome will be forced to make choices that no child should ever have to make.

Cast and Crew

Director: Jake Paltrow

Screenplay: Jake Paltrow

Cast: Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Producer: Tristan Orpen Lynch, Michael Auret

Executive Producer: James Atherton, Marina Fuentes, Peter Garde, Tara Moross, Brian O'Shea, Jan Pace

International Sales: 6 Sales

Synopsis

Based on the true events of 1966 and 1967 when Jimmy James Marshall arrived in England and returned to America as Jimi Hendrix.

Cast and Crew

Director: John Ridley

Screenplay: John Ridley

Cast: Andre Benjamin, Hayley Atwell, Imogen Poots, Ruth Negga, Adrian Lester

Producer: Sean McKittrick, Jeff D Cullotta, Danny Bramson, Brandon Freeman, Anthony Burns, Tristan Orpen Lynch, Nigel Thomas

Executive Producer: Edward Hamm, John Ridley

International Sales: Content Media Corporation

U.S Sales Agent: Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Festivals: Toronto International Film Festival (Official Selection)

Synopsis

Reta Winters has many reasons to be happy. Then, suddenly, all the quiet satisfactions of her well-lived life disappear in a moment: her eldest daughter Norah inexplicably drops out of college and is found on a Toronto street corner, pan-handling and refusing to speak, with a cardboard sign reading GOODNESS around her neck.

Cast and Crew

Director: Alan Gilsenan

Screenplay: Alan Gilsenan

Cast: Catherine Keener, Matt Craven, Hannah Gross.

Producer: Jennifer Kawaja, Julia Sereny, Tristan Orpen Lynch, Aoife O'Sullivan

International Sales: IFT Sales

Synopsis

Fuglene Over Sundet is the gripping tale of the Danish Jews' escape to Sweden in October 1943..

Cast and Crew

Director: Nicolo Donato

Screenplay: Per Daumiller, Nicolo Donato

Cast: David Dencik, Danica Curcic, Jakob Cedergren, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard

Producer: Peter Bech, Tristan Orpen Lynch, Aoife O’Sullivan

Synopsis

In this moving and heartfelt documentary, Gay American writer Robert Drake journeys from downtown Philadelphia to the small town of Sligo in Ireland to reconcile the violent events which left him for dead after a night out in 1999.

Cast and Crew

Director: Pamela Drynan

Documentary Concept: Pamela Drynan

Interviewees: Robert Drake, Butch Cordora, Kieran Slevin

Producer: Pamela Drynan

Executive Producer: Tristan Orpen Lynch, Aoife O'Sullivan

International Sales: Wavelength Pictures

Festivals: Slamdance 2013, Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2013, Philadelphia Qfest 2013, Dublin Pride Festival 2013, Frameline37 San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival 2013

Synopsis

Twelve years ago, Ray left town after his childhood sweetheart, Alice, dumped him, taking their daughter away from him. Now he must return home at the request of his ailing father, who wishes to see his granddaughter before it's too late. But things take a turn for the absurd when Ray realises his daughter and her mother have built a new life with his former P.E. teacher, a controlling and regimented figure who is the direct opposite of Ray. Set in an affluent suburb in south County Dublin, this offbeat comedy and unconventional love story delights in the hilarity of everyday life.

Cast and Crew

Director: Niall Heery

Screenplay: Niall Heery, Brendan Heery

Cast: David Wilmot, James Nesbitt, Kerry Condon, Maisie Williams, Eileen Walsh

Producer: Tristan Orpen Lynch, Aoife O'Sullivan

Executive Producer: Nigel Thomas, Charlotte Walls

Synopsis

A former dancer returns for the first time in years to his childhood village to attend his mother's funeral. He discovers that the love of his youth still lives there, trapped in an unhappy marriage with the town priest. The dancer and his former lover secretly resume their liaison and slowly rekindle their old love.

Cast and Crew

Director: Simon Staho

Screenplay: Peter Birro, Simon Staho

Cast: Allan Hyde, Ulrich Thomsen, Sonja Richter, Peter Plaugborg

Producer: Jonas Frederiksen

Co-Producer: Tristan Orpen Lynch, Aoife O'Sullivan

International Sales: TrustNordisk

Synopsis

A year in advance, a young couple books a table at the best restaurant in the world. The date finally arrives, but they are not together anymore.

Cast and Crew

Director: Roger Gual

Screenplay: Roger Gual, Javier Calvo

Cast: Stephen Rea, Fionnula Flannagan, Claudia Bassols, Jan Cornet

Producer: David Matamoros, Tristan Orpen Lynch, Aoife O'Sullivan

Executive Producer: Peter Garde, Peter Aalbaek Jensen, Susanna Jiménez

International Sales: TrustNordisk

Festivals: Festival de Malaga, 2013, Galway Film Fleadh, 2013, Moscow International Film Festival, 2013

Synopsis

A hit at Sundance '11 and winner of the Ediburgh Film Festival's prize for Best New British Feature, the amazing genre creation directed by David Mackenzie stars Eva Green and Ewan McGregor as witnesses to the end of the world-- strangers who form a desperate romantic connection in the face of an apocalyptic epidemic of sensory loss.

Cast and Crew

Genre: Drama/Romance

Director: David Mackenzie

Writer: Kim Fupz Aakeson

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Eva Green, Connie Nielson, Ewen Bremner

Synopsis

Set In 1969, Love & Savagery is a lyrical story of an impossible love. Geologist and poet Michael McCarthy travels from his native Newfoundland to the west coast of Ireland to study the intricate and stunning landscape of The Burren. But the most beautiful thing Michael encounters is Kathleen O’Connell. Although she is about to dedicate her life to the Church, Kathleen is inescapably drawn to Michael. In a community torn between its traditional roots and its aspirations for the future, the growing affection between the stranger and Kathleen is deeply unsettling.

Cast and Crew

Director: John N. Smith

Writer: Des Walsh

Cast: Allan Hawco, Sarah Greene, Louise Nicol

Producer: Rob Blackie, Barbara Doran, Tristan Lynch, Kevin Tierney, Lynne Wilson

Synopsis

Sandra and David have been the best of friends since childhood, always defying the social conventions of provincial Gerona. Just as adolescence is bringing huge changes for them and their relationship, they are victims of a shocking incident, the truth of which becomes a terrible secret between them. Sandra's restlessness and yearning for the wider world, and her curiosity about the only thing her friend has never been able to share with her, will have fatal consequences for them and their growing love.

Cast and Crew

Director: Manuel Gómez Pereira

Screenplay: Salvador García Ruiz, Manuel Gómez Pereira

Cast: Clara Lago, Álvaro Cervantes, Adriana Ugarte

Producer: Ana Amigo, Manuel Gómez Pereira, Tristan Lynch, Aoife O'Sullivan, Dominic Wright

Synopsis

Damage (1 x 90 mins or 2 x 1 hour) - produced for RTE - is a tense and pacy drama directed by Aisling Walsh (BAFTA-nominated Fingersmith, Trial & Retribution) in which a family's seemingly perfect life is shattered when the daughter, Emma, is raped by a family friend at her 21st birthday party. With the key suspect released on bail, and dark family secrets coming to the fore, Emma's life begins to freefall until a chance meeting with her rapist convinces her that she needs to go to court and confront him before she can move on with her life. Written and directed by Aisling Walsh, "Damage" stars Nathalie Press, Olivia WIlliams, David O'Hara and Brendan Coyle. International Sales are through Minotaur.

Cast and Crew

Director: Aisling Walsh

Screenplay: Aisling Walsh

Cast: Natalie Press, David Michael Scott, Olivia Williams

Producers: Jane Gogan, Jo Homewood, Tristan Lynch, Dominic Wright

Synopsis

Morton plays Martha, an emotionally fragile mother, who moves to a remote Irish village with her husband Tomas (Steven Mackintosh) following the tragic death of their baby daughter. Whilst there, the couple decide to take in a disturbed and orphaned autistic girl called Daisy (stunning performance from newcomer Mhari Anderson). Uncommunicative and greatly scarred by the violent death of her parents, Daisy gradually warms to her new surroundings. When a series of strange occurrences begin to be linked to the little girl, Martha and Tomas begin to hear rumours from the locals that Daisy might be something far more malevolent than she seems.

Cast and Crew

Director: Aisling Walsh

Screenplay: Lauren Mackenzie

Cast: Samantha Morton, Steven Mackintosh, Mhairi Anderson

Producer: Graham Begg, Jamie Carmichael, Bethan Cousins, Michael Henry, Linda James, Tristan Lynch, Aoife O'Sullivan, Meinir Stoutt, Dominic Wright

Synopsis

Doug, an aspiring country singer, has spent his life as a loser in a non descript small town with nobody believing in his heartbreaking voice and talent as a musician. His wife has left him and only his best friend believes in him. But he has one last chance to make it...

Cast and Crew

Director: Niall Heery

Screenplay: Niall Heery

Cast: Iain Glen, Steven Mackintosh, Stuart Graham

Producer: Jo Homewood, Tristan Lynch, Aoife O'Sullivan, Gary Phillips, Mark Vennis, Dominic Wright

Synopsis

Against the wishes of the Bishop, Father Damian (Alan Devlin), the principal of St. Jude's Reformatory School, appoints William Franklin (Aidan Quinn) the only lay teacher among a staff of Catholic Brothers. Franklin's teaching methods are diametrically opposed to those of the Brothers, who resort to verbal and physical abuse. As Franklin tries to build a relationship based on trust with the boys, he unlocks their hidden talents, teaching them to appreciate poetry, recruiting Liam Mercier (John Travers), an exceptionally talented boy, to help him take on the challenge. Discovering at St.Jude's the same kind of repression and tyranny he fought against in Spain, Franklin continues to have flashbacks to his days in the Spanish Civil War. When on Christmas day, Brother John gratuitously beats two young brothers, who have broken a school rule, Mercier and Franklin curtail the violence but not for long: Brother John's determination to find out why Franklin has decided to teach at St. Jude's, results in more brutality, with unimaginable consequences.

Cast and Crew

Director: Aisling Walsh

Screenplay: Aisling Walsh, Kevin Byron Murphy

Cast: Aidan Quinn, Iain Glen, Marc Warren

Producer: Gillian Berrie, Peter Garde, Andrés Vicente Gómez, Michael Lunderskov, Tristan Lynch, Will Machin, John McDonnell, Kevin Byron Murphy, Dominic Wright

Synopsis

Brendan (Robbie Coltrane), a porter at the Dublin Medical Centre is plagued with financial strains and a gambler's sordid past. However, never one to crumble or even falter under stress, Brendan has a plan. He has found a "golden goose"; an alliance with a hidden talent sequestered deep within the archives of the college may provide the Midas touch Brendan so desperately needs. This source has an uncanny knack for picking the winning horse at the local races. But with the domestic strife which ensued from his last 'sure thing' he keeps away from having a flutter himself while he shares his information with several others at the college - including the Senior Anatomist (Dan Aykroyd). But when his daughter's future depends on money to go to college he breaks the promise he made to his wife Deirdre (Brenda Blethyn) and joins in. All are gearing the future of their financial and emotional well being around outwitting the local bookies and beating the odds. They aren't the only ones who are on to this scheme. Standing foursquare in their way is a diplomat Michael (Tony Briggs) whose mission is to set to right colonial misdeeds. Brendan and his colleagues need one last win to set their worlds to rights - the "golden goose" is about to be snatched from them. A battle of wits and wiles ensues to try to ensure that their win happens.

Cast and Crew

Director: David Caffrey

Screenplay: Tony Philpott

Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Robbie Coltrane, Brenda Blethyn

Producer: Scott Kennedy, Tristan Lynch, Jennifer Moore, Bill Thumm, William Turner, Dominic Wright

Synopsis

The compelling story of Mary Bundle's journey from indenture in England to St. Johns, Newfoundland, and her subsequent struggle against enormous odds to carve out a life in the New World Mary's story is told in the eight-hour mini-series RANDOM PASSAGE. It marks the reunion of director John N. Smith and writer Des Walsh, the creative team behind The Boys of St. Vincent, the award-winning mini-series also set in Newfoundland. Filmed almost entirely in Newfoundland, RANDOM PASSAGE is based on the best-selling novels Random Passages and Waiting for Time by Bernice Morgan. Mary Bundle's journey to Newfoundland begins with the land clearances in Ireland, resulting in upheaval and starvation. Among the victims is Mary's mother. Orphaned at eight, Mary is sent to an English workhouse. Later she is sold into domestic service and send to Newfoundland. After a turbulent stint in rough-and-tumble St. John's, Mary inadvertently arrives in the isolated fishing station of Cape Random. It is the beginning of a new chapter in her fight to survive. Perched on the edge of the frigid Atlantic, Cape Random at first offers no welcome to Mary and her baby. Instead she finds a collection of exiles like the Andrews family and Thomas Hutchings, people escaping their pasts and desperately seeking a better life. As they struggle to carve an existence from the harsh environment, they grow into a community. The people of Cape Random participate in a human drama where love, hatred and compassion are played out against a backdrop of the unforgiving Atlantic Ocean.

Cast and Crew

Director: John N. Smith

Screenplay: Bernice Morgan, Des Walsh

Cast: Colm Meaney, Aoife McMahon, Deborah Pollitt

Producer: Lorraine Richard, Barbara Doran, Jennice Ripley, Tristan Orpen Lynch, Leslie Kelly

Synopsis

Poole, a tired, middle-aged man is released from prison with old debts owing to his former gangland boss Billy. Poole's release date is known also to Billy and to his henchman Blake who ransacks Poole's flat in search of his boss' money, but fails to catch him. On the run, Poole finds accommodation as a lodger in Dublin where the suspicious old Mrs. Mooney lives with her middle-aged daughter Alice. Poole's comings and goings and the noises from his room arouse the suspicion of Mrs. Mooney and her nosey neighbour Winnie, but Alice is growing fond of him. She's also intrigued by their lodger - especially when she discovers that Poole has been building a spectacular model railway set of the Orient Express in his room. As things develop between them they go off on their imaginary rail trips, Poole transported by his trains, Alice by her fantasy world of fiction books. A genuine and gentle love begins to develop between them. Soon the travel fantasy becomes a reality however, as Blake catches up with Poole and after a vicious struggle, Poole escapes. Poole then proposes that he and Alice go to Venice on the real Orient Express...

Cast and Crew

Director: John Lynch

Writer: Aodhan Madden

Cast: John Hurt, Brenda Blethyn, Pauline Flanagan

Producer: Tristan Orpen Lynch

Co-producer: Derek Ryan

Executive Producer: Vernon Lawrence, Joan Liepman, Joe Mulholland, Louise O’Malley, Mathew Payne, Rod Stoneman, Mark Vennis.

About Subotica

Established in 1998, Subotica is one of Ireland's leading film and TV production companies working with writers, directors and co-producers in the development and production of content for cinema and television.

The company has a proven track record of collaborating with high level talent including Oscar and Bafta winners and has sold its productions throughout the World. Most recently, they have produced period feature "Miss Julie" (Liv Ullmann, 2014) which stars Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton; sci-fi thriller "Young Ones" (Jake Paltrow, 2014), starring Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning and Kodi Smit-McPhee; Jimi Hendrix biopic "JIMI: All is by My Side" (John Ridley, 2013) starring Andre Benjamin, Hayley Atwell and Imogen Poots and comedy "Gold" (Niall Heery, 2014) starring David Wilmot, James Nesbitt, Kerry Condon and Maisie Williams.

As well as working on indigenous projects and creative co-productions, Subotica can provide efficient production services for incoming productions to ensure a high quality and professional production with its team of experienced crew members. While based in Dublin, Ireland, the company operates globally and has worked in co production with numerous countries, financiers and sales agents. The company also provides global financing solutions for productions through its network of international contacts and knowledge of tax incentives and film funds.

Tristan Orpen Lynch

Tristan Orpen Lynch is a leading international film and TV producer based in Dublin, Ireland. Through his company Subotica, established in 1998, he has produced and co-produced numerous productions in Ireland and internationally. Appointed by the Irish Minister for Arts, John O'Donoghue, Tristan served as a director of the Irish Film Board for eight years (2004-20012) the Irish government’s National funding agency. He worked on the Irish Government’s Creative Capital Report into the development of the Audiovisual industries in Ireland. He is a Film and TV drama committee member of Screen Producers Ireland and was nominated Irish ‘Producer on the Move’ at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival by European Film Promotions.

Aoife O'Sullivan

Aoife O’Sullivan has over 20 years of experience in the film industry, and has been producing films since 2006. Aoife joined Subotica in 2000 and has since worked on all of Subotica’s productions in both a creative and production capacity, and has produced and co-produced numerous international productions. After completing an M.A. in Film Studies at University College Dublin, Aoife joined the Irish Film Centre in 1995 as Research Officer, co-ordinating all of the research activities of the Film Institute of Ireland and educating visitors to the Centre on Irish film. She then went on to lecture in Film Studies and Media Analysis in Ballyfermot College of Further Education for 3 years, before leaving the world of education to join the world of production.