Norton to present ITT students with video award

Comedian Graham Norton is to present an award at the Institute of Technology Tralee tomorrow to the duo whose Kerry-style parody of a scene from Pulp Fiction became a YouTube sensation.

The presenter of BBC hit The Graham Norton Show, will present the award to the creators of viral video Pulp Fiction Kerry Shtyle, ITT students Eoin O’Leary and David Williams.

Their student project went viral earlier this year when the video was featured on Norton’s show in January.

Their take on a Pulp Fiction scene was admired by director Quentin Tarantino, who was on Norton’s show as a guest the same night.

The clip is a parody of one of the best-known scenes in the movie, with the students dubbing over the footage using strong Kerry accents.

ITT decided to invite Norton to Tralee to present an award to the students, and he agreed.

Head of the Department of Creative Media and Computing, Mary Lucey, said it was a great honour for both the students and their lecturer, Bob Jackson.

“It’s a tribute to the work they did and we’re all delighted and honoured that Graham has taken the time out of his busy schedule to attend on the day,” she said.

The award will be presented annually to students of Creative Media and Computing who generate the most online hits for a project completed during the academic year.

* www.exa.mn/pulp

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