Run & Jump
106 min – Drama
Oscar-Nominated writer/director Steph Green (New Boy) has made her first feature film with Run & Jump, the celebrated Irish drama that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and stars Will Forte (Nebraska). The film also stars Maxine Peake (original UK Shameless) and Irish actors Edward MacLiam and Sharon Horgan.
Vanetia Casey (Peake), the spirited and impossibly optimistic center of the Casey family, is working hard to get life back to normal after her 38-year-old husband Conor (MacLiam) suffers a rare stroke which changes his personality. Tweedy American doctor, Ted Fielding (Forte), arrives in Ireland to stay with them for two months as his research grant provides the Caseys with essential financial aid. Vanetia’s a dynamo, but with two young kids and both men in the house, she’s feeling bombarded and initially treats Ted and his study of Conor with resistance. Only when she observes ted’s calming influence on the family does she begin to value his friendship and, in return, ted enjoys their heady, happy-go-lucky world.