Archive for the ‘Film’ Category

Continuing the previous post about the short film Warts and All, I edited, and it being selected for this years Galway Film Fleadh, there has also been success for a number of LSAD Graduates of the Creative Broadcast & Film Production programme (and its previous variation).

On behalf of the academic team at LSAD, we say congratulations and we are delighted with the continued success of these and all our graduates. If you happen to be visiting the Fleadh in July we recommend you check out their films and work.

Melissa Collins

Melissa Collins

Melissa is the producer on Vonnie: Ireland’s Forgotten Fashion Icon.

Fashion, Family and Fate. An intimate family portrait is woven as three sisters recollect the legacy of their mother Vonnie Reynolds, a forgotten Irish fashion icon forced to retire after a tragic accident.

Directed by Renata Lima, and produced by Melissa Collins

Screens on Sun 10 July / Town Hall Theatre / 10:00 / 18+


Laura O’Shea

Laura O’Shea

Laura is the director on Wednesday Child

Wednesday’s Child- Marie faces her first day on the job as a social care worker. Despite her optimism, a house call to a family in crisis quickly brings her down to reality.

Directed by Laura O Shea and produced by Caroline Harvey & Charleigh Baileigh

Screens on Sat 09 July / Town Hall Theatre / 10:00 / 12+


James Skerritt

James Skerritt

James directed the short documentary A Stone Place

A Stone Place is a visual journey showcasing a unique rock that is quarried on the side of the biggest cliffs in Europe, and that has created the aesthetic of a small rural town in the West of Ireland.

Directed by James Skerritt and produced by Pete Moles.

Screens on Sun 10 July / Town Hall Theatre / 10:00 / 18+


Philip Shanahan

Philip Shanahan

Philip directed Tides of Time

Tides of Time – Taoidí Ama

A hidden door, a jungle, and a journey into the past – an adventure for all the family. Join Molly and Beth in a story that crosses time and generations, for risk-takers young and old.

Doras dofheicthe, dufair, agus turas siar ar an am atá caite. Bí i dteannta Molly agus Beth i scéal a ghluaiseann tríd na glúinte a thing romhainn – eachtra dóibh siúd a ghlacann rioscaí, idir óg agus aosta.

Directed by Phil Shanahan and produced by Cathriona Murphy & Gerard Keenan

Screens on Sun 10 July / Town Hall Theatre / 12:15 / 12+


Muireann de Barra and Andrew Keogh

In addition to the afore mentioned graduates, lecturers Muireann de Barra and Andrew Keogh also have their project Focail Nua (New Words) premiering at the Fleadh.

Ireland has two full-time terminologists whose job is to create hundreds of new Irish words and phrases every month. Focail Nua is a celebration of the vitality, complexity and depth of the language.

Directed by Andrew Keogh and produced by Muireann de Barra

Screens on Sun 10 July / Town Hall Theatre / 10:00 / 18+


Congratulations to all and best of luck on the screenings at the Galway Film Fleadh, and continued success of the films.

Warts and All Poster

With Post Production completed by Simon at ‘Craft- Post House‘, it has been announced that the Directorial Debut for Pat Shortt on the Avenue Productions Short Film, ‘Warts and All’ will premiere at this years Galway Film Fleadh, on Wednesday 6th July at the Town Hall Theatre.

The short film is Produced by Lee Crowley, Directed by Pat Shortt and starring Michelle Lehane and Danny McCafferty

Pat Shortt with the cast and crew at the wrap of Warts and All

Aron, a single thirty-something, attempts to navigate falling in love, while trying to hide his insecurities. He wrestles with his longing to fit in and being true to himself, unsure whether the real him is too much for anyone to love.

Warts and All trailer

The film is also written by Michelle Lehane and was filmed on location in Co.Galway, in February 2022. Avenue Productions are behind the short and have previous success with films such as,

  • 2021 Give Him Time (Drama)
  • 2020 Tyre Kickers (Drama)
  • 2019 Old Firm Day (Drama)

The full line up at this years Galway Film Fleadh can be found HERE or clicking the logo below.

Galway Film Fleadh
Avenue Productions (Click for info)
Craft Post House (Click For Info)
Film Producer, David Puttnam

“The Puttnam Scholarship, now in its 3rd year, is a cross-border initiative offers promising filmmakers access to interactive online masterclasses with Oscar-winning producer David Puttnam (Midnight Express, Chariots of Fire, The Killing Fields) and each a €1,250 scholarship from Atticus Education towards their career development. The scholarship bursaries are supported by Accenture in Ireland.”

During its history so far, graduates of the Creative Broadcast and Film Production Programme (CBFP), at Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) have been recipients of this prestigious scholarship, and this year we are delighted to announce once again another 4th year student and graduate, Turlough Ó Cinnéide as one of the chosen participants.

Turlough Ó Cinnéide

The CBFP academic and technical support team wish Turlough all the best on this great opportunity and we look forward to seeing what productions he will bring to our screens in the near future.

For more information on the Scholarship and announcement Click on the image below or HERE

Launch of the LSAD Grad Show 2022. Open from June 4th to 12th, 10am-5pm each day.

‘Give Him Time’ poster

Had the pleasure recently of cutting the teaser trailer for the Avenue Productions‘ short film, Give Him Time, starring Faye Shortt and Pat Shortt.

The short screened at the 2022 Fastnet Film Festival. as part of programme 8, details a story about a father and daughter’s struggle to communicate after a local scandal, until a timely reminder gets them back on track.

Check out the trailer below.

‘Give Him Time’ – Teaser Trailer
Faye Shortt and Pat Shortt in ‘Give Him Time’

Avenue Productions is an award-winning Irish based film and television production company that collaborates with award-winning writers, directors, and leading international producers. It was established to develop and produce short, feature-length, and television drama with an Irish and International focus.

The Millennium Sessions 2022 will be released on Tuesday April 26th at 7pm on the Programme’s YouTube page. Featuring four fantastic acts, Sean O’Meara, Harriis, Tremor and Static Vision.

Produced by the students and staff of the Creative Broadcast & Film Production and the Music Technology & Production Courses at LSAD, the programme consists of short documentaries on each act as well as a recorded performance from the stage of the Millennium Theatre, TUS, in Limerick.

Check out the programme from 7pm Tuesday 26th April HERE or by clicking on the Millennium Sessions logo below.

Pat Shortt with the cast and crew of the short film, ‘Warts and All’ on location in Galway.

Post Production is nearing completion with Simon at ‘Craft- Post House‘ on a new short film Produced by Lee Crowley, Directed by Pat Shortt and starring Michelle Lehane and Danny McCafferty.

The film is also written by Michelle Lehane and was filmed on location in Co.Galway in February 2022. Avenue Productions are behind the short and have previous success with films such as,

  • 2021 Give Him Time (Drama)
  • 2020 Tyre Kickers (Drama)
  • 2019 Old Firm Day (Drama)
Avenue Productions (Click for info)

Some images of the event that took place on March 30th

The industry panel for the Careers in Screen Event
Simon speaking to the audience
The audience attending the event

Images courtesy of Pigtown Media

The Fresh Film Festival team are super excited to bring you Careers in Screen Mid West, a careers day for senior cycle students, taking place on Wednesday, March 30 as part of the Fresh International Film Festival 2022! 🎬

Ever wondered how to get started in the film and television industry? Careers in Screen is an informative and interactive audience-led event for Transition Year to 6th Year students, which aims to highlight the wide variety of career paths available in film and television. The event will explore the nature of filmmaking as a career and the different skill sets involved, and take a deeper look at the screen industry in Ireland.

Experienced speakers will discuss their own experiences working in the screen sector and give an insight into the collaborative process of film production. The event will also look at screen developments in the region and how best to get involved.

I am delighted to be one of the amazing guest speakers lined up for the Careers in Screen event.

Mike Boland, Studio Manager of Troy Studios, Ireland’s largest production facility will be there, as will Mark Maher, CEO and Founder of Odyssey Studios. The talented model maker has worked on the Hobbit, Alice Through the Looking Glass and Penny Dreadful, to name but a few!

Also in attendance will be Eimear O’Mahony, Executive Producer of Children and Young People’s Content for RTÉ! She has also worked as a producer on Winning Streak, Electric Picnic and even the Late Late Toy Show in 2018!

Book your place now! → https://www.eventbrite.ie/…/careers-in-screen-fresh…

ISE is proud to present two webinars this month, An Introduction to Drama Editing on Saturday 12th February at 2pmhttps://www.eventbrite.ie/e/irish-screen-editors-an-introduction-to-drama-editing-tickets-252961583907 With guest panellists Nathan Nugent, Victoria Boydell and Mags Arnold.

An Introduction to Documentary Editing on Saturday 19th February at 2pmhttps://www.eventbrite.ie/e/irish-screen-editors-an-introduction-to-documentary-editing-tickets-260247285637With guest panellists Connie Farrell, Mick Mahon and Maeve O’Boyle.

These are aimed at those who are interested in pursuing a career as an editor in either area or are considering making a switch in career or who are just curious about editors insights and methodologies.
All the best,
ISE Committee.