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John Connors got a standing ovation at the Ifta’s as he picked up best actor for his role in Cardboard Gangsters. He bet stiff competition in this category from the likes of Colin Farrell for The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Dafhyd Flynn for Michael Inside, Fionn O’Shea for Handsome Devil and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor for Maze.
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 and we couldn’t be prouder of the work we did on this. Huge Congratulations to you John!
Ends Meet(12 part animation series) will air on RTÉ 2 Monday 12 February at 11.35pm
Ends Meet is an animated sitcom following unemployed da Beezer, his young lad Sean Og and Beezer’s long suffering grandda, Tony, whose house they’re lucky to live in. Beezer is the median lad in the family. A self styled entrepreneur who believes all you need to make money is a little moxy. Unfortunately the real world has other ideas. Sean Og is his giddy little fella who can barely contain the highs and lows childhood brings. He’s the coolest lad in third class and can show you what rap he listens to the prove it.
Finally, there’s Tony, Beezer’s Grandda and Sean Og’s Great-Grandda (not that he’d ever call him that). He’s just trying to wind down his days and enjoy his retirement…if the other two would give him a moment’s peace.Together they live in Abbeydale, a small town in the North of Dublin which missed the boom but got the bust. It’s the perfect place for the trio to scheme, live and just try to make Ends Meet.
Created, written and Directed by long time doodle boy Mark Baldwin. Produced by Ruth Carter of Blue Ink Films and Niamh Herrity of Pink Kong Studios with Animation Direction from Gareth Lyons of Blue Ink Films and Aoife Doyle of Pink Kong Studios.
The series covers a wide range of topics including: Mental Health, Poverty, Feminism, Race and Religion. All through a humourous cartoon lense with unique Irish perspective. All Post Production done right here in EGG!
We are welcoming 2018 with a bang here at Egg studios and kick the year off with a slate of amazing projects in post production. Wiping out our January blues is Irish dark comedy Dark lies the Island.
Set in a small Irish town and unfolding over the course of one week, a long-standing family feud comes to a head and forces the men to face the truth. Written by Kevin Barry DLTI is based on characters from his short story collection of the same name.
Directed by FitzGibbon and produced by Grand Pictures, the cast includes Peter Coonan (Penance, Love/Hate), Pat Shortt (The Flag, Twice Shy), Moe Dunford (Handsome Devil, Patrick’s Day), Charlie Murphy (Philomena, Rebellion), Tommy Tiernan (Derry Girls, Father Ted), John Quinn (Black ’47, Michael Inside) and Jana Mohieden.
Dark Lies the Island is a Grand Pictures production, supported by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board, RTÉ, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Quickfire (UK), Egg Studios Ltd, and Section 481.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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 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.