Archive for the ‘Film’ Category

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 [...]

Waterford Film Festival proves another fine success

Michelle Heffernan Reports Garter Lane Arts Theatre played host to an enraptured audience of film lovers and filmmakers at the 11th Waterford Film Festival, which was held on the weekend before last. Over 250 short films were submitted or entry to this year’s festival, with a unique mix of films from Ireland, Europe and the US screening [...]

Nemeton movies showcased at Dungarvan’s SGC

The students of the Higher Diploma in Television and Digital Media Production, based at Nemeton TV, held their annual showcase in Dungarvan’s SGC Cinema on May 18th. The original work of ten students was celebrated amongst friends, family and those who participated in the films. The highly acclaimed post-graduate Higher Diploma in Television Production is accredited [...]

Locally-made film screens in US

Bilingual film Spiorad na Samhna- Spirit of Samhain, developed on the WIT/Nemeton Diploma TV Production course, screens in Boston next weekend, as part of the 16th Irish Film Festival there. The event will include 45 Irish produced features and shorts. Spiorad na Samhna- Spirit of Samhain tells the story of how Ireland’s biggest Halloween Carnival [...]

Down the Town

Carmel Ciddihy and Sinead Greenslade.
There was a wonderful atmosphere in St Patrick’s Gateway where Waterford Youth Arts screened their third film in the local history of Waterford series, Down the Town. Mostly, it was the salt of the town, the ordinary people, not sociologists or academics, but Waterford people sharing memories; some sad but others had a beautiful unforced [...]