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Galway Film Fleadh 2017

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The never ending rain couldn’t dampen spirits in Galway and it was great to see some of our work being so well received. Huge congratulations to everyone involved.

Departures is a frameworks funded short made by our good friends over in Pink Kong Departures. A tearjerker story about a Nana who finds herself alone at Christmas. Will the universe find a way to reunite her with her family living in Sydney or is she destined to spend the holidays crying into her mince pies?

A Different Kind of Day by director Maria Doyle Kennedy is a beautiful story about 2 teenagers who find themselves in trouble when they are surrounded by a group of bullies. When they are attacked by the gang, their response to the incident changes the day for everyone. A very satisfying twist at the end for the audience.

Neon is a break-neck, cyberpunk action sci-fi set in a future decaying world. A sacrificial population is tasked with carving out a clean passage with neon lights between pockets of surviving civilisation. Directed by Rioghnach Ni Ghrioghair we are positive this is just the beginning of a very bright future for this creative director.

Clondorcha is a horror about a father’s shame after he and his son glimpse something frightening on a lonely, dark road. The film was directed by Ged Murray and produced by David Lester Mooney for Jumper Productions.

Cardboard Gangsters biggest Irish movie of 2017

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Mark O’Connor’s gritty Irish drama Cardboard Gangsters, starring Love Hate’s John Connors, is making waves both domestically and internationally with a huge buzz surrounding the film and it’s leading man John Connors. So far, it has grossed €78k at the Republic of Ireland box office from 47 cinemas, while after expanding into Northern Ireland cinemas its gross box office for the island of Ireland now stands at €192k.
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.

 

Autism & Me Monday, March 13th, RTÉ ONE at 9.35pm

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Autism and Me is a one-off documentary giving a rare insight into Autism, a condition often misunderstood. Through the personal testimonies and experiences of Irish children, teenagers and young adults on the spectrum we are afforded a rare opportunity to see life from the perspectives of those living with autism.
We hear directly from a range of diverse and engaging participants about what living with autism is like and about how they feel they are perceived by the rest of the world. Among the participants is autism advocate, Adam Harris, 22, who has Asperger’s Syndrome. Drawing on his own experiences, Adam has set up AsIAm, an organisation that supports people with autism and educates the public about the condition. Niamh Biddulph who at 19 strives each day to become an independent adult and dreams of going to college and having a family. Hughie Malone, 11, wonders what all the fuss is about? Why is society obsessed with the words like “disorder” and “normal”? And Fiacre Ryan aged 16 who is non verbal. Since his parents discovered an experimental method of communication called RPM in 2013, Fiacre has at last found a way to express his thoughts and feelings. His revelations continue to astonish his family and school.
This touching and inspiring documentary is directed by Liam McGrath, edited by Gretta Ohle and Produced by Christine Thornton and Mark Warren with Firebrand Productions. We handled all of the picture and sound post production with sound editing by Katie O’Mahony, Dubbing mixing by Aza Hand, Nik Panteris graded the documentary and the online editing was by Alan O’Sullivan.
Autism and Me is on RTE One on Monday 13th March at 9.35pm and will shortly be available on the RTE player for a limited time.

Cardboard Gangsters cleans up at Manchester International Film Festival

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Mark O’Connor’s gritty Irish drama Cardboard Gangsters, starring Love Hate’s John Connors, had its international premiere at the 3rd Manchester International Film recently and won three of the main awards at the festival. 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. It will be released via Wildcard Distribution later this year.
All of the Sound, Grade and Online was completed here at at EGG.

 

The Crossing

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The Crossing RTE 1 Monday 9th December 9.35pm
 With unprecedented access, The Crossing tells the story of one month in the LÉ Samuel Beckett’s deployment in the southern Mediterranean. It shows the reality for both the crew and the migrants as their worlds meet in the middle of the sea, often in the most difficult of circumstances.
This powerful, at times harrowing but must see documentary was produced by RTE and edited by Egg’s Senior Editor Guy Montgomery, with all of the post production completed here.

 

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.

 

 

Bernard Dunne’s Mythical Heroes

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Former world champion boxer Bernard Dunne joins the RTÉ team with Bernard Dunne’s Mythical Heroes, a brand new six-part series bringing the stories of the heroes of Irish mythology to life. Bernard will take viewers to sites across Ireland synonymous with stories like Fionn MacCumhall, Cúchulain and the Children of Lir to name a few.
Each episode features one particular legend as Bernard takes on the role of storyteller, using a combination of documentary footage, live action reconstructions and stunning animation to re-create these compelling and dramatic tales. In a world where children are captivated by superheroes of all shapes, sizes and skills – this series shows our audience how Irish superheroes were an original of their kind whilst educating them about life of old in the best way, with out them realising it!
This charming show was produced by Mark Warren for Firebrand Productions, directed by Hugh Farley and was edited by Michael O’Sullivan. All of the sound, grade and online was completed by us and our VFX team added the magic and sparkle.
The series started Thursday on RTE 2 at 5pm and runs for 6 weeks. Catch the first episode on RTE Player now and learn all about Setanta.

 

 

 

Little Roy

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Our favorite cartoon boy is back with a new series! A prequel of sorts, Roy is now 5years of age and we follow his everyday adventures as he figures out life in the real world and through his imagination as Wonder Roy.
Produced by Jam Media, this series is a mix of live action and animation and brings its usual charm and fun to the preschool audience.
We completed all of the post production for the Live Action with our Malcolm Moloney editing the entire series and our sound team designed and mixed both the live action and animation for each episode.
Your little ones can catch it on CBBC weekday mornings at 7.20am.

 

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.