I have a very particular set of skills I have acquired over a very long career. Not me (well, yes me) but another superstar.. Liam Neeson promoting Ireland and he will find you.
The big Ballymena man has that distinction which all the greats possess…
You can instantly recognise that it is him as soon as you hear his voice.
Heck, he sees it the way he feels it, very Bryan Mills, as an Irishman and he wants to promote the island on which he was born and which developed him.
Because for as much as we on these islands know about the challenges and divisions that the two parts of the island of Ireland have had.
The rest of the world doesn’t want to make a traveller’s distinction.
They want to visit them both… and why not?
Taken star Liam has lent his voice to a new giant-screen documentary film.
It’s called Ireland which is produced by McGillivray Freeman Films and is sponsored by Tourism Ireland.
And it will go on release in select IMAX and giant-screen theatres across the US in February.
This is your pilot Liam talking
In another’s tongue it might sound cliched to talk of emerald islands and paradise but when it comes from Liam Neeson.
The Neesonathon celebrates the island’s rich history, culture, arts and music, as well as Ireland’s spectacular scenery.
It takes its American audience across Ireland.
And from Kilkenny to Cong.
Viewers will see breath-taking footage of places like the Cliffs of Moher, the Giant’s Causeway and the Skellig Islands.
The Big Man and big-time Ireland rugby fan said: ‘There is a movement in Ireland to reconnect with our heritage, to rediscover what it means to be Irish.
“And I am delighted to help bring the joy and diversity of all that Ireland has to offer.
“Both the old and the new, to IMAX and giant-screen audiences worldwide.
‘As viewers experience Ireland’s great beauty and humanity on the world’s largest screens, they will fall in love all over again.’
A previous film produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films for Brand USA (destination marketing organisation for the US), called Natural Parks Adventure, was seen by around 8 million people in IMAX and giant-screen theatres.
And a sneak preview
And for those who want to get a flick of the vid and drown in Liam’s voice here’s a taster.
So here it is Liam Neeson promoting Ireland and he will find you.