Hugo Straney is an Irish Canadian from Belfast Northern Ireland. He has been in show business for over 30 years waiting for that big break. This honest interaction with the camera tells the story of the 'everyman' on the journey of life in his search for recognition and immortality. But it is Hugo's past: a childhood during Northern Ireland's worst times in history and disaster in social housing, that has shaped him. This is the true story, the honest story of the impact the experiment in social housing that catapults Hugo forward.
"Anyone who made it good coming from that hell hole “The Divis Flats” has to have something special about them. It has to be the worse slum I have ever had the misfortune to visit. If the living conditions were not bad enough, to rise above the outside influences of that area must have taken a strong character. Hugo Straney deserves a film making about him….Good on him!" a British Soldier, retired, served in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Divis Flats
Film Festivals and Screenings
The Homecoming and Belfast One City Conference 2015
October 7th at 5:30pm in Belfast, Ireland
View the agenda of the festival here.
Book tickets here.
Toronto Irish Film Festival 2012
Belfast Film Festival 2012
AGH BMO World Film Festival 2012