Director Yann Demange is attached to direct upcoming Belfast-based feature film '71,' which will be shot in Northern Ireland later this year.
Demange, director of TV series’ such as ‘Top Boy’ and ‘Dead Set’, has been confirmed to direct the Belfast-based picture in what will be his feature film debut.
IFTA-winner Robin Gutch, who previously produced acclaimed Irish drama ‘Hunger’, will produce for Britain’s Warp Films, alongside Angus Lamont of Glasgow-based Crab Apple.
Scottish playwright Gregory Burke has written the screenplay for ‘71’, which tells the story of a British soldier trying to survive the streets of Belfast at the height of The Troubles when his unit accidentally leaves him behind. It is set in 1971.
French-born Demange, who grew up in London, was previously nominated for a BAFTA for the Charlie Brooker comedy ‘Dead Set’ which he directed, and he recently gained critical acclaim for his Channel 4 series ‘Top Boy’, a crime drama starring Ashley Walters.
Warp Films previously brought Shane Meadows’ BAFTA-nominated ‘This is England ‘88’ to the small screen, and Angus Lamont of Crab Apple previously produced ‘Donkey Punch’, a British thriller starring Jaime Winstone.
Northern Ireland Screen, Film4 and Creative Scotland are all supporting the project, the latest major project scheduled to shoot in the region.
IFTN recently reported that Northern Ireland will already soon host production crews for Causeway Pictures’ recently announced horror features, as well as a number of BBC series’ scheduled to film on location in Northern Ireland this year.