'Point man pens Pierce Brosnan movie

Peter Bayne

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Thursday 7 July 2022 11:06

Warrenpoint businessman turned screenwriter, Kevin Fitzpatrick is set to make his feature film debut 'The Last Rifleman' starring Pierce Brosnan.

Kevin (54) has always had a love for film and a flair for writing.

His four now grown-up children remember him reciting bedtime stories he had written for them when they were little, where they themselves were the lead characters. Writing then was a fun hobby for Kevin, an escape from the hectic role of running the family business. Now, his first feature-length screenplay goes into production in Northern Ireland with Hollywood A-Lister Pierce Brosnan in the starring role.

“I always loved movies, even from a young age, especially the classics and big-budget epics. I found movies a great form of escapism, particularly growing up in Northern Ireland in the 70’s and 80’s. Then as I got older movies were a way of switching off after work, showering the head so to speak.

“And I always liked to write. My mother had encouraged it as a child and at the Abbey Grammar School I got a taste for storytelling. English was about the one subject I was good at - though my English teachers Pat Mooney and Owen Cahill might beg to differ! Both teachers left their mark, bringing Shakespeare to life and making Joyce meaningful. I think that has always stayed with me.”

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