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The Millennium Theatre, LIT, hosted a very successful screening of the new documentary by director Dave Burns. ‘The Picture House – The Story of Limerick’s Cinemas’ had a near full house in attendance for its launch and first screening.

Some of the documentary’s participants and their families were in attendance as well as a strong contingent of cinema and film enthusiasts, who were treated to a pre-show of a British Pathé News Reel of 1962 as well as a classic Looney Tunes cartoon before the main feature.

Both the Limerick Post and Limerick Leader covered the event in advance and links to their articles are below.

Further press photos were taken on the evening, so keep an eye out in the coming days press.

On a personal note I would like to thank those who helped me setup the screening, LSAD Lecturers, Mark Griffin, Donagh O’Shea and Gerry Meagher as well as Nora Ní Fhlatharta who promoted the event on social media.

Finally, thanks to all who attended the screening. A lot of careful effort and decision making was done in putting this project together and it meant a lot to the producers, director and the participants that such a large crowd showed up. As the editor, I was delighted that so many enjoyed the memories it brought back and hopefully it might encourage a return of a single screen cinema to Limerick City sometime in the near future.

Limerick Post Article by Rose Rush.   Documentary on the city’s golden era of cinema

Limerick Leader Article by Norma Prendiville.  Documentary celebrates golden era of Limerick cinema – Limerick Leader

 

Q&A Session with director Terry McMahon, Actor Moe Dunford and DOP Michael Lavelle

Q&A Session with director Terry McMahon, Actor Moe Dunford and DOP Michael Lavelle

A fascinating film screening and Q&A session afterwards was had at 69 O’Connell Street to mark the end of the 3rd Annual Richard Harris International Film Festival. Terry McMahon’s acclaimed feature, Patrick’s Day, played out to a well attended and spell bound audience on Sunday 25th October.

With the haunting music from the genius that is Damien Dempsey along with the captivating performance of Moe Dunford, the artistic eye of DOP Michael Lavelle, the precession editing by Emer Reynolds and the creative force of director Terry McMahon gives audiences a new insight to the topic of mental health which is more often misunderstood and stigmatised in todays society.

If you haven’t seen this film then it needs to be on your list. Lessions are here also for film makers. It is possible for a meaningful film that connects and speaks to audiences, to be created for a budget of 400,000 Euro.

Check out the trailer below.

Simon with Nigel Mercier, (LImerick School of Acting), Mark Griffin (Behind The Scenes) and Ronan Cassidy (Film Limerick) (Photo by (Pat Browne, Munster Images)

Simon with Nigel Mercier, (LImerick School of Acting), Mark Griffin (Behind The Scenes) and Ronan Cassidy (Film Limerick) (Photo by (Pat Browne, Munster Images)

 

LtoR: Mark Griffin (Behind The Scenes), Jacinta Khan (Savoy Hotel) and Simon. (Photo by Pat Browne, Munster Images.)

LtoR: Mark Griffin (Behind The Scenes), Jacinta Khan (Savoy Hotel) and Simon. (Photo by Pat Browne, Munster Images.)

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Film Limerick Trilogy Editor, Simon McGuire at the Avid Edit Suite in Limerick Institute of Technology

We are in the final stages of the Offline cut of the Film Limerick Trilogy. The short films, The Apparel, Day Off and Date:Time are now being spotted by the music composers and the final preparations for the delivery to the online and sound mixing team will take place in the coming weeks.

In what has been an ambitious project, realised by Film Limerick Project manager, Ronan Cassidy, and Irish writer and Director Gerry Stembridge, the trilogy of films has brought together both professional and aspiring film makers in Limerick to create a film cultural legacy that will hopefully continue for many years to come.

Film Limerick Project Mananger, Ronan Cassidy and Gerry Stembridge

Film Limerick Project Mananger, Ronan Cassidy and Gerry Stembridge

As editor on the three films, I have had the opportunity not only to work with three new directors and experience their vision for the stories but I have also had the opportunity to train in three assistant editors and give them a practical and first person view of the craft of editing, here at the facilities of Limerick Institute of Technology.

Maeve Humphreys, Patryk Czekalski and Mark Griffin have all worked on scenes for the films as well as give their interpretation and input to the ideas of the films. Similar training opportunities were given on set by Gerry, Ronan and the DOP Paddy Jordan to the different production departments, giving this project its unique selling point for future investment. In some cases the trainees have had other opportunities to work on professional productions around the country which in turn cements the early success of the Film Limerick Trilogy before its even been completed.

Cast and Crew of The Apparel

Cast and Crew of The Apparel

As the online post production, grading and sound mixing are nearing, there is a sense of anticipation for the premiere screening of these films by the cast and crew. Also with the impending new academic year in the third level institutions such as Limerick Institute of Technology and Limerick College of Further Education, it is hoped that current and incoming students take advantage of the possible future opportunities that may arise from the back of this project.

Details of the premiere of the trilogy will be made on the Behind the Scenes website HERE.

 

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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.

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

Limerick Leader Article July 2012

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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.

 

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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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.