Thursday, September 27, 2012

SCENIC PARTS of North Wexford has been transformed into a film set as a movie-making production company began filming in the area last Monday.

A number of locations between Ballygarrett and Ballymoney, including Courtown, will be used for the feature length film version of Wexford novelist, John Banville’s, ‘The Sea.’

The village of Ballygarrett is being transformed into a 1950’s style Irish village and the painters and decorators were busy with their brushes as the colours were made more vibrant and film friendly.

A screenplay by John Banville, based on his 2005 The Man Booker prize winner, ‘The Sea’ is directed by Stephen Brown and stars Ciaran Hands, Sinéad Cusack, Rufus Sewell and Charlotte Rampling.

The story is a poignant tale of memory and desire about an art historian who returns to a faded Irish seaside resort where he has many an unhappy summer was spent with acrimonious parents in a simple holiday chalet.

News of the film company coming to the coast of North Wexford has been warmly received in the area where large numbers are looking forward to seeing ‘The Sea’ on the big screen and, hopefully, local villages and landmarks will be prominent.


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