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I Am Not A Serial Killer

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I Am Not A Serial Killer will have its world premiere in the prestigious SXSW Film Festival on March 13th and will screen in the festival until the 19th of March. Fifteen-year old John Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it. He’s obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn’t want to become one. Terrible impulses constantly tempt him, so for his own sake, and the safety of those around, he lives by rigid rules to keep himself “good” and “normal”. However, when a real monster shows up in his town he has to let his dark side out in order to stop it – but without his rules to keep him in check, he might be more dangerous than the monster he’s trying to kill. This deliciously dark tale is directed by BAFTA nominated Billy O’Brien who also adapted the screenplay from the novel by Dan Wells. The Grade, Sound Design, Sound Mix, VFX and Online were all completed here at Egg.
Max Records (Where the Wild Thigs Are) plays the lead role while Christopher Lloyd (Back to theFuture, The Adams Family) and Laura Fraser (breaking Bad) also star. The film is being produced by Nick Ryan, Robbie Ryan, and Billy O’Brien of Floodland Pictures alongside The Tea Shop and Film Company’s (Tower Block) James Harris and Mark Lane.
Funding is provided by the Irish Film Board, Quickfire Films and The Fyzz Facility.

Little Grey Fergie

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The charming children’s entertainment figure Little Grey Fergie, the tractor with a heart and soul, is coming to the big screen. Based on the legendary TE20 Massey Ferguson tractor, Fergie has been a huge hit in Norway for nearly 20 years, entertaining thousands of Norwegian children. Fergie, who has his own Youtube channel with over 120 million views, encourages children to have a voice and to learn about the world in which we live.
The first of three films, “Country Fun” has just been released in Norway showing in 192 cinemas nation wide. The Egg team are currently working away on the next two Fergie movies that are set to be released in 2017.
We look forward to seeing this darling show on the big screen and we hope you do to! Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think!
All of the films are an Irish/ Norweigan co-production. Little Grey Fergie was produced by Jacqueline Kerrin, Dominic Wright, Silje Hopland Eik, Dyveke Graver for Ripple World Pictures and Cinenord Kidstory. It was directed by Peder Hamdahl Næss. Funding was provided by Norwegian Film Institute, VestNorsk Filmcentre, FilmKraft, MEDIA Creative Europe, Fond for Lyd Og Bilde, Nordic Film & TV Fund, and the Irish Producer tax credit.

Ireland’s Rising

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Ireland’s Rising, a new four-part series features four household names returning to their ancestral county to explore its connections with 1916.  The series, which marks the start of RTÉ One’s 1916 programming, sees Anne Doyle, Ryan Tubridy, Jim McGuinness and Fiona Shaw travel to Wexford, Galway, Donegal and Cork respectively to learn about their county’s circumstances in 1916 and to discover how each county is planning to commemorate the centenary.
The four will find out what was going on during that fateful week in April, how their own family lived at the time and will meet with people who are commemorating the nation’s turning point in diverse and creative ways.  Their assumptions will be challenged as they find out how the events of Easter week weren’t just limited to Dublin and the GPO, hopefully prompting every county in the country to reflect on their own connections with 1916.
Produced by Jean Devlin and Mairead Tucker for RTE, the series is directed by Traoloch O’Buachalle and Ruth Mehan. Egg welcomes back guest editors Breege Rowley and Brenda Morrisey, with the rushes processing, graphics and picture finishing completed here in Egg.
The episodes air Sundays 8:30pm, RTÉ One, on the 6th, 13th and 20th of December.

Yay for Irish Mammies

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And the Emmy Goes to ….. 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy!
Despite Nancy admitting to the media that she didn’t know what an Emmy was, Nancy and Baz came up trumps and were awarded an international Emmy for Best Non-Scripted Entertainment. The star studded ceremony was held in New York and Gary and Gareth were there to support the daring duo along with Barry Egan the director and co producer of the show.
Produced by Brown Bread Films and Burning Bright Productions for SKY 1, the show has been running for 2 series and over the course of these we have seen Baz and his 72 year old Mammy travel worldwide facing all manner of daring challenges from jumping out of a plane to snake charming. Nancy faces each one with grace and elegance and her bravery is unparalleled! This and the touching relationship between Mother and Son has made the show the huge success that it is and we are so proud to have been a part of it.
Yay For Irish Mammies !!!!

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.

9 Stone Lighter – RTE 2 1st October at 9.30pm

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Damo and Ivor star Jules Coll is half the woman she used to be after undergoing gastric bypass surgery. Directed by Aoife Kelleher (One Million Dubliners), Nine Stone Lighter is an engaging and frank account of Jules’s life-changing decision as she learns to live with the aftermath and the realities of this very serious operation. This inspiring and uplifting show was edited by Guy Montgomery and Produced by Ruth Coady for Parallel Films.
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Ireland’s Great Wealth Divide

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Presented by David McWilliams, this 1 hour documentary delves into the growing wealth divide in Ireland as the country recovers from the recession. David will takes us to the root of that unfairness and inequality, the one rule for us and another for them. Making money is a good thing but too much in the hands of just a few does very little for the rest of us. David explains what is happening, more crucially, why it is happening and, ultimately, what can we do about it.
Directed by Gerry Hoban for Animo TV.  All  picture post production and graphics were completed here in Egg with Guy Montgomery Editing. Broadcast on RTÉ One, Monday 21st September, 9.35pm