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Treasure Entertainment is a leading Irish independent film and TV production company. We deliver critically and commercially successful projects to both European and global audiences. We have a passion for nurturing emerging talent and maintaining creative relationships with established writers, directors, artists, and producers. We want to reach a global audience through uplifting, diverse stories with universal themes. Each project selected for this slate represents outstanding established and emerging talent across various platforms, with a unique point of view that has the ability to connect to a transnational audience. These projects have a clear and considered development process that takes into account the quality of the material, creative team, and audience potential. We have built up relationships with Irish, European, and International sales agents, distributors, and A-List festivals to ensure our projects reach the widest audience while maintaining artistic vision.
Treasure Entertainment is the creative producing company and majority rights holder for all projects on this slate. Each project includes a creative team with whom we have a long-standing creative relationship or new talent in whom we have identified potential and whose vision we wish to develop and bring to global audiences. Each project is also consistent with our corporate vision of bringing great accessible stories to audiences at home, across Europe, and around the world.
This slate is underpinned by the desire to exploit the growing international success of the company whilst expanding the ambition and artistic range of the writers, directors, and other creatives with whom we are developing the projects. We want Treasure to grow with them and them with us.
Format: TV Series
Director: Dathaí Keane
Screenplay: Kate O'Riordan, Tom Farrelly, Daniel Cullen, Ursula Rani Sarma
Cast: Dervla Kirwan, Niamh Walsh, Seána Kerslake, Gemma-Leah Devereux, Stuart Graham, Conor Mullen
Smother is a family thriller about deeply buried secrets and their unintended consequences, set in a small town on the wild and rugged coast of Clare. When Val Ahern’s husband Denis is found dead at a foot of a cliff close to their home the morning after a family party, Val begins to interrogate the events that unfolded the night before. Val explores Denis’s relationships with his children, step-children, and his siblings in order to find out who might have been responsible for his brutal, shocking death. The deeper Val delves into her family’s secrets the more she realizes how her late husband’s controlling, manipulative behavior had a deep effect on each member of the family.
IFTA Award for Best Actress TV Drama
PAPI CHULO 2019
Format: Feature Film
Director: John Butler
Screenplay: John Butler
Cast: Matt Bomer, Alejandro Patiño, Elena Campbell-Martinez, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Tommie Earl Jenkins, Shaughn Buchholz
Cast adrift in Los Angeles, Sean – a lonely TV weatherman – drives past a middle-aged Latino migrant worker standing outside a hardware store looking for work. He decides to hire this kind-looking man – to be his friend. Sean is young, gay and white; Ernesto, portly, straight and married. Despite having nothing in common and the language barrier, they build a sort of friendship – until Sean becomes consumed with a deeper obsessive need. Papi Chulo is a black comedy about loneliness and the desire to find connection across clear racial and socio-economic lines.
Toronto International Film Festival 2018
Torino International Film Festival 2018
Audience Award Newport Beach Film Festival 2018
Format: Feature Film
Director: Paddy Breathnach
Screenplay: Mark O'Halloran
Cast: Héctor Medina, Jorge Perugorría,Luis Alberto García
Jesus an eighteen year old Cuban is lost and struggling to realize his true identity. Unsure of himself or his future direction, he works at a local Havana drag club where he entertains dreams of becoming a performer whilst earning his money through hustling. At home he finds solace listening to the records his mother and grandmother left him, (all torch songs and romance by the great names of Latin music), or else hanging around watching the boxers train next-door. Into his life, however, comes a force to challenge his direction and freedom, his long lost father, a celebrated boxer, released from a 15 year prison term having killed someone in a street brawl when Jesus was a child.
Shortlisted for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards