Limerick could be home to new film studio

Limerick is being considered as the new location for a film studio according to Irish Producer Terence Ryan.

One of Ryan’s latest projects is a television series based on his 1998 film ‘The Brylcreem Boys’ which starred Gabriel Byrne.

Ryan told the Irish Film and Television Network (IFTN) that his production company Opex films are considering Limerick as a base for the upcoming project.

“We had looked at various large UK studios and at the Paint Hall studio in Belfast. I had met with Eoghan Prendergast of Shannon Development and they were keen to bring the project to the area and Limerick has so much to offer,” he told IFTN.

Opix films have secured investment to fit out a studio and are now looking for a suitable space.

“It is important for us that we do bring the project to Ireland because we are Irish. We may not have been born in Ireland but we are Irish. And if there is a way that the project can happen here, we absolutely want it to,” says Ryan

“It is a great place for something like this. It has a University with a lot of talent, and airport close with a great motorway for access, it is only two hours from Dublin, there is a fantastic transport system,” explains Terence. “Limerick also has great international links, with companies based around the Shannon area. There are great hotels. It is a fantastic location. Also it is a link/hub to America with technological. And obviously it has massive tax benefits,” he added.

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