Archive for the ‘Film’ Category

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 [...]

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’ [...]