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A very positive and informative evening was had at Dolans on the Dock Road on Monday night last (29th June)

With a full house in attendance of film makers, the media and the crews of the Film Limerick Trilogy films, short excerpts of the first two films that are nearing completion were screened along with a panel discussion.

From Left: Peter Delaney (dir), Stephen Hall (dir), and Daniel Mooney (writer)

From Left: Peter Delaney (dir), Stephen Hall (dir), and Daniel Mooney (writer)

Writer, Daniel Mooney (The Apparel), Director, Peter Delaney (The Apparel) and Director, Stephen Hall (Day Off) gave a in-depth insight to their experience of working on the unique Film Limerick project answering questions from Film Limerick Project Manager Ronan Cassidy and members of the audience.

Audience at the Film Limerick Scene Screening.

Audience at the Film Limerick Scene Screening.

With the third film ‘Date:Time’ to go into production on July 22nd, this event has generated a positive vibe with the cast and crew, giving them a clear idea of how the films are progressing and the advantages of working on the Film Limerick project.

Also mentioned were the two Bursary films, Lost and Found and The Clockmakers Dream. Both of which received €15,000 each through the  Limerick City of Culture 2014, Film Limerick and Behind The Scenes, and are in the final stages of post production. The teaser trailer for Lost and Found was screened also which stars many local and familiar Limerick Acting talent. This trailer can be viewed below.

Behind the Scenes would like to again thank all who worked, volunteered or simply supported the trilogy project and look forward to the completion of the final film and the premiere of all three at a date in September 2015.

Thanks,

The Behind The Scenes Team.

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With principle filming completed on the second film of the trilogy, The Apparel, we have now started the post production.

The “training Trilogy”, a brainchild of Film Limerick Project Manager, Ronan Cassidy, has brought together both professional and novice filmmakers to realise the three short scripts created by Limerick’s Dan Mooney, Peter McNamara and Philip Shanahan.

The post production team consists of LSAD Student; Maeve Humphreys, Mark Griffin (LCFE) and Patryk Czekalski (LIT) (Assistant editors) and myself as lead editor. Limerick Institute of Technology is providing the post production facilities for the offline editing. We are using Avid Media Composer 7 with an Avid ISIS 5500 server for storage.

With the first of the three films, Day Off, already in the middle of post production, the team now move onto the more difficult task of managing two at the same time. With the third (Date Night) in preproduction, the team will be soon working on all the trilogy ensuring that the visual and story links are working along with balancing the ideas of three directors and the support of Ronan and Gerry Stembridge.
In the end we will have three great short films of which we can all be proud of, which will also show off to the rest of Ireland that Limerick has talent and locations for professional film making.

More soon.

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Am delighted to be working on this project and there is certainly a buzz around the film community in Limerick. Here’s hoping it will help with the Limerick2020 bid in the coming months.

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Short films to shoot in Limerick next month

Gerry Stembridge

Gerry Stembridge

(Taken from RTE)

A trilogy of short films will be shot in Limerick next month as part of a training programme for local filmmakers.

The initiative by filmmakers’ group Behind the Scenes in partnership with Limerick City of Culture sees Limerick filmmaker Gerry Stembridge (About AdamScrap Saturday) working as writing and director mentor.

Cinematographer Patrick Jordan (PentecostVolkswagen Joe) will shoot the three shorts and composer Patrick Cassidy (CalvaryHannibal) will supervise the music.

Casting is currently taking place and interested parties should contact: filmlimerick@behindthescenes.ie with headshot and résumé. Training crew positions will also be arranged and those interested should contact: behindthesceneslimerick@gmail.com.

Stembridge said: “There will be three short films made, all to be shot in Limerick. They will be written, directed, crewed and acted by people living in or from Limerick. The story idea is really creative and interesting and will also showcase Limerick as a location.”

Project Manager Ronan Cassidy added: “This is a very exciting time to be involved in film in Limerick. It is an incredibly ambitious project to be undertaken at local level.

“We are working on a limited budget, but I know from the enthusiasm of all involved we are going to produce something very special.

“The whole idea is to have three films that can be used separately or put together, but that might appeal as a half-hour programme.”

 

Check out Behind the Scenes website HERE for further updates and details.

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An update of the details for the Casting call for the three short films project for Film Limerick have been released on the Behind The Scenes Website.

 

Emails have been sent out to the Actors selected for the first casting session for Film Limerick which will be held on Saturday 10th January 2015.
Please note if at present you have not been selected, further casting sessions will follow and extras will also be required.
Please note only Actors who have received an email will be required on the day.

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Venue: Limerick College of Further Education, Mulgrave Street Limerick [ Please see Map]

Time: As per email


Please bring: 
CV & Head shots

Prep: As per email

Car Parking:
 Car Parking will be available on the day at the college.

Food & Refreshments: 
Tea & Coffee are available via a vending machines, shops are 5-10 mins walk. [The LCFE College Canteen will be closed on the day]
Smoking Area: At rear of College

Please register with a volunteer from Behind the Scenes in reception on your arrival.Please,

RSVP: Please confirm your attendance on the day, by emailing confirmation to info@behindthescenes.ie

 

(Taken from Behind The Scenes Website)

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In association with Behind the Scenes, Limerick City of Culture 2014 and the Film Limerick Project, a Casting call has been made for the three short films in the training programme of the scheme.

See below: (Taken from Behind The Scenes Website)

FILM LIMERICK – CASTING CREW CALL OUT – THREE SHORT FILMS

CASTING CREW CALL OUT:

We are looking for male and female actors 20-60 years of age for upcoming roles in a trilogy of short films being shot as part of the Limerick City of Culture ‘Film Limerick’ Project.

The story idea is really creative and interesting and will also showcase Limerick as a location. We are looking for actors who can deliver strong performances.
Credits will be provided and it is anticipated that the ‘Film Limerick’ project will gain significant exposure through film festivals.

Please send headshot and resume to: filmlimerick@behindthescenes.ie

For more information please check out Behind The Scenes Website: http://bit.ly/1y6q1f5

Film Limerick Projects are collaboration between Behind The Scenes and Limerick City of Culture

FILM LIMERICK TRILOGY PROJECT DETAILS:

Project length: 3 x Short Films linked (30 minutes in total)
Production location: Limerick
Production Company: Behind The Scenes
Casting Director: Gerry Stembridge
Website: www.behindthescenes.ie
Writers: Peter Mc Namara, Philip Shannahan, Dan Mooney
Directors: Stephen Hall, John Haugh, Peter Delaney
Producer: Ronan Cassidy
Casting & Shooting Location: Limerick

KEY DATES
Castings: Jan 10, 2015
(location and times to be confirmed)
Shooting: February 2015
(Please note all actors cast will be given a specific time within this window)

Please send headshot and resume to: filmlimerick@behindthescenes.ie

 

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In todays Limerick Leader is the UL student driven, newspaper Limerick Voice, in which is a feature on the Local Film Making Talent in Limerick and the mid-west region. Thanks to journalist Jane O’Flaherty for the stories and coverage.

Click on the images for the scanned articles.

Limerick Voice Article 1 Limerick Voice Article 2

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Following a tough decision, huge interest and entry list, Ronan Cassidy and the team have announced the two winning films that will receive a €15,000 bursary in conjunction with Behind The Scenes and Limerick City of Culture 2014.

(Taken from Behind The Scenes Website)

Limerick City of Culture 2014 in partnership with Behind the Scenes has announced the two winners of the extremely competitive Film Limerick Scheme, who were selected from 131 applicants. The commissions have been awarded to:

  • Cashell Horgan of Babyjane Productions – The Clock Makers Doll
  • Liam O’Neill of Paradox Pictures – Lost and Found

Commenting on the commissions, Ronan Cassidy, Film Limerick Project Manager said ‘Film Limerick is a hugely important part of the legacy project for Limerick City of Culture. It has greatly increased awareness of the resources available to film makers in the city. The massive interest in the project will further the aim of Limerick City becoming a film production hub and a major source of employment in the region.

What is most encouraging about the initiative is the extraordinarily high standard in the applications we received. Only two projects could be selected but there is a great wealth of Irish writing talent and it is important to support and encourage this skill.

I would like to thank all the applicants and wish them every success in their future careers. I am looking forward to working with the successful teams in the coming months.’

The Clock Makers Doll, is set in a fictional world, home to the most unusual collection of automatas created. Here a clockmaker lives with his beloved wife who one day dies. Crazed with despair he decides to replace her by building a doll but fails to achieve the perfection he desires. With pressure on him to complete his task before time runs out, he soon realises that the key to the perfect woman is in her heart not her head. The director Cashell Horgan is a multi award winning filmmaker and has been an Oscar shortlist nominee. Filming is scheduled for early March.

Lost and Found, is the charming story of a resourceful young boy and his mother who are trying to come to terms with the recent death of his father.  The boy resorts to petnapping local animals and trading them in for rewards, in order to assist his struggling mother. The film will be directed by Liam O’Neill, who has an extensive track record as a screenwriter, director and producer.  This film is due to go into production February 16th 2015.

I am looking forward to working closely with Ronan and the two crews in promoting Limerick as a viable destination for film making and anticipate a massive interest and excitement as we see these films along with the Film Limerick Training Films (SEE HERE) being produced. Well done to the Behind the Scenes members who applied and / or helped out on this big project, especially Ronan Cassidy, Paul Corey and Mark Griffin. Also a special mention to Limerick City of Culture team, Sheila Deegan and Kathy O’Grady for their help and guidance. Finally  The first bit is complete… now the difficult work begins.

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Behind the Scenes Meeting.

This monday (24th november) at Dolans, Dock Road @mydolans the Novemeber meeting of Behind the Scenes will take place.

With the expected announcement of the Film Film Awards and the details of the Training Scheme as well as the BTS internship details, there will be plenty for discussion.

Details will be posted on the website in the coming days. www.behindthescenes.ie

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The debut short film by writer Tommy C Conlon will have its premiere tomorrow night at The Red Hen on Patrick’s Street from 8:30pm.
Play it again son! Will see local actors such as Pius McGrath and Miles Breen star in a period drama based on the iconic and controversial character, Sean South.
Along with other shorts Kevin Keily Jr.’s Movies at The Mezz is becoming very popular amoungst the film loving and making community in Limerick and Monday night’s programme is set to impress again.