Short Teaser trailer for a new short documentary in production, focusing on a special aspect of the visit of the Royal De Luxe and ‘Granny’ to Limerick in September 2014.

Details of release soon.

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The Galway Film Fleadh screened short by Kevin Liddy and Edited by myself; The Suffering Kind; will have a special screening on September 14th at the IFI in Dublin. Also to be screened will be Kevin’s award winning short ‘Horse’. Kevin and certain crew will be in attendance.

(Below is Taken from IFI website)

Ireland on Sunday is our monthly showcase for new Irish film.

The Director, Kevin Liddy will participate in a post-screening Q&A.

In his long-awaited new work, The Suffering Kind, multi-award-winning director Kevin Liddy moves away from the stark Irish countryside which defined his earlier films (Horse, Soldier’s Song and Country) to an urban setting in upstate New York. Filmed by Oscar-nominated Declan Quinn, this intimate drama about an inner city priest and a sanitation worker trying to maintain his sobriety, is about the power of delusion and the longings that haunt us.

Kevin’s first cinema short, Horse, is a muscular, poetic evocation of 1960s rural Ireland about a father’s inability to communicate with his young son, magnificently photographed by Donal Gilligan.

 

THE SUFFERING KIND: 26 MINUTES, IRELAND-U.S.A., 2014, COLOUR,D-CINEMA HORSE: 30 MINUTES, IRELAND, 1993,COLOUR, 35MM

To Book tickets for this special screening please visit the IFI website HERE

 

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Behind The Scenes is back tonight. Dolans Pub on the Dock road at 7pm.
See you there.

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Behind The Scenes is back tonight. Dolans Pub on the Dock road at 7pm.
See you there.

 

Film Makers attending the Q&A session at Platform 74, on Aug 8th last.

Film Makers attending the Q&A session at Platform 74, on Aug 8th last.

Limerick City of Culture in partnership with Behind the Scenes are pleased to announce the creation of a unique and exciting scheme, Film Limerick.

 

The Film Limerick project presents a fantastic opportunity for new and emerging filmmakers to get their films made with both funding and industry support. This funding initiative aims to nurture creative filmmaking, and at the same time facilitating the long term goal of encouraging both established and emerging filmmakers to Limerick.

 

Film Limerick is seeking Ireland’s exciting filmmaking talent to produce short films using Limerick as a location. Two successful applicants for the awards receive up to €15,000 in cash towards the production budget for their film. Each production also receives advice and support for making the films. The first screening of the two shorts will take place in Limerick as part of Limerick City of Culture 2014, and the successful filmmakers will be encouraged to submit their films to festivals both in Ireland and abroad. In addition the two shorts will be used as part of Limerick City’s bid for European City of Culture 2020.

 

At the heart of the Film Limerick project is the aim to shine a spotlight on Limerick as a film destination and to enable Limerick to realise its potential as a film producing hub. This will facilitate the long term goal of encouraging both established and emerging filmmakers to use Limerick as a location. It also aims to develop a number of projects that form part of the legacy for Limerick in 2014 during its year as National City of Culture.

 

Film Limerick is now open for entries and are looking for filmmakers who are driving the genre of short film forward through inspirational and innovative works. Whether you are just starting out or you have been making films for years, this is your chance to shine.

 

The closing date for applications is: 3pm Monday 1st  September 2014.

Click HERE for more information

 

Casting begins for TV3’s new Soap ‘Red Rock’

 

 

Casting begins for TV3’s new Soap ‘Red Rock’

 

The casting process for TV3’s brand new soap ‘Red Rock’ will get underway this weekend with two Dublin casting sessions at the John Player Factory. Casting will take place under the directorship and watchful eye of Louise Kiely and people will be seen on a first come, first served basis.

Louise Kiely, Red Rock, TV3, casting, soap opera,

Louise Kiely has built her reputation as one of Ireland’s leading casting directors, and has cast a number of up-and-coming Irish actors in successful films, including Jack Reynor in the critically acclaimed ‘What Richard Did’, the BBC series ‘Quirke’ as well as the Irish casting on ‘Ripper Street’ and ‘The Sea’.

Over the next three weeks a casting team made up of Louise Kiely, Thyrza Ging, Eva-Jane Gaffney, Allen Kiely, Karen Scully and Jane Barry will see over 2,200 people across key casting sessions held in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Belfast and Galway. The team are hoping to represent the diversity of contemporary culture and ethnicities in Ireland as well as different age groups.

Hinting at what they’ll be looking for from the scheduled casting sessions, Louise Kiely said: “We are super excited to get started. There will be a ticket system at each of the venues, on a first come, first seen basis! We can see 500 per day in Dublin and 300 per day in the other cities. In order to get seen, I would advise getting there early. If we cannot see you on the day, we shall accept self-tapes in the coming months. We would ask that people prepare a Film/TV monologue of a minute in length. We are creating a whole town, cast-wise, from the ground up. What a cool challenge! For more details check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/LouiseKielyCasting

The ‘Red Rock’ casting team are unlikely to cast anyone still attending secondary school outside the Dublin area as it uneconomic and impractical for them to travel outside of school hours.

Limerick’s Casting day is August 16th. For more information on the casting process visit www.louisekiely.com or www.facebook.com/LouiseKielyCasting.

Red Rock will go into production this autumn and will be produced by Element Pictures and Company Pictures. The series creator and chief writer is Peter McKenna.

 

 

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Event Details

 

This event will be a Q&A session where Ronan Cassidy Project Manager for Film Limerick will answer filmmamkers questions on Film Limerick.

We look forward to meeting Filmmakers on the night, It may also be a good oppertunity to meet with fellow Filmmakers to source crew for your film.

Limerick City of Culture in partnership with Behind the Scenes are pleased to announce the creation of a unique and exciting scheme, Film Limerick.

The Film Limerick project presents a fantastic opportunity for new and emerging filmmakers to get their films made with both funding and industry support. This funding initiative aims to nurture creative filmmaking, and at the same time facilitating the long term goal of encouraging both established and emerging filmmakers to Limerick.

Film Limerick is seeking Ireland’s exciting filmmaking talent to produce short films using Limerick as a location. Two successful applicants for the awards receive up to €15,000 in cash towards the production budget for their film. Each production also receives advice and support for making the films. The first screening of the two shorts will take place in Limerick as part of Limerick City of Culture 2014, and the successful filmmakers will be encouraged to submit their films to festivals both in Ireland and abroad. In addition the two shorts will be used as part of Limerick City’s bid for European City of Culture 2020.

At the heart of the Film Limerick project is the aim to shine a spotlight on Limerick as a film destination and to enable Limerick to realise its potential as a film producing hub. This will facilitate the long term goal of encouraging both established and emerging filmmakers to use Limerick as a location. It also aims to develop a number of projects that form part of the legacy for Limerick in 2014 during its year as National City of Culture.

Film Limerick is now open for entries and are looking for filmmakers who are driving the genre of short film forward through inspirational and innovative works. Whether you are just starting out or you have been making films for years, this is your chance to shine.

The closing date for applications is: 3pm Monday 1st  September 2014.

 

Click HERE to book your place for the event.

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Ronan Cassidy, Tommy Conlon, Mark Griffin and Simon at the Film Limerick Stand.

Ronan Cassidy, Tommy Conlon, Mark Griffin and Simon at the Film Limerick Stand.

(Taken from http://behindthescenes.ie/index.php/film-limerick/ )

#FILMLIMERICK

Limerick City of Culture in partnership with Behind the Scenes are pleased to announce the creation of a unique and exciting scheme, Film Limerick.

The Film Limerick project presents a fantastic opportunity for new and emerging filmmakers to get their films made with both funding and industry support. This funding initiative aims to nurture creative filmmaking, and at the same time facilitating the long term goal of encouraging both established and emerging filmmakers to Limerick.

Film Limerick is seeking Ireland’s exciting filmmaking talent to produce short films using Limerick as a location. Two successful applicants for the awards receive up to €15,000 in cash towards the production budget for their film. Each production also receives advice and support for making the films. The first screening of the two shorts will take place in Limerick as part of Limerick City of Culture 2014, and the successful filmmakers will be encouraged to submit their films to festivals both in Ireland and abroad. In addition the two shorts will be used as part of Limerick City’s bid for European City of Culture 2020.

At the heart of the Film Limerick project is the aim to shine a spotlight on Limerick as a film destination and to enable Limerick to realise its potential as a film producing hub. This will facilitate the long term goal of encouraging both established and emerging filmmakers to use Limerick as a location. It also aims to develop a number of projects that form part of the legacy for Limerick in 2014 during its year as National City of Culture.

Film Limerick is now open for entries and are looking for filmmakers who are driving the genre of short film forward through inspirational and innovative works. Whether you are just starting out or you have been making films for years, this is your chance to shine.

The closing date for applications is: 3pm Monday 1st  September 2014.

For more information please see the website page HERE

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Following the successful Premiere of his latest short film ‘The Suffering Kind’, at the Galway Film Fleadh, two of Kevin Liddy’s previous masterpieces of cinema, ‘Horse’ and ‘A Soldier’s Song’ will be screened at The Red Hen in Limerick tonight from 7:30pm. Motion Pictures at the Mezz is the brain child of Kevin Kiely Jr. and features different local talent every fortnight.

There’s no charge and Kevin Liddy will be in attendance. Check out Kevin’s Website HERE

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Maeve McGrath, Diarmuid McIntyre, David Burns, Simon McGuire

Maeve McGrath, Diarmuid McIntyre, David Burns, Simon McGuire

Lyric FM to broadcast Episode 6 of Cultural Passions by Grey Heron Media Sunday 27th at 5:40pm

A couple of months go Maeve McGrath (Producer/Actor), Dave Burns (The Royal) and myself were interviewed by Grey Heron Media’s Diarmuid McIntyre for their Cultural Passions Radio programme. This episode was recorded at the Theatre Royal Site which is the location of the future Royal Project for Film and Visual Arts.

The episode concentrated on the venue as well as the ever growing film industry in Limerick. A number of areas of the industry were discussed while also taking a walk through and around what was one of the finest examples of the vintage cinema spaces Limerick had.

The radio programme is on at 5:40pm Sunday 27th on Lyric FM and is on Limerick’s Live 95FM durning the week.

Well done to Diarmuid and the team at Grey Heron Media.