Calling all charismatic sheep farmers in Kerry... American film-makers are looking for you 5 years ago

Calling all charismatic sheep farmers in Kerry... American film-makers are looking for you

If you see a few Hollywood types knocking around Dingle then you might do us a favour and point them in the direction of a charismatic sheep farmer.

The film producers in question will probably look something like this…

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Well, they might be a tad less... yellow.

Anyway, the film scouts in question are from the San Francisco-based Emily Miller Productions and according to The Irish Examiner, they have been on the look out in the Dingle Peninsula since the weekend.

At least they've been getting on with some of the locals since their arrival...

The documentary will take a look at the work and social life of a rural sheep farmer over a three week period during lambing season and it will follow the farmer at work, home, mass and even down the pub.

Speaking to The Irish Examiner, the director of the feature documentary, Mike Sugrue, said: “This film is intensely personal for me. My father’s family is from nearby Waterville in Kerry.

“I want to tell this story to shine a light on a way of life, type of work ethic and attitude towards life that I’m extremely proud of.

“It’ll be the story of how one rural sheep farmer perseveres financially and thrives socially, despite harsh conditions and isolation.”

If you do know a charismatic sheep farmer from Kerry who'd be up for staring in the documentary then you better let them know fast, as the producers apparently already have "someone in mind" for the role…

Via Irish Examiner