‘The Shamrock Spitfire’: 101 Films International Strikes Slew Of Deals For Movie About Youngest RAF Wing Commander – EFM

EXCLUSIVE: 101 Films International has struck a slew of deals for The Shamrock Spitfire, the movie about the youngest wing commander in the history of the RAF.

With EFM approaching, the pic has sold to Australia and New Zealand’s Rialto, Japan’s Aya Pro, South Korea’s Scene & Sound, Scandinavia and Iceland’s Smile, and 101 Films in the UK and North America.

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Coming from Ian Higgins and Dominic Higgins, Shamrock Spitfire, which made the official selection at the Cannes World Film Festival 2023 and will launch at the Berlinale, tells the story of World War II RAF fighter Brendan “Paddy” Finucane.

“Ahead of our official launch of this special movie at Berlinale it is gratifying to see a number of early sales with many more anticipated,” said 101 VP of International Sales Eoghan Burke.

Finucane was the youngest wing commander in the history of the RAF and one of the most celebrated Irish fighters in the war. The pic will follow the Irishman as he dreams of being a flyer, becoming one of the first to enlist in the Royal Air Force as Europe’s future hangs by a thread.

Pic stars Shane O’Regan (Control), Chris Kaye (All Creatures Great and Small), Bethany Billy (Pan Tau), Eoin Lynch (Poldark), Emily Outred (Johnny English Strikes Again) and Carl Wharton (White Crow). It is produced by Nigel Martin Davey and John Dawson for the Higgins’ Pixel Revolution Films. Trevor Beattie (Moon, Six Minutes to Midnight) is exec producer.

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