Filmfest 2017

German Age Rating

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Although Ned is mostly interested in pop and rock music, his father stuck him in a boarding school where most kids are into rugby. When handsome rugby star Conor moves in as his roommate, his senior year look like a bummer. But they turn out to get along brilliantly, play guitar together, and are signed up for a talent show at an all-girls school by their English teacher (Andrew Scott, Moriarty from "Sherlock"). And the big rugby match is looming, too, the first time their team has made it to finals in years…

tags: Friendship, Youth/Coming of Age, Comedy, Sexuality, Feature film

Cast: Fionn O'Shea, Nicholas Galitzine, Andrew Scott, Moe Dunford


Screenplay: John Butler

Director of Photography: Cathal Watters

Film Editor: John O’Connor

Composer: John McPhilips

Production Designer: Ferdia Murphy

Costume Design: Kathy Strachan

Producer: Rebecca O’Flanagan, Robert Walpole

Production Company: Treasure Entertainment

Co-Producer: Claire McCaughley, Sarah Gunn

World Sales: Radiant Films International

Distributor: Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH

Director: John Butler


John Butler is an Irish director, author and journalist who lives in Dublin. He has published in The Irish Times, The Dublin Review and The San Francisco Chronicle. He published his first novel "The Tenderloin" in 2011, and served as director and co-author of TV comedy YOUR BAD SELF. He shot award-winning shorts, commercials and docs. HANDSOME DOG premiered at Toronto and was the Closing Film at Dublin, winning Best Irish Film from the Dublin Film Critics‘ Circle.