Kings come to Belfast
by Annika Pham
04/10/2006 - Tom Collins, the Irish writer/director of Dead Long Enough, is back behind the camera for the shooting of Kings, an Irish/UK co-production that will shoot for five weeks on location in and around Belfast, Dublin and London.
Adapted for the screen by Collins from Jimmy Murphy’s critically acclaimed play The Kings of the Kilburn High Road, the film tells the story of a group of Irish emigrants who reunite for day for the funeral of one of their friends.
The lead has gone to Colm Meaney and the film’s DoP is P.J. Dillon.
Kingsis a mainly Irish language, bilingual feature film produced by Jackie Larkin for Newgrange Pictures and fully financed from within the island of Ireland. Substantial funding has come from the Irish Film Board, the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland, TG4, the Northern Ireland Film and Television Commission and the Irish Language Broadcast Fund. The UK co-producer is Michael Casey.