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'Studs' Begins Shooting In Dublin
03 Feb 2005 :

Brendan Gleeson

'Studs', Paul Mercier’s play about an amateur football team down on their luck and about to go on a cup run is due to start filming on Monday 7 February in Dublin, and will be directed by and adapted for the screen by Mercier.

The feature film is produced by Brother Films’ brothers Fiach and Cúán MacConghaill, who have worked with Mercier on his previous shorts ‘Before I Sleep’, ‘Lipservice’ and ‘Tubberware’.

Brendan Gleeson, who starred in the stage production in the 1980’s, will star again, and his co-stars include David Wilmot, Eanna MacLiam, Tomas O’Suilleabhain and Eamon Owens. David Herlihy and Liam Carney, who have both worked with Mercier and Brother Films on ‘Tupperware’, also star.

The film, which will be filmed on location in Lucan in west Dublin, has the following crew:
Paul Mercier (Director/Writer)
Fiach MacConghaill (Producer)
Cúán MacConghaill (Producer and Editor)
Susan Holmes (Line Producer)
Ronan Fox (DP)
David Wilson (Production Design)
Niamh Lunny (Wardrobe)
Mairtín DeBarra (Locations)
Luke Johnston (1st AD)
Jim Corcoran (Sound)
Odette Gaffney (Script Supervisor)
Evelyn Lunny (Make up)
Catering (Peter McEvoy)
Eamonn Murphy (Transport Captain)

The shoot is scheduled for five weeks. Ronan Fox will be shooting on Hi-Def. Editing will be based at Screen Scene; sound post at Lime Street Sound. DigiRent are providing all camera equipment.

Filmed on location in Lucan and West Dublin

‘Studs’ is financed through the low budget initiative of the Irish Film Board, TV3, Moviehouse, and Buena Vista International (Ireland), who have bought theatrical and DVD rights for Ireland.

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