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Irish/Scottish feature film Spilt Milk has just wrapped principal photography in Dublin after completing a five week shoot at various locations in and around the capital.

Spilt Milk follows eleven-year-old Bobby O’Brien who dreams of becoming a great detective like his TV hero Kojak. Bobby sets up a private investigation enterprise with his best friend Nell Casey but the disappearance of his older brother sets them off down a dark path. Spilt Milk is produced by Laura McNicholas for 925 Productions (Ireland), James Heath for MTP (Scotland) in association with Cormac Fox for Vico Films (Ireland).

Director Brian Durnin makes his feature directorial debut alongside screenwriter Cara Loftus who wrote the Irish coming of age screenplay. The film introduces newcomer Cillian Sullivan in his debut feature role as aspiring junior sleuth Bobby with Naoise Kelly as his best friend Nell. The young actors are joined by an ensemble including Danielle Galligan (LakelandsShadow & Bone), Laurence O’Fuarain (The Witcher: Blood Origin), Pom Boyd (The DryFrank Of Ireland) and Lewis Brophy (Baltimore).

Director Durnin is joined by a production crew that includes Cathal Watters as Director of Photography, Editor Colin Monie, Production Designer Shane McEnroe, Costume Designer Gwen Jefferes Hourie and Casting Director Aine O’Sullivan.

“We began financing Spilt Milk during covid and to now be shooting in this community in the heart of Dublin with our incredible cast and crew, and to see the magic in the dailies is very exciting,” said producer McNicholas. “Following wrap our edit will begin in Glasgow with a festival debut expected mid 2024.”

The film was developed with the support of Screen Ireland with production finance funding from Screen Ireland, Coimisiún na Meán and RTÉ along with support from the Irish and UK government tax credits. Post production will take place in Glasgow.

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