Production Wraps on New Irish Feature The Belly Of The Whale

Posted January 12, 2017 by Suzanne Murray in News
The Belly of the Whale
The Belly of the Whale

Shooting has just finished on Fastnet Films latest feature film The Belly Of The Whale which will be released by Wildcard Distribution in Irish cinemas later this year.

Directed by Morgan Bushe and shot on location in North County Dublin, the black comedy follows two down-and-out drifters who attempt to alter their circumstances by teaming together to hold up a small town amusement arcade. The film stars Pat Shortt (Garage) together with Lewis MacDougall (A Monster Calls), Art Parkinson (Kubo and The Two Strings), Michael Smiley (Free Fire), Peter Coonan (Love/Hate) and Lauren Kinsella (You’re Ugly Too).

Speaking about the shoot, director Morgan Bushe said:  “It was a real honour and privilege to work with such a talented cast and crew. My hope is to present a picture of an intimate Irish world that ultimately works to say something definitive about the greater sense of mankind. The game is money, but what’s at stake is so much more. We are excited to be working with Wildcard in bringing it out to Irish theatres later this year”.

The Belly of the Whale was produced by Rory Dungan for Fastnet Films with funding from Irish Film Board, RTE, BAI, Filmbase and Windmill Lane VFX.