Strictly Am Dram

Strictly Am-Dram follows a diverse number of amateur drama groups from different parts of Ireland in the build up to their annual event, the All-Ireland Finals, held in Athlone in May each year.

The 6 episode series was produced and directed by David Power of Power Pictures, narrated by Carrie Crowley and will air on RTÉ this spring.

Ar an Oileán (On the Island)

Audio post production has just been completed on a new 4 x 25′ series called “Ar an Oileán” for Loosehorse.

The series was shot over a 12 month period, documenting island life on Inis Meáin (Aran Islands) and Cléire off the coast of Cork.

Fiachna Ó Braonáin of Irish rock band “The Hothouse Flowers” provided the voice over for the series.

“Ar an Oileán” is due for broadcast on RTÉ 1 in November.

Pilgrim Hill

Great to see director/producer Gerard Barrett honoured with the Bingham Ray New Talent Award at the Galway Film Fleadh for his film Pilgrim Hill.

“Pilgrim Hill Gerard Barrett’s masterful debut, with much original thinking, was the festival’s best.” – Donald Clarke, Irish Times

The sound mix was completed by Barry Reid at Gorilla Studio 1 with assistance and pre-mix from yours truly in Studio 2.

An engaging project with a powerful performance by Joe Mullins in the lead role.

 

 

Dhá Chúirt (Two Courts)

Gorilla provided the sound post production on “Dha Chúirt” for Square 1 Productions, which tells the amazing true story of Vere Gould, a famous Irish Wimbledon finalist who was convicted of murder in 1908.

After his playing career had ended, Gould moved to Monte Carlo with his wife but when they fell on hard times a botched robbery ended in tragedy as the couple carried out one of the most gruesome murders in French history and ultimately sealed their fate. Both were sentenced to life imprisonment with Gould spending his remaining years on Devil’s Island. Many believe he took his own life soon after.

“Dha Chuirt” was produced by Shane Tobin of Square 1 Productions and directed by Cathal Watters. It aired on TG4 on Wednesday 27th June 2012.

 

 

Vere Goold is one of the most interesting characters of Irish sporting history and his life is full of dramatic ups and downs which went from a pampered youth to his ultimate demise on Devil’s Island. His name still lives on in infamy in Wimbledon as the only finalist to be convicted of murder at a time when the game of tennis was at its peak in Ireland. We think it’s a great accompaniment to the excellent TG4 Wimbledon coverage and we did justice to that amazing story, on and off the court, with our great crew who worked on it.” – Shane Tobin, Producer

 

 

ICA Bootcamp Series 2

The 3 ICA mentors are once again on board to show the young spendthrift princesses the error of their ways!

Marie the kitchern supremo, chief mentor Imelda, and Josephine the crafts instructor

I’ve just started audio post on the 2nd series of ICA Boot Camp, a 4 x 52min TV series for Independent Pictures and RTÉ 2.

The first 4 hopefuls: Sophia McAndrew, Rachel Wallace, Aisling Shevlin and Jodie Wood

In January 2011, the 1st series won best reality TV series at the IFTA awards!

 

 

MND – The Inside Track

We just completed audio post on “MND – The Inside Track”: one man’s determination to help find a cure for the motor neurone disease that has afflicted him.

Colm Murray

RTÉ Sport broadcaster Colm Murray has Motor Neurone Disease. It is progressive, incurable, terminal. Yet he is determined “to be of service”. With characteristic fortitude Colm willingly partakes in the world class scientific research, trials and studies led by his Doctor, Trinity and Beaumont’s Professor Orla Hardiman. He seeks to understand the disease that has gripped him and play whatever small part he can in the ongoing search for a future cure.

The 1 hour documentary will be broadcast on Monday 23rd Jan on RTÉ One at 9:35pm.

 

 

Adventures in Lalaloopsy Land: The Search for Pillow

For 70 minutes of animation, rag dolls Pillow, Peanut, Bea, Mittens and friends come to life in their magical world of adventure and silly surprises!

I was involved in creating the entire soundtrack for this fun feature through foley, sound design and assisting on the 5.1 and stereo mixes.  The DVD followed on from a series of webisodes for www.lalaloopsy.com that you can read about here.

MGA Entertainment are the company behind the Lalaloopsy dolls, with Lionsgate distributing the DVD.  Robert Cullen of top Irish animation company Boulder Media is the director of the production.

 

 

Lalaloopsy Webisodes

Just finished working on a series of webisodes for MGA Entertainment’s www.lalaloopsy.com.

Gorilla collaborated with Boulder Media on this one and a lot of fun was had by all involved!  You can see the webisodes here.

 

 

Hardy Bucks – Series 2

I’m currently working on mixes for the new Hardy Bucks series for Hardy Bucks Promotions Ltd and RTÉ.

Building on the success of the first season, series 2 consists of 6 half hour programmes to be broadcast in October on RTÉ 2.

As before Eddie, Buzz, Boo, Toasteen and The Viper make up the same popular line up for the new series.

Hardy Bucks is co-written and produced by Mike Cockayne, Martin Maloney (Eddie Durkin) and Chris Tordoff, aka The Viper!