Boat Builders selected for Belfast Film Festival 2018
New Notions' first film production—Boat Builders—has been officially selected to screen at Belfast Film Festival in April 2018. It's included in the Irish documentary competition.
We took our maiden voyage on our first original documentary production with this subject that is close to the hearts of many people in Northern Ireland. We were met with open arms by people who still keep the spirit of the yard alive.
They spoke to us about their life's graft, anecdotes of hardship and happiness, nicknames, and their pride. We share their stories alongside rich archive material—from Northern Ireland Screen's Digital Film Archive—bringing the experience of working in the yard alive.
The programme for this year's Belfast Film Festival is yet to launch, but their website is full of more information on the festival if you're interested.
We'd like to thank everyone who participated in this film. Here are the show credits to celebrate the hard work of boat builders and crew. Hope to see you at the screening!