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31/08/2001

APPLETON SHOOTS FEATURE FILM IN IRELAND

Assistance from the Northern Ireland Film Commission (NIFC) with funding, sourcing locations and crew encouraged Belfast director, Dudi Appleton, to shoot his feature film directional debut in Northern Ireland.
Set in Belfast, ‘The Most Fertile Man In Ireland’, takes an irreverent look at sexual politics of a funky Northern Ireland, a place where men are men which women find very funny.
The film stars Kris Marshall and a host of other Northern Irish actors including Kathy Kiera Clarke, Bronagh Gallagher, James Nesbitt, Tara Lynne O’Neill, Marc O’Shea and Olivia Nash. There are also cameo performances from UTV’s Kate Smyth, Irish singer Mary Black and former punk goddess Toyah Wilcox.
‘The Most Fertile Man In Ireland’ is a truly local affair and showcases well known Northern Irish locations and services such as Belfast City Hall, The Europa Hotel, Ulster Bus, Downtown Radio, LEDU, Ulster Bank, Belfast Harbour Commission, Martin Philips Carpets and the RUC.
The film has already received a number of prestigious awards this year including Audience Award for ‘Best Film’ at the New York Film Fleadh, and ‘Best Director’ at the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, where Dudi Appleton received his award from Billy Crystal.
NIFC Chief Executive, Richard Taylor, said: “The film is a tremendous boost to Northern Ireland’s growing attraction as a film location. The NIFC have worked with Dudi on a number of projects over the last few years and we are delighted to assist him and producer David Collins with this film. We were extremely impressed with his commitment and determination to locate in Northern Ireland has the locations and local expertise to make feature films. We look forward to seeing many more films being made here.”
Backed by Sky Pictures, the project partners include the Irish Film Board and the NIFC. The film was produced by Samson Films in association with Hot Film Productions. The film is distributed in Ireland by Clarence Pictures. (CD)
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