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Boys From County Hell: Northern Ireland film to have Tribeca premiere

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Photo by Aidan Monaghan

Photo by Aidan Monaghan

Photo by Aidan Monaghan

A film by two Northern Ireland writers will debut at the world-famous Tribeca Film Festival in New York next month.

Written by Co Tyrone men Chris Baugh and Brendan Mullin, Boys From County Hell follows a crew of hardy road workers, led by a bickering father and son, who must survive the night when they accidentally awaken an ancient Irish vampire.

The dark comedy horror stars Louisa Harland (Derry Girls), Jack Rowan (Born to Kill), Michael Hough (My Name is Emily), John Lynch (The Secret Garden), Nigel O’Neill (Bad Day for the Cut) and Fra Free (Les Miserables).

Established by Robert DeNiro, the Tribeca Film Festival takes place from April 15-26.

Directed by Baugh, Boys From County Hell was filmed entirely in Northern Ireland.

This is the second feature from Baugh and Mullin following their debut, Bad Day for the Cut, which was developed and produced via Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus scheme and received its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Commenting on the selection, director Baugh said: “We’ve been wanting to make this movie for a long time. When we finally got our chance we were lucky to have incredible people on both sides of the camera.

"The fact that we are premiering at the Tribeca film festival is a testament to their hard work and talent. We can’t wait to introduce New York audiences to the Boys From County Hell.”

The film was supported by Endeavor Content, Screen Ireland, Northern Ireland Screen, and Egg Post Production.

Belfast Telegraph