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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.

 

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,┬áto 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.)

Shooting continues again today on the short, ‘Scumbag Millionaire’ starring Francis Ryan, Zeb Moore and Nigel Mercier.

The story tells of Danny, a criminal gang member, who is trying to move up the ladder only to find his own gang turning on him. With the sudden win of the Lotto, his gang become interested in him again however a rival gang have also got plans for Danny and what he holds dear to him.

Update to follow…

Danny is put in his place by Nigel