- director Ian Power
- screenplay Ian Power
- cinematography P.J. Dillon
- music Gast Waltzing
- editing Amine Jaber
- cast Kerry Condon, James Cosmo, Demián Bichir, Bruno Bichir, John Carpenter, Jamie Kierans
- producers Macdara Kelleher & Brendan McDonald
- production Fastnet Films, Poderosa Pictures
- sales Reel Flow
- format 35 mm
THE RUNWAY is inspired by the true story of a South American pilot who crashed his plane near Mallow, Co. Cork in 1983. Against all odds, the people of the town came together to build a runway to get him home and briefly caught the imagination of the nation. It is the story of Paco, a young boy without a father who adopts the pilot and convinces the town to build a runway to get him home.
With a first class honours from the MA Film in Dublin’s D.I.T. Aungier St. in 1999, Ian Power followed his graduation film with the 15 minute short film BUSKERS, which scooped first prize at a number of international film festivals. In 2009 he wrote and directed THE RUNWAY, his first feature length film. THE RUNWAY premiered at The Galway Film Fleadh in 2010 and picked up the award for Best Irish Feature.