Sing Street is a 2016 Irish-British-American film musical written, produced, and directed by John Carney. The film stars Lucy Boynton, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jack Reynor, Kelly Thornton, and Ferdia Walsh-Peelo. It revolves around a boy starting a band to impress a girl. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2016. It will be released in the Ireland on March 17, 2016, and in the UK on April 22. and in the United States on April 15, 2016.
In February 2014, It was announced that John Carney would be directing the film, from a screenplay he wrote about a boy starting a band in order to impress a girl, with Carney producing through his Distressed Films banner, along with Anthony Bregman through his Likely Story Banner, Kevin Frakes for PalmStar Media, and Raj Brinder Singh for Merced Media Partners, with Paul Trijbits and Christian Grass for FilmWave. The film is a semi autobiographical depiction of John Carneys upbringing in Dublin. In a July 2014 interview, Carney announced he would be casting unknown actors in the film. The unknown actors turned out to be Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Ben Carolan, Mark McKenna, Percy Chamberuka, Conor Hamilton, Karl Rice, and Ian Kenny. In September 2014, it was announced that Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, and Jack Reynor had joined the cast of the film, portraying the role of a father, wife and son respectively.