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Check out the new episode of Limerick Insider – Riverfest Special

This is the second episode of Limerick Insider, hosted by and produced by Applebox Media.

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Hello all,
We have been in production of a new local media video covering the events and festivals in Limerick City and County. The first of these videos (March 2011) has been recently uploaded to the website and we would like to get some feed back from you.
Please click on the video link and then fill out the questionnaire on the second link below then send the form to me at


Another great Professional workshop took place on Monday night last at the Behind the Scenes forum at the Absolute hotel. Avid Specialist speaker, Tom Crocker, spoke about the latest features of Avid’s Media Composer 5.5 which was released only a couple of weeks ago.

Behind the Scenes would like to thank Tom for his time and knowledge and also thank David O’Byrne of Tyrell for also bringing down fact sheets and other knowledge material.

We hope that the future meetings of Behind the Scenes lives up to this one.


More soon.


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On Sunday 20th Feb saw the filming of multiple fight sequences for the short film Scumbag Millionaire. The early morning shoot involved both Mark Griffin and myself as crew, with Jason Kenny organizing the fight stunts and Francis Ryan playing the lead part as ‘Danny’.

As you can see from the photos taken by John Garrett, the scene had some high energy hits.

Post Production has started on the pic with just a few scenes left to be shot. The film with get its debut showing at the LIT Film Festival in April of this year. It is also hoped that it will be entered into this year’s Galway Film Fleadh.

More Soon.


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Click here for the Music Video

This weekend saw the filming of the music video for a new track from Limerick artist Asa Fitzpatrick, called Decisions. With writing by another local man David Murphy, the song tackles the issues surrounding the upcoming general elections and the choices the people of Ireland have to make taking into account the state of the country.

All of the video was shot at numerous locations around Limerick City. The day of the shoot was dogged by poor weather but the team at AppleBox Media, pushed on video already released on YouTube. There will be  special performances at different events during the coming weeks.

AppleBox Media are in the middle of production of a re-enactment video featuring different aspects of Viking life in Ireland. Commissioned by Dr. Catherine Swift of Mary Immaculate College Limerick, the finished video piece will help form an over all package of an informative CD-ROM for every primary school in Ireland.

Saturday, 29th January saw the main scenes shot on location at Craggaunowen, in county Clare. Using the ringfort there scenes were shot of a typical viking family going about their daily lives.

See the pictures below

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Film Ireland have written an article detailing the 2nd Annual LIT FILM Festival 2011.

This is fantastic coverage for the festival. We are hoping that the rest of the national media will pick up on this article and go one better by covering the weeks events and promoting film and video production in the Mid-West. A special thanks to Eleanor McSherry on writing the piece.

Here’s the article in full as per the site


Tue, Jan 18, 2011


Want a chance to show off that film that’s on your mobile? Or that YouTube movie that you filmed last summer? Or your final year project for college that you sweated buckets over to make? Well Limerick City’s Technical College might just have the Film Festival for you!

In 2010 Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) assistant lecturer and media professional, Simon McGuire realised that there was a need for a film festival for third level students in the Mid West. He wanted to provide a place to showcase new talent. With the current rise in film production courses and with the popularity of websites like YouTube, it seemed like just the ticket.

James Skerritt, Philip Greaney, Hugh Tiernan and Stephen Boland (Winners of Best Overall Film at 1st LIT FILM FESTIVAL 2010)
James Skerritt, Philip Greaney, Hugh Tiernan and Stephen Boland (Winners of Best Overall Film at 1st LIT FILM FESTIVAL 2010)


In its inaugural year (2010) the festival boasted a strong attendance on the day with 20 people attending the Workshops and 120 attending the awards night at the Millennium Theatre. Also there were 223 viewers (approx) online watching the live video stream (using six cameras) on The judging panel consisted of members of the professional media industry, who represented technical and non-technical areas. They included Matt Kelly and Marion Malone of Matt Kelly Productions and Laura Ryan of the Limerick Co-ordination office. This was excellent for a first run and showed that there was a definite need for this kind of festival in the Mid West.

Last year’s festival was only a one-day event and open to third-level students. This year the festival will be over five days and open to the general public. It will not just be about the film competition either as there will be plenty for those interested in getting into the film industry in Ireland. There will be a variety of talks, workshops, film viewings, an awards night, an industry exhibition and much more, all given by industry professionals. Its founder has great ambitions for the potential of this style of festival and they hope to add much more to its programme over the next couple of years.

Philip Greaney,  Stephen Boland, James Skerrit,  (Winners of Best overall Film ‘ Nos Na Fearatu’) Laura Ryan, Limerick Co-Ordination Office (Judge) and Simon McGuire, Lecturer, LIT, and Film Festival Organiser.
Philip Greaney, Stephen Boland, James Skerrit, (Winners of Best overall Film ‘ Nos Na Fearatu’) Laura Ryan, Limerick Co-Ordination Office (Judge) and Simon McGuire, Lecturer, LIT, and Film Festival Organiser.


The criteria for the film competition is quite open. There is no limit on the length of film. It can be in any genre. The entry form deadline is the 28th of January, with the film entry deadline on the 31st of March 2011. There is also no entry fee. All they ask is that it is on a DVD and can be played easily. So far they have a lot of interested from all over the country.

The festival will take place from the 11th to the 15th of April, 2011 in Limerick Institute of Technology. So don’t just sit there and wonder ‘what if’. Get out and film something, be creative and send it off. You never know!

For further details on entry forms or for exhibiting or sponsorship please contact Simon McGuire on: or on

Or find them on Facebook or Twitter under LIT Film Festival.

Photos by Herbert Knowles, Shannon Co.Clare.

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Filming continued today on the short film ‘Scumbag Millionaire’. Actors Francis Ryan (Danny), Jason Kenny (Tommy), Darren Maher (Mick) and John Caplis (Bob) were on location for a difficult early morning start. As you can see in the pictures several locations in the Pery Square area of Limerick were used. Due to the snowy weather the night before extra care was needed to ensure that both the chase scene and fight scene went ahead without injury to any cast and crew. Well done to all involved and thanks for putting up with the cold, early morning start.

Also a special thanks to Jason and Francis for hauling the boxes, mats and tyres for the fight stunt.

Camera Op / Director – Simon McGuire

Sound Op / Camera Assist – Mark Griffin.

Produced by Applebox Media Ltd.

Hi all,

2010 has been an interesting 2nd year for Applebox Media Ltd. With the launch of our flagship programme ‘apple bites’ and the continued work with our corporate customers we have push ourselves to bring a new professional service to the Mid-west of Ireland.

While ‘Apple bites’ is on a short break at the moment, rest assured that it will make a return in the coming months with new features on news and events in the midwest.

To give you a flavour of our work during 2010 click HERE for a link to our ‘Year In Review 2010’

Looking forward to working with you hopefully in 2011.

All the best,

Applebox Media Team.