Trailer for Ireland’s Oscar Entry ‘Song of Granite’ About a Folk Singer

Song of Granite Trailer

“The songbirds of the air listened in wonder to this song, the most beautiful song in life.” Oscilloscope Laboratories has debuted an official US trailer for a film titled Song of Granite, which is Ireland’s entry into the Academy Awards this year. This film is about an Irish singer named Joe Heaney, who was one of the greats of traditional Irish singing (also known as sean nós). Similar to I’m Not There in a way, this seems to involve various musicians and actors playing Heaney, and it’s shot in stunning B&W which seems to make it all the more mesmerizing. Starring Colm Seoighe (as young Joe Heaney), Mícheál Ó Chonfhaola (as Joe Heaney, 40s), Macdara Ó Fátharta (as Joe Heaney, 60s) & Jaren Cerf (as Rosie). This looks like a very soulful, moving film full of some exceptional Irish singing and captivating cinematography. See below. ›››

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Wyatt Russell & Alex Karpovsky in Trailer for ‘Folk Hero & Funny Guy’

Folk Hero & Funny Guy Trailer

“She gets it. I told her this about getting your mojo back.” Gravitas Ventures has debuted the trailer for the indie comedy titled Folk Hero & Funny Guy, about “a folk hero and a funny guy”, as played by Wyatt Russell and Alex Karpovsky (respectively). The story is about a struggling comedian named Paul, played by Karpovsky, who is talked into being the opening act of his folk-music friend Jason’s solo acoustic tour of the east coast. Everything seems to be going well, until Jason reveals an ulterior motive behind the tour. The cast includes Meredith Hagner, Melanie Lynskey, Hannah Simone, Michael Ian Black, Heather Morris and David Cross. This looks funny and heartfelt, and it’s always good to see Alex Karpovsky with a key role in a film. Though, as one of the quotes points out, this seems to be about the entire ensemble cast. ›››

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