Archive for the ‘Film’ Category

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 [...]

The Empty Chair…

Alan Flynn in a scene from The empty chair…
The empty chair… is a short film written, directed and acted in by six men drawn from the Belong Club in Waterford who attended a drama class run by WWETB (Waterford & Wexford Education & Training Board). The club is supported by Acquired Brain Injury Ireland (ABI), which has been providing services to people in [...]

Waterford Native Elijah Egan is making his mark in the Irish film industry

WATERFORD native and Dublin-based Elijah Egan has been tipped as a name to watch in the Irish film industry, after his production First Kiss won Best Film and Best Cinematography at the March on Film awards last month. Elijah, who grew up in Woodstown, trained in the Gaiety School of Acting and Inchicore College. He has worked professionally as an actor in America, [...]

Hollywood star “blown away” by South Kilkenny

From left: Dr Michael Conway, who researched the CVlooney family tree, local resident Peter Purcell, Miguel Ferrer and his wife Lori Weintraub
OLLYWOOD actor Miguel Ferrer visited South Kilkenny last week where he researched his Irish ancestral roots. Mr Ferrer (60) and his wife Lori Weintraub visited a number of locations in South Kilkenny including Knockeen and Tullahought. Son of the late Rosemary Clooney and a fi rst cousin of George Clooney, the accomplished actor has appeared in fi lms including ‘RoboCop’, ‘Star Trek III: The Search for Spock’ and ‘Iron Man 3’ [...]

Launch of ‘Strictly Comeragh’ DVD

Winning dancers Wendy Dee and Jason Dee.       Photo: Will Cusack.
Friday April 10th sees the launch of the much anticipated DVD of “Strictly Comeragh”. This is an opportunity for the hundreds of people who could not get tickets for the show in the Woodlands Hotel to see a recording of the event and for the 600 people present on the night to relive the experience. [...]

The Hurler goes Stateside

The Hurler
web series written by and featuring Waterford comedian Tony Kelly has been nominated for several prestigious awards internationally. The Hurler, directed by fellow Waterford man Stephen Kelly, will be shown at LAWEBFEST, the Hollywood Web Series Festival, The Rome Web Awards and, later this year, Miami Web Fest. A ‘mockumentary’ about fictional three-time Hurler of [...]

Spraoi Unseen

Dónal O’Flynn, reporting for TCR FM on Christmas Day 2014. | Photo: Daniel O'Neill.
Spraoi Unseen is a new, feature-length documentary that explores the highs and lows, the madness, the mayhem and the abundant craic that goes into producing the annual ‘Spraoi weekend’. Shot over the August bank holiday in 2014, the film includes interviews with management, performers, volunteers and members of the public. It will get its first [...]