Colin Broderick and Kevin McCann making history with “The Rising” movie

Director/ producer Kevin McCann and writer Colin Broderick

Next year already promises to be one to remember, but for award-winning producer Kevin McCann and writer Colin Broderick it may also be a creative high water mark. The talented pair have teamed up to work on “The Rising,” the first feature film to look at how the 1916 rebellion led to a new republic.

“We are making history,” McCann, whose last film “Volkswagen Joe” won eight international festival awards, tells the Irish Voice.

“I’ve known it since the day I started researching in 2012. And now is the time for an investor to join us and back this movie for next year’s anniversary. With 2016 on the horizon, the time to do it is this fall. Other countries and cultures celebrate their heroes in cinema over and over again, and rightly so, and now, where is the Irish birth of nation story?”

McCann has won the support and endorsement of the relatives of all the 1916 leaders, a remarkable feat considering the diversity of opinion that followed on from the civil war. Building on that momentum – the film has been development since 2012 – McCann scored development funding of €50,000 in December.

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