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Pet Surgeons

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 September 6th at 20:30 on RTÉ One

Our pets are our unconditional loving companions and so when things go wrong we do whatever we can to make things right.
At Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital in Cork, every day is a new challenge. With vet Shane Guerin at the helm, The Pet Surgeons investigate, diagnose, operate on and rehabilitate a range of animals from tiny kittens to bearded dragons and everything in between. Dealing with the diverse personalities of the pets and their owners is all in a day’s work at this busy hospital. With clients and patients arriving daily from all over the country, the staff never know who or what will come through the door next – a litter of feisty pups in need of micro-chipping, an exhausted homing pigeon that’s lost its way or an anorexic cheetah from Fota Wildlife Park.
 In the course of the series, each story is related from the perspective of both the owners and the veterinary staff. We’ll see the animals at home before and after treatment, we’ll observe over the vets shoulders as they perform the most demanding surgical procedures and we’ll meet a team of nurses so passionate about their work that they’re prepared to take their patients home with them. The Pet Surgeons is life in an animal hospital as you’ve never seen it before – must see TV for anyone who’s ever loved a pet
Malcolm Moloney was Editor on this with Alan Sullivan completing the online, Nik Panteris on Grade and Colm Mullally taking care of the Sound.


Keeping Ireland Alive- The Health Service in a Day

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RTE’s new Autumn schedule is released soon and sure to get us through the faint memories of sun screen, slushies and over sized hats. Keeping Ireland Alive: The Health Service in a Day is one such programme that is sure to keep us entertained.
Every day more than 200,000 people access the health service in Ireland, 200 babies are born, and 80 people die. All of this is explored in the new five part documentary series which chronicles Ireland’s health system over a 24-hour period . Filming was carried out over a 24-hour period on May 31 this year, and 75 camera crews  given access to all aspects of the health service. Over the course of filming they captured the experiences of a diverse range of staff and a steady stream of patients as they accessed care that day. We covered full  post on this 5 part documentary.
Keeping Ireland Alive: The Health Service in a Day starts on RTÉ One on Monday, August 29th at 9.35pm and will air throughout September.

The Collectors

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RTE 1 Tuesday 26th July @ 9.35pm
The collectors is a quirky documentary shedding light on six dedicated collectors from all over Ireland. With the use of smartphone cameras they open their homes and share their passions and devotion to their precious hoards from coke cola and comic books to lego and Porcelain dolls.
Produced by Jean Devlin for RTE, the grade and online was completed at EGG by Nik Panteris and Alan O’Sullivan.

The Lost Muslim wins Sandford St Martin Award

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“The Lost Muslim” documentary series produced by Brown Bread Films has just collected a Sandford St Martin Award in London. The very personal project for presenter Baz Ashmawy was awarded the 2nd prize in the best TV category.
The Sandford St Martin Awards are the UK’s most prestigious broadcast awards for radio, TV and online programmes that reflect religious, spiritual or ethical themes. They are the only awards that welcome entries about any and all faiths.
In the 2-part series, Baz embarks on a personal journey of discovery, hoping to re-embrace his Egyptian heritage and to understand properly for the first time the culture and beliefs of the Muslim faith into which he was born, but which he hasn’t practised since childhood.
This is the third award for Baz Ashmawy and Barry Egan founders of Brown Bread Films. They previously won an IFTA and an international Emmy award for their series 50 Ways to kill your Mammy so it seems like there is no stopping this succesfull production company and we look forward to what’s coming next.
Joanne McGrath directed this two part programme with Guy Montgomery editing. We did all of the picture and sound post production.

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.

Christy Moore : Journey

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Christy Moore – Journey
2 Part Documentary 10th & 11th April RTE 9.30pm
For the first time ever Legendary musician Christy Moore collaborates with award-winning film-maker Mark McLoughlin for a very personal musical journey through contemporary Irish history revealing a deeply human story of a changing country.
This 2 Part documentary airs on Sunday 10th of April and concludes on Monday 11th of April on RTE 1 at 9.30pm. The programmes will also be released on DVD with a bonus feature of live performance and behind the scenes from his various shows around the country.
Egg’s Guy Montgomery and Malcolm Moloney edited with the rest of the sound and picture post also completed here.

Children Of The Revolution

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Children of the Revolution – RTÉ One, Easter Sunday March 27th – 9:35pm
One hundred years ago, a tiny rebellion in a corner of the British Empire helped forge a new nation and altered the lives of millions… but it also ended the lives of forty children. Based on his best-selling book, broadcaster Joe Duffy tells the story of the Irish 1916 Easter Rising as seen from the perspective of those Children of the Revolution.
In every conflict, there are always casualties of war. Children of the Revolution uncovers the stories, lives and deaths of forty Dublin innocents, like Sean Foster a 2 year old who was shot sitting alongside his baby brother in their pram, and Neville Fryday a 21 year old Canadian soldier who it turns out wasn’t Canadian afterall and wasn’t 21.
This fascinating documentary tells a timeless human story of life and death in the middle of conflict. Until now, many of them have gone unnamed, their final resting places unmarked, their sacrifice unrecognised.
These children were from every class and corner of Dublin life, and they were much more than just collateral damage. A century on, the sense of tragedy, loss & outrage is undimmed, as Joe Duffy retraces, respects and remembers these childrens’ lives and deaths.
Produced by Dhruba Banerjee, Directed by Gerry Hoban and edited by EGG’s Guy Montgomery , we also completed all of the picture and sound post production and created the graphics and animation for this documentary.

Inside the G.P.O

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Inside the G.P.O is a new series from RTE as part of the 1916 commemoration and starts on Tuesday 15th March, 7.00pm on RTE1 for 6 weeks.
Best known as the headquarters of the 1916 Rising, the GPO has been at the heart of Irish life for 200 years. This series goes behind the scenes at Ireland’s busiest post office;  hometo 950 staff, a microcosm of Irish society, and caretaker of letters, parcels, hopes and stories. Leading up to the most important anniversary since the GPO was first built,  RTÉ was given access to film life inside the walls of the GPO, capturing the daily life and work of the staff –and those who use its services – to transport their letters, parcels and often times, stories and emotions.  This six month period, in addition to the daily postal business, also saw the development of a new €10 million visitor centre, constructed right in the centre of the GPO courtyard.
Directed by Sally Roden for RTE, we hosted Paul Giles who edited the series. The rest of the post was completed here in EGG by our team.

My Homeless Family

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My Homeless Family – RTE 1 9.35 Monday 18th Jan
Three homeless families film their experiences over a 12-week period, revealing the emotional and psychological effects of living in emergency accommodation.
Directed by Darragh Byrne and produced by Anita Ward for RTE and edited by EGG’s Guy Montgomery, this powerful documentary is certain to make waves and get people talking about this very serious situation.
All of the post production was completed here at EGG.