Pierce Brosnan and Beau St. Clair formed their Los
Angeles-based production company, Irish DreamTime, in 1996
with the goal of fostering new talent and producing independent
and studio films.
Irish DreamTime's first production, The Nephew,
was set in Brosnan's homeland of Ireland. This story of
star-crossed lovers starred veteran Irish actors Donal McCann,
Sinead Cusack and Niall Toibin alongside Brosnan and American
newcomer Hill Harper.
The company next served as Executive Producer on the Propaganda
film The Match, a Scottish comedy starring Max
Beesley, Richard E. Grant, Tom Sizemore and Ian Holm.
The partnership's third venture in less than three years
was producing MGM's 1999 remake of The Thomas Crown
Affair, directed by John McTiernan, which starred Brosnan,
Rene Russo and Denis Leary.
Irish DreamTime's next two movies had them return to Ireland
for filming. Evelyn, with Brosnan playing a single
father fighting to keep him family together, was directed
by Bruce Beresford and starred Brosnan, Aidan Quinn, Julianna
Margulies, Stephen Rea, John Lynch and Alan Bates. Laws
of Attraction, a romantic comedy, starred Julianne
Moore opposite Brosnan and was directed by Peter Howitt.
Evelyn was released by United Artists in December
2002. Laws was released by New Line Cinema in April
Irish DreamTime's sixth film, the character-driven black
comedy/thriller The Matador, took the company to
Mexico City to film in the Spring of 2004. Brosnan starred,
playing a hit man at a crossroads in his life who is forever
changed by an ordinary, decent couple, played by Greg Kinnear
and Hope Davis. The Matador was released in December
2005 to critical raves, earning Brosnan a Golden Globe nomination
for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical.
In Spring 2006, Irish DreamTime went on location to Vancouver
and Chicago to film Shattered. The film tells the
story of an ambitious advertising executive (Gerard Butler),
and his wife Abby (Maria Bello) bringing up their five year-old
daughter, Sophie. Their seemingly perfect life unravels
when Sophie is kidnapped. In the blink of an eye, Neil and
Abby's safe and secure existence is turned upside down,
and they are at the mercy of Ryan (Brosnan), who dismantles
the family’s lives with brutal efficiency. This tense
psychological thriller is directed by Mike Barker (Best
Laid Plans, A Good Woman) and penned by William Morrissey.
The film was released by Lion’s Gate in December 2007.
Irish DreamTime is currently developing The Topkapi
Affair, a follow-up to The Thomas Crown Affair
for MGM. Paul Verhoeven (Black Book, Basic Instinct)
is attached to direct.
Brosnan, in addition to his producing duties on Irish DreamTime's
projects, has starred in numerous films including four James
Bond movies, Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies,
The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day,
which together grossed over a billion dollars worldwide.
His other recent acting projects outside of Irish DreamTime
include Dante's Peak, Grey Owl, The
Mirror Has Two Faces, Love Affair, Mrs.
Doubtfire and The Tailor of Panama. Brosnan
began his career in the theatre, and also starred in the
TV series Remington Steele, one of the most widely
viewed syndicated series of all time.
St. Clair, along with Brosnan, has produced all of Irish
DreamTime's projects. Outside of Irish DreamTime she most
recently produced John McTiernan's MGM remake of Rollerball.
Prior to forming the company, she worked on such films as
The Mosquito Coast, Deception, Hideaway, Race the Sun,
and The Edge. She has also worked on Broadway,
acting as production supervisor on the musicals Threepenny
Opera and Shogun.
Amanda Scarano, Production Executive, has been with Irish
DreamTime since its inception. She currently also serves
as production supervisor and Associate Producer on Irish
DreamTime’s film projects. Prior to joining the company,
Amanda worked on films including The Edge, Space
Jam and Junior.
Chris Charalambous, Creative Executive, was born in the
UK, grew up in New York City and moved to California in
2000. After working in various areas in the entertainment
industry, he landed on Irish DreamTime's doorstep in 2001.
Besides developing Irish DreamTime film projects he also
serves as Associate Producer.
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