COCO Television's feature film, Traders, has been acquired by HBO. The film debuted on HBO's Cinemax channel on January 6th. Cinemax, an American pay cable and satellite television network, primarily broadcasts theatrically released feature films, along with original series, and documentaries.
Producer, Stuart Switzer, said "I am delighted that the film is finding an audience abroad. Our international sales agents, MPI, have done a great job with the film and for HBO to acquire it for their Cinemax channel is particularly exciting for everyone involved.”
The first feature by writer/director team, Rachael Moriarty & Peter Murphy, picked up awards at international festivals in Belfast and Brussels and was well reviewed by, among others, The Hollywood Reporter and The Guardian. It was described by Peter Bradshaw as "an ingenious and macabre debut”.
Traders stars Killian Scott (Ripper Street, Love/Hate) and John Bradley (Game Of Thrones), it was developed and funded by the Irish Film Board and released in Irish cinemas last March. Peter and Rachael are currently developing their next feature with the support of the Irish Film Board.
TRADERS is available to Irish audiences on DVD, on VOLTA and through Virgin Media's Horizon On Demand platform.