Jimmy Ellis’s ‘Troubles Over The Bridge’ inspires new short film

The official trailer for the short film “Two Angry Men”, starring Adrian Dunbar, Michael Shea, Conleth Hill, Michael Smiley and Julia Dearden, has been released by Burning Hearts Productions.

Supported by Northern Ireland Screen and BBC Northern Ireland, the film is written and directed by Toto Ellis, son of the late Jimmy Ellis.
The film is a companion piece to the posthumously published memoir by James Ellis, Troubles Over The Bridge (Lagan Press, 2015). The memoir details Jimmy’s contribution to the arts and the stand he took as Artistic Director of the famous Belfast Group Theatre in 1959 against artistic censorship by the Establishment in his home town, a decision that was to cost him dearly.

The film was recently shown as an entrant to the Cork Film Festival.

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