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Ireland’s Property Crisis

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Irelands Property Crisis Monday 3 rd April RTE1 9.35pm
Independent Pictures, the production company behind the ground breaking series about the HSE “keeping Ireland Alive’ bring us a brand new 2 part documentary about the housing crisis. IRELAND’S PROPERTY CRISIS offers a snapshot of seven days in Ireland with some of those who are on the front-line of the crisis. Whether they are people finding a way out of negative equity, looking for somewhere to rent, resisting eviction, hoping to buy their first home, or simply trying to find a bed for the night, the series gives an in-depth, personal view to help inform a national discussion at this crucial time in our history.
The editing team of Orla Daly, Kevin Cooney and Pat Hodgins were led by Gretta Ohle and our senior Editor Guy Montgomery. We also completed the sound, grade and online. The series was produced by Bridget Fallon and directed by Liam McGrath.

Animation Dingle 2017

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This weekend marked the 5th year of Animation Dingle which celebrates all things animation in Ireland and around the world. And what a cracking weekend it was! The sun came out to shine on the crowds of people who were there to enjoy all of the events and screenings in the stunning setting of Dingle.
Established by Jam Media and running in conjunction with the Dingle International Film Festival, the animation festival has gone from strength to strength every year attracting high profile guests and speakers from the around the world of animation. This year the speakers included Russell Hicks, the President of Content Development and Production for Nickelodeon Group, Dean De Blois writer, director, and executive producer of Oscar®-nominated and Golden Globe®-winning How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014). And Kyle Odermatt the Visual Effects Supervisor of Walt Disney Animation Studios who held a workshop.
There was also representatives from Disney EMEA, CBBC, Brown Bag, Jam Media and Netflix, to name a few, at the various events.
And of course Egg was there too! We were one of the sponsors this year and our Director Gary Shortall, Maud Ribbens our post supervisor and VFX producer Emma Rooney were there to represent and join in the festivities.

Living the Wildlife Returns

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Ever popular natural history series Living the Wildlife is coming back to our screens. Spanning the length and breadth of the country, the intrepid Colin Stafford-Johnson once again takes us on a wonderful journey exploring the diversity of wildlife that inhabit our woodlands, lakes, rivers, caves and seas.
Along the way, Colin is inspired by a host of passionate people and together they reveal intimate moments in the lives of creatures, from foxes to sparrowhawks, whales to bats and brown trout to deer.
Produced by Gillian Marsh of GMarsh TV, ‘Living the Wildlife’ takes viewers right into the natural heart of our island.
The first episode will go on air on Friday 23 rd of September at 7:30pm and the remainder of the series will be broadcast weekly thereafter.
The grade and online was completed here in Egg.

2016 IFTA TV Nominations

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Its been a great year with the Euros and the Olympics and all the amazing 1916 events, and also a great year for Egg! We have had lots of brilliant projects through our door this year and with the recent announcement of the IFTA Gala Television Award nominations we are thrilled to have been involved in six of the nominated programmes.
Dhru Banerjee and his production company Strike Films has received 2 nominations, “Children of the Revolution” in the Single Documentary category and “Road to Rio” for best sports programming. Animo’s “Irelands Great Wealth Divide” received 2 nominations, also in the single documentary category and Gerry Hoban for best director. Our senior editor Guy Montgomery edited all of these and the rest of the post was also completed here at egg. “50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy” has been nominated again for best entertainment after winning it last year. Malcolm Moloney was one of the editors for the series. GMarsh TV’s series “Out and About” has been nominated in the children’s category. Darragh Byrne received a best directing nomination for his documentary “My Homeless Family”.
Congratulations to everyone involved, all well deserved. It was a pleasure to have worked on all these great shows. We’ll be rooting for them on the 7 th of October. We think they should all win but then we’re biased!

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.