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Upcoming Screenings & Exhibitions

Upcoming Screenings & Exhibitions

FROM THE LAND OF MÚSCRAÍ (Ó Dhuthaigh Mhúscraí) – Upcoming Screening at the IFI, Dublin – Tuesday Next August 29th @ 6.30pm

The film was recently presented as an installation together with an exhibition of the artists works at the Clonmel Arts Festival.

The next screening will be at the Culturlann McAdam Ó Fiaich in Belfast on October 20th and from there please keep an eye out for further exhibitions and screenings around the country.

This creative documentary explores the works of contemporary artists living in the Múscraí Gaeltacht of West County Cork, tracing the links between their work and the landscape that inspires them in a colourful, multi-facteted exploration of the artistic process.

 

A New Feature-Length Film In Development

A New Feature-Length Film In Development

Le Chéile (Together)
We are please to announce that we have teamed up with one of Ireland’s leading feature film production companies Samson Films to develop a new feature-length fiction film inspired by the Aisling (vision-poem) tradition of the great Gaelic Poets and the Song of Amergin for a new lyrical mytho-poetic invocation of loss and possibility.

The film is currently in development – check back on our website for updates over the coming months !

The Red Book – Carl Jung’s Myth for Our Times

The Red Book – Carl Jung’s Myth for Our Times

We are pleased to announce that Sonu Shamdasani has joined the creative team for development of a new film inspired by Carl Jung’s enigmatic The Red Book. This new art-house style feature length film will bring the book to life for contemporary audiences in a labyrinthine odyssey through this, the central work of Jung’s life.

The project is being developed in collaboration with Dr Mathew Mather of LIT and we have a great creative team that includes Sonu Shamdasani (Editor of The Red Book) as Project Adviser and Bettina Wilhelm (Granddaughter of Richard Wilhelm and director of ‘Wisdom of Changes – Richard Wilhelm and the I Ching’) as Creative Adviser.

Tragic Death of Danny Sheehy

Tragic Death of Danny Sheehy

We are sad to share the tragic news that our dear dear friend Danny Sheehy lost his life at sea after a tragic accident off the coast of Galicia on Friday, June 9th.

Further info. on Irish Times Link

We are currently working on the international feature-length version of The Camino Voyage (Iomramh an Chamino) for release early next year. If we manage to do some justice to the memory of this larger-than-life character from West Kerry we will have accomplished something.

Tá ár chara Danny imithe ar slí na fírinne.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.


 

In 2015 we landed in Albaola – the wonderful Sea Factory of the Basques located just outside Donostia / San Sebastian – and they gave us a incredible welcome, stored the Naomhóg over the winter of 2015 and gave us an inspiring send-off when we set off again in 2016.

They, like all of us, were deeply touched by Danny’s magnetic presence and have prepared this moving tribute to Danny:

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Tribute to Danny Sheehy.  From Albaola the Sea Factory of the Basques. www.albaola.com

CAMINO BY SEA – Upcoming Broadcast

CAMINO BY SEA – Upcoming Broadcast

CAMINO BY SEA – An Epic 2500 km Modern Day Celtic Odyssey.

After 3 years of production, this 3-part series will be broadcast on TG4 over three Sundays at 8.30 pm in February and March (19/02, 26/02 & 05/03) with repeats on Monday evenings at 7.30pm plus on the TG4 player.

With music by Breanndán Beaglaoich, Peadar Ó Riada, Glen Hansard and many many more.

Enjoy !

IMBOLC Talk & Screening

IMBOLC Talk & Screening

I will be giving a talk at the upcoming Imbolc Festival at the Ionad Cultúrtha, in Baile Bhúirne, Co. Chorcaí on Saturday, 11 February, 2017; plus they will be screening ‘From the Land of Mhuscraí’ and the featured artists will be there for an after-screening Q&A.

Beidh Imbolc 2017, an chomhdháil Ghaeilge inspioráideach, ar siúl Satharn 11 Feabhra 2017, san Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Bhuirne, Co. Chorcaí. Beidh scoth na nGaeilgeoirí, a bhfuil obair agus taighde ceannródaíoch ar bun acu, ag caint (agus ag díospóireacht) ann. Agus beidh Taispeáint Ó Dhúthaigh Mhúscraí – Scannán nua Dhónail Ó Chéilleachair, a dhéanann iniúchadh ar ealaíontóirí Mhúscraí, agus a scagann na naisc atá ann idir a gcuid saothar agus tírdhreach an cheantair, chomh maith le proiséas na healaíona féin.

Irish Times focus on Camino by Sea

Irish Times focus on Camino by Sea

From Today’s Irish Times Article

“Santiago is a beautiful place,” Ó Beaglaoich says. “ It is a city with such energy and happiness, as people have walked here from all over the world.  They come in on bikes, on foot, some limping, so when we walked the naomhóg down the street, they just stopped, and the significance of what we had done sort of hit us then.”

Film-maker Dónal Ó Céilleachair, who documented the adventure for TG4, points out a certain synchronicity to the landing: this year is the 800th anniversary of the first historically recorded pilgrimage from Ireland to Santiago.

Click Here to read the full article

CAMINO AN tSÁILE (CAMINO BY SEA)

See highlights from the journey on: https://www.facebook.com/Naomhoig-Na-Tinte-772817366066389/

& keep an eye out for the upcoming series on TG4 next spring !

 

Naomhóg Crew arrive in Santiago !

Naomhóg Crew arrive in Santiago !

They Made It !

CAMINO AN tSÁILE (CAMINO BY SEA)’s 3-year odyssey came to an emotional and wondrous end on Sunday, June 26th as the Naomhóg Crew finally landed in Santiago de Compostela.

“Aisling a bhí ann, nó ar tharla sé dáiríre?” (“Was it a dream, a vision, or did it really happen?”);
was the only question I could muster for my fellow voyagers amidst the shared wonder of seeing the Naomhóig Na Tinte arrive at door of the Cathedral.

See highlights from the journey on: https://www.facebook.com/Naomhoig-Na-Tinte-772817366066389/

& keep an eye out for the upcoming series on TG4 next spring !

 

Oscar Winner Joins Camino Crew.

Oscar Winner Joins Camino Crew.

Oscar-winning Singer-Songwriter Glen Hansard joined the CAMINO AN tSÁILE (CAMINO BY SEA) crew as substitute for Brendan Moriarty who was unable to make it for the entire 2016 leg of the Camino.  Glen volunteered for duty only weeks before the 2016 journey began and although he had never rowed a Naomhóg before he was quick to learn the ropes; the blisters on the palm of his hands a testament to his dedication to a whole new mode of being.

www.glenhansardmusic.com

Upcoming Premiere & Broadcast

Upcoming Premiere & Broadcast

After two months of intense production, and featuring the contributions of some or our finest living poets and the music of Peadar Ó Riada, our new film Áiliu Iath n-hÉrend (I Invoke the Land of Ireland) will premiere at the IFI with the other seven wonderful films featured in this year’s SPLANC! 2016 series on:

Monday 14th March 2016 18.30pm – At the IFI, Irish Film Institute, Temple Bar, Dublin http://www.ifi.ie/splanc

The films will then be broadcast nationally on TG4 on Saturday 26th March 2016 7.45Pm

This film was made as part of the Splanc! 2016 series commissioned by the Arts Council and TG4, in association with the Galway Film Centre.

A New Film Commission for 2016 Commemorations

A New Film Commission for 2016 Commemorations

We have been commissioned to make a new film for a special season of Splanc! to celebrate and commemorate 2016 in art.

Inspired by John Moriarty’s iconic 2005 book INVOKING IRELAND (Ailiu Iath n-hErend) the film will bring to life the legendary Poems of Amergin.

Splanc! is the Irish language arts documentary scheme that supports the creative exploration of the arts in Ireland commissioned by TG4 and The Arts Council.

HERE + NOW Exhibition

HERE + NOW Exhibition

Join us this coming Friday for the opening of an upcoming exhibition of works by local artists including our film on the painter TADHG MC SWEENEY.

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Mohsen Makhmalbaf visit

Mohsen Makhmalbaf visit

“I was in jail for four and a half years.
When I came out, I continued the same struggle against injustice,
but instead of using weapons, I began to use art and cinema.”
Iranian Director Mohsen Makhmalbaf

I was blessed yesterday to have spent a magical Sunday in the inspirational landscape of Connemara with one of my cinematic heroes; Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf; visiting the Galway Film Fleadh.

(Pictured here with two of my other moving image heroes Fergus Daly & Paula Kehoe).

If you haven’t seen any of Makhmalbaf’s films watch them now (http://makhmalbaf.com/) – they will restore your faith in the multi-faceted wonder of being alive – truly alive – and the enduring vitality of the human spirit!

Vajra Sky over Tibet screening at Chester Beatty

Vajra Sky over Tibet screening at Chester Beatty

VAJRA SKY OVER TIBET will screen at the Chester Beatty Library Museum in Dublin this coming Saturday, September 20th, 2014. This is the 3rd title in the Journey Into Buddhism Series that I edited and associate produced in New York and the first film to receive blessing of the Dalai Lama.
More information here.

A preview of Tadhg McSweeney, Painter.

A preview of Tadhg McSweeney, Painter.

A preview of Tadhg McSweeney, Painter – A Film Portrait will feature in the HERE AND NOW Exhibition of works by Local Artists opening this coming Thursday, July 3rd. Check out his work at www.tadhgmcsweeney.ie or come see it in person at the Exhibition, open until July 26th !

New documentary CAMINO NA SÁILLE (CAMINO BY SEA)

New documentary CAMINO NA SÁILLE (CAMINO BY SEA)

Four brave men (Danny Sheehy, Breandan Ó Beaglaoich, Liam Holden and Breandan Ó Muircheartaigh) doing the CAMINO by Sea – rowing all the way from Ireland to Spain – in a unique black curragh known in West Kerry as a Naomhóg in my new documentary CAMINO NA SÁILLE (CAMINO BY SEA).
View Irish Independent article.

President of Ireland Interview

President of Ireland Interview

Another day at the office with our amazing President Michael D. Higgins at the Áras for an interview for the new documentary ‘From Coolea to Iona’.

IFI Experimental Film Screening

IFI Experimental Film Screening

Join us in Dublin next week where my experimental work will be shown alongside the work of the Lumiére brothers, Samuel Beckett, Vivienne Dick, Clare Langan, & Maximillian Le Cain at the IFI in Dublin on Tuesday next, November 12th. Full information here.