Monthly Archives: May 2016

Road to Rio

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RTE2 Wednesday’s 8.30pm

Road To Rio is a six-part series that captures the ecstatic highs and crushing lows as Irelands medal hopefuls try to qualify for Rio 2016. The tension builds before big qualifying events, as these athletes strive to reach the pinnacle of sporting achievement- the Olympics.
The would-be Olympians compete in a wide range of disciplines – Boxing, Modern Pentathlon, Race Walking, Sailing, Showjumping, Sprint Hurdles, Swimming, Taekwondo, Track Cycling, and the Marathon – featuring a mix of first timers full of hunger, alongside experienced campaigners who know how much sacrifice lies ahead.
Focusing not just on sport, this observational documentary series also draws a clearer picture of these exceptional people and how they balance a world-class training regimes with living their everyday lives.
Produced and directed by Dhruba Banerjee, Strike films and Darragh Bambrick. The series was edited by Darragh Bambrick and Guy Montgomery. Egg completed all of the post production with Aza Hand mixing the sound, Grade by Nik Panteris and Online editing by Alan O’Sullivan

Dick Farrelly: A Quiet Man

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In 1949 Irish composer Dick Farrelly boarded a bus. On that journey he wrote a song. Two years later that song was made world famous when Bing Crosby recorded it and shortly afterwards legendary film director John Ford used its melody as the main musical theme in his iconic film The Quiet Man. The song was called The Isle of Innisfree.
In this documentary Gráinne Gavigan pays special attention to the song and its importance in the film The Quiet Man.  She also explores the life of the songwriter and the reason why his name was omitted from the film’s credits.
Contributors include Phil Coulter, Prof. Des MacHale, Ray Harman, Dr. Méabh Ní Fhuartháin, Prof. Kevin Rockett, Finbar Furey, Sergeant Martin Drew, Fr. Brian D’Arcy and Dick Farrelly’s family.
THE LYRIC FEATURE – Dick Farrelly: A Quiet Man, presented and produced by Grainne Gavigan with sound mix by Egg’s Colm Mullaly will represent Ireland in the Culture and Arts category.
Grainne is an accomplished TV and Film editor and a long time friend of Egg’s, we are very proud to have been a part of this production and we are delighted that all her hard work has paid off and with this prestigious nomination. We wish her the very best of luck.