Productionhas begun in Belfast on low budget horror feature Nailed from first-timedirector Adrian O'Connell and writer Stephen McAnena.

The film,which is set in Brooklyn but being shot entirely on location in Belfast, starsCharles Porter and Sam Sarpong (American History X) as two pettycriminals on the run who hide out in a derelict house occupied by a sinistercare worker played by Wilson Heredia.

The threeactors are currently alternating schedules, playing supporting parts inBorderline Films' Ireland-UK-Denmark co-production Johnny Was, currentlyshooting in Belfast. Ben Katz,executive producer of Johnny Was is producing and financing Nailed.

Nailed is thedebut feature of video artist O'Connell who teaches at the IADT film, art anddesign college in Dun Laoghaire in Dublin.Writer/producer Stephen McAnena's previous scripts include the short TheGood Son (Cannes critics week selection), Ocras and the BAFTA nominated SomethingI Don't Know.

The scriptand production for Nailed were put together within a one week period.

Producer/directorO'Connell says "We are all thrilled to be so suddenly into production withsuch an exciting and enthusiastic cast.It's also great to be working with Charles, Wilson and Sam on anAmerican story being shot in Belfast."