This Monday’s Shortscreen is THE SUFFERING KIND, directed by Kevin Liddy (Country; Horse..) and shot by Declan Quinn (Leaving Las Vegas; In America; Breakfast on Pluto..).
It’s the story of a recently sober sanitation worker in upstate New York, getting through the days as best he can. He whiles away the hours, his woman gone though still around, his road getting narrower, his nights longer. Father Jim is an inner city priest keeping an eye on Micheal’s sobriety. The past is like a sad lullaby that haunts him so close it’s all he can hear. Then reality comes knocking.
RTÉ2: Monday @ 11:40pm

Simon (editor) with Kevin Liddy (Dir) and Rori Coleman (music) at the screening of The Suffering Kind.

Simon (editor) with Kevin Liddy (Dir) and Rori Coleman (music) at the screening of The Suffering Kind.

It was a great honour to have been the editor on this project and to have had the opportunity to work closely with Kevin and others including Music Composer, Rori Coleman.

The screening is Monday 15th, RTE 2 at 11:40pm and it will then be on the RTE player. Please pass on the link when it becomes available.

Simon.

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Following a lengthy run on the international short film circuit, resulting in winning the ‘Spirit of the Festival’ award at the Indie Cork Film Festival in 2014, acclaimed Limerick Writer and Director; Kevin Liddy will have his haunting short film, The Suffering Kind, screened on RTE on February 15th 2016. (Time to be confirmed)

THE SUFFERING KIND directed by Kevin Liddy (Country, Horse) with cinematography by Oscar® nominated Declan Quinn (Rachel Getting Married, The Reluctant Fundementalist, Leaving Las Vegas). The film stars Keith Leonard, Reagan Leonard, Vahe Katros, Edward Crawford, Joe James.

Somewhere up the Hudson river, two men, an inner city priest and a sanitation worker, grapple with the ghosts of their past, the longings that haunt them and a chance to set them free. What happens when the treasure you seek is inside you?

See the trailer below:

 

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For all looking into funding for short films in 2016, the IFB have released their guidelines for film makers.

See Attached link below for details.

Production Funding Guidelines (2016)-2

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Wishing everyone a Happy and peaceful new year for 2016.

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Q&A Session with director Terry McMahon, Actor Moe Dunford and DOP Michael Lavelle

Q&A Session with director Terry McMahon, Actor Moe Dunford and DOP Michael Lavelle

A fascinating film screening and Q&A session afterwards was had at 69 O’Connell Street to mark the end of the 3rd Annual Richard Harris International Film Festival. Terry McMahon’s acclaimed feature, Patrick’s Day, played out to a well attended and spell bound audience on Sunday 25th October.

With the haunting music from the genius that is Damien Dempsey along with the captivating performance of Moe Dunford, the artistic eye of DOP Michael Lavelle, the precession editing by Emer Reynolds and the creative force of director Terry McMahon gives audiences a new insight to the topic of mental health which is more often misunderstood and stigmatised in todays society.

If you haven’t seen this film then it needs to be on your list. Lessions are here also for film makers. It is possible for a meaningful film that connects and speaks to audiences, to be created for a budget of 400,000 Euro.

Check out the trailer below.

Simon with Nigel Mercier, (LImerick School of Acting), Mark Griffin (Behind The Scenes) and Ronan Cassidy (Film Limerick) (Photo by (Pat Browne, Munster Images)

Simon with Nigel Mercier, (LImerick School of Acting), Mark Griffin (Behind The Scenes) and Ronan Cassidy (Film Limerick) (Photo by (Pat Browne, Munster Images)

 

LtoR: Mark Griffin (Behind The Scenes), Jacinta Khan (Savoy Hotel) and Simon. (Photo by Pat Browne, Munster Images.)

LtoR: Mark Griffin (Behind The Scenes), Jacinta Khan (Savoy Hotel) and Simon. (Photo by Pat Browne, Munster Images.)

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Hi everyone,

WE ARE BACK!!!!

Now into our 7th year here in Limerick and delighted to be up and running again bringing film makers together again in April 2016.

Below is the new link for your Entries and Rules of Submission for the 7th Limerick Film Festival Short film Competition.

Following feedback from last year we have decided to use FILM FREEWAY as partners for the entry process. Its simple to use and will streamline both the process and the festival into the future. The entry fee for this years competition $10.00 (General Entry). All films submitted will be accessed for the shortlisting as per normal with the short list announced towards the end of March.

Deadline for entry is March 4th 2016 and all entries must follow the rules of submission. (see the ‘Rules of submission’ for all details regarding the competition via the Film Freeway link below).

Best of luck and we will see you all in April 14th to 16th, 2016.

Simon McGuire

Limerick Film Festival proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world’s best online submissions platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, Vimeo and YouTube integration, and more. Click to submit with FilmFreeway.

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To mark the anniversary of The Pigtown Fling there will be a showing of Mood Poem, the Crude Media documentary based on the artists on the production, and their life in Limerick.
The screening will be in The BellTable Arts Centre, 69 O’Connell St on Sunday 20th Sept (a year to the date since that wonderful night) at 4pm. This will be introduced by, John Greenwood where there will be an announcement on how the idea of legacy is progressing. This will include the announcement of a competition that they have just secured a 1000 euro Prize for. (More details on the day).
The screening it is of course free and please bring your friends.
For more information contact:
John Samuel Greenwood – Creative Director
(Artist – Raw Nerve Noise)
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Film Limerick Trilogy Editor, Simon McGuire at the Avid Edit Suite in Limerick Institute of Technology

We are in the final stages of the Offline cut of the Film Limerick Trilogy. The short films, The Apparel, Day Off and Date:Time are now being spotted by the music composers and the final preparations for the delivery to the online and sound mixing team will take place in the coming weeks.

In what has been an ambitious project, realised by Film Limerick Project manager, Ronan Cassidy, and Irish writer and Director Gerry Stembridge, the trilogy of films has brought together both professional and aspiring film makers in Limerick to create a film cultural legacy that will hopefully continue for many years to come.

Film Limerick Project Mananger, Ronan Cassidy and Gerry Stembridge

Film Limerick Project Mananger, Ronan Cassidy and Gerry Stembridge

As editor on the three films, I have had the opportunity not only to work with three new directors and experience their vision for the stories but I have also had the opportunity to train in three assistant editors and give them a practical and first person view of the craft of editing, here at the facilities of Limerick Institute of Technology.

Maeve Humphreys, Patryk Czekalski and Mark Griffin have all worked on scenes for the films as well as give their interpretation and input to the ideas of the films. Similar training opportunities were given on set by Gerry, Ronan and the DOP Paddy Jordan to the different production departments, giving this project its unique selling point for future investment. In some cases the trainees have had other opportunities to work on professional productions around the country which in turn cements the early success of the Film Limerick Trilogy before its even been completed.

Cast and Crew of The Apparel

Cast and Crew of The Apparel

As the online post production, grading and sound mixing are nearing, there is a sense of anticipation for the premiere screening of these films by the cast and crew. Also with the impending new academic year in the third level institutions such as Limerick Institute of Technology and Limerick College of Further Education, it is hoped that current and incoming students take advantage of the possible future opportunities that may arise from the back of this project.

Details of the premiere of the trilogy will be made on the Behind the Scenes website HERE.

 

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Screen Grab of Date:Time Starring Mark Griffin and Erica Murray

The production on the final film, Date:Time, of the Film Limerick Training Trilogy has finished. With a tired cast and crew it is now down to the Post Production team to work their magic and deliver the trilogy in the coming months.

A big thank you to everyone who was involved and a big shout out to the film making talent of Limerick in getting behind this ambitious project.

Keep an eye of the Behind The Scenes Website (Click HERE) for details of the premiere in the Autumn as well as further updates on all of the Limerick City of Culture / Film Limerick funded films.

 

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