Thursday, 8 March 2012

Robinson and McGuinness welcome Oscar winning team to Stormont

First Minister the Rt. Hon. Peter D. Robinson MLA and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MP, MLA tonight hosted a special reception for the local creative team behind the Oscar winning short film, 'The Shore'.

Pictured L-R deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, Terry George, Oorlagh George 
and First Minister Peter Robinson. The Shore was written and directed by Terry George and produced by his daughter Oorlagh on location in Coney Island, Co Down.

Welcoming the top class cast along with director Terry George and his family, including daughter Oorlagh who was the film's producer, the Ministers praised the picture after a special screening in Parliament Buildings. They said: "This is a delightful tale, beautifully told and acted. It is a superb film - a little gem. Shot on location at Coney Island in County Down, not only does it showcase our world-beating local creative talent, but it gives a worldwide audience a glimpse of the unique beauty of our homeland.

"Congratulations to Terry and Oorlagh and the hugely talented cast who have added to our rapidly growing status in the creative industries.

"The success of 'The Shore' is global recognition of the Executive's continued support to our local film industry which has attracted major players such as HBO and Universal Studios. And, it also reminds the World that this is an exciting place to work, learn and visit."

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