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.

To celebrate 30 years of the Limerick School of Acting, Film CEL (Film Craftsmanship Excellence and Learning) at LSAD, TUS, have produced a short doc highlighting the school and its director, Actor Nigel Mercier.

Filmed over a number of days with the schools students the documentary features stories about how Nigel started the school and what he enjoys about it each year.

Filming was completed by both students and staff of the Creative Broadcast and Film Production programme at LSAD with the post production taking place at CRAFT Post House.

Congratulations to Nigel and all the staff and students of the Limerick School of Acting and all the best for the next 30 years.

The documentary can be viewed below.

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.

Released on April 28th is the final episode of the current series of Word On The Street, produced by the 3rd Year students of the Creative Broadcast and Film Production Programme.

Featuring stories from the TUS campuses, this episode also covers topics that students are concerned with presently, including the expense of travel to college as well as student accommodation.

This is a Film CEL Production (Film Craftsmanship Excellence and Learning)

Check out the trailer 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…

Initial edit timeline of the special interview with Prof. Vincent Cunnane of TUS.

Following the success of the series so far, a select group of students from the Creative Broadcast & Film production Programme, LSAD, at Moylish, have recorded the very first sit-down interview with the President of TUS, Professor Vincent Cunnane.

Vincent opened up about a number of subjects including his initial reactions to hearing the news about becoming the inaugural president of the Technological University as well what he would like to study if he was to start college all over again.

The Word On The Street Special with Professor Vincent Cunnane is currently in post production and will be released soon on the TUS YouTube Page as well as other social media outlets.

Word On The Street is a Film CEL production, produced by the Students and Staff of the Creative Technologies Programmes of the Dept of Digital Arts & Media, Limerick School of Art & Design, TUS.