A North East-based investment firm has made a contribution to funding a new film starring Liam Neeson.
Invest Northern Counties, an investment vehicle managed by Christopher Reynolds, has become junior partner in the film Normal People, which also stars Oscar and BAFTA-nominated Lesley Manville.
Christopher hopes over 200 jobs will be created across the UK as part of this project. He said:"This is a very exciting project for the UK film industry and I'm delighted to be bringing North East investment into it.”
Raised in Cramlington, Northumberland, Christopher remained in the region, attending Northumbria University before embarking on a career in banking. Invest Northern Counties was launched to give those in the North East the opportunity to invest in a range of film projects both nationally and internationally.
He said: "I am passionate about the film industry and what it can do to boost the region. I feel we have a duty to promote it positively.
"My clients share this passion, so I am keen to use the funds available to shout about and create jobs in the North East."
Invest Northern Counties currently manages a portfolio of over £64m of assets from a total of 56 high net worth investors.
While this film will be filmed in Belfast, the funds invested by CR67 Limited have all come from the North East.
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