‘Extra Ordinary’: Cranked Up Films Acquires Irish Supernatural Comedy

The quirky tale follows Rose (Higgins), a sweet-hearted driving instructor who hides her supernatural gifts from other residents of her Irish small town. Rose must overcome her own fear about her powers to help Martin (Ward) save his teen daughter from the clutches of a washed-up rock star (Forte) who has made a pact with the devil to regain his stardom.
Extra Ordinary, which premiered at Austin's SXSW Festival in March, is the debut feature from co-directors Mike Ahern & Enda Loughman, who also co-wrote the script for the fantasy-based comedy. The movie was filmed on location in Ireland.
Good Deed Entertainment's Cranked Up Films has acquired the North American distribution rights to the Irish supernatural comedy Extra Ordinary from Epic Pictures with an eye toward a Fall 2019 theatrical release.
The deal was negotiated by GDE’s Kristin Harris and Brandon Hill with Endeavor Content.” />
Produced by Katie Holly (Citadel), Yvonne Donohoe (Striking Out), Mary McCarthy (Mr Foley), and Ailish Bracken (The Queen of Ireland). Produced by Blinder Films, in coproduction with Umedia, and financed by Screen Ireland, UMedia, and Inevitable Pictures.
“We’re so excited to share Extra Ordinary with audiences," said Scott Donley, CEO and Founder of Good Deed Entertainment. "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.”
The cast also features Barry Ward (Sky's Britannia), Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth), and  Claudia O’Doherty (Trainwreck). The film stars Maeve Higgins, the Irish comedian, podcaster (she hosts My Best Break-Up on Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine roster) and author (her latest book, Maeve In America, was published by Penguin in 2018).

Buyers High On Weed-Growing California Nun Doc ‘Breaking Habits’ — AFM

Writer-director Rob Ryan’s completed film, about a Californian sorority of a different kind, follows Christine Meeusen, a corporate exec-turned-cannabis-farmer who found her calling in medicinal marijuana. She adopted the persona of a nun called Sister Kate and founded Sisters of the Valley, a business that makes and sells medicinal cannabis products. It tells how Meeusen, betrayed by a bigamist husband after 17 years, fled penniless with her three young children and discovered the lucrative business of cannabis farming.
EXCLUSIVE: Buyers are high on Film Constellation's weed-growing nun documentary Breaking Habits. Deals have closed for UK (Signature Entertainment), Italy (Wanted Cinema), Australia (Icon), Canada(Mongrel), Airlines (Captive), Thailand (Documentary Club) and Taiwan (Cai Chang). As previously reported, Good Deed Entertainment's genre label Cranked Up will release in the U.S. in spring 2019.
Producers are Nick Taussig and Paul Van Carter’s Salon Pictures. Ian Berg and Christopher J Reynolds are exec producers.” />
However, Meeusen’s firm, which broke big on social commerce site Etsy, has faced a number of challenges over the years including run-ins with the county sheriff and black-market thieves playing a role as well as threats from local drug cartels and the California state Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation.