15 September 2019 The Irish Film & Television Network
Actors
TV
Crew
Digital
Distribution
Education / Training
Equipment
Festivals / Markets
Finance
Legal
Locations Ireland
Post Production
Production
Rep Bodies
JOBS FILMOGRAPHY NEWS WHO'S WHO DIARY GALLERY IFTA
     
NEWS IN BRIEF
Features & Interviews
Production News
Post Production News
VFX News
Animation News
Digital News
Festivals News
Training News
Cast News
Finance News
IFTA Film & Drama Awards
Galway Film Fleadh 2017
List Your Company
Daily News Bulletin
Site Map
IFTN HOME
Irish/Swedish prison film ‘MAZE’ set to begin four week Cork shoot
04 Apr 2016 : Seán Brosnan
Will star Barry Ward (above) and Tom Vaughan Lawlor
Inspired by the true events of the infamous 1983 prison breakout of 38 IRA prisoners from HMP, which was to become the biggest prison escape in Europe since World War II, feature film ‘MAZE’ is set shoot over a four week period this month in the recently decommissioned Cork Prison, and around Cork City.

The lead actors confirmed for the film are Tom Vaughan Lawlor (‘Love/Hate’, ‘Charlie’) and recently announced Rising Star nominee Barry Ward (‘Pursuit’, ‘Rebellion’, ‘The Truth Commissioner’).

An Irish-Swedish co-production, ‘MAZE’ has production funding from the Irish Film Board, Film Vast, RTÉ and BAI, with both Cork County Council and Cork County Council Arts Offices providing regional support.

The film is written and directed by Stephen Burke and produced by Jane Doolan of Mammoth Films and Brendan J Byrne of Cyprus Avenue Films.

James Hickey, Chief Executive, the Irish Film Board said: "We're very happy to be working with the talented Irish writer/ director Stephen Burke again. This is an exciting prison break story which will feature a host of Irish acting talent. One of the benefits of Irish film production is that it can take place all over the country from Cork to Donegal, creating employment opportunities and providing investment in local business and services.”

Speaking about their decision to choose Cork as the main location for filming, Line Producer, Steven Davenport said: “With the assistance of the Irish Prison Services and helped by Film In Cork offering on the ground support on both locations and skilled local crew in the Cork area, the prison itself is a perfect stand in for the notorious MAZE prison, which offers unrivalled production value.”

Speaking about securing this major production for Cork, Rossa Mullin who runs Film in Cork said: “We see Film In Cork playing a key role in helping position Cork on the national and international stage as a prime location for all types of production - film and television - and we are delighted that working closely with the producers it has been possible to bring MAZE to Cork, which is a tremendous opportunity for us to showcase what Cork has to offer to an international audience, which can only be a great thing for the region.”

Other major films to shoot in Cork in recent years include Ken Loach’s Palme D’Or winning ‘The Wind That Shakes The Barley’, featuring Cork actor Cillian Murphy; Neil Jordan’s ‘Ondine’, starring Colin Farrell; and Ian Power’s ‘The Runway’.




BREAKING NEWS
Irish Supernatural Comedy 'Extra Ordinary' Releases in Over 100 Irish Cinemas this Friday the 13th
IFTN talks with Dale Longmore & John Quinn, Writers of new RTÉ Comedy Pilot 'Bump'
Mark O’Rowe discusses new Sky series 'Temple', which airs this Friday, 13th September on Sky One
Kilkenny Animated Launches 2019 Programme

FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
IFTN talks with Dale Longmore & John Quinn, Writers of new RTÉ Comedy Pilot 'Bump'
Producer AnnaMay Mullins discusses The Irish Derby – Níos Mó Ná Rása, which airs on TG4 this Wednesday at 9:30pm
Free Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to IFTN's industry newsletter - it's free and e-mailed directly to your inbox every week.
Click here to sign up.


RELATED NEWS
Irish Supernatural Comedy 'Extra Ordinary' Releases in Over 100 Irish Cinemas this Friday the 13th
13 Sep 2019 
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and Mark O'Halloran attend the Venice Film Festival for the World Premiere of Rialto
02 Sep 2019 
David Freyne’s 'Beards' Acquired by Altitude and Wildcard
31 Jul 2019 
Irish Hopefuls Named Amongst 2019 Emmy Award Nominations as Game of Thrones Breaks Records
17 Jul 2019 




 
 the Website  Directory List  Festivals  Who's Who  Locations  Filmography  News  Crew  Actors
 

Contact Us | Advertise | Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Security & Privacy | RSS Feed | Twitter