Belfast is set to feature in a brand new Indian film called David, the first ever Indian film to be shot in Northern Ireland. Tourism Ireland assisted in bringing the crew to Belfast for the initial recce and filming took place earlier this month in the city.
Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “We are delighted to have been part of the effort, together with Invest Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland Film Screen, to bring Indian production company Getaway Films to Northern Ireland. Given that films have a considerable influence on Indian holidaymakers when choosing a destination, this new film, David, will be another fantastic opportunity to showcase Northern Ireland to a massive audience of millions of people in India.”
Directed by award-winning Indian director Bejoy Nambiar and produced by Swapna David of Hobo Pictures Ltd, David is a black and white thriller that spans three decades, with the first part of the tale set in Belfast in the 1970s.
TV and film are recognised as strong influencers on prospective visitors and in recent years, Tourism Ireland has been liaising closely with Northern Ireland Screen to attract and facilitate film-making in Northern Ireland and to further exploit the marketing potential of TV and film productions locating here.