• Release Date 1995
  • Director Mel Gibson
  • Costume Designer Charles Knode
Braveheart (1995)
At the time of going to production Braveheart was the most expensive film ever made in Ireland, with a budget of $70 million. The feature was shot in Ardmore Studios, and locations in Meath and Kildare. The decision to film in Ireland was a result of negotiations between the project’s star and director, Mel Gibson, and the then Minister for the Arts, Michael D. Higgins. Braveheart was enormously significant to the Irish Film Industry, establishing it as a major player in filmmaking. It was also agreed that seventy five percent of the crew would be Irish.
Braveheart went on to be nominated for ten Oscars, winning 5 in the categories of Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Effects, Best Editing and Best Make-up.

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