The team at Belfast based film production company, KGB Screen, have revealed that their debut feature film Made in Belfast, which received funding from Northern Ireland Screen, has been selected to screen at the 10th London UK Film Focus (LUFF), as part of the Breakthrough strand.
The announcement was made by Film London at the 66th Cannes Film Festival where Made in Belfast’s writer and debut director, Paul Kennedy, along with producer Stuart Graham, last week joined the elite of the worldwide film industry to reveal news about the LUFF screening, and where they also released information about the company’s slate of upcoming projects.
On his return from Cannes, Paul Kennedy spoke about the recent developments.
“We are delighted that Made in Belfast has followed up opening the Belfast Film Festival last month by securing a screening in London at such a prestigious industry festival as LUFF. We’re really looking forward to participating and seeing the reaction the film gets at the event. We are confident that through events such as this one, we can secure a platform that will make Made in Belfast available to the public as soon as possible.”
Stuart Graham had this to add about the company’s development.
“With our first independent feature film under our belt, we’re already thinking of the next challenge and have recently secured development funding from various sources, including Northern Ireland Screen, to take several projects from development to script phase. We are working with extremely talented local writers on projects across different genres and formats. We are excited about the future of film-making in Northern Ireland”.
Made in Belfast stars Ciaran McMenamin (Saving the Titanic, Red Tails) and Shauna MacDonald (Filth, The Descent) as the central characters. They are supported by performances from Stuart Graham (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Hunger), Bronagh Gallagher (Pulp Fiction, The Commitments) and the acting debut of Snow Patrol frontman, Gary Lightbody.
The LUFF festival runs from June 24th – 27th June at the BFI, South Bank, London.