Magazine article Screen International

Epic among 12 to Win Irish Backing

Magazine article Screen International

Epic among 12 to Win Irish Backing

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EXCLUSIVE: Latest Irish Film Board funding round includes $1.23m ([euro]900,000) for 13th century epic.

New projects from Whit Stillman and Brendan Muldowney are among 12 projects to receive production backing from the Irish Film Board in its latest round of funding, Screen International has learnt.

Savage and Love Eternal director Muldowney's next project Pilgrimage, written by Jamie Hannigan, will follow a group of monks who must escort a holy relic across war-torn 13th century Ireland.

The SP Films production, due to shoot later this year, has scooped a hefty $1.23m ([euro]900,000) commitment, one of the IFB's biggest grants. Conor Barry produces with John Keville.

Subotica's Unless, to be directed by Alan Gilsenan, and Newgrange Pictures' Seeing Chris, to be directed by Tom Cairns, both received $683,000 ([euro]500,000) while Billy O'Brien's I am Not a Serial Killer got $410,000 ([euro]300,000). …

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