Looks Like Another Hit for Acton Filmmaker Sue Bourne

'Jig' is already youtube sensation and the film hasn't even been shown

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Award-winning Acton filmmaker Sue Bourne has done it again. The woman who made a film about all of her neighbours in 'My Street', is about to release JIG, a 90-minute documentary telling the remarkable story of the fortieth Irish Dancing World Championships, held in March 2010 in Glasgow.

The youtube trailer has already racked up well over 160,000 hits and that's climbing every day.

Sue Bourne says "I may have known nothing Irish Dancing but I did know a good story when it landed on my desk." This was one of the few times that any outsider has been allowed to film the Irish Dancing Championships and Bourne says it wasn't without its challenges, and surprises.

"And as a film-maker, opening doors and going into a totally new and unknown world is one of the things you are always looking for. Even more interesting when the people in this world are driven, dedicated and ambitious. When it involves young children, teachers, parents. And when the dancers wear weird ornate clothes, diamantes,  make up, tans. And dresses costing thousands.  It’s a world with tears, tensions and drama". 

Sue Bourne
Sue Bourne, Director of 'Jig'

JIG was made with financial backing from BBC Scotland and Creative Scotland.  Bourne, who runs her company Wellpark Productions and film agent Bankside Films are hoping JIG will be released in May this year

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13 March 2011