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Welcome to the Worlds (working title)

Synopsis

WELCOME TO THE WORLDS is the remarkable story of the 40th Irish Dancing World Championships, held in March 2010 in Glasgow. Three thousand dancers, their families and teachers from around the globe descend upon Glasgow for one drama filled week. Clad in wigs, make up, fake tan, diamantes and dresses costing thousands of pounds to compete for the coveted world titles.

A year of incredibly hard work for just a few tense minutes on stage. This feature length documentary was given access for the very first time to the little known world of competitive Irish Dancing.

With financial backing from BBC Scotland, BBC and Scottish Screen award-winning filmmaker Sue Bourne went behind the normally closed doors of Irish Dancing and found a remarkable world. Wonderful characters of all ages from Ireland, Holland, Britain, America and Russia. Discover a world of dedication, hard work, obsession, passion. Success and failure. And astonishing talents pushed to their limits in the quest for perfection.

Details

Year
2011
Type of film
Features
Running Time
90 mins
Format
HD
Director
Sue Bourne
Producer
Grant McKee
Co-Producer
Grant McKee
Editor
Colin Monie
Director of Photography
Joe Russell
Sound
Peter Brill

Production Company

Wellpark Scotland Ltd
2/2 34 Lawrence Street
Glasgow G11 5HD
UK

T +44 (0)141 357 2916

wellparkscotland@yahoo.co.uk
wellparkproductions.com