Cluck

Details

Location

Year

1998

Source

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Format

35mm

colour

Length

10min 33sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

British Film Institute, Creative Alliance Productions, Northern Ireland Screen

Rights Holder

Creative Alliance Productions, Northern Ireland Screen

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

Black comedy about  a teenage idealist who builds a bomb, hijacks a lorry and sets off on a most peculiar mission.

Written and directed by Terry Loane (Mickeybo and Me), Cluck stars a young Ciarán McMenamin - in one of his earliest film roles - John Hewitt and Conleth Hill (Varys in Game of Thrones). McMenamin is the kind-hearted, but hapless Marty, an animal lover who's determined to liberate the feathered inmates of the local poultry farm.
 

Notes

Part of Première, a short film production scheme designed to showcase local, Northern Irish film-making talent. It provided a training opportunity for industry new entrants and more experienced crew alike, offering film-makers a global audience and a stepping stone in their careers.

Credits

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

A Creative Alliance Production

Sponsored by Northern Ireland Screen and Belfast City Council - Part of Première

Written and Directed by Terry Loane

Cast: Marty (Ciarán McMenamin),  John Hewitt, Conleth Hill, B.J. Hogg

Director of Photography: Eugene McVeigh

Editor: David Gray

Special Effects: The Spence Brothers

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