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.




I’m delighted that Stalker by Mark O’ Connor (Director) and John Connors achieved second place in the Best Irish Feature Award category of this year’s Galway Film Fleadh.

“Stalker follows a voluble homeless person – part righteous avenger, part irredeemable psychopath – who takes a young fellow (the superb Barry Keoghan) under his wing in a heightened, nightmarish version of contemporary Dublin.” Donald Clarke, Irish Times.  

I really enjoyed creating the sound design and mix on this feature produced by TJ O’Grady-Peyton @stalkerfilms.

“O’Connor makes sure we are never too far from an excellent joke, and John Connors is first rate as the disturbed protagonist. Why does the dishevelled street prophet wear a tie? “In case I get an interview,” he explains as if to a fool.”  Donald Clarke, Irish Times.

It was a pleasure working with Mark and TJ and I’m sure we’ll all be hearing big news about Stalker Films again in the near future.



Bernard Dunne’s Bród Club

I’ve just finished working on on Bernard Dunne’s Bród Club – a 6 part series for RTÉ produced by Independent Pictures.

Translated as “Pride Club”, the series follows Bernard Dunne and his campaign to inspire 100,000 people to re-engage with the Irish language and sign-up to www.rte.ie/brodclub, the website where members can log in, interact with each other and access a broad range of related content, news and national events.

Bernard is an Irish boxing legend.  The atmosphere in the O2 in Dublin on the night he knocked out Ricardo Cordoba and won his WBA World title fight is something I’ll never forget.  It was a privilege to meet him in the flesh and work with him on the series.



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!



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.



Republic of Telly – Series 3

Busy working on RTÉ‘s Republic of Telly’s new 3rd series.

Every week each programme will feature 3 comedy sketches that are being mixed in Gorilla.

The 1st programme of the new series airs on Monday Oct 17th at 9.50pm. Tune in for some laughs!

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!

Entrepreneur of the Year 2011

I’ve just started audio post on Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011” for Loosehorse.

Featuring 4 x 25min programmes and multiple VT inserts, the series takes a look at 24 of Ireland’s most successful companies and entrepreneurs in 2011. .



The eventual winner will be chosen by a panel of previous past winners and awarded the prize live on ceremony night.

“Entrepreneur of The Year 2011” is currently on air on RTÉ 1 every Friday at 7.30pm.