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This is Jobstown

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This is Jobstown – TV3 9pm from 12th January 2017
In this fly-on-the-wall series, cameras spend a year with the residents of one of Ireland’s most notorious areas, Jobstown in Tallaght. For many years the area has struggled with high-unemployment, antisocial behaviour and crime. Yet, despite these challenges, most are proud to call Jobstown home. In this ambitious, observational 4 part documentary series, cameras follow local residents as they live out their everyday lives. Stories of hope and despair, triumph and disappointment, and the drama of everyday life unfold.
In the first episode airing on TV3 9pm Thursday 12th of January, we find out how a rare blood condition meant mixed martial artist Paddy Holohan had to give up his career – only for a new opportunity to arise that he could not refuse.
It’s a delight to have director Matt Leigh back in Egg and a pleasure to work with Jamie Dalton from Motive Television who produced this fascinating series. We completed all of the sound post production.

Madraí na nGael

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Madraí na nGael
TG4 Tuesdays 8pm
 A must see for dog lovers, Madraí na nGeal is a six part documentary telling the story of our nine native breeds of dog: Irish Wolfhounds, Kerry Beagles, Irish Setters, Irish Red and White Setters, Irish Water Spaniels, Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers, Irish Glen of the Imaals, Kerry Blues and Irish Terriers. We discover the stories of our Irish dog breeds, meeting Irish dog owners and experts. We will find out how and why they were bred through archive and dramatic reconstructions from Irish history, myths and legends.
Ripple World Pictures produced the series. We hosted Editor Ronán Ó Muirgheasa and the rest of the post was completed here.
If you missed any episodes of this delightful series, they are available on TG4 player.

 

 

You Should Really See a Doctor

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You Should Really See a Doctor – Wednesdays 8.30pm RTE 1
After a successful first series, the RTÉ Television medical diagnosis show, You Should Really See a Doctor is back.
From Donegal to Cork, from Kerry to Dublin, Dr. Pixie McKenna and Dr. Phil Kieran have been on tour around the country this summer, visiting events with their pop-up clinic to offer on the spot free consultations and health checks.
Once again they have been examining the symptoms and ailments that are bothering the country’s adults and children – the lumps, bumps, pains, aches, sleep issues, skin problems, tingling and toilet troubles – whatever has been irritating the nation. From hay-fever to suspected menopause to children’s tonsillitis the doctors prod and probe to help find solutions.
Pixie and Phil also meet those who have been self-diagnosing – those who believe that they may be living with Lyme Disease, Multiple Sclerosis or even cancer. We’ve all been there, turning a headache into a suspected tropical disease with a few clicks on the computer! Now it’s time to consult the real doctors.
Produced by Independent Pictures, we completed the Sound Mix and Online editing for this series.

50 Ways to Kill your Mammies starts tonight

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 Baz Ashmawy and his beloved mammy Nancy are back! The brave septuagenarian and her daredevil son throw themselves into some of the most perilous situations the planet has to offer. Returning for a third series, This time they have shaken things up by adding a band of brand new Mammies to their thrill seeking team.
They begin their adventures in Costa Rica, where they attempt to abseil down a 140ft waterfall, navigate raging rapids and take 700 dogs for a walk.
The series starts on SKY 1 on 26th September at 9pm and the adventures continue for six weeks.

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.