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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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Brimstone filming.

Posted: July 26, 2014 in Filming
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Recently we completed filming footage for promotional content for Brimstone Steakhouse Bar and Grill.
Located at Riverpoint, Bishops Quay, this fantastic restaurant is becoming one of Limericks must eat out spots with excellent service and a cocktail bar to discover fresh new tastes.
Highly Recommend you check it out!

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Ronan Cassidy Appointed Project Manager at Film Limerick
19 Jun 2014 : Deirdre Molumby

The Limerick City of Culture in partnership with Behind the Scenes, has announced the appointment of Ronan Cassidy to the role of Project Manager-Film Limerick.
This new position has been established to promote and encourage Limerick to realise its potential as a film producing hub. 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. Behind the Scenes now replaces the Film Pillar of Limerick City of Culture.

At the heart of the Film Limerick Project is a unique and exciting scheme to produce two short films using Limerick as a location. With a budget of €15,000 each the selected projects will be filmed later this year. This will facilitate the long term goal of encouraging both established and emerging film makers to come to Limerick.

Ronan Cassidy commented on his new role, stating: “I am deeply honoured to have been given the opportunity to take up the post of Project Manager -Film Limerick. Having been involved in various roles in the world of the arts, film and television production, I’m thrilled with this opportunity.

“I’m looking forward to working with the staff of the City of Culture and Behind the Scenes. I’m confident, in taking up this position that I will be able to contribute to the promotion of Limerick City, as a film making location and the development of the film industry locally.”

In collaboration with Behind the Scenes, Ronan will now be responsible for encouraging local and national filmmakers to tell their stories through the film scheme; developing an educational and training programme for emerging film makers; and promoting film culture throughout Limerick.

He will also support local film festivals, promote local films in international competition, and positioning Limerick as a location for international audio-visual productions by offering advice on locations, creative resources, as well as with technical assistance and financial incentives.

Simon McGuire, co-founder of Behind the Scenes, commented “We would like to congratulate Ronan on his appointment as Project Manager. Since its inception in 2011, Behind the Scenes has strived to promote film, TV and video production in Limerick and the Mid-West area.

”The Film Limerick Project presents a unique opportunity to cement Limerick as a film making hub of the Mid-West. We look forward to working closely with Ronan, City of Culture and the film makers to establish an enduring legacy for Limerick.”

Welcoming the announcement, Art and Culture Manager Sheila Deegan, said: “On behalf of the Limerick City of Culture I am delighted that someone of the calibre and experience of Ronan Cassidy has agreed to serve as Project Manager for Film Limerick. His challenge will be to oversee the selection and production of two short films. His long term objective will be to bring Limerick as a film location to the attention of Irish directors, writers, actors and producers which in turn will increase the employment potential of the local audio visual sector.”

For further information on this scheme, contact ronancassidy@behindthescenes.ie

Richard-Harris

Hi all
We would like to say a big ‘Hi’ to our friends at the ‘Richard Harris Film Festival’

Here is a breakdown on what the festival is about from their website:

This new Irish film festival will celebrate the life and works of Dickie Harris.  Dickie was not only a well-known Limerick and Irish actor but singer, theatrical producer, poet and film director of immense ability and charisma.  This film festival is to celebrate his unique talent in the city where he was born and raised.  Along with viewings of his most iconic films such as ‘The Field’, ‘This Sporting Life’, ‘Unforgiven’ and ‘Camelot’, the festival will be a showcase for young film makers, feature filmmakers from the Irish Diaspora, theatrical performers, poets, singers and writers.

“On behalf of the organising committee I would like to thank you for your interest in the inaugural Richard Harris International Film Festival.

The idea for this festival emerged during a meeting about ‘the Gathering’ in Limerick city last October. The festival was inaugurated to ensure Richard Harris’s enduring legacy was honoured in his native city. The committee felt that an annual film festival that promoted Irish film makers living abroad was the most apposite way to honour Richard.

We strongly believe that the Irish film-making diaspora should be encouraged toshowcase their work here in Ireland -in this the year of ‘theGathering’.  However ‘the Gathering’ doesn’t have to end this year and we believe this festival will be part of the festival calendar for many years to come. Plans are already well in place to make next year’s festival bigger and even better as Limerick celebrates its designation as City of Culture.

Ireland punches above its weight in terms of  acting and film-making talent, Michael Fassbender, Colin Farrell, Liam Neeson and Saoirse Ronan continue to fly the flag for the Irish film industry but it was Richard Harris that paved the way for these stars in Hollywood.

Richard Harris was an actor, singer, theatrical producer, writer, poet & film director of immense ability and charisma. His versatility was evident in his varied film roles whether he was playing a Roman Emperor, a wizard, a tenant-farmer or a mutineer.

Harris’s career and personality necessitated a peripatetic life but Limerick and the Shannon region remained close to his heart – therefore we are delighted to bring Richard home this December.

We hope that this is a festival that can showcase beautiful Limerick City and its environs toan international audience.

Most of all we hope to see you here in Limerick on December 6th to the 8th.”

Rob Gill (Festival Director)

For more information please click their website HERE

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166880_144612938925689_137876692932647_207269_589353_nHi Filmmakers,
Behind the Scenes following feedback from members, with collaboration from Pete, Maeve and Dominik and fellow filmmakers have developed a Crew / Production Company Database for listing Filmmakers in Limerick. If you would like to be added to the list please click the below link and complete the attached form. http://behindthescenes.ie/index.php/crew-database/

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Today office is on the grounds of the City Hall for the National Day of Commemoration 2013.
With an 80 piece choir and many guests this annual event is growing in size in the past 3 years.
We are here recording the ceremony which will be put on DVD.

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Make sure you register your crew on the Behind the Scenes website HERE
Even if you don’t have a crew but either have a script or want to take part, u can register as an individual where you can select the crew role category and wait to see where you’ll get snapped up.
Remember you must be registered to take part and its free to do so.

Cya there,
(Registered Editor)

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On Saturday, 15th September 2012, the streets of Limerick will come alive to welcome both visitors and native Limerick people alike to the inaugural Elemental Arts & Culture Festival.

The festival encompasses the arts in all their guises, from interactive street art, dance and short films, to street performers and a talk on a very special lost local hero.

The day is designed to keep everybody happy. Start the day at the People’s Park at 10am with laughter yoga followed by tai chi and dance.

Go back to school from 12pm – 3pm at the Frank McCourt Museum for puzzles, funny portraits and all things fun-related. No 1 Pery Square plays host to the Lady Heath talk at 2.30pm.

Moving down to Bedford Row and Thomas Street, which will be the main hub for street activity, there will be local actor Myles Breen with his tea dance.

From 11am – 4pm, the Hunt Museum will showcase a number of skilled craftsmen and women, from a woodturner to a farrier and a Limerick lace maker, shining a light on these forgotten skills.

Helena Enright, with her ‘River Shannon Project’ will gather information at Arthur’s Quay Centre during Elemental to present in a ‘Theatre of Testimony’ reading later that evening while Behind the Scenes Film Network Group will feature an installation of short films on the theme of the elements. (Taken from Limerick.ie)

 The George Boutique Hotel will host a series of short films each relating to one of the elements, from 12pm to 2pm in the hotel. All the films have been supplied by the film makers and members of the Behind The Scenes group, based in Limerick and serve the midwest.
So for one day only it promises to be a festival not to be missed.
Hope to see some of ye there.
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Limerick Leader Article July 2012

Simon on the edit – Photo by M.Griffin

This week gone saw three crews of film makers create a ‘Film In A Day’ for this months Behind the Scenes session, and what a trio of films they were. It is by no means an easy feat to bring together so many different people and ideas and create one film let alone three.

With Mark Griffin overseeing the project as a whole, All the teams first met at the George Boutique Hotel in Limerick at 10am on the Sunday. Here Jacinta and her great staff looked after the teas and coffee’s while the teams worked out games plans and other elements for their films.

Filming and editing took place from 11am on the Sunday to 3pm Monday afternoon where the three films then got their chance on the big screen at the Millennium Theatre at Limerick Institute of Technology.

Film 1 – Stamp

This film was very cleverly thought out from beginning to end. With a low dialogue script but heavy on imagery and performances, namely from Maeve McGrath, was shot in 4 different locations including dock road Limerick, raheen and Curraghchase. Given the premise of a post nuclear fallout and betrayal, the audience journeyed with the main character in a battle of survival.

Film 2 – Dr. Noel Hope

Nigel Mercier and Eoin Moloney deliver fantastic comedic perforamces with a heart warming ending that certainly left the audience wanting to see more. With locations on the streets of Limerick and on the quays by the Shannon river, dr.Noel Hope delivers his original advise on unsuspecting patients.

Film 3 – Killer Recession

This was Andrew O’Gorman’s script and more so his moment to show how good of an actor he is too. A chilling piece detailing an interrogation of a terrorist in a city location. With multiple cameras and even a Stephen Hall trademark explosion, chaos ensues as the captor finds his moment to escape.

In all, a great two days and a second ‘film in a day’ is planned for later in the year.

For more information see the Behind The Scenes Website.