Archive for the ‘Television’ Category

PRESS RELEASE – IMMEDIATE RELEASE 08/06/17

Officially launched at #RHIFF2016 we are now actively seeking content from film-makers for RHIFF T.V. our VOD (Video on Demand) service powered by SHIFT72. Those of you who have screened at or submitted to previous #RHIFF’s will receive your email invitation in the coming days or submit for consideration via the embedded form here.

2015 saw #RHIFF take a huge leap in content and screenings under a new creative and programming team. The introduction of workshops, acting master classes, the #RHIFF culture trail and monologue competition extended the reach of the festival making it more than just a film event. Now #RHIFF is more in line with the interests of it’s namesake the legendary Richard Harris, a man who loved poetry, theatre and singing as well as film.

New for 2016 was the introduction of a theatrical piece, a musical event, “an audience with.. ” and a live script read of Shane Connaughton’s Pirate Queen in association with DeWarrene Pictures. 2016 was our first year to host an industry event during the Cannes Film Festival at Morrison’s Irish Bar, owned by Limerick native Rob Ryan. 4 Irish shorts were screened and it was such a success we hosted the event again during Cannes 2017, this time showcasing #womeninfilm and screening again in Limerick 2nd June with a thoroughly entertaining and engaging Q&A.

2017 will see many more satellite events take place, nationally and internationally promoting films that have previously screened at #RHIFF.  April saw us take films to Newport Beach Film Festival, May was Cannes, June started with #wif screenings in Limerick but June isn’t over yet… watch this space!

Even with the increase in screenings of short films and features in 2015 & 2016 it is still not always possible to screen onsite all the films we would like to share with our audiences, with this in mind and to promote short film internationally RHIFF set up #RHIFFTV. WE now see #RHIFF as being “onsite, online, always on”.

#RHIFFTV will give audiences the opportunity to watch old favourites from previous years screenings. It will also offer engagement with those films that due to time constraints we just couldn’t screen. If you do happen to see a film missing from our #RHIFFTV catalogue, check for one of our satellite events or one of the film festivals we collaborate with, as those films are probably coming to a screen near you before the end of 2017.

We are still accepting submissions for #RHIFF2017 via filmfreeway click here to submit!

Sylvia Moore

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https://filmfreeway.com/festival/TheRichardHarrisInternationalFilmFestival

More information Please contact rhiffpr@gmail.com

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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.

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RTE TV listing of the documentary

 

 

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The Creative Broadcast & Screen Production programme at Limerick Institute of Technology consists of a two-year level 6 Higher Certificate, a one-year add-on level 7 Bachelor of Science degree and a level 8 Bachelor of Science Honours degree. It is a programme in Digital Broadcasting and Television and Radio Production and provides students with an understanding of the broadcast media industry and the technologies employed in the acquisition, manipulation and delivery of the visual and audio mediums.

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The programme aims to provide Creative Broadcast & Screen Production graduates with a range of skillsets relevant to professional video, sound, television broadcasting and related careers. The programme is designed to develop the student’s creative and technical ability to function as a member of a broadcast production team in a practical setting. The programme aims to develop Technical Operators in broadcast television.
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The course will open up numerous job roles and opportunities in a number of sectors both in film and broadcast. There are additional options for certifications in areas such as post production for audio and video disciplines.
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For further information on the course click on the image below:
LIT Active Leadership

Click on image for programme information

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So the final of the Film limerick Trilogy; Date:Time, screened on RTE 2 last night and is now available on the RTE Player. This marks the end of the journey for me on these three films as editor. The goals of this project have been achieved and there is much to be proud of by all the cast and crew involved.

The hope now is that the legacy will continue and not be dismissed. If the films encourage more film making in limerick then mission accomplished.

I for one am looking forward to the next batch of films to be produced and hopefully we can expand the talent to meet the demands of Troy Studios and other ventures in the future.

Whats Next?!

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RTÉ2 will screen The Limerick Film Trilogy over three weeks in November on the Monday night Shortscreen slot and will also be available on the RTÉ Player afterwards. The trilogy consists of three short films that were made with the support of Limerick 2020 in partnership with Behind The Scenes. The scheme also received assistance from Screen Training Ireland. The dates for screening are:
LIMERICK TRILOGY – Day Off – 7th Nov ’16
LIMERICK TRILOGY – The Apparel – 14th Nov ’16
LIMERICK TRILOGY – Date: Time – 21st Nov ’16

Up first tonight, (12:05 RTE 2) is ‘Day Off’ written by Peter McNamara and directed by Steve Hall under the guidance of Gerry Stembridge. Day Off has also just won the Newport Beach award at the Richard Harris International Film Festival in Limerick last week.

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With a new academic year now underway there are a number of areas of the industry that students should keep their eyes on. For many the impending news of the opening of Troy Studios in Castletroy, Limerick will be at the forefront. This will be signified with an ‘open day’ by the studio where interested parties will be invited to take a look around and ask questions of the new facility. From a student perspective I would encourage all interested students to avail of this open day and familiarise themselves with the studio, its management and what exactly they might be looking for in a future employee. This along with making those initial network connections I’m sure will help students focus on the skill gaps that they might be able to fill in the future, post college.

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The 4th Richard Harris Film Festival, is taking place from October 27th to 31st at the Belltable and other venues across Limerick.

The details of all the events will be posted on their website in the coming weeks. Click HERE


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The ‘Call for Entries’ for the 8th Limerick Film Festival will be made in early October. Information on the festival is available on their website HERE or via the twitter handle @limerickfilm

Students are encouraged to not only enter the short film competition but also engage with the team and be a part of the three day event.


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Finally, the other news that came in during the summer was the establishment of a new production and digital skills academy in the city in the “first phase” in the creation of a digital hub in Limerick.

Limerick Leader Article below: (by Alan Owens 13 Aug 2016)

Following the council’s €2.25m purchase of the former biblical centre on Dominic Street – backed by State funds – an academy is to be established to feed into the raft of opportunities in the film industry that will be created by Troy Studios locating in Castletroy.

Innovate Limerick, the council’s investment arm that was crucial to getting the Troy deal over the line, is leading the way on the creation of the academy and digital hub. Innovate will itself relocate to the facility, where upskilling and training specific to the film industry will be on offer, with 20% of places to be set aside for people from regeneration areas. There will also be hot desking space for start-up businesses.

Mike Cantwell of Innovate said the academy, which is hoped to be open by December or January at the latest, is “phase one of the establishment of a more substantial digital hub in Limerick”.

“To me, this is step one of a larger project, which is, that whole quarter, we want to try and get a presence there. The Intreo offices are across the road and we are being very accessible to those people who are maybe unemployed or coming from regeneration areas,” he said.

“So the assistance will be accessible to them. But equally so, the buildings that are adjacent to the biblical centre, which we have bought, we would have an eye on those with a view to extending the whole development as a kind of digital hub.”

Mr Cantwell said the intention would be to have “an annual basis, between the various different things – Limerick for IT and ourselves – 150-200 people doing courses there”.

The objective is to have an all-Irish trained crew working at Troy by 2020 and the project is a collaborative one between the studio, the council, film industry leaders, education training bodies and third level institutions.

“The academy is a location for a number of functions; one of them will be to act as a training house,” said Mr Cantwell.

“As well as providing training, we will also be using as a sort of a soft landing spot for people looking to establish businesses and the services around that also.”

Fianna Fail councillor and Innovate board member James Collins said the development showed that the “leap of faith” in the council’s special purpose vehicle was a worthwhile one with these projects coming to fruition.

“I think it is important that this city centre,” he said. “We are hoping that this will kick off more of a digital space, but also that it will have some spin off companies that would be interested in coming to Limerick. We want these kinds of people to be living in Limerick as well to regenerate the area.”

 

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Simon Editing on Kevin Liddy’s ‘The Suffering Kind’

With it’s broadcast premiere on RTE 2’s Shortscreen Monday Night (15th February at 11:40pm), the journey of this intriguing short film is coming full circle. Back in September 2013 director Kevin Liddy contacted me with a hard drive and script under the arm asking if i would take a look at the footage he filmed with DOP Declan Quinn (Leaving Las Vegas, Breakfast on Pluto, In America) in New York.

Shot on 35mm film the approach was to keep to Kevin’s script as much as possible while also allowing the footage to naturally form creative ideas in the edit. Using Avid Media Composer the film was edited over a number of months (some 14-16 passes) while all the time experimenting with Kevin’s vision and Rori Coleman‘s superb music composition.

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

The Suffering Kind has done the rounds on the film festival circuit including:

Galway Film Fleadh 2014

WoodStock Film Festival 2014

Indie Cork Film Festival – Winner of the Spirit of the Indie Cork Film Festival Award (2014)

Limerick Film Festival 2015

Liverpool Irish Festival 2015

Seattle Film Festival 2015

 

Following the broadcast The Suffering Kind will be available to watch again online on the RTE Player.

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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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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