International Premiere


| Ireland | 78 MINUTES | English
Comedy, Science Fiction

He came from a faraway galaxy. A place that you can only imagine when looking up at the clear night sky—somewhere beyond the twinkling stars. He is… Zonad! Well, actually, he's just an overweight bloke who just broke out of rehab (and happens to be wearing a tight, red vinyl bodysuit and helmet). Promising to return for a fellow inmate injured during the getaway, Zonad instead ends up in the quaint Irish hamlet of Ballymoran, a town with all the modern-day conveniences but that seems to be stuck in an episode of Father Knows Best. He is discovered in the Cassidy house, and after a night of stargazing the family is quick to label him a visitor from outer space.

Soon Zonad is a local celebrity, milking everything he can get: free room and board from the Cassidys, bottomless drinks at the local pub, and the adoration of all the town's teenage girls (especially the lovely Jenny Cassidy). Everything is going great for Zonad, until his fellow escapee shows up as… Bonad! Directors John Carney (director of Oscar® winner Once) and Kieren Carney have concocted a hilarious, zany romp that goes down like a nice pint of Guinness.

Cast & Credits
Directed by
John Carney, Kieran Carney, Kieran Carney, and John Carney
John Carney and Kieran Carney were born in Dublin. John's films include November Afternoon, On the Edge, and the musical Once, which won the Audience Award at Sundance and an Oscar® for best song. Kiernan is the co-creator, writer, and director of the hit television drama series Bachelors Walk and a writer/director of the comedy series The Last Furlong. John and Kiernan are developing the feature Sing Street.
John Carney, Kieran Carney
Brian Byrne
Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, John McDonnell
Primary Cast
Simon Delaney, David Pearse, Janice Byrne, Rory Keenan, Donna Dent, Geoff Minogue
Production Designer
Susie Cullen
Director of Photography
Peter Robertson
John Carney, Kieran Carney
Nathan Nugent, Paul Mullen

Technical Contact
Jim Duggan
Street Scene
Dublin, 2
Phone: +353 1 6611 501
Print Source
Paula Heffernan
Element Pictures
Dublin, 4
Phone: +353 1 618 5032
Print Origin
David Reid
Dublin, 24
Phone: +353 1 462 3131
Director's Agent
Charlotte Kelly
Casarotto Ramsay & Associates
London, W1F 8GQ
Phone: +44 20 72 87 44 50
Ed Guiney
Element Pictures
Dublin, 4
Phone: +353 1 618 5032
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