Oscar® winner THE SHORE on BBC Four this Sunday at 10.30pm
The Northern Ireland Screen funded short film, THE SHORE, which recently won the Academy Award® for best Live Action Short Film will air on BBC Four this Sunday, 18th March, at 10.30pm.
Produced by Terry George and Oorlagh George and written and directed by Terry George THE SHORE, which filmed entirely in Northern Ireland on location in Killough last year, is the inspiring story of two boyhood best friends - Joe (Ciarán Hinds) and Paddy (Conleth Hill) - divided by 25 years of misunderstanding.
Their world and their friendship are shattered by the conflict escalating in Northern Ireland. The two boys' lives take very different paths until, 25 years later, Joe returns for the first time to his homeland with his 24-year-old daughter, Patricia (Kerry Condon). In his absence Paddy, his best friend, has married Joe’s former fiancée Mary (Maggie Cronin). What happened all those years ago? Can old wounds be healed? The answer is in equal parts hilarious and moving.
Funded by Northern Ireland Screen, THE SHORE also received finance from Tourism Ireland and Loughshore Investments.
Watch a clip of THE SHORE on www.northernirelandscreen.tv
BBC Four is available for free to anyone who has access to digital TV on Freesat channel 107, Freeview channel 9, Sky Digital channel 116, Tiscali channel 20 and Virgin Media channel 107, as well as directly from the BBC Four website.