Deirdre O'Kane's hit Irish film Noble is set for release in the States next year after securing a US distributor.
The film tells the story of children's rights activist Christina Noble, starring Sarah Greene, Brendan Coyle and Liam Cunningham and was directed by Deirdre's husband Stephen Bradley.
The film charts Christina's life from overcoming her harsh childhood to later starting a charity to help street children and their families in Vietnam and Mongolia.
The film, which is currently showing in the IMC Dun Laoghaire, won the Panavision Spirit Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and audience awards at festivals in San Diego, Dallas, Nashville and Newport Beach.
The film won the best feature and special jury prize at the Boston Irish Film Festival.
Deirdre says she and her husband are now on a break until promotions start again in 2015.
"I'm looking forward to seeing how the movie does - like any actor, I'm hoping people go to see it because it's a very special film about an incredible woman," she told the Herald.
"It has taken us six years to get this film made, but I am so delighted that Christina chose us to tell her story.
"We won't be going to the States with the film until March of next year and we'll be doing another big promotional leg of it then."
The film was shot on location in Dublin and Vietnam.