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CAST OF THE PIER
Larry Mc Carthy…Karl Johnson
CREW OF THE PIER
Director/Producer/Writer …Gerard Hurley
Gerard Hurley - Director/Producer/Writer
GERARD HURLEY was born in Ireland and emigrated to Switzerland when he was sixteen to work with horses. In 1987 he emigrated to the USA to work in the oil fields in Oklahoma. Later he moved around America working at everything from construction to clowning and everything else in between.
Beginning in the early nineties, he took jobs in the camera and art departments of independent film productions in New York and began writing what eventually amounted to 20 screenplays. His screenplays have been optioned by such Hollywood "names" as Stanley Tucci (Big Night, Imposters) Griffin Dunne (After Hours) and Charles Wessler (Something About Mary). He has also been a script consultant on a number of feature film projects.
In 2008, Gerard wrote, directed, produced and starred in his first feature film “ The Pride," a film that explored domestic abuse in the "Irish gypsy" community in America and which was screened in the Woodstock Film Festival and the Irish Film Festival in Los Angeles.
"The Pier," his second feature film, had its WORLD PREMIERE in July, 2011 in the KARLOVY VARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
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Lili Taylor and Gerard Hurley
LILI TAYLOR next appears opposite Mickey Rourke in Hany Abu-Assad's film The Courier and opposite Robert DeNiro in the Focus Features film Another Bullshit Night In Suck City directed by Paul Weitz. Other films include Andrew Wagner’s Starting Out in the Evening opposite Frank Langella, Michael Mann’s Public Enemies, Mary Harron's The Notorious Bettie Page, two Robert Altman films - Ready to Wear and Short Cuts (special Golden Globe Award and Venice Film Festival Awards for Ensemble Cast), John Sayles' Casa de los Babys, Emir Kusterica’s Arizona Dream opposite Johnny Depp, Stephen Frears’ High Fidelity, John Waters' Pecker, Oliver Stone's Born on the Fourth of July, Cameron Crowe’s Say Anything, Abel Ferrara's The Addiction, Jan de Bont’s The Haunting, Ron Howard’s Ransom (Blockbuster Award for Best Supporting Actress), The Promotion opposite John C. Reilly, A Slipping Down Life, Dogfight, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, Factotum (Best Actress award at the Copenhagen Film Festival), Live From Baghdad, and her indelible film debut Mystic Pizza. She received an Independent Spirit Award for her work in Household Saints, and the first Special Grand Jury Prize for Acting at Sundance in 1995 for her work in Girls Town, Cold Fever, and I Shot Andy Warhol.
On television, for her guest appearance on The X-Files, she received an Emmy nomination. For her work in HBO's Six Feet Under, she earned an Emmy nomination and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She has also appeared in Anne Frank with Ben Kingsley and Brenda Blethyn, the Dick Wolf/NBC series Deadline and special guest appearances on Mad About You. Recently, she starred as “Dr. Ann Bellowes” in the series State of Mind.
Taylor made her Broadway debut in Chekov’s Three Sisters and made her directorial debut with Halcyon Days for her own theatre company, Machine Full. She earned a Drama Desk Award nomination for her performance in The Dead Eye Boy. On stage, she also starred in John Guare's Landscape of the Body, Aven’ U Boys, and Aunt Dan & Lemon, for which she won both an Obie Award and a Drama League Award.
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Karl is most well known for his role as series regular Twister in the hugely successful Larkrise To Candleford. Some of Karls extensive television works includes Rules of Engagement, A Tale of Two Cities, Judas and The Gimp, Wing and a Prayer, Vanity Fair, David Copperfield, Born and Bred, Rome, The Chatterley Affair, New Tricks, Small Island and Modern Men.
Karl's many film appearances include I Know you Know, Four Songs, Hot Fuzz, The Illusionsit, and Tomorrow La Scala.
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Maurice Seezer, Composer of Original Score for “The Pier”
Twice nominated for a Golden Globe award in the ‘Best Original Song’ category, Maurice Seezer is a musician, songwriter and film score composer. His score for Jim Sheridan’s film ‘In America’, co-written with Gavin Friday, was nominated for an Ivor Novello award in 2004 as was the song ‘In The Name Of The Father’, co-written with Friday and Bono for the film of the same name, in 1995.
Maurice Seezer collaborated with Gavin Friday on three albums for Island Records between 1989 and 1995 and toured extensively with him around Europe and America. Maurice has also worked with many other artists including Bono, Maria McKee, Sinead O’Connor, Andrea Corr as co-writer and arranger. Since the early 90’s he has contributed to a number of soundtracks for Jim Sheridan, Baz Luhrmann, Michael Rhymer, Kirsten Sheridan and Neil Jordan. (’In the Name of the Father’, ‘Mission Impossible’, ‘Romeo And Juliet’, ‘Batman Forever’, ‘Moulin Rouge’ and ‘Breakfast on Pluto’). Film-scores co-written by Maurice include ‘Angel Baby’, ‘The Boxer’, ‘Disco Pigs’, ‘In America’ and ‘Get Rich Or Die Tryin’.
For Information about the Soundtrack, please contact Maurice at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Jim’s first involvement with film came when he helped Jim Jarmusch finance, produce and sell the low budget independent hit STRANGER THAN PARADISE (winner of the Camera D’Or in Cannes and the U.S. National Society of Film Critics’ award as Best Picture of the year). He went on to work on three more feature films for Jim Jarmusch [DOWN BY LAW (co-producer), MYSTERY TRAIN (producer), NIGHT ON EARTH (executive producer)], as well as producing two short COFFEE AND CIGARETTES films.
Jim’s other producing credits include such critically acclaimed and prize winning films as Alex Rockwell’s IN THE SOUP (winner of the Grand Prize, Sundance Film Festival), Gregg Araki’s THE LIVING END, Christopher Munch’s COLOR OF A BRISK AND LEAPING DAY (winner of the Best Cinematography Prize, Sundance Film Festival), Adrienne Shelly’s I’LL TAKE YOU THERE (Best Director, U.S. Comedy Arts Festival), Sergei Bodrov’s THE QUICKIE (Best Actor, Moscow Film Festival) and Kevin Asher Green’s HOMEWORK (Best Picture, Slamdance Film Festival) and Vladan Nikolic’s thriller “love” which had its premiere in the Venice Film Festival. In 2008, he co-produced COUNTRY WEDDING, the first film directed by internationally renowned editor Valdis Oskarsdottir which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, in 2009 he co-produced HERE & THERE , a first feature by Serbian director Darko Lungalov that (among many other prizes) won the award for BEST NARRATIVE NY FEATURE FILM at the Tribeca Film Festval and in 2010 he was one of the producers of Vladan Nikolic’s multi-platform “experiment” ZENITH, which premiered in New York’s IFC Cinemas in October, 2010.
In addition to his producing activities, Jim co-wrote and produced Fridrik Thor Fridriksson’s COLD FEVER (which won the top prizes at the Edinburgh and Troia Film Festivals) and FACTOTUM, which he adapted as co-screenwriter with director Bent Hamer from the Charles Bukowski novel (international premiere: Directors Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival).
In 2010, Jim executive produced Gerard Hurley’s film THE PIER (financed by the Irish Film Board and now in post-production) and is developing the script THE PACKAGE for a new film to be directed by Vladan Nikolic in 2011.
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