Monthly Archives: October 2015

And the winner is ….

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There were few delicate heads around the studio last Friday but feelings of achievement and joy drowned them out. So after a long weekend of recovery are finally able to look back on the winners of the night. IFTA’s were awarded to 3 productions that we had the pleasure of working on and we are so happy for everyone involved.
50 Ways to kill your Mammy won for Best Entertainment. Barry Egan and Baz Ashmawy gave a lovely speech, sadly without Nancy (who is in the Canaries on her holliers) were presented the award by Eggs good friend Andy Quirk (Damo & Ivor). After being nominated time after time, Gillian Marsh, Craig Spears and Paula Rouse for Gillian Marsh TV Productions finally picked up the award for best Children’s Entertainment for their series Our Farm. Red Rock won for best Soap with Lisa Mulcahy winning for Best Director of a Soap or Comedy. Lisa is a good friend of Egg’s so we are thrilled for her and everyone involved in Red Rock.
Commiserations to all our other nominees. Hopefully the Mac goodie bag(which all the ladie Eggheads were very excited about) and the lovely IFTA spread made up for it in a small way.
You can catch all the speeches, glitz and glamour on the TV 3 Player.

IFTA 2015 Nominees

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Congratulations to all of our nominees for the upcoming IFTA Television Awards. 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy is nominated for best entertainment show, Andy Quirke (Damo and Ivor) Chris O’Dowd and Deirdre O’Kane (Moone Boy) have all been nominated for best performance in a comedy or soap, Gillian Marsh TV’s production Our Farm is nominated for best Children’s programme and Red Rock is nominated for Best Soap. It was an an absolute pleasure to work on these shows and we are delighted they are being recognised in their categories. Our fingers and toes will be crossed tomorrow night.

Brent Pope: Inside Out, Thursday 15th, RTE1 at 10.15

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Brent Pope is best known for his rugby punditry on RTÉ yet another passion of his is “Outsider Art”. This is a term coined to describe art made by people with no formal training, whose work is created outside the influence of mainstream establishments such as art schools. It is also referred to as Raw Art.
Having put out a national call for submissions in early 2015, Brent travelled across the country in search of the very best Irish Outsider Art he could find. With the help of art historian, Catherine Marshall, he put together a collection of 45 paintings and drawings, which is currently being exhibited in Dublin in the Copper House Gallery from the 7th to the 25th of October. This is the first Irish only Outsider art group collection on this scale ever to be exhibited in Ireland.
Firebrand, the production company behind the IFTA Award winning series “Bully Proof” produced this insightful documentary.  All the Sound, Grade and Online post was completed here in Egg. Catch it on RTE1 on Thursday at 10.15.

These Walls Can Talk

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These Walls Can Talk is a complex and poignant story about a school that stood at the heart of the Irish Deaf community for over 150 years.  St Joseph’s was where Ireland’s indigenous sign language was developed and where the foundation of the modern Irish Deaf community was built. While it offered incredible opportunity to some Deaf boys, for others, that opportunity came at an unspeakable price.
Performance Artist, Amanda Coogan, is the first born hearing child of two Deaf parents and her father Larry attended St Joseph’s in the 1950’s. It was only as she grew older that she discovered that not all St Joseph’s boys shared her father’s affection for the place. Far from being the beacon of light her father remembered, she began to realise that for some boys, life at St Joseph’s was marred by fear and abuse. In this powerful film, Amanda returns to St Joseph’s to re-evaluate her perceptions of this iconic building and to decide, in the wake of its demolition, how it should be remembered.
These Walls Can Talk was Produced by Mind The Gap Films for RTE. We completed all the sound post-production for this moving documentary.  Catch it tonight on RTE ONE.