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Entertainment / May 27, 2021

Netflix commission film ‘HYFIN’ following a rapper from Derry

Photo: Getty Images / Dave Benett / Hoda Davaine
Entertainment / May 27, 2021

Netflix commission film ‘HYFIN’ following a rapper from Derry

Words: Dylan Murphy

As part of the inaugural Netflix Documentary Talent Fund Sean Mullan and Michael Barwise were selected alongside 9 other creators for a commission from the streaming giants.

Today, Netflix announced the successful candidates for their inaugural Netflix Documentary Talent Fund. Amongst those to be commissioned were Sean Mullan and Michael Barwise who are set to create a short film called ‘HYFIN’ following Jordan-Lee Brady aka HYFIN, “a young Derry-Londonderry man in-between places, is told that a Northern Irish accent can’t rap.”

The opportunity was open to anyone across the UK and gives ten filmmakers, and their teams, the chance to make a short documentary film with a budget of between £20,000 and £40,000 each, with the films living on Netflix’s social channels.

Successful candidates have access to guidance from Netflix and the finished pieces will last between 8 and 12 minutes long.

Launching in 2022, the ten documentaries will be showcased at an event that will have a considerable number of industry heads present. Additionally, each team will own and retain their own copyright throughout the process.

Watch Hyfin’s New Eire Flow below:

Click here to read about the 10 recipients of the inaugural Netflix Documentary Talent Fund.

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