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20/04/2011

Latest Generator Entertainment Film Goes Into Production In Belfast

Belfast-based production company, Generator Entertainment, have began shooting their latest film, siege comedy Whole Lotta Sole in Belfast this month.
Written by Thomas Gallagher and Terry George (Hotel Rwanda, Reservation Road), who also directs, Whole Lotta Sole stars Hollywood actor Brendan Fraser (The Mummy series, Journey To The Centre of the Earth), Yaya DaCosta (The Kids Are Alright, Tron), Colm Meaney (Star Trek, Get Him To The Greek), local actor Martin McCann (Killing Bono, Clash of the Titans) and David O'Hara (Harry Potter, The Departed).
The film revolves around Jimbo (McCann) a debt-ridden young man whose misguided attempts to rob a fish market to pay back gambling debts backfires. Turns out the fish market is actually owned by the mobster he owes money to. On the run from the mobster’s heavies, Jimbo is cornered in a local antique shop, where he takes hostage an assortment of oddball characters. Surrounded by the Police, the British Guard, and the Mobster's crew, the young man must find a way out of his precarious predicament with the help of his colourful captives.
Terry George, whose acclaimed short film The Shore premiered recently at the Belfast Film Festival, is happy to be back on home ground to film his latest feature.
In a recent interview he commented: "It's a great pleasure to be back shooting a film that I think highlights the humour, resilience and spirit of its people in an ultimately uplifting and heart-warming way. I want people to laugh and marvel as much as I do when I return to this reborn country and I believe Whole Lotta Sole will do just that, thanks to a wonderful cast and a great local crew."
For Generator producers Simon Bosanquet and Mark Huffam, who were behind Cherrybomb and the recently released Killing Bono, this will be their fifth production in the region since setting up the company in 2008.
Bosanquet commented: "We're thrilled to be working with Terry George in Northern Ireland on this very special film and we’re grateful as ever to Northern Ireland Screen for their consistent support and encouragement in our continuing aim to build and maintain a permanent production base here."
Rising star Foy Vance is composing the music for the film. The Cinematographer is Des Whelan whose recent credits include Captain America and How About You, production designer is David Craig (Cherrybomb, Kings) and costumes are by Hazel Webb-Crosier (Your Highness, Closing the Ring).
Whole Lotta Sole is a Generator Entertainment presentation of a Menlo Park and Seamus Production. The Commissioning Producer is Wolf Rock Films, the financiers are Jeff Steen Enterprises, Archer City Film Group, Molinare and Northern Ireland Screen with production services supplied by Media Pro Six. Producers are Jay Russell, Terry George, Simon Bosanquet and David Gorder and the film will be sold worldwide by LA based Sales Company Essential Entertainment with a planned delivery Winter 2011. WME's Graham Taylor is repping the film in the US.
(JG/BMcC)
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