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27/09/2001

'PUCKOON' PREMIERE OPENS BELFAST FILM FESTIVAL

THE opening night of the second Belfast Film Festival on September 27 is set to see a star studded line-up descend on Belfast for the world premiere ‘Puckoon’ at Warner Village Cinemas.
A host of cast and crew including producer Terence Ryan, director Ken Tuohy, Sean Hughes and local actor Dara O’Malley will be attending the world premiere of the £3.5m feature film, which is based on the best selling novel, ‘Puckoon’, by legendary comic writer Spike Millagan.
Funded by the Northern Ireland Film Commission (NIFC), Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the MBP German film fund, ‘Puckoon’ was shot at various locations throughout Northern Ireland, including the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum and the Paint Hall Studios, in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter.
Richard Taylor, Chief Executive of the NIFC, said: “The NIFC are preparing to expand their remit and activity in film, television, animation and new media to create more jobs and inward investment for Northern Ireland. We look forward to seeing many more films being developed and produced here in the future.” (CD)
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