Tuesday 23 January 2018

Video: Kerry-Shtyle 'Pulp Fiction' viral wins gong Graham Norton to present creativity award

Majella O'Sullivan

CHAT show host Graham Norton will visit the Tralee Institute of Technology tomorrow to present a creativity award called after him.

The Co Cork native will present the inaugural Graham Norton Creativity Award award to two students whose work he gave a plug to on his show in January.

Students, Eoin O'Leary (25) from Oakpark, Tralee and David Williams (24) from Headford near Killarney became internet sensations when their 'Pulp Fiction Kerry Shtyle' went viral after it was posted on YouTube late last year.

The pair received the thumbs up from the film director himself, Quentin Tarantino, when he was shown the clip when he appeared on the BBC's Graham Norton Show in February.

The piece is a rehash of one of the most famous scenes in the 1990's cult movie, where hitmen Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L Jackson) discuss the difference between fast-food outlets in the US and Europe.

The students recorded the piece for a project they were doing on dialogue recording using soundless film footage.

The lads used the 'Royale with Cheese' scene from the movie for their inspiration but dubbed it in their own accents, which they admitted they "ramped up" for affect.

Tarantino, who co-wrote the script, laughed heartily when shown the clip.

The comedian accepted an invitation from Tralee Institute of Technology to present the award in person.

The college will present the award annually to students of its Creative Media and Computing course who generate the most online hits for a project they create during the academic year.

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