Through a unique blend of archive footage, live storytelling and documentary film we brought the experience of working in Belfast's shipyard to life.

We created an audiovisual journey through one of the most fascinating industries of the world that we had at home, here in Belfast.



The premiere event took place on Friday October 27 at 19.30

More information coming soon. 

The Participants

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Audience Response

Thank you and your team for a truly memorable night. What made the biggest impression on me was the exchange on film between Roy Watton and his father which was magical in that you could see both in their facial expressions and in their eyes their absolute pride in their time in the Yard. That pride was shared by the audience and probably like most others who were there we left the Ormeau Baths on a real high. - Rodney

That was a fantastic night nice to meet up with old friends really well done great work by all your team. - Alan

Show Credits

The Participants

Laurena Crawford
Mark Doherty
Rosemary Graham
John Gray
Francis Higgins
Campbell Kell
Cyril Macartney
Jillian McCartney
Gillian McNabb
James Stone
George Watton
Roy Watton


For New Notions

Aaron Guthrie - Creative Producer
Sarah Duke - Production Manager (Film)
Paul Moran - Production Manager (Event)
Conor Neil - Film Editor
Adam Clayton - Sound
Ryan Coney - Camera
Ryan West - Camera
Mark Nugent - Camera

For Northern Ireland Screen

Francis Jones
Sinead Bhreathnach-Cashell

For Film Hub NI

Hugh Odling-Smee
Sara Gunn-Smith


Stuart Ogg - Consult AV

BOAT BUILDERS is a New Notions Original production funded in part by Northern Ireland Screen and Film Hub NI. We are proud to collaborate with NI Screen Digital Film Archive, and be a partner of BFI Film Audience Network.