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PRODUCTION Ireland

Tom Hall creates Sensation

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Principal photography is underway in Newtownmountkennedy, County Wicklow on writer/director Tom Hall’s second feature, Sensation. Hall’s debut Wide Open Spaces will premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival later in June.

The film starts Domhnall Gleeson, who was nominated for an IFTA Award for Breakthrough Talent in 2007, for his performance in Studs [+see also:
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. In Sensation, Gleeson plays Donal, a farmer with a raging libido, who falls in lust with ageing escort Kim, played by New Zealand actress Luanne Gordon (King Kong). The relationship begins as a contract between client and prostitute, develops into love and finally grows into a business partnership.

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The film also stars Patrick Ryan (Whistleblower) as the jealous friend Karl, Owen Roe (Intermission, Wide Open Spaces), Eleanor Methvyn (Becoming Jane [+see also:
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) and Kelly Campbell (One Hundred Mornings).

The film is an Irish/Dutch co-production with financing from the Irish Film Board, the Rotterdam Film Fund, Screen Scene and Section 481.

The cinematographer is Benito Strangio (Hoover Street Revival, Crush Proof) from Rotterdam, the production designer is Tamara Conboy (Once [+see also:
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) and Nathan Nugent at Screen Scene in Dublin will edit the film. Post will take place between Screen Scene and Editson in Rotterdam.

Sensation is Blinder Films’ second feature this year, following One Hundred Mornings and is being produced by Katie Holly (Shrooms, The Mighty Celt) and Kieron J. Walsh (Raw, When Brendan Met Trudy).

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