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Northern Ireland projects selected at Filmarket Hub and EIFF Celtic Screen Talent Showcase



Date Posted: July 20, 2021

Congratulations to the Northern Ireland projects that have been selected at the Celtic Screen Talent Showcase as part of Filmarket Hub and Edinburgh International Film Festival. The virtual pitch event is dedicated to feature films and scripted series in development by talent from the six Celtic nations.

This brand new initiative aims to discover high quality unproduced projects from the Celtic nations and match them with leading companies in the international industry. The event will take place online on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th August as part of the industry activity of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Day one will be dedicated to feature films and day two will showcase scripted series.

Representatives from the selected projects will have the opportunity to pitch and meet executives from companies such as CrossDay Productions, Curzon, Endor Productions, Federation Entertainment, Gaumont, Great Point Media, Head Gear Films, NBCUniversal International Scripted, Red Arrow Studios and Silver Reel.

The Celtic Screen Talent Showcase is supported by Ffilm Cymru Wales and BFI NETWORK, awarding funds from The National Lottery, Northern Ireland Screen, Screen Ireland and Screen Cornwall.

OFFICIAL SELECTION OF FEATURE FILMS

THE FORT
Action · Fantasy · Horror

Written by Ally McClelland
Directed by James Bushe
Produced by Charlie Allan

OFFICIAL SELECTION OF SCRIPTED SERIES

DETACHMENT
Thriller
6 episodes of 60 minutes

Created and written by Ciaran Bartlett
Produced by Stephen McCormack (Reflektor Media)

In addition to the selected projects, one feature film and two scripted series have been given a Special Mention at the Celtic Screen Talent Showcase.

SPECIAL MENTIONS – FEATURE FILMS

THE ASH
Action · Sci-Fi · Drama

Written by Spence Wright
Produced by Chris Patterson (Causeway Pictures)

THE BROKEN FIDDLE
Romantic / Historical Fiction / Drama

Written by David A Dunlop
Produced by Connor Richmond (Development Producer) and Dogleap Productions Ltd. (Production Company)

SPECIAL MENTIONS – SCRIPTED SERIES

EAT THE RICH
Thriller
6 episodes of 45 minutes

Created and written by PJ Hart

TERRY BRANKIN HAS A GUN
Film Noir · Thriller
4 episodes of 60 minutes

Created and written by John Morrison

Click HERE to view the full list of projects.

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