Film Festival to host World Premiere of Jump

Nichola Burley stars in Jump
Nichola Burley stars in Jump

THE Belfast Film Festival will showcase the third Gala event of this year’s busy programme with the World Premiere of Jump on tonight in Belfast.

Once again stars of the local and international entertainment industry will attend the red carpet evening at the Movie House cinema along with members of the film’s cast and crew who will take part in a Q and A session following the much-anticipated Premiere screening.

Jump boasts an ensemble cast of local actors including stars Martin McCann (Killing Bono, Whole Lotta Sole), Richard Dormer (Good Vibrations), Ciaran McMenamin (Saving the Titanic), Charlene McKenna, Lalor Ruddy and Valene Kane.

The film follows the lives of four twenty-something’s whose lives collide one fateful New Year’s Eve amidst the ancient walls of Derry, Northern Ireland in a night of fast talk, accidents and intrigue. Crime boss daughter Greta is rescued from suicide by drifter Pearse who’s on a mission to avenge his brother’s mysterious death. Johnny, a small time crook and Marie, a frustrated shop assistant shop assistant are both looking for a fresh start. As the clock ticks down to midnight and the night’s events fall into place, Jump weaves an existential portrait of our character’s lives as their hopes, fears and secrets are revealed.

For more information on the Belfast Film Festival or to book a screening, please visit www.belfastfilmfestival.org.