Traders’ the debut thriller by Rachael Moriarty & Peter Murphy, produced by Stuart Switzer, has just been released in the US on Digital Platforms and on cable VOD through MPI Media and Dark Sky Films.
The July 11th release has triggered another round of glowing reviews for this award winning COCO/Irish Film Board production.
“Traders could be the Fight Club for 2016… from start to finish, this film is dark, disturbing and very fun…down the road this film will be discovered and become a cult classic…” says the Wicked Channel.
The film stars Killian Scott (Calvary, ’71) and John Bradley (Game of Thrones) and continues the ‘fest buzz’ predicted by The Hollywood Reporter with festival screenings confirmed for Bucheon, South Korea and Baton Rouge, Louisiana later this month.
“While Traders may lure audiences in with the novel conceit of its blunt, ham-fisted violence, there’s plenty more under the skin..” Project Fandom
The Huffington Post made much of the Game of Thrones angle with an exclusive clip from Traders showing that ‘Sam Tarly is out of control without Jon Snow’.
Producer, Stuart Switzer said : “We’re delighted to be working with MPI Media Group and Dark Sky Films to promote Traders in the US and are particularly happy with their strategy of releasing for Prime Day and securing strong promotional placements across digital outlets.”
The directors were equally impressed with the US launch : “Having Traders on the likes of iTunes and Amazon is great and it means a lot more people will get to see it. A review that made us smile said a case could be made for the film’s prescience given the financial discord in the United Kingdom, did we predict Brexit? Wish we were that astute!”
Nicola Goelzhaeuser, Vice President of TV, Digital & International Sales for MPI Media Group said: “TRADERS is yet another strong film coming to the U.S. out of Ireland. We’re thrilled to partner with these talented filmmakers and to help bring the film to U.S. audiences. ”
Traders was written and directed by Rachael Moriarty and Peter Murphy and produced by Stuart Switzer, Libby Durdy and Rachel Lysaght. It was executive produced by Rory Gilmartin of the Irish Film Board. MPI are also on board as the film’s international sales agents.