Antrim manís movie has critics raving

Thursday, 4 January 2018

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A FILM made by a former Parkhall College student is making waves all over the world and is expected to premiere in the UK later this year following glowing reviews.
The Antrim Guardian last caught up with Colin McIvor about his movie 'Zoo' this time last year and since then it has received its world premiere at the Chicago International Film Festival.
Made with funding from the Northern Ireland Screen Fund supported by Invest NI, the film had an eventful journey over seven years from its first reading as one of three scripts chosen for a BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum in Belfast in November 2010 to its first international festival outing in Chicago in October.
Zoo, based on a true story during the Belfast Blitz, tells the tale of young Tom, played by Art Parkinson of Game of Thrones fame, and his gang of friends' fight to save Buster the baby elephant during the German air raid bombings on the city in 1941.
The film was shot in Northern Ireland in August and September 2016 and stars Penelope Wilton from Downton Abbey, Toby Jones of Dad's Army and The Hunger Games, Art Parkinson, Damian O'Hare, Irish actress Amy Huberman and Stephen Hagan.
* Read the full story in this week's Antrim Guardian.


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