In Film / TV, News on May 24, 2013 at 3:00 pm
I shot this little music video a few weeks ago with Roger Gregg, Lauren Jones and Kristian Marken in The Smock Alley Theatre. It’s inspired by Rilke’s Sonnet 9 To Orpheus, interpretation of which you can find on the album SERPENT IN THE BEE-LOUD GLADE.
A grieving airman joins his lover’s ghost in the underworld for a final dance…
Film script by Roger Gregg.
Director & Editor: Lauren Jones.
Staging: Kristian Marken.
Music by Roger Gregg (from the album Serpent In The Bee-Loud Glade).
Voice & translation: Esther Suess.
Singing voice: Amilia Stewart.
And a little behind-the-scenes video… Roger Gregg giving directions to Fabio Aprile (The Airman):
In Film / TV, News on January 17, 2013 at 7:59 pm
Maggie in progress
I have spent most of today shooting “Room For Rent”, an exciting short film project written by Samantha McCaffrey and directed by Seamus Moran.
with Aileen Mythen (Clare)
Clare lives alone in a 2 bedroom flat. The second bedroom is for rent. Clare is stuck in a rut and wedded to routine. She likes to keep herself comfortable, safe and sheltered. Until Maggie, an exotic and eccentric woman looking for a room, moves in and literally sweeps Clare off her feet.
I must also mention that, as wonderful as the whole experience have been, I had most fun wearing cool costumes by the amazing and creative Fiona Delaney, who managed to convince a visionary fashion designer Claire Garvey to lend us a few of her fabulous creations – I want that head piece!
Claire Garvey’s work can be viewed here: http://www.clairegarvey.com/
In Film / TV, News on July 14, 2012 at 4:00 pm
Finally saw “Sanctuary” premiered last night at the Galway Film Fleadh! It’s a truly beautiful film, which had me fighting back my tears a good few times… reminded me a bit of Sofia Coppola’s little gems… slow pace, minimal dialogue and intense emotion… and beautiful visuals… if you like this kind of lazy and dreamy narrative, pure and raw emotion and beautiful cinematography, make sure to catch it sometime soon!
More info: http://galwayfilmfleadh.com/programme.php?fest=6&ct=new-irish-cinema&cid=2&t=sanctuary&id=553
Thank you Andrew Freedman from Venom Films for the tickets to the premiere, so happy to be a small part of this beautiful film!
In Film / TV, News on June 9, 2012 at 4:23 am
The teaser/trailer for my most recent short film is available for viewing now!
This absurdist surreal film follows Conor Beacom who is the last in his lineage of milkmen.
Living a sheltered existence and regularly experiencing bouts of hallucinations – he spends most of his time watching a TV talent show which praises everyday heroes.
In an attempt to get onto the show Conor decides to reenact a past event which led to his father being declared a town hero – hoping to become the hero he is destined to be.
“Don’t Cry over Spilt Milk” will be screened at the IFI, Temple Bar on Wednesday July 4th as part of the IADT TV & Film Production Graduate Showcase 2012.
The event will be launched with a reception at 6.00pm before the screening at 7.00pm sharp. The night will feature a diverse selection of short films made throughout the year – including dramas, documentaries, experimental films and music videos.
In Film / TV, News on April 14, 2012 at 8:21 am
Bathing in milk, seducing the face on the wall and looking like a twin sister of the Mystery Man from David Lynch’s “Lost Highway” – “Don’t Cry over Spilt Milk”, a truly artistic little gem of a project wrapped for me last night, with the extremely talented IADT graduates (especially the visionary mind writer/director Niall Conroy and the magic eye DOP Niall Johansson) and the lead actor Anthony Murphy. I loved every minute spent on the set and I’m wishing the whole crew good luck with the remaining couple days of the shoot.
Photos will follow soon
In Film / TV, News on March 30, 2012 at 7:10 pm
Last Wednesday, pretty randomly, I ended up on the set of a very interesting short film by the DIT School of Media graduates, shooting a tiny scene with Brendan McCormack and Jeremy Kemp. A lovely day in Wicklow!
“The Red Bear” is a drama-thriller that tells the story of freelance conflict photographer Michael Turner, and his experiences documenting the Bosnian War during the early nineties. Michael’s desires to capture these iconic moments on film take him dangerously close to the action at times, and in this one moment he comes a little too close to becoming the subject of one of his award-winning photographs.
More information about the film –> http://theredbearfilm.tumblr.com/
In Film / TV, News on March 5, 2012 at 9:29 am
Last Saturday was the last day on the set of “The Arc of Violence” for me. The rest of the team were still shooting on Sunday, and they still have one or two days left for some minor stuff like pickups etc. Meantime, I managed to browse through the Saturday photos from the set, selection of which you can view below. Enjoy
All the photos by Catarina Doolan Fernandes.