After a stroke leaves her husband mentally disabled and fundamentally changed, spirited Irish housewife Vanetia struggles to keep her family together in the wake of tragedy. A research grant from American doctor Ted Fielding, interested in documenting the family’s recovery process, allows them to get by. Though Vanetia initially resents living under Ted’s microscope, she soon finds comfort in his calming presence, while Ted responds to Vanetia’s dynamic, unpredictable personality. As the two explore their bond within their unique situation, a new family begins to emerge.
Directed by Academy Award®-nominee Steph Green and featuring Saturday Night Live star Will Forte in an impressive dramatic debut, this life-affirming film embraces the healing power of love and family in all of its idiosyncratic forms. Run and Jump is an unexpected, unconventional romance, intimate family portrait and emotional journey of recovery that ultimately uplifts through its heartfelt message of human connection and the power of acceptance.
Length: 102 minutes
Director: Steph Green
Screenwriter: Ailbhe Keogan
Co-screenwriter: Steph Green
Producer: Tamara Anghie, Martina Niland
Co-Producer: Astrid Kahmke, Philipp Kreuzer, Helge Sasse
Executive Producer: David Collins, Matthias Esche, Jan S. Kaiser
Cinematographer: Kevin Richey
Editor: Nathan Nugent
Original Music by: Sebastian Pille
Cast: Maxine Peake, Edward MacLiam, Sharon Horgan, Brendan Morris, Ciara Gallagher, and Will Forte
STEPH GREEN was born in San Francisco and divides her time between Los Angeles and Dublin. In 2008, her short film New Boy won Best Narrative Short at TFF and went on to receive an Oscar® nomination. Filmmaker Magazine has named her as one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film.”