Some Father’s Son

Institute for Strategic Dialogue

Billy McCurrie was 12 years old when his father was killed by the IRA. At 16, consumed with anger, Billy joined the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF).  A year later he got his chance to kill.

Billy was arrested, convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment at 17. It was in the Maze Prison that a Christmas Eve reading of the crucifixion story changed his life.

‘Some Father’s Son’ was produced in the UK for Extreme Dialogue, an EU-funded counter extremism initiative produced by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and the Tim Parry Jonathan Ball Foundation for Peace.

This film has been co-funded by the Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union.  This film reflects the views only of the author and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Credits

Director: Benjamin Chesterton

Videographer: Chris Keenan

Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

Executive Producer: Peter Rudge

Assistant Producer: Oliver Sharpe

Music: ‘Touch Your Soul’ by Peter McIsaac, ‘New Atmosphere’ by Martin Riopel, ‘The Dark Side’ by Score Squad, ‘Human Emotions’ by Emmett Cooke, ‘It Starts Here’ by Dan Phillipson