Gerard Barrett's second outing as director has been a hit at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

The film, which was shot here in Dublin, stars our own Jack Reynor, Toni Collette and Will Poulter, initially premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh and has now won over audiences and critics alike in Utah.

Director Barett has said that "it’s incredible to have American audiences and critics respond in such an encouraging way to this film. It’s great for all the cast and crew who were involved in bringing Glassland to life for it to be received so warmly here Stateside."

THR, Indiewire and IMDb have all feted the film as a triumph and praised Collette's performance, with THR calling it a "quietly impressive drama."

Set in modern-day Dublin, it tells the story of a young man who struggles to keep his family together in the face of addiction, poverty and an encroaching criminal element.

Producers Element Pictures and Kaleidoscope Film Distribution, who are handling the sale of the film, are meeting with buyers at Sundance with the intent of the film being distributed to international audiences.

Glassland will open in Irish cinemas on April 17th of this year.