Archive for the ‘Film’ Category

Tuesday evening, (10th Dec), saw the inaugural Monthly Meet of Mid-west Film Makers and community at the Film In Limerick HQ, based at Engine, Upper Cecil Street. Organised by the newly appointed Film Coordinator for Limerick, Paul C. Ryan, a fine turn out arrived to listen to insider tips and tricks of pitching for Film given by Writer Brian McGill.

Taking the audience through his unique process, Brian gave stories about his experiences of pitching, the what to do and not to do, as well as discussing the ideas of hooking the panel’s attention for that all important funding.

Afterwards the audience were invited to a Christmas drink where networking and idea sharing were the top of discussion between the many talents who attended.

This was the first of what is a new monthly film group which is hoped to inject new enthusiasm for filmmakers in the region in conjunction with the continued success of Troy Studios in Castletroy.

I enjoyed the workshop and as a documentary film maker there were some new approaches I may try out for those all important pitching sessions in 2020.

For more information about the next monthly meet-up check out Film In Limerick on Facebook.

Well done to Paul and Brian on what was an enjoyable meeting on a cold and wet winters evening.

Simon with Paul C. Ryan, Limerick Film Coordinator, earlier this year.

A new Monthly Meet-up for local filmmakers in the city kicks off on Tuesday December 10th at 6.30pm at Engine. And each month we will have a guest speaker from the industry followed by networking drinks. We are thrilled that our first guest is script and pitch guru Brian McGill who will be doing a session on The Art of Pitching. All those working or interested in working in filmmaking are very welcome to attend. See you there for Brian’s talk at 6.30pm which will be followed by Christmas drinks. Spread the word and RSVP to film@limerick.ie The event is supported by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board and Film in Limerick

 

The Leamy School on Hartstonge St, Limerick where the Frank McCourt Museum has been housed.

With the recent closure of the Frank McCourt Museum in Limerick, we were on site to record images of the museum as well as an emotional interview with the museum’s curator and founder Una Heaton.

Containing stories of the foundation of the Museum, the many national and international visitors, the unveiling of the bust of Frank by his wife Eileen and family, Una retells her journey and ultimately the very difficult decision to close the doors for the last time. ‘Tis…the end, also frames the many artefacts, the classroom, bedroom and kitchen reconstructions in the legacy this great museum has given to Limerick over the years.

‘Tis…the end, a short documentary, is available below to watch.

The post-production of this short documentary was completed using Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, using archive footage of the museum filmed over a ten year period.

 

The Leamy School on Hartstonge St, Limerick where the Frank McCourt Museum has been housed.

With the recent closure of the Frank McCourt Museum in Limerick, we were on site to record images of the museum as well as an emotional interview with the museum’s curator and founder Una Heaton.

Containing stories of the foundation of the Museum, the many national and international visitors, the unveiling of the bust of Frank by his wife Eileen and family, Una retells her journey and ultimately the very difficult decision to close the doors for the last time. ‘Tis…the end, also frames the many artefacts, the classroom, bedroom and kitchen reconstructions in the legacy this great museum has given to Limerick over the years.

‘Tis…the end, a short documentary, is in post production and will be released very soon.

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This week, Creative Broadcast & Film Production are offering another great industry event to attend. We have a script development masterclass with award winning scriptwriter Ailbhe Keogan.

Ailbhe started her writing career with her novel Molly & the Cyclops, published by Hag’s Head Press, in 2006. From there, she moved into screenwriting. Her first feature film, Run & Jump was selected as part of the Berlin Talent Campus Script Station and the Sundance Institute’s lab. Directed by Oscar-nominated Steph Green, it premiered at Tribeca in 2012 and the script went on to win numerous awards including a 2014 IFTA nomination and a Zebbie for best screenplay 2014.

Her second feature film, Joy & Mully, went into production in 2018, a co-production between Zentropa Films (Denmark) and Subotica (Ireland) She is currently working on Sidelined, a feature film for Parallel Films and the Irish Film Board. Ailbhe was selected for Guiding Lights 8, the UK film industry’s leading mentoring programme. She was under the mentorship of Alex Garland.

Ailbhe’s short film script, Take Me Swimming, was one of four films to be funded by the Irish Film Board Focus Shorts scheme in 2016 and premiered at the Cork Film Festival 2017. It stars Barry Ward, Olwin Fouere and B.J. Hogg. Ailbhe is on the board of the Kerry Film Festival and has worked with the Youth Justice programme for many years in conjunction with KDYS.

Book your place through our eventbrite site:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/script-development-master-class-with-ailbhe-keogan-tickets-82835476139

 

About this Event

Creative Broadcast & Film Production are pleased to host an open casting call for actors interesting in taking part in a short student film, and or voice over parts. We are looking for males and females of all ages (over 18 only)

Millennium Theatre – Moylish Campus, Limerick Institute of Technology.

Thursday November 21st 201916:30 – 18:30

For further info & to secure your place, just book a ticket and you will be sent a short script to prepare along with further registration instructions.

For further information & to secure your place booking is via:
News Item for release (11/11/19)
 
LSAD Creative Broadcasting & Film Production presents masterclass with Oscar Nominated Director, Steph Green
Steph Green is an Oscar nominated film and TV director. Selected as one of Creativity Magazine’s Top Directors to Watch and Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film, her critically-acclaimed feature film was shot in Ireland and stars Will Forte and Maxine Peake.  She has directed top TV shows such as The Americans, The Deuce, Man in the High Castle, American Crime, Bates Motel, You’re the Worst, Billions, Preacher, Luke Cage, Scandal and most recently, Watchmen for HBO. Her recent pilot Dare Me was picked up by USA/Netflix and will premiere in 2020.  She also just directed the pilot for The L Word: Generation Q which has a straight-to-series pick up from Showtime.

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A message from Nora Ní Fhlatharta, Programme Leader of the Creative Broadcast & Film Production Programme, LSAD.

Day two Creative Broadcast & Film Production opendays and today we are running film screenings in our Clare St Campus and Camera demos in Moylish campus. It has been brilliant to meet with our future students. Huge thanks you to all the staff who helped out, to Art O Laoire, tecnichal supervisor, IT staff, Tom Brophy and Annette Bowman, to Des Farell and Mike Fox LSAD for making us feel so welcome, to lecturers, Simon McGuire, Muireann DeBarra, Mike Gavin, John Greenwood, and Mark Griffin, to our head of department James Greenslate, to Ken Coleman of Game art and design, but most of all to Creative Broadcast and Film production students. I get the pleasure of working with the hardest working, creative, and funfilled crew in the world. Thanks so much to all the @creativetechlit student volunteers who made our opendays a joy to be part of. Thanks a million everyone. Nora Ni Fhlatharta @lsadlimerick @limerick_it #CreativeBroadcastFilmProductionlit#openday#filmcrew

Video produced by Amerson Fortunato , 2nd Year Creative Broadcast & Film Production.

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Despite the poor weather this morning, an enthusiastic audience of editors, students and film makers were present at screen 4 of the LightHouse Cinema, Smithsfield in Dublin. The effort was made to have a rare opportunity to listen to film editor Úna Ní Dhongháile in conversation with fellow editor and director Declan McGrath (Reign of Fire, Killinaskully, Fairytale of Kathmandu, Lomax in Éirinn).

Úna shared her knowledge and insights across her impressive editing career in both film and television. An IFTA and BAFTA-winning Editor, Una is currently working with director Kenneth Branagh, and has a long list of credits including All is True, The Crown, Stan and Ollie, BBC mini-series Les Misérables, and Irish feature film Rosie, along with Three Girls, The Missing, Doctor Who and Ripper Street.

Declan McGrath, an accomplished editor himself, quizzed Úna on a number of the high profile projects and how the path to editing was formed for her.  We were told of how she studied Film & Media in D.I.T Aungier Street, were she turned her attention to editing, studying the craft for three years at the National Film and Television School, IADT.

Specially selected clips of her work were screened and talked about in detail, including a opening well paced scene to Les Misérables, a high tension scenes from Three Girls, a comedic timing piece of the Laurel and Hardy biopic Stan & Ollie starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly and ending on a sample of the visual effects composition to The Crown. Declan guided Úna to give the editing audience an insight to the complex editing world in which she has mastered over the past 20 years ending with a quick Q&A.

The new series of The Crown will be released in the coming months.

 

 

The Limerick Film Bursary Scheme has returned for 2019. This is a fantastic opportunity for filmmakers from all backgrounds in Limerick to get their short film script made with the backing of the Limerick Arts office. See below their press release:

Limerick City and County Council are pleased to announce an open call for applications to Limerick Film Bursaries scheme 2019. In light of the development of Troy Studios, Limerick Film Bursaries aim to support professional Limerick-based filmmakers, established and emerging in all genres, to foster and support the development of original film production. Limerick Short Film Bursaries support the delivery of Limerick Cultural Strategy: A Framework 2016 – 2030, Creative Ireland Limerick Culture and Creativity Strategy 2017 – 2022, and The Arts Council Making Great Art Work: Strategy 2016 – 2025. We are inviting Limerick-based filmmakers to submit applications for the following bursaries:

Limerick Short Film Bursary – €8,000 (2 Awards Available)
This is a two stage competitive process:

Stage 1: Shortlisting from Applications received
Submission to stage 1 is through an online system only and can be made here.

Stage 2: Interview of shortlisted applicants in Limerick, to select successful proposals

Deadline for submission: Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 5:00 PM