Archive for the ‘Documentary’ Category

You are cordially invited to attend the annual Mary Immaculate College’s Fourth Year Media and Communication Students screening of their documentaries and advertisements.
The themes this year include:
Skinscapes, The skin is an empty canvas that some people chose to paint. Tattoos have become a norm in society yet there is still a stigma with tattoos in the workplace and there is currently no legislation in the country to be inked. While they still face backlash, the tattoo community are proud and happy to be a canvas of colour.
Join Our Boys: Padraic and Paula Naughton talk about their three boys, Archie (10) and his twin brothers George and Isaac (5) each of whom have been diagnosed with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). The neuromuscular disease is fatal in all cases, and there is no treatment or cure.

Requiem For A Dame: This documentary goes behind-the-scenes of the Limerick Panto Society to reveal a world of hard work and dedication while touching on Limerick’s long history of the Christmas Pantomime.
The Hub Effect: A look at Learning Hub Limerick, a site comprised of 3 main buildings and almost 2 acres of green space which houses the staff and admin team of the Learning Hub – and examines the input the Music Hub, the Science Hub and the Health Hub have on the local community.
Far From Home: So often International students at universities are seen as statistics whose experiences at their host college are looked at from a two-dimensional narrative often seen as irrelevant to the university body, once their experience at the school is done. Far from Home aims to personalise the International students at Mary Immaculate College while examining their Irish experience.

To book your place please click on the link below. Additional tickets are available on the night, doors open at 6.30pm

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mic-department-of-media-communications-4th-year-media-screenings-tickets-34028739877

 

(Sourced from Dept of Media & Communication Studies FaceBook Page)

Filmed in Ireland and edited in Limerick with a broadcast date and time of Thursday 16th march at 10:15pm, RTE 1;  ‘No Words Needed’: Croke Park 2007, is an hour long documentary reliving the memories of how the doors of the famous venue were opened to Rugby, and that famous match against England for the Six Nations.

February 24th 2007, the day that Ireland hosted England in the Six-Nations rugby championship, is a date that holds huge significance in Irish sporting history. The venue, Croke Park, was the scene of a massacre when during the War of Independence British Military Forces entered the ground and opened fire killing fourteen people, including Tipperary’s player Michael Hogan. This day became known as Bloody Sunday.

On the lead up to the game there were fears of trouble. How would the Irish react to the official visit of an English team to play in Croke Park? The last time English presence was significant at this venue, they came uninvited, unannounced and with such devastating consequences on Bloody Sunday, 21st November 1920? What would the reaction be to the unthinkable happening of the British flag flying over Croke Park?

This documentary examines the debate and struggle to modify the restriction of the playing of non-Gaelic games in GAA stadiums, so that rugby and soccer could be played at Croke Park during the renovations at Landsdowne Road.

Never before had performance and result weighed so heavily on the shoulders of any team. Never before had a pre-match ceremony of anthems been so scrutinised and debated. The significance was much more than the playing of England’s ‘God Save the Queen’; it was about how we – the Irish – in the cradle of our national games and the beacon for our modern identity would react to its playing.

No Words Needed: Croke Park 2007 is a fascinating insight into perhaps the most significant sporting event in Irish history. A host of political, sporting and cultural leaders tell of their experiences in the run up to the event and the day of the game itself.

List of interviewees:

Irish Rugby Players 

Jerry Flannery

David Wallace

Shane Horgan

Denis Hickie

Denis Leamy

Rory Best

Paddy Wallace

Martin Corry (Former England Rugby Player)

Eddie O’Sullivan (Head-Coach of Ireland in 2007)

Journalists

Gerry Thornley (Rugby Correspondent for the Irish Times)

David Walsh (The Sunday Times)

Eamon Dunphy (Broadcaster and Journalist)

 

Sean Kelly M.E.P. (Former President of the GAA)

Oliver Hughes (Wolfe Tones GAA Club, Co. Derry)

Bertie Ahern (Former Taoiseach)

Conor O’Shea (Commentator in Croke Park) 

Diarmaid Ferriter (Historian)

Micheal O’Muircheartaigh (Retired RTE broadcaster)

Directed by Ronan Cassidy, edited by Simon McGuire and music by Fergal Lawlor (The Cranberries). The documentary follows the story of the lead up to the Ireland v England rugby game in Croke Park in 2007, the most significant rugby game in Irish sporting history.

Simon at the edit suite

Screen grab of the edit

RTE TV listing of the documentary

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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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A very positive and informative evening was had at Dolans on the Dock Road on Monday night last (29th June)

With a full house in attendance of film makers, the media and the crews of the Film Limerick Trilogy films, short excerpts of the first two films that are nearing completion were screened along with a panel discussion.

From Left: Peter Delaney (dir), Stephen Hall (dir), and Daniel Mooney (writer)

From Left: Peter Delaney (dir), Stephen Hall (dir), and Daniel Mooney (writer)

Writer, Daniel Mooney (The Apparel), Director, Peter Delaney (The Apparel) and Director, Stephen Hall (Day Off) gave a in-depth insight to their experience of working on the unique Film Limerick project answering questions from Film Limerick Project Manager Ronan Cassidy and members of the audience.

Audience at the Film Limerick Scene Screening.

Audience at the Film Limerick Scene Screening.

With the third film ‘Date:Time’ to go into production on July 22nd, this event has generated a positive vibe with the cast and crew, giving them a clear idea of how the films are progressing and the advantages of working on the Film Limerick project.

Also mentioned were the two Bursary films, Lost and Found and The Clockmakers Dream. Both of which received €15,000 each through the  Limerick City of Culture 2014, Film Limerick and Behind The Scenes, and are in the final stages of post production. The teaser trailer for Lost and Found was screened also which stars many local and familiar Limerick Acting talent. This trailer can be viewed below.

Behind the Scenes would like to again thank all who worked, volunteered or simply supported the trilogy project and look forward to the completion of the final film and the premiere of all three at a date in September 2015.

Thanks,

The Behind The Scenes Team.

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Today marks the start of a possible historic journey for the Limerick Film Industry. Announced this morning from Limerick City and County Council was the deal to purchase the former Dell building in the Plassey Technological Park for the use of creating a Film Studio.

Here is the formal Media Release detailing the deal and what it means:

 

LIMERICK CITY AND COUNTY COUNCIL AGREES PURCHASE OF FORMER DELL SITE TO FACILITATE PROPOSED MAJOR INTERNATIONAL MEDIA HUB

Media Release, Monday, 25th May 2015

LIMERICK, IRELAND- Limerick City and County Council has announced that it has agreed terms on the purchase of a 350,000 sq foot building in Plassey as part of its strategy for infrastructural development. It is proposed that the building will house a major international media hub to facilitate the production of film and television content and to provide support services.

The local authority remains in discussions with Ardmore Studios, Ireland’s top Film and Television Studios, for the provision of much needed studio infrastructure for the Mid-West.

The proposed location of the international studio which the Council has purchased in the region of €5-6m is a former industrial building on Plassey Park Road in Limerick, approximately 25 acres in size with 7.5 acres of development land available and 750 car spaces.

A former manufacturing facility, it was leased successfully and visited by thousands as ‘The Culture Factory’ venue for Limerick City of Culture 2014.

Welcoming the news, Limerick City and County Council Chief Executive Conn Murray said the purchase is ‘an important step in the local authority’s plan to create an international film centre and major sustainable employment in Limerick’.

“Our discussions with Ardmore Studios are continuing at pace since we first announced that we were working together late last year,” Mr Murray said. “We’re delighted that subject to finalising details, we have agreed terms on the purchase of the former Dell building in Plassey. The purchase of this building is the first step in our strategy to create major studio facilities in Limerick. The next part of the process is to finalise our discussions with Ardmore Studios. We have been encouraged by the response to this initiative.”

Mr Murray said he is hopeful that the purchase of the building will lead to major sustainable employment and the creation of a new film industry in Limerick.

“There is a clear and urgent demand for large scale studio space and support buildings in Ireland, and  many of the pre-conditions necessary for the creation of studios already exist in Limerick,” he added.

“It is evident that success is based on government support, direct investment and commitment given to the vision of those involved. We hope that this is just the start of a project which will create a new industry and a huge number of jobs locally. It’s also a logical legacy of Limerick’s year as National City of Culture 2014 and its bid to become European Capital of Culture for 2020.”

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I spoke with Joe Nash of Limericks Live 95FM on Thursday last about the benefits of this deal for the Film Makers and students of Limerick. See Below. (Click on Image to hear sound Grab)

Live 95fm news Story

Here is the DIRECT LINK

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Well another year is over for the Limerick Film Festival and I have now switched my attention back to other projects (Editing the Film Limerick Trilogy Films, Behind The Scenes, LIT Work and the Doctorate)

We had a great festival, with an increase on numbers overall for the guest speakers, screenings and Awards show.

The full edited version of the Short Film Awards show can be found by clicking the image below.

Thanks to all who helped out… (too many to name here) but you all know who you are.

I’ll be working over the summer on next years details and structure and hopefully in September there will be more information to give you.

Simon.

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The Great Southern Trail
An enchanting glimpse into the forgotten world of steam travel, the trail offers unique access to a 36km stretch of West Limerick/North Kerry that was part of the Limerick to Tralee railway line from 1867 to 1975. Community groups still lament the passing of their Great Southern and Western locomotives and have strived to reopen the line as a walking/cycle route; so far only the 36km stretch between the wonderful Palatine museum in Rathkeale railway station and Abbeyfeale via Ardagh is open. It will eventually stretch to Tralee.
(Irish Times Jan 3rd 2015)

Below is a link to the short video on the Great Southern Trail, produced in 2012.

Big thanks to Limerick Post’s Rose Rushe for the article in this weekends edition. With all the press coverage in the past few weeks there is certainly a big build in excitement for film makers in 2015.

Limerick Post Article 20th Dec 2014

 

In todays Limerick Leader is the UL student driven, newspaper Limerick Voice, in which is a feature on the Local Film Making Talent in Limerick and the mid-west region. Thanks to journalist Jane O’Flaherty for the stories and coverage.

Click on the images for the scanned articles.

Limerick Voice Article 1 Limerick Voice Article 2

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Behind the Scenes Meeting.

This monday (24th november) at Dolans, Dock Road @mydolans the Novemeber meeting of Behind the Scenes will take place.

With the expected announcement of the Film Film Awards and the details of the Training Scheme as well as the BTS internship details, there will be plenty for discussion.

Details will be posted on the website in the coming days. www.behindthescenes.ie