Irish Film: Post-production commences on John Butler’s Handsome Devil

Post-production has commenced on John Butler’s second feature film Handsome Devil. Principal photography wrapped on the film in September, after shooting around Dublin and Cork. Post-production is taking place at Windmill Lane Pictures with The Stag editor John O’Connor.

Butler also wrote the script for the comedy drama that takes place in a privileged boys’ boarding school in Ireland. The project reunites Butler and Andrew Scott, who starred in Butler’s debut feature film The Stag, with lead roles for Moe Dunford (2015’s EFP Shooting Star and winner of this year’s Best Actor IFTA for Patrick’s Day) and Michael McElhatton (Game of Thrones).

The young cast is led by Fionn O’Shea and Nick Galitzine (one of the 2015 Screen Stars of Tommorrow), with support from Ruairi O’Connor, Jay Duffy, Mark Lavery, and Jamie Hallahan. The film also features cameo performances from Ardal O’Hanlon, Amy Huberman, Norma Sheahan, Mark Doherty, and Hugh O’Conor.

Moe Dunford, John Butler, and Andrew Scott celebrate Handsome Devil principal photography ending on September 19th.


Rebecca O’Flanagan and Rob Walpole of Treasure Entertainment are producing, reuniting with Butler.  Key crew include DOP Cathal Watters who has shot two of Treasure’s previous projects, Dare to be Wild and Viva; production designer Ferdia Murphy, costume designer Kathy Strachan and sound recordist Hugh Fox, all of whom worked with Butler on The Stag.

Handsome Devil is due for delivery in spring 2016.

[quote title=”Rebecca O’Flanagan – Treasure Entertainment, Producer”]We are thrilled to have begun the next phase of this exciting project. John has produced a beautiful script: funny, moving and important in equal measure. And we are delighted to have secured the involvement of so many frequent collaborators as well as a very talented ensemble of young actors.[/quote]