LEXUS SHORT FILM WINNER PREMIERES AT RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
Lexus and The Weinstein Company premiered The Nation Held Its Breath, created and directed by Kev Cahill, at the Raindance Film Festival in September.
Best known for his work on The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Thor: The Dark World, and Alice Through the Looking Glass, award-winning Cahill also contributed to popular TV series Game of Thrones.
The Nation Held Its Breath features a young father torn between witnessing the miracle of childbirth and the miracle of Ireland reaching the quarter finals of the 1990 World Cup. The film stars Sam Keeley, who recently appeared in Burnt alongside Bradley Cooper, and Barbara Brennan, known for her roles in Veronica Guerin and A Date for Mad Mary.
The Weinstein Company COO and President David Glasser said “We cannot be more pleased with the work and opportunity that Lexus Short Film Series has created thus far. Cahill’s film is just one of four films that demonstrate that magic happens when you give talented people a chance to fulfil their dreams”.
David Nordstrom, global branding department general manager of Lexus International, added, “Each year, the work of our directors never ceases to amaze us. We are honoured to be in partnership with The Weinstein Company to bring these filmmakers’ aspirations to life”.