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Currently in post is a documentary on the legacy of the late great Jim Kemmy.

This story examines  how Jim Kemmy’s courage and vision brought about social, ideological, and economic change in Ireland and in his native city.

Directed and produced by Dave Burns & Edited by Simon McGuire, ‘Kemmy‘ is due to hit the film festival circuit in the Autumn of 2017.

Simon finishing the edit on “Kemmy”

Design by Ken Coleman

Limerick 2020 Needs YOU!!!!

Posted: June 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

Hi all,Below is a request by the Limerick 2020 team. If you would like to get involved then please contact Ciarda Tobin on the email below.


Momentum is building, the excitement is tangible and with less than 30 days to go its time for the final push.

Limerick deserves the title of European Capital of Culture 2020 and we need to show the Jury and Europe why.

With the competition heating up we need your help! On the 12th of July, the Jury will visit Limerick as part of the decision making process. We have big plans to show them just how much talent and potential there is in Limerick

As part of these plans, we have a top secret flash mob event in the pipeline, and, we want YOU to join the 300 participants needed to help make this happen.

All you have to do is:

1. Be over 18

2. Be available from 9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th July.

3. Fill in the volunteer form here:

4. We will get back to you and give you the details

So go on, join the party, it’s your city, your culture, your bid! ​And its going to be great fun.

Contact Ciarda at:


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.


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.

the suffering kind POSTER

Happy New Year 

Posted: December 31, 2015 in Uncategorized

Wishing everyone a Happy and peaceful new year for 2016.

Casting Call

Posted: February 8, 2015 in Uncategorized


Hello actors, actresses, dancers and performers of all ages:
You are cordially invited for a workshop and casting on 15th Feb 2015 in Limerick for a short film – The Clockmaker’s Doll.

Date: 15 Feb, 2015 (Sunday)
Time: 10am – 6pm
Location: Limerick City (details to be announced by email)
Requirements: Male and female: experience in dance and mime would be beneficial. Good body movement is highlighted.

The workshop will be conducted by Simon Thompson to explore mask and mime techniques, and will be cast by director Cashell Horgan.

Background: The filming is scheduled on the second week of April 2015. The film is a legacy project of “Film Limerick” to promote Limerick as a film destination for Ireland. Once completed the film will be presented in international film festivals and competitions and as part of the bid for Limerick as European Capital of Culture 2020.

How to apply: please register your interest with a bio or CV at by Friday 13 Feb 2015.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions at or visit our facebook page

We look forward to seeing you very soon!

The Clockmaker’s Doll team
In collaboration with Film Limerick

(Taken from Behind The Scenes Website)


Delighted to see that Kevin Liddy’s Short Film, The Suffering Kind will be part of the Woodstock Film Festival in October.
For information see the follow link: