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Carmel Winters' Boxing Drama 'Float Like A Butterfly' Releases in Irish Cinemas on May 10th
03 May 2019 : Nathan Griffin
Hazel Doupe in 'Float Like A Butterfly'.
Filmed on location in West Cork, ‘Float Like a Butterfly’ is an inspirational coming-of-age story of an Irish girl from the Travelling community and the pursuit of her dream to be a boxer.

15-year-old Frances has been raised in roadside camps in rural Ireland and wants to become a boxing champion like her idol Muhammad Ali. However, she must overcome cultural and familial hurdles to achieve her dreams.

The feature film picked up the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) prize for the Discovery programme at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) last year. The film also won the Audience Award in Cork where it had its Irish premiere in November. The film stars Hazel Doupe (‘Ripper Street’), Dara Devaney (‘Camelot’), Aidan O’Hare (‘The Wind That Shakes The Barley’), Lalor Roddy (‘Hunger’), Hilda Fay (‘The Cured’), Packy Lee (‘Peaky Blinders’) and newcomer Johnny Collins.

Producers are Martina Niland (‘Sing Street’) for Port Pictures and David Collins (‘Once’) for Samson Films with funding from Screen Ireland in association with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and RTÉ Television. Cathleen Dore (‘Snap’) is co-producer; executive producer was Lesley McKimm for Screen Ireland.

Crew members include composer Stephen Warbeck (‘Billy Elliot’), editor Julian Ulrichs (‘Sing Street’) and DoP Michael Lavelle (‘His & Hers’). The film was post-produced at EGG Post-production in Dublin.

The film was funded by Screen Ireland and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. It received €600k from Screen Ireland in the Q1 2017 Funding Decisions and €300k from BAI.

‘Float Like a Butterfly’ releases in Irish cinemas on Friday, May 10th.




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