Fintech boss fuels Irish soccer comedy with cash injection.

March 17, 2024
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  • Fintech boss, Gregory Pepin, is helping to fund Collie McCarthy’s movie, Fran the Man, based on a cult TV show about a hapless football manager.
  • The movie is a production of McCarthy’s Forty Foot Pictures and stars Darragh Humphreys as the lead character, Fran Costello.

The Caymans-based blockchain investor, Gregory Pepin, is backing Collie McCarthy’s latest movie, Fran the Man, which is based on the cult TV show Fran. The mockumentary series starred Darragh Humphreys as a Sunday league manager who rises to fame unexpectedly. McCarthy’s Forty Foot Pictures is producing the film adaptation of the series. Irish films are gaining success, with recent wins at the Oscars, and Pepin, who runs Io FinNet, a fintech company, is excited about this new venture. The collaboration between Pepin and McCarthy was facilitated by a mutual friend, and the fintech boss is enthusiastic about supporting the Irish soccer comedy.

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