Middletown Production Notes and Hi-Res Images

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Bord Scannán na hÉireann / The Irish Film Board, The Northern Ireland Film & Television Commission and Eclipse Pictures present A Green Park Films production in association with Chapter Four
- M I D D L E T O W N -
Starring
Matthew Macfadyen
Daniel MaysMiddletown Gabriel Hires
Eva Birthistle
Gerard McSorley
Written by Daragh Carville
Produced by Michael Casey
Directed by Brian Kirk
Running time: TBC
Certificate: 15a
For further information on this release please contact
Siobhán Farrell, Eclipse Pictures, 25 Hatch Place, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 634 0112; email: siobhan@eclipsepictures.ie
MIDDLETOWN WILL OPEN IN CINEMAS ACROSS IRELAND
AUTUMN 2006
- M I D D L E T O W N -

The Night of The Hunter meets The Crucible
A modern-day western about God, man and the madness in between. In the context of a single family, in a single place, it tackles the issues of the fundamental versus the secular which so dominate the world we live in today. Middletown is an explosive tale of the ambition and betrayal threatening to tear one family apart forever. If it was a song, Johnny Cash would have written it.


SHORT SYNOPSIS

Set in Ireland, this atmospheric and explosive drama tells the tale of one cleric's chilling determination to rid a rural town of its corruption and sin. Preacher Gabriel (Matthew Macfadyen) returns home to Middletown and finds the towns inhabitants given over to vice and sin. Determined to save the souls of his flock, he sets about imposing a new order... However, Gabriel's godly intentions mask a dark and malevolent heart with his damning sermons pitting neighbour against neighbour. Even Gabriel's own family are not free from attack - his younger brother Jim (Daniel Mays) and wife (Eva Birthistle) are first to suffer Gabriel's moral crusade as Gabriel cannot

bring the town back to the true path unless he achieves that for his own kin. Middletown presents a haunting story of good versus evil. Has the preacher come to save them all from eternal damnation or condemn the parishioners to a life of hell?

Directed by BAFTA-nominated Brian Kirk, produced by award-winning Michael Casey and written by hot new talent Daragh Carville, Middletown stars a stunning ensemble of Ireland's acting talent including Gerard McSorley, Mick Lally, David Wilmot, Frankie McCafferty, Bronagh Gallagher and Marie Jones.


LONG SYNOPSIS

Middletown is a village forgotten by time and progress. Jim, the youngest of two sons, has for years tolerated a cantankerous, stubborn Da. A man trying to do the right thing by his family, he also rightly expects to inherit his Da's business which, in a one-horse town, reaches into every pocket. The Da looks scornfully on Jim's ambitions, not least because his wife Caroline along with her mother runs Middletown's drinking den. The scene, as far as he is concerned, of all the ill in the village and with regular scuffles and nightly cock-fights, he might just be right. Caroline is all too aware of the view Jim's god-fearing father has of her and she doesn't take it too well. She is growing impatient with Jim and insisting that something has to change - they're expecting their first child and need to know what the future holds. Change does indeed come, but not in the form either of them expect. Middletown's Minister, Reverend Cray, has led the church there as long as anyone can remember but the time has finally come for him to leave. In his place comes Gabriel, Jim's elder brother, chosen from a young age to one day provide leadership and guidance to Middletown. Gabriel returns then, after a long absence, to the place of his birth and childhood memories only to find that things are not as they used to be. Gabriel believes strongly that the previous minister to his town oversaw a steep decline in morality and determines to bring the people back to God, at any cost. His zeal totally disrupts the balance in Middletown, pitching residents against each other and threatening to tear asunder the familial harmony which has existed until now. Jim looks to his brother for support but Gabriel has thoughts only for the next world and knows that he cannot bring the town back to the true path unless he achieves that for his own kin. The chief recipient of Gabriel's ire is, of course, Caroline, her mother and the temptation to the men of Middletown which they represent. In a powerful and emotional climax the struggle between Jim and Gabriel threatens both to destroy everything that each stands for and to engulf all of Middletown in a battle with fatal consequences.


Director's Statement
Middletown grew out of a conversation between Daragh Carville (writer), Michael Casey (producer) and myself about the relationship between morality and the doctrine of sin. Our subject broadened to religion generally and ended up inevitably on the subject of fundamentalism. We reminded ourselves that fundamentalism is not just a madness that possesses evil-doers from elsewhere. We gravitated towards a story about a zealot who is a Christian preacher and the impact of his faith on his family. Tensions explode when he is opposed by his brother, a young man of no public authority, but with the courage to define his own ideas of right and wrong. Gabriel, the preacher, the eldest and favourite son, is played by Matthew Macfadyen. He has an amazing integrity that makes a difficult character human. He captures his public authority and private disintegration. He makes Gabriel both aggressor and victim. This is a man who believes that to fulfil his duty to God he must reject his sinful family. But if he loves them, will it break his heart? Will his deity destroy his mind? In contrast to Matthew's meticulous intensity, Daniel Mays, playing his brother Jim, is open and honest and wears his heart on his sleeve. He brings a freshness and energy to the character that keeps us with him, even as he Gabriel in church Hiresalienates his father (Gerard McSorley) and tests the love of his wife (Eva Birthistle). By a wonderful co-incidence Daniel, like Jim, became a father for the first time during photography on the film. Their story obviously draws upon the narrative tradition of biblical parables like 'Cain and Abel' and 'The Prodigal Son.' The mythical quality of these parables also influenced our decision to make Middletown as a period film. Whilst we want the audience to identify with our characters, the film must be timeless and universal. Cinematically we are chasing the intensity of rural gothic thrillers like 'Night of The Hunter' and tapping into the classic iconography of the American Western. However the biggest visual influence is probably Caravaggio, particularly his later years. His final works are religious paintings with an incredible sense of earthly drama. People within them have to struggle not to be swallowed by the darkness. Saints look like sinners. Even Christ has cracked feet and dirty fingernails. There is corruption and decay everywhere, but also the most amazing sense of life. Crucially, the divinity is in the humanity.


We hope this is also the case with Middletown. While Gabriel threatens with the prospect of a vengeful God and the certainty of death, Jim puts his faith in his wife, his child and his mind. As long as he can hang on to them, he can have a life worth living.

Writer's Statement
Brian and Michael and I have been working together on Middletown for something like five years. It's been a very collaborative, very organic kind of process, each of us pitching in thoughts and suggestions and the story developing very naturally into its own thing. I suppose the original idea came partly out of my own experience of growing up in a small town in Northern Ireland that was steeped in religion. But the world of Middletown quickly acquired its own dimensions, so it's certainly not autobiographical or anything like that. Oddly enough, part of the inspiration came out of listening to a lot of country music - real old blood and thunder country music by Hank Williams and Johnny Cash. I wanted to write a story about a family in a small border town and I wanted it to have the kind of mythic, Biblical, Western associations you find in those songs. And so that became Middletown - a life or death struggle between two brothers, with the future of their hometown at stake.


THE CREW


WRITER: : - DARAGH CARVILLE

Daragh Carville was born in Armagh in 1969. His first play, Language Roulette, was premiered by Tinderbox Theatre Company in Belfast in 1996. The play twice toured Ireland, and has been performed at the Bush Theatre, London, and the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. In 1999, it received its American premiere at the New Art Theatre, New Hampshire and in September 2001 it was produced by the Pretty Vacant Theatre Company in Berlin. Language Roulette is included in Far from the Land: Contemporary Irish Plays (Methuen, 1998.) His second play, Dumped, premiered by Tinderbox in September 1997, was subsequently produced by the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain at the Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh, the Battersea Arts Centre, London, and the Petit Hebertôt, Paris. His third, Observatory, was produced at the Peacock Theatre, Dublin in March - May 1999. It was also produced, in a Dutch translation, in Holland in May 2001, as part of the ‘Vers Braar' Festival, and has also been published in an Italian translation. Observatory is published by Methuen. In October / November 2000 Daragh Carville was one of seven writers who contributed to Convictions, a site-specific theatre event held at the disused Crumlin Road Courthouse, Belfast. Convictions was selected as one of the theatrical highlights of the year by both The Observer and BBC 2's Late Review. In February 2001 it won the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Production. Daragh's contribution, The Proposal, has been translated into both Dutch and Hungarian. His fourth play, The Holyland, was premiered by the National Youth Theatre at the Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh in August 2001. It then transferred to the Lyric, Hammersmith. The Holyland is published by Methuen. Daragh also contributed to Vote Vote Vote! An Alternative Assembly of Artists, a theatre event held by Tinderbox to coincide with the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections in 2003. His most recent play, Family Plot, was premiered by Tinderbox as part of the Belfast Festival in October 2005. Daragh Carville has also written for radio and television. His radio play, Regenerations, broadcast in December 2001, formed part of BBC Radio 3's series of new plays for radio, ‘The Wire' and was shortlisted for the Richard Imison Memorial Award. His adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula was broadcast on Radio 4 in December 2003 and Radio 4 has also broadcast two of his short stories, Still Life and The Man from Ancestry. Daragh Carville was the winner the 1997 Stewart Parker New Playwright Award and the 1998 Meyer-Whitworth Prize. He was Writer-in-Residence at Queen's University, Belfast from 1999 until 2002, and was one of the team that set up the University's M.A. course in Creative Writing, on which he continues to teach. He is currently working on a number of projects for stage and screen, including Start of the Summer and The House of Frankenstein for Green Park Films and Graveyard Sunday for Tinderbox Theatre Company. He currently divides his time between the North of Ireland and the North of England, where he lives with his wife the novelist Jo Baker, and their son, Daniel. Middletown is Daragh Carville's first film as screenwriter.


DIRECTOR: : - BRIAN KIRK
Born in Armagh, Northern Ireland, Brian Kirk now lives in London. He has directed commercials, television dramas, and short films, including Baby Doll and Do Armed Robbers Have Love Affairs? which won a Fuji Film Award and a Royal Television Society nomination. He holds a BAFTA nomination for Best New Television Director, and his British television credits include Murphy's Law, which received a Best Drama Nomination at the Irish Film and Television Awards and Funland, nominated for a Best Television Drama BAFTA award. For Showtime, he has directed Brotherhood. Middletown is his first feature.


PRODUCER: - MICHAEL CASEY
Michael Casey established Green Park Films at the start of 1998 and in that year produced Brian Kirk's short film Baby Doll. He also began work on a substantial development slate based around the work of writer-director John Simpson and the filmmaking partnership of Daragh Carville (writer) and Brian Kirk (director).
In 2000, Michael produced John Simpson's short Mysterious Ways and the pair went on to co-found Parallel World Productions. The first project from this new vehicle is Freeze Frame, a gripping award-winning thriller starring Lee Evans

In 2004, Michael was chosen to be Ireland's Producer on the Move, part of an EU initiative in which each European country selects one upcoming producer with
undertaking to introduce and help establish them in the international film industry. Middletown is Michael's second feature film as producer.


THE CAST


MATTHEW MacFADYEN: : - GABRIEL HUNTER
Matthew Macfadyen has become best known to audiences on both sides of the Atlantic for his compelling portrayal of Jane Austen's most famous character Mr Darcy in Joe Wright's Pride and Prejudice. Starring opposite Keira Knightly, Rosamund Pike, Jena Malone, Donald Sutherland and Brenda Blethyn, the film was a worldwide box-office smash.


Previously, Matthew played government agent Tom Quinn in the hit series Spooks (MI-5 in US). The series (co-starring Keeley Hawes, David Oyelowo and Peter Firth) has enjoyed three successful seasons on the BBC and, subsequently in the US on the A&E Network. The programme takes an authentic and dramatic look inside the operations of Britain's national security services and at the high personal and professional stakes for
its agents.


Matthew Macfadyen is now also making a name for himself in films. After small but pivotal roles in Ben Elton's Maybe Baby (with Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson),
Michael Apted's Enigma (with Dougray Scott and Kate Winslet), and Paul McGuigan';s The Reckoning (with Paul Bettany and Willem Dafoe), he played the first lead film role (opposite Miranda Otto) in Brad McGann's In My Father's Den. The dramatic thriller attracted attention from the worldwide film industry.


Matthew graduated from RADA and performed in numerous Shakespeare productions and in 1999 was nominated for the prestigious RSC Ian Charleson Award for Best Classical Actor under 30. At that time, Matthew began working in UK television, taking a role in David Skynner's telefilm remake of Wuthering Heights. He was nominated for Royal Television Society Award for his first television starring role, in Peter Kosminsky's BAFTA award-winning BBC drama Warriors. He subsequently starred opposite Sir Michael Gambon in Stephen Poliakoff's miniseries Perfect Strangers, again winning
acclaim.


His subsequent UK television miniseries appearances include David Yates' BAFTA award-winning The Way We Live Now and Peter Kosminksy's The Project.
Macfadyen's most recent stage appearance is in Nicholas Hytner's National Theatre production of Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, starring as Prince Hal opposite Sir Michael Gambon's Falstaff, through August 2005.


DANIEL MAYS: YS: - J IM HUNTER
Daniel Mays has worked twice with Mike Leigh - the first being when he played Jason, the psychotic boyfriend in All or Nothing. A RADA graduate, he has worked extensively at the Royal Court, most recently as the lead in Vassiily Sigarev's critically acclaimed Ladybird. Television roles include Funland, Classic of '76, Beneath The Skin and Tipping the Velvet. Film credits include Pearl Harbor and the leading role of Jason in Antonia Bird's Rehab, for which he won the Best Actor Award at the Palmare-Reims Television Festival.


E VA BIRTHISTLE: - C AROLINE
Eva Birthistle was born in Dublin after which she moved to Northern Ireland for most of her childhood before returning to Dublin to train at The Gaiety School of Acting. Upon graduating, Eva worked in short films and soon landed a part in one of Ireland's long running TV soaps, Glenroe. Moving to London, more TV work soon followed, including Jimmy McGovern's stirring docudrama Sunday and John Strickland's Trust. Eva was offered her first feature film, All Soul's Day by Alan Gilsenan in 1997, which was closely followed by work on Peter Sheridan's Borstal Boy, Saltwater for Conor McPherson, The American alongside Matthew Modine and Diana Rigg, and Timbuktu again for Alan Gilsenan. It is her portrayal as Roisin, in Ken Loach's Ae Fond Kiss, however that has really caught the industry's attention. When Ae Fond Kiss premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, Eva was selected to represent the UK as one of Europe's "Shooting Stars", promoting top European talent, then followed a succession of awards and nominations.


Eva's recent film projects include Ol Parker's feature Imagine Me and You, alongside Lena Headey, Save Angel Hope with Luke Mably and Billy Boyd and the mysterious ‘Eily' in Neil Jordan's Breakfast on Pluto with Liam Neeson and Cillian Murphy. Eva has just completed filming opposite Leo Gregory in the London based thriller Reverb for Eitan Arrusi and departs to Canada for the summer to shoot State Within for the BBC alongside a stellar cast including Jason Isaacs. Joint winner with Kate Winslet for British Actress of the Year Award at the London Film Critic's Awards

Eva was awarded the Best Actress title at the Irish Film and Television Awards for her performance in "Ae Fond Kiss" (October 30th 2004). She was also nominated in the same category at the Scottish BAFTAs (Nov 14th 2004) and at the British Independent Film Awards (Nov 30th 2004).


GERARD McSORLEY: EY: - T HE DA
Irish directors rarely make a movie without McSorley - he has featured in Neil Jordan's debut, Angel, Michael Collins and The Butcher Boy. For Jim Sheridan he made In The Name of the Father and The Boxer.
Other film roles include his chilling portrayal of John Gilligan in Joel Schumacher's Veronica Guerin which he was nominated for an IFTA in 2003. McSorley also worked with Thaddeus O'Sullivan in Nothing Personal and Ordinary Decent Criminal, with Damien O'Donnell in Inside I'm Dancing, Lance Daly's The Halo Effect and is currently working on David Gleeson's The Front Line. Other film roles include Angela's Ashes, Agnes Browne, An Awfully Big Adventure, Mel Gibson's Braveheart and Atom Egoyan's Felicia's Journey.
Gerry McSorley was educated at Queen's University Belfast and lives in Dublin where he is a regular player at The Abbey and The Gate Theatre and has appeared in, among many others, Equus, Three Shouts from a Hill, A Doll's House, The Crucible and The Collector. He played Michael in the Abbey Theatre's Dancing at Lughnasa in Dublin, London and on Broadway. He is also the narrator of Pat O'Connor's recent film version starring Meryl Streep.
His television credits include his award-winning performance in Omagh, for which he won Best Actor at 2004 IFTAs and also The Golden Nymph at Monte Carlo TV Festival. Other performances include Vicious Circle, Making the Cut, Kidnapped, Act of Betrayal and Lapsed Catholics.


M ICK LALLY: - R EVEREND CRAY
Mick Lally began his acting career with Taibhearc na Gaillimhe in Galway. Later he became involved with the founding of the Druid Theatre Co. in 1975. With Druid Theatre Co. he played in Playboy of the Western World, The Glass Menagerie, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and many besides. In 1985 Mick again portrayed Old Mahon in Playboy of the Western World. The company were invited to the Donmar Warehouse, London, where they were nominated for the "Olivier Awards" (the play was recorded for Channel 4 TV). After London the company took the play on two record breaking tours to Sydney and also New York with Mick in the same role. Mick has also worked with Druid in Waiting for Godot, Whistle in the Dark (which was also taken to the Abbey Theatre, Dublin), Touch of the Poet and as Larry Taggart in the highly acclaimed production of Wild Harvest.
Mick has worked extensively in theatre in Dublin including Passion Machine's Studs at the S.F.X; the record breaking The Year of the Hiker and hugely successful Moll and The Man From Clare all at the Gaiety; The Power of Darkness, directed by Garry Hynes, Drama at Inish, A Crucial Week in the Life of a Grocer's Assistant and The Honey Spike at the Abbey Theatre; Winter Thief in the Peacock Theatre, which he also co-directed; he rejoined the Passion Machine for their Songs of the Reaper Festival in the Project Arts Centre in a play directed by Michael Scott, Dectire; Druid Theatre Company's 21st anniversary production of Brian Friel's The Loves of Cass Maguire directed by Garry Hynes and A Skull in Connemara as part of the Leenane Triology also directed by Gary Hynes The Dead School by Patrick McCabe which played in the Galway Arts Festival for Macnas Theatre Co. He was nominated for Best Actor in the 1998 ESB/Irish Times Theatre Awards for this role. Other work includes Site as part of the Galway Theatre Festival; a national tour of Samuel Beckett's Happy Days a national tour of JB Keane's The Chastitute, directed by Terry Byrne and a national tour of JB Keane's The Field.
Mick also worked on The Castlecomer Juke Box for Red Kettle Theatre Company, toured with The Matchmaker directed by Michael Scott and also worked on The Well of the Saints directed by Garry Hynes. Mick toured with ‘The DruidSynge Cycle', in conjunction with Druid Theatre, in Ireland last year and is due to be tour with the show to the USA this summer. He has also been touring with The Matchmaker in conjunction with the SFX Theatre this year.
Mick is probably best known for his role of Miley Byrne in RTE's Glenroe. Other television work includes Bracken and Roma, for which he received a Jacob's award, Tales of Kinvarna, and Year of the French. Mick recently worked with RTE and TG4 on Tales From the Poorhouse/Scealta O Theach na mBocht with director Louis Lentin and last year he joined the cast of Ballykissangel for the BBC in their final year.
Film work includes Poitin, Our Boys, The Outcasts, Nights in Tunisia, Ballroom of Romance, Painful Case, The Fantasist, Fools of Fortune and The Secret of Roan Inish directed by John Sayles; Barry Devlin's A Man of no Importance, directed by Suri Krishnamma; Circle of Friends, which is based on Maeve Binchey's book and directed by Pat O'Connor, I Could Read the Sky with director Nichola Bruce and Alexander directed by Oliver Stone in 2003. Mick most recently worked on Middletown directed by Brian Kirk.


CREDITS
CO-PRODUCER MARK BYRNE
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER MARTHA O'NEILL
Produced in association with BBC Northern Ireland
Executive Producer for BBC Northern Ireland Peter Johnston
GABRIEL HUNTER MATTHEW MacFADYEN
JIM HUNTER DANIEL MAYS
CAROLINE EVA BIRTHISTLE
BILL HUNTER GERARD McSORLEY
NED RICHARD DORMER
SAMMY DAVID WILMOT
REV. CRAY MICK LALLY
MRS. LENNON SORCHA CUSACK
BAP MILLER DAVID HERLIHY
POKEY FRANKIE MCCAFFERTY
TESSIE BRONAGH GALLAGHER
ADELE CHARLENE McKENNA
AGNES MARIE JONES
BIN LALOR RODDY
YOUNG GABRIEL TYRONE McKENNA
YOUNG JIM NIALL WRIGHT
YOUNG SAMMY JOHN JOE McNEILL
YOUNG NED DECLAN MAGEE
FOR BORD SCANNÁN NA hÉIREANN/IRISH FILM BOARD
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER BRENDAN MCCARTHY
BUSINESS AFFAIRS TERESA MCGRANE
FOR NIFTC
CHIEF EXECUTIVE RICHARD WILLIAMS
HEAD OF PRODUCTION ANDREW REID
FOR CHAPTER FOUR FILMS ADRIAN MCCARTHY
JANICE KEOGH
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS STEPHEN STEWART
MARK THOMAS
CASTING DIRECTORS SAM CHANDLEY
FIONA WEIR
PRODUCTION MANAGER MARY ALLEGUEN
COSTUME DESIGNER LORNA MARIE MUGAN
MUSIC COMPOSED AND CONDUCTED BY DEBBIE WISEMAN
PRODUCTION DESIGNER ASHLEIGH JEFFERS
EDITOR TIM MURRELL
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY ADAM SUSCHITZKY
1st ASSISTANT DIRECTOR TONY AHERNE
SCRIPT SUPERVISOR JEANETTE McGRATH
MAKE-UP DESIGNER MORNA FERGUSON
HAIR DESIGNER LORRAINE GLYNN
SOUND MIXER SIMON WILLIS
PRODUCTION KAREN McSWINEY
ACCOUNTANT
2nd ASSISTANT DIRECTOR THERESE FRIEL
3rd ASSISTANT DIRECTOR DARREN FEE
TRAINEE A.D. STEPHEN DARRAGH
EXTRAS CASTING CARLA MERCER
TRAINEE FLOOR RUNNER LEONA McCARRON
(Glaslough)
TRAINEE FLOOR RUNNER DONNA McCARRON
(Glaslough)
TRAINEE FLOOR RUNNER RICHARD HENRY
(Belfast)
FOCUS PULLER IVAN MEAGHER
CLAPPER/LOADER ANDY GARDNER
GRIP DAVE McANULTY
VIDEO ASSIST JAMIE JACKSON
(Belfast)
VIDEO ASSIST BRIONA McARDLE
(Monaghan)
LOCATION MANAGER CLODAGH TIERNEY
(Glaslough)
LOCATION MANAGER ANDREW WILSON
(Belfast)
LOCATION ASSISTANT BARRY KEIL
(Glaslough)
PRODUCTION JULIE GARDNER
CO-ORDINATOR
Assistant to the Producer AISLINN WHYTE
ACCOUNTS BLANAID TRAVERS
ASSISTANT
PRODUCTION ADAM PHILPOTT
RUNNER
GAFFER BRIAN LIVINGSTONE
BEST BOY BRETT McCRUM
GENNY OPERATOR DAVE DURNEY
ELECTRICIAN MAURICE SWAN
ELECTRICIAN SEAMUS LYNCH
TRAINEE ELECTRICIAN ALAN RAMSEY
(Monaghan)
TRAINEE ELECTRICIAN STEPHEN LIVINGSTONE
(Monaghan)
BOOM OPERATOR ANDREW FELTON
COSTUME SUPERVISOR CLODAGH DEEGAN
COSTUME ASSISTANT CLARE McCOMISH
ART DIRECTOR KAY BROWN
S/BY ART DIRECTOR MIRIAM DOYLE
PRODUCTION BUYER SARAH SPEERS
ART DEPT ASSISTANT DAVID COOKE
PROPERTY MASTER ALAN HARVEY
DRESSING PROPS MARC DOWDS
S/BY PROPS GERARD LANIGAN
S/BY PROPS ASS'T WILLIAM ROLLINS
CONSTRUCTION RUSSELL FULTON
MANAGER
CONSTRUCTION JOE PAUL
CONSTRUCTION NEIL PAUL
CONSTRUCTION JIM REID
S/BY RIGGER SEAN McKEOWN
S/BY CARPENTER ALAN NIXON
S/BY PAINTER MICHAEL CULLEN
SCENIC PAINTER LAURA NG
DIALOGUE COACH BRENDAN GUNN
POST PRODUCTION LISA MURPHY
SUPERVISOR
ASSISTANT EDITOR DAVID O'BRIEN
DI COLOURIST GARY CURRAN
DI FINISHING WARREN DOWLING
DI FINISHING ASSISTANT SIMON THORNTON
DI CO-ORDINATION JIM DUGGAN
VISUAL EFFECTS PRODUCER ANNE-MARIE DOWNES
LEAD COMPOSITOR DAVID CASEY
COMPOSITORS ED BRUCE
MICHAEL MCCARTHY
EFFECTS ANIMATOR HUBERT MONTAG
POST PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR SUZANNE MCKENZIE
POST PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR EDMOND SLATTERY
POST PRODUCTION TRAINEE MAL MORAN
STUNT CO-ORDINATOR JOE CONDREN
STUNT DOUBLE "DA" DAVID BYRNE
SPECIAL EFFECTS KEVIN BYRNE
DAVE RODHAM
PAT REDMOND
KEVIN NOLAN
MICHAEL KEARNS
LIAM McDERMOTT
GERRY FARRELL
2ND UNIT DIRECTOR TIM MURRELL
2ND UNIT CAMERA IVAN MEAGHER
UNIT PUBLICIST SIOBHAN FARRELL
STILLS PHOTOGRAPHER COLM HOGAN
CATERING BY HOT BUNS CATERING
CATERING MANAGER TARA O'SULLIVAN
CATERER PATRICK FISHER
CATERER LIZ McDONAGH
CATERER GARY WALSH
TRANSPORT MANAGER ALAN CROZIER
COSTUME DRIVER DAVID CURREN
MAKE-UP DRIVER PETER MORROW
DINING BUS DRIVER DAVID MULHOLLAND
ELECTRICAL DRIVER ANTHONY CARROLL
UNIT DRIVER AIDEN O'REILLY
UNIT DRIVER MAURICE BROWN
UNIT DRIVER DENNIS HANNA
SUPERVISING SOUND EDITOR NIKKI MOSS
DIALOGUE EDITOR FIONN HIGGINS
FOLEY ARTIST CAOIMHE DOYLE
FOLEY RECORDIST JOHN FITZGERALD
FOLEY EDITOR BRENDAN GEANEY
RECORDING MIXERS MICHELLE CUNNIFFE
JOHN FITZGERALD
VIOLIN SOLOS PERFORMED BY JACK LIEBECK
MUSIC RECORDIST: STEVE PRICE
ASSISTANT ENGINEER: TOM JENKINS
ORCHESTRA LEADER: RITA MANNING
CELLO SOLOIST: JUSTIN PEARSON
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MUSIC MIXED AT ANGEL RECORDING STUDIOS
SCORE ORCHESTRATED BY DEBBIE WISEMAN
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The Producers Wish to Thank:
Simon Perry, Teresa McGrane, Richard Williams, Andrew Reid, Moyra Lock, Paula
Mulroe,
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Kathleen Magee, Alan Greenspan, Johnny Fewings, Richard Taylor,
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Newtownabbey P.S.N.I., The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry,
School of English, Queens University Belfast,
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With Very Special Thanks to:
Kate Murrell
Milo and Daniel Kirk
Colette and Erin
Eleanor Casey
Maeve, Laura, Rachael and Hannah Casey
Niamh, Alfie and Jack Byrne
Jo Baker
Daniel Carville
Emma Murrell
Archie and Alby Murrell
Nathalie Kernot
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or put under any duress or at any risk of accident or injury.
A United Kingdom / Ireland Co-production
Produced with the support of incentives from the Irish Film Industry
provided by the Government of Ireland.
Filmed on location at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra, Northern Ireland
Lottery Funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland through NIFTC
Filmed on location in County Monaghan, Ireland with the assistance of
Bord Scannán na hÉireann/ The Irish Film Board Regional Support Fund
Bord Scannán Na hÉireann
Made on location in Northern Ireland with the assistance of
The Northern Ireland Film and Television Commission
Soundtrack available on Silva Screen Records
© GREEN PARK FILMS (MIDDLETOWN) LIMITED /CHAPTER FOUR LIMITED 2006

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