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Jimmy Brown - 11th Feb 2014

Shot on location at the Crumlin Road Prison in Belfast, Lucy Tcherniak contrasts very poignantly Hudson Taylor's acoustic ballad Weapons, with the brutal reality of life as an inmate. 

Starring Liam McMahon and a cast of locals playing the other prisoners and screws, producer Ben Falk explains:

"Lucy cast Liam after seeing his performance in Steve McQueen's 'Hunger', and quickly discovered there was no challenge she could throw at him that he wouldn't rise to.

"They worked very closely on developing the narrative, under continued consultation with ex-offenders Michael Diamond (playing Liam's cellmate) and Kieran King (playing the lead screw) whose input was invaluable in creating something authentic, basing many of the scenes on their real life experiences."

Credits

DirectorLucy Tcherniak
Asylum Films
ProducerEmory Ruegg
Executive ProducerBen Falk
Production ManagerMarie Macdonald
Director of PhotographyJoe Cook
RunnerTanya Rosen
Focus PullerRyan Douglas
1st ACKevin Treacy
GafferDavey Bates
SoundIan McIntyre
Production designerMarc McElroy
Asst stylistCiana McDonald
Hair & Make-upRobyn Wheeler
EditorEd Line
Editing companyFinal Cut
ColouristJulian Biard
Grading companyFinish
Lead actorLiam McMahon
CommissionerSemera Khan
CommissionerClaire Stubbs
LabelPolydor
Production CompanyAsylum Films

Jimmy Brown - 11th Feb 2014

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