Merlin Films is currently developing a number of exciting film projects, a selection of which is included below.
In late 2017, Merlin Films was awarded €50,000 from the Creative Europe Single Project funding scheme for the fiction project ‘Halfway House’, to be directed by John Boorman. Merlin was one of two Irish companies to receive funding. ‘Halfway House’ is a story of love and loss and death, and a mediation on the relationship between life and film.
This TV fantasy adventure series focuses on the legendary Celtic hero and demigod Cuchulainn, who grapples with dark gods and invading armies in mythic Ireland. This period fantasy epic is based on the legend of one of Ireland’s most ancient and greatest heroes, Cuchulainn. In Irish legend, Cuchulainn is the central figure of the Ulster Cycle, a series of tales revolving around the heroes of the kingdom of Ulster in the early 1st Century.
Merlin Films has established a working relationship with Lord Paul Bew, author of acclaimed book Churchill and Ireland, to develop the story of how the both celebrated and controversial character Churchill determined the shape of the relationship between two islands more than any other British politician.