The Hit Producer has claimed eight prizes, including the coveted Awards of Excellence at the international IndieFEST Film Awards.
The innovative feature film has been awarded a slew of honours, including Best Feature Film, Best Directing, Best Actor (Neill Fleming) and Best Cinematography.
Broadcaster Michelle Doherty, formerly of Phantom FM and TV3’s Xposé, also scored the Best Actress gong for the debut role.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to receive this award, it was totally unexpected as this was my first lead role so very much appreciated,” she said.
Michelle who gave birth to her first child Max last month, previously co-starred in What Richard Did.
The Hit Producer, directed by Kevin de la Isla O’Neill, is a black crime thriller, which is currently doing the rounds on the festival circuit seeking a distributor to bring it to an international audience.
The entire film was crowdfunded on a tight budget of €18,000 and shot on location in Ireland.
“After such hard and enduring work by all of us involved, it’s fantastic to get this prestigious recognition. These IndieFEST awards are proof of the blood, sweat and tears we’ve shed to get this far and a hopeful glimpse of future opportunities to shed some more,” Director Kevin said.
The film also stars Irish actors Fergus Kealy, Rory Mullen, Karl Shiels, Eoin Quinn and Andy Kellegher.
Mothers & Babies
Broadcaster Michelle Doherty has spoken out about the unnecessary pressure placed on new mothers to shift "post pregnancy baby weight". Doherty and her partner Mark O'Shea welcomed their first son Max into the world earlier this month. er