Cranked Up Films, the genre-leaning arm of Good Deed Entertainment, announced today that they have acquired North American distribution rights to the supernatural comedy, EXTRA ORDINARY from Epic Pictures. The Irish film follows Rose (Maeve Higgins), a sweet small-town Irish driving instructor, who is gifted with supernatural abilities. Rose tries to ignore the constant spirit-related requests, but when Christian Winter (Will Forte), a washed up rock star who has made a pact with the devil for a return to greatness, puts a spell on a local teenager, her terrified father, Martin Martin (Barry Ward) asks Rose to help save his daughter. Rose has to overcome the fear of her supernatural gift and work with Martin to save the girl, get the guy, and be home in time for a light snack. Filmed on location in Ireland, the debut feature from co-writers and directors Mike Ahern & Enda Loughman, premiered in March of this year at the SXSW Film Festival and will be released In Theaters in Fall 2019.
“We’re so excited to share Extra Ordinary with audiences. The film had a wonderful response at SXSW and we are delighted to release this genre-bending film with fans of horror, romance, and comedy alike.” said Scott Donley, CEO and Founder of Good Deed Entertainment.
The film stars comic actress Maeve Higgins, an Irish comedian who is contributing writer for The New York Times who has done stand-up all around the world. Her latest book MAEVE IN AMERICA was published by Penguin in 2018. Her podcasts include MAEVE IN AMERICA: IMMIGRATION IRL, and MOTHERS OF INVENTION and also hosts the MY BEST BREAK-UP podcast on HELLO SUNSHINE, the American media company founded by Reese Witherspoon.
The film also co-stars Barry Ward as Martin Martin. Barry recently appeared in the recurring role of ‘Sawyer’ in BRITANNIA, a new television series for Sky. Last year he also appeared in SAVE ME (Sky TV) opposite Lennie James and in Netflix’s highly successful series THE END OF THE F***ING WORLD. Barry is currently appearing in the co-leading role (opposite Tom Vaughan Lawlor) in MAZE, written and directed by Stephen Burke which is now available on Netflix.
The film also stars notable comedic actors Will Forte (THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, NEBRASKA) and Claudia O’Doherty (TRAINWRECK, LOVE, INSIDE AMY SCHUMER). EXTRA ORDINARY is produced by Katie Holly (CITADEL, LOVE & FRIENDSHIP), Yvonne Donohoe (STRIKING OUT), Mary McCarthy (MR FOLEY, SIX SHOOTER) and Ailish Bracken (THE QUEEN OF IRELAND, A MOTHER BRINGS HER SON TO BE SHOT).
The film is produced by Blinder Films, in coproduction with Umedia, and financed by Screen Ireland, UMedia and Inevitable Pictures.