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Baz and Nancy’s ‘Holy Show’ airs Wednesday @9.35pm on RTÉ One

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Devoutly Catholic Nancy is about to set out with Baz on the ultimate adventure. A quest for the Holy Grail: to see Pope Francis at the Vatican. In Rome, mother and son navigate the infamous traffic in a tiny Renault (Pope Francis’ car of choice) as Nancy remains steadfastly unimpressed with the world’s richest cultural legacy.

This is above all, a warm-hearted and good natured adventure, but there’s a more profound side to this journey too. The prospect of an audience with the Pope is genuinely special to Baz’s mum. Meeting Pope Francis is no laughing matter. Nancy is a woman of faith and, as she shares her own personal beliefs and certainties, we’ll see a side that she’s never shown before.

Whether Baz and Nancy meet the Pope or end up back home at Christmas watching ‘Urbi Et Orbi’ on the tellybox, Baz and Nancy’s Holy Show will be the the strangest, warming,  accidentally revealing, momentarily profound and downright hilarious festive offering you’ll see this Christmas.

Nowhere Fast ep4 tonight @10pm on RTÉ2

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If you have been glued to Alison Spittle’s Nowhere fast as much as we have then you will know that episode 4 airs tonight @10pm on RTE2. Getting rave reviews this hilarious comedy is loaded with gags. Basically if you enjoyed Fleabag or Sharon Horgan’s stuff, you’ll love this!

Fresh from a disaster in her media career in the big smoke, Angela the main lead (played by Alison Spittle) goes home to lick her wounds and plan her next move. With a razor sharp script and a stellar cast,you can expect lots of drinking in fields and mates having meltdowns, with mammy at home to pick up the pieces.​ Mammy always saves the day!

Produced by Deadpan Pictures, all Post was done right here in EGG.

Catch up here https://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/nowhere-fast-30004950/10802659/

Conor McGregor: Notorious in Cinemas now!

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Love him or hate him there is no doubt that Conor McGregor creates waves wherever he goes. Filmed over the course of 4 years this documentary is a gripping access-all- areas account of McGregor’s personal and professional journey from claiming benefits and living in his mum’s spare room with his girlfriend to claiming multiple championship belts and 9-figure pay packets. Featuring exclusive interviews, unprecedented access and fight footage, this is the ultimate behind-the- scenes look at a sporting icon and his meteoric rise. The feature documentary was produced by Motive films and the Sound was done right here in EGG.

Nowhere Fast debuts tonight @10pm on RTÉ2

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Fresh from a disaster in her media career in the big smoke, Angela the main lead (played by Alison Spittle) goes home to lick her wounds and plan her next move. With a razor sharp script and a stellar cast, viewers can expect lots of drinking in fields and mates having meltdowns, with mammy at home to pick up the pieces.​ Produced by Deadpan pictures all post was done right here in EGG. 

 

Happy Halloween!

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Want to scare the bejesus out of yourself this Halloween? Our sound team have trick or treated us to this haunting compilation of our creepiest best bits. Aza Hand heads up the sound team at EGG creating mind bending coma inducing soundscapes.

The Psychological Horror/Thriller compilation features work from some of the best movies we have worked on over the past few years; Cardboard Gangsters, The Canal, Nails, Without Name, Tiger Raid and I Am Not A Serial Killer. Crank it up and say a few decades of the rosary for this one!

*No fruit was hurt during the making of this.

WARNING:

  • May cause bleeding from inner ear canal
  • Skin may become irritable and develop Psoriasis
  • Avoid prolonged contact with eyes to avoid bulging sockets
  • Known to cause body leakage

Trauma, Episode 1, Tonight RTÉ2, @ 9.30pm

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Trauma is a four-part documentary series on RTÉ2 giving viewers an unprecedented insight into the high pressured, outstanding and skilful work carried out in the intense world of trauma and medical emergency in Ireland. From Emergency Department staff to surgeons, nurses and intensive care specialists – a chain of people who deal with cardiac arrests, head injuries, road traffic accidents and workplace incidents.

The series focuses on four hospitals and the incredible work carried out by the medical staff: cardiac and spinal trauma in The Mater Hospital, neuro-trauma in Beaumont Hospital; emergency care in St. Vincent’s Hospital and orthopaedic trauma and emergency in the Adelaide and Meath (Tallaght) Hospital. We also see staff from the National Ambulance Service and the Dublin Fire Brigade as they operate the 999 emergency call centres, the very first port of call in the chain of the teams dealing with these specialised cases.

In each episode we follow the progress of several patients – from admission to hospital – to as close to the end of their medical treatment as possible – following each step of their medical care along the way. We have interviewed staff who talk intimately about working in such an adrenaline fuelled environment. The patients and their families also talk reflectively about their experience.

Episode 1 airs tonight so make sure to tune in. All post production love added right here in EGG.

 FALLOUT on RTE tonight @10.15pm

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“Fallout” is the first documentary that looks at the post prison lives of 4 high profile exonerated prisoners – Paddy Hill (Birmingham 6), Peter Pringle (the last man sentenced to death in Ireland in 1980), Sunny Jacobs (who served 17 years on death row in the USA and is married to Peter Pringle) and Robert Brown (who served 25 years in the UK).

This film explores the mental and physical fallout from their long term incarceration, their day to day struggle for survival, broken family relationships and the poor quality of lives they lead.  It will also highlight their courage and generosity of spirit, as they engage in activism and advocacy for criminal justice reform and human rights, showing up their states by organising help and resources for their fellow victims of injustice.  Underlying the very personal  stories of our four principal characters  is the process of those who are undergoing the programme at the Sunny Center Foundation (run by Sunny Jacobs and Peter Pringle), the work of Paddy Hill’s organization, MOJO and the endeavours of Robert Brown to give talks and write poetry as his way of coping with the pain.

This documentary is a unique take on the mental fallout of years spent behind bars. We connect on a deeply raw and human basis with our characters resulting in an emotional and passionate cry out to be free from the trauma that has enveloped their lives. Leading psychiatrists have described the damage done as being beyond repair. But there is hope and the first residents of the Sunny Center Foundation are evidence that a better life is possible.

Paddy Hill was one of the Birmingham Six, sentenced to life and released as an innocent man after 16 years. His psychiatrist describes him as one of the most mentally scarred cases he has ever come across. He now runs MOJO, the Miscarriages of Justice Organization, to help innocent people in prison.

Robert Brown was sentenced to life for murder in 1977. He was released 25 years later, after it was determined his verdict could not be considered safe. He has spent the years since retreating from a world he doesn’t understand and feels doesn’t understand him.

Sunny Jacobs and Peter Pringle make up one of the most unlikely of unions; that of exonerated death row inmates.  Peter was one of the last men to be sentenced to death in Ireland, convicted of murdering two Gardaí in 1980. He served 15 years.  Sunny Jacobs was sentenced to death, along with her then husband, for the murder of two police officers in Florida in 1976 serving 17 years on Death Row. Both became advocates for human rights, campaigning worldwide against the death penalty.

Produced by Bang Bang Teo and edited by Guy Montgomery, this important and harrowing documentary airs on RTE this Thursday at 10.15pm.

Grace Harte premiers tonight @10pm on TG4

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Grace Harte, a brand new 3 part mini series starts tonight at 10pm on TG4.  A dark and dangerous drama, it’s a feast for the eyes, the black and white film noir-esque style brings out the stark beauty of the landscape and intensifies the superb performances.

Grace Harte feels stranded in a passionless marriage living in the crumbling hotel she runs with her husband Leo on the West Coast of Ireland. The arrival of Danny, a young surfer, on the beach adjacent to the hotel is the catalyst for a series of violent events that will change all of their lives forever.

Wildfire Films produced Grace Harte and Charlie McCarthy directed. Egg did all of the Sound post and VFX with Egg’s Nik Panteris and Alan O’Sullivan grading and online editing respectively.

Galway Film Fleadh 2017

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The never ending rain couldn’t dampen spirits in Galway and it was great to see some of our work being so well received. Huge congratulations to everyone involved.

Departures is a frameworks funded short made by our good friends over in Pink Kong Departures. A tearjerker story about a Nana who finds herself alone at Christmas. Will the universe find a way to reunite her with her family living in Sydney or is she destined to spend the holidays crying into her mince pies?

A Different Kind of Day by director Maria Doyle Kennedy is a beautiful story about 2 teenagers who find themselves in trouble when they are surrounded by a group of bullies. When they are attacked by the gang, their response to the incident changes the day for everyone. A very satisfying twist at the end for the audience.

Neon is a break-neck, cyberpunk action sci-fi set in a future decaying world. A sacrificial population is tasked with carving out a clean passage with neon lights between pockets of surviving civilisation. Directed by Rioghnach Ni Ghrioghair we are positive this is just the beginning of a very bright future for this creative director.

Clondorcha is a horror about a father’s shame after he and his son glimpse something frightening on a lonely, dark road. The film was directed by Ged Murray and produced by David Lester Mooney for Jumper Productions.

Cardboard Gangsters biggest Irish movie of 2017

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Mark O’Connor’s gritty Irish drama Cardboard Gangsters, starring Love Hate’s John Connors, is making waves both domestically and internationally with a huge buzz surrounding the film and it’s leading man John Connors. So far, it has grossed €78k at the Republic of Ireland box office from 47 cinemas, while after expanding into Northern Ireland cinemas its gross box office for the island of Ireland now stands at €192k.
Having had its international premiere at the 3rd Manchester International Film winning three of the main awards at the festival there was no doubt that the film would do well on general release. The film picked up Best Feature Film, Best Overall Film, and Best Actor for John Connors. It also received special jury mentions for O’Connor’s Direction and Screenplay, and for Michael Lavelle’s Cinematography.
John Connors plays Jay Connolly, a part-time DJ and low level drug dealer in Darndale, an area victimised by gangs, drugs and social problems. When his welfare is cut off he decides it’s time to enter the big leagues with his gang, in order to help settle his family’s debts. His actions attract the attention of Sean Murphy, the son of the local drug king pin, Derra Murphy, who rules Darndale with an iron fist and has no problems eliminating any potential rivals. Jay knows he’s playing a dangerous game but plans to make just enough money to settle his family’s debts, get out of Darndale, and move to Spain with his pregnant girlfriend. Events spiral out of control when Jay becomes involved with Derra’s wife, and his gang are thrust in to harm’s way, which leaves Jay with a momentous decision to exact revenge, or turn the other cheek.
Cardboard Gangsters is produced by Richard Bolger for Five Knight Films, in association with O’Connor’s Stalker Films. DoP was Michael Lavelle (Patrick’s Day). The film is funded by the BAI, Filmbase, and TV3 and released via Wildcard Distribution.
All of the Sound, Grade and Online was completed here at at EGG.