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PAPERBOY invited to the Film London Production Finance Market 2015

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Multi award winning short film

Paperboy, a project originally developed from the multi award winning short film Paperman, has been invited to the Film London Production Finance Market.

Paperboy evolved and progressed as a project with the support and backing of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board & Local Enterprise Office Kildare.

Now in its ninth year, Film London’s landmark film financing event returns on the 13th and 14th of October 2015, held at the Hilton Hotel, London Bridge, in association with the BFI London Film Festival.

The Production Finance Market (PFM) connects international producers and financiers to encourage new film financing relationships, and is the only event of its kind in the UK.

The PFM is open to producers with feature film projects of €1m+ aimed at an international audience and for international financiers seeking new projects.

Hosting over 800 producer-to-financier pitch meetings and a further 300 financier-to-financier meetings over the two days, previous delegates have paid overwhelming testimony to the strategic role the market plays in the annual film calendar.

The 2014 market attracted more than €235m of production value and leading equity, hedge fund, tax, banking, and public and broadcaster financiers. To date, some 50 or more films and companies have benefited directly from the PFM.

Previously selected for Cartoon Movie in 2013 in the ‘Concept Category’, Paperboy has gained much momentum over the past year, now starting to receive attention from outside of Ireland. With a number of ‘A’ list voice and music talents expressing interest, it’s exciting times for creators Richard Kelly & Sean William Ryan.

‘We’ve made great progress this year on Paperboy’s visual development ‘ says Kelly. ‘What was once a film produced entirely in 3D, is now a more creative vision, with the introduction of 2D.’

‘Merging 2D with 3D is the best solution to achieve the unique look of Paperboy ‘ explains Ryan. ‘2D was introduced to help achieve the complexities and organic movement of the paper characters whilst still keeping their charm and quirky personalities’.

Producer Richard Morss is looking forward to the finance market in London, with high hopes of gaining distribution and international co-production partners in the US and the UK.