Archive for the ‘Film’ Category

Social History Film on Waterford Crystal

Fallen glory: the Waterford Crystal site on Kilbarry.
Waterford Crystal is still known throughout the world as a high quality brand. At its height they employed around 3000 people both in Waterford City and Dungarvan. This was an amazing feat given their modest start in Kilcohan in the late 1940s. Through the medium of film, a local organisation Waterford Youth Arts (WYA), will [...]

Subtitle Film Festival a Big Kilkenny Hit

The Subtitle Spotlight European Film Festival ran in Kilkenny between November 19th and 25th and, in what was our third visit to the event, proved a great success. We were enthralled by the two movies that we attended. The first one from Sweden, ‘The Square’, which featured some English, dealt with an exhibition hosted by [...]

‘Katie’ Director at Garter Lane

Declan O' Rourke plays Garter Lane this Saturday night Dec 1st
Declan O’Rourke back in the city for Saturday gig Ross Whitaker’s eagerly anticipated documentary about Olympic and World Boxing champion, ‘Katie’ will be screened at Garter Lane Arts Centre tonight (Tuesday, November 27th) and will be followed by a special Question & Answer session with Ross afterwards.’Katie’, which picked up the Best Irish Feature Documentary award [...]

Waterford Film for All Presents “Let the Sunshine In”

Isabelle (Juliette Binoche) is an artist living in Paris looking for love but unwilling to settle for the all too flawed men drifting in and out of her life. There’s a caddish banker (Xavier Beauvois) who, like many of her lovers, happens to be married; a handsome actor (Nicolas Duvauchelle) who’s working through his own [...]

Black is The Colour…

Dungarvan-born actor Moe Dunford, pictured with ‘Black ‘47’ co-star Freddie Fox, features in three movies currently being screened at the Toronto Film Festival, including the Famine-based drama directed by Lance Daly.
Moe Dunford on the story we’ve never seen on the big screen before “It’s the biggest Irish movie I’ve been in so far,” said Dungarvan’s Moe Dunford of ‘Black ‘47’, a film which, remarkably, portrays the Irish Famine for the first time cinematically. “I always had the feeling that film like this could be a real [...]

Waterford Film for All Presents “I Got Life”

Recently separated, Aurore, has just lost her job and to top it off, she learns that she will soon be a grandmother. She suddenly realises that society is pushing her gently out of the picture, but when she unexpectedly encounters her first love, Aurore decides to rebel by refusing to play the cards she’s been dealt. [...]

The Japanese Film Festival at Garter Lane Arts Centre

'Snow Woman' is among the movies Garter Lane Arts Centre will screen during this years' Japanese Film Festival.
THE line-up for this year’s Japanese Film Festival has official been unveiled and this year’s renewal – taking place in Garter Lane from April 17th to 19th and will again feature a diverse and packed programme of films, including work of the most acclaimed filmmakers from contemporary Japanese cinema, and covering a variety of themes, [...]

In the Fast Lane

Derek ‘Buttsy’ Butler on his ‘Fast & Furious’ career Derek ‘Buttsy’ Butler has come a long way from the nights spent careering his motor up and down the Port Road during the Celtic Tiger/Modified Motor Enthusiast years. “It’s crazy,” the Hillview native admitted. “It’s mad to believe that a little lad from Waterford is now travelling [...]

Tramore’s Brian Walsh wins big at Milan Film Festival

From left: Declan Reynolds, writer and actor Brian Walsh and director Jack Conroy on the set of 'The Gaelic Curse'.
Michelle Heffernan Reports Tramore-born writer and actor Brian Walsh has made international headlines again when a film he scripted scooped two awards at the Milan International Filmmakers Festival which ran from November 25th to December 2nd. Brian’s critically acclaimed comedy, ‘The Gaelic Curse’ was awarded Best Comedy as well as Best Supporting Actor at the Red [...]

Getting the Big Picture

Pictured at the launch of The Big Picture Conference, the culmination of the successful Creative Corridor year-long, innovative initiative undertaken by six Local Enterprise Offices and funded under the Regional Action Plan for Jobs in the audio-visual industry, are Peter Baxter (MD of Createschool), John P Gleeson (Partner, Global Head of Media, Grant Thornton), Sheelagh Daly (Head of Enterprise of the Lead Partner, LEO Wicklow), Russell Boland, (OPG Global Lead for Emerging Markets & EMEA Lead of New Business Acquisitions, Google) and Cathal Gaffney (CEO, Brown Bag Films).
Michelle Heffernan Reports Just one year ago, Oscar winning director Anders Walter and Hollywood superstar Zoe Saldana, along with six Local Enterprise Offices in the South East launched the ‘South East Creative Corridor’. The SECC is an initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices funded under the Regional Action Plan for Jobs and was launched to support businesses [...]