Since it’s establishment in 1993, Parallel Film Productions Ltd has illustrated consistent growth in both the film and television arenas, producing projects that have been highly acclaimed internationally as well as in Ireland.
With well established relationships with national, European and international partners, in both the private and public sector, Parallel has access to multiple sources of finance and distribution. As a result over the past years Parallel has put together a growing number of successful co-production structures and thereby bringing various feature film and high end TV projects to fruition.
Over the past five years Parallel films have produced a range of feature films: Triage, directed by Oscar-winner Danis Tanovic and starring Colin Farrell, Paz Vega and Christopher Lee; Perrier’s Bounty directed by Ian FitzGibbon, starring Cillian Murphy, Jim Broadbent and Brendan Gleeson; The Escapist directed by Rupert Wyatt, starring Brian Cox, Liam Cunningham and Joseph Fiennes; and A Film With Me In It directed by Ian FitzGibbon starring Dylan Moran.
Parallel recently completed the seventh and final series of the enormously successful medical drama The Clinic for RTE. This high rating drama went from strength to strength since it’s inception in 2003, a regular winner at the Irish Film & Television Awards and the TV Now Awards. Parallel have also had success with ITV’s Kingdom starring Stephen Fry.
Amongst other previous Parallel work are the award-winning Breakfast on Pluto, directed by Neil Jordan, starring Cillian Murphy and Liam Neeson; Intermission starring Colin Farrell, Cillian Murphy and Colm Meaney; The Last of the High Kings starring Jared Leto and Gabriel Byrne; and the highly acclaimed Beckett on Film series, involving a number of high calibre international directors including Anthony Minghella, David Mamet, Neil Jordan, Atom Egoyan, and international cast names such as Julianne Moore, Kristen Scott Thomas, Jeremy Irons, and John Hurt among others.
Amongst other television projects, Parallel has also had success with the drama Showbands for RTE, Sinners for RTE and BBC, as well as the mini-series’ Amongst Women and Falling for a Dancer.
Parallel Films have a very busy year ahead. Currently in post-production is Neil Jordan's (Breakfast on Pluto, Interview with a Vampire, The Crying Game) vampire tale 'Byzantium' starring Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton which follows the story of a mother and daughter vampire who form a deadly pact. In production at present is the Ruth Rendell mystery 'Thirteen Steps Down' directed by Marek Losey (The Hide, DCI Banks). Rupert Wyatt (The Escapist, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) is set to direct Echo Chamber later in the year which follows the true story of a British soldier who infiltrated the ranks of the IRA only to find himself an enemy of both sides.
Due to the large number of scripts we receive we regret that we can no longer accept unsolicited scripts and can only accept material from authorised representatives such as agents and/or production companies.
We do not accept any unsolicited materials. Any unsolicited screenplays will not be read and will be returned.
Lombard Street East
Dublin 2, Ireland
Tel: +353 1 236 0757
Fax: +353 1 236 0762
107-109 Great Portland Street,
London W1W 6QG.
Tel: +44 207 580 6888
Fax: +44 207 307 9732