Six-time Oscar-nominated Irish director Jim Sheridan is writing and will direct Murphy And The Indian, the true story of Standing Bear, a Native American and civil rights leader who won a landmark 1879 legal case.
Standing Bear argued in the historic case that Native Americans are “persons within the meaning of the law”. The Ponca Chief was recently honoured with a statue in the Us Capitol.
The project has received development financing of €22,500 from Screen Ireland in its latest round of funding decisions.
Sheridan’s Hell’s Kitchen