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Armagh writer’s short named ‘Best Film’ at Underground Cinema Awards

A short film written by Armagh crime writer Stuart Neville was last night named ‘Best Film’ at a prestigious awards ceremony.

The Underground Cinema Awards were presented at a gala bash in the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire on Saturday night.good word

And ‘The Good Word – written by Stuart for Belfast-based independent film-makers KGB Screen – was nominated in nine of the 17 categories.

It was named ‘Best Film’ to the delight of Stuart and all involved.

It was one of four awards for the production.

Described as the premier awards ceremony for the independent film industry, Stuart had also been nominated in the ‘Best Screenplay’ category.

The Good Word is set during the 1950s and centres around a travelling preacher, a devout farming couple – and a dark secret!

It has already enjoyed critically acclaimed screenings in Chicago and Rome, and got its home debut outing at the Belfast Film Festival in April.

It stars Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones) and Úna Kavanagh (Garage) and directed by Stuart Graham.

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