Reality Bites: Generation Sex | March 4th | 9.30pm | RTÉ Two
Deborah Mulvany is a psychologist who has noticed young people presenting with issues that are quite different from those of previous generations. In this programme, Deborah explores why this is happening and how this is affecting young Irish people today. Where are the new norms on sexuality and relationships coming from? Is it parents, teachers and friends, or is it social media, the internet and pornography? And how is this affecting emotional well being and the health of young people’s relationships with each other?
UCD Faces of Research is a series of videos that asks, what is research? The series gets inside the minds of fourteen leading researchers to understand what academic research means to them and why it is important.
The anti-litter message is notoriously tricky to communicate, especially to a young audience.
When South Dublin County Council set us that challenge, we knew that some degree of risk taking would be required.
By taking a bin costume and some brave & burly extras, we created a video that (with a nod to Terry Tate) has spread our clients message very quickly.
Littering is not without consequence. Please take a look and pass it on.
We recently shot the first ‘Dublin Talks’ event in Dublin. Professor Rose Anne Kenny
from the TILDA study in Trinity College had some really fascinating things to say about ageing…
Dublin Talks is organised by Dublin City Council and the Royal Irish Academy as part of Innovation Dublin 2012 and with support from the Dublin City of Science 2012. The next event takes place on 15th October. Click here to book your tickets.
‘The Fisherman’, has been selected to screen at Krakow Film Festival 2012, one of the oldest film events dedicated to documentary, animated and short fiction films in Europe. ‘The Fisherman’ was the result of a collaboration with photographer Patrick Bolger and was produced as part of the Irish Film Board’s ‘Reality Bites’ scheme. It is one of two Irish short documentaries that have made the official selection in the category ‘INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION; Documentary’. The excellent short documentary ‘Home Turf’, directed by Ross Whitaker and produced by Aideen O’Sullivan, will also be screened.
We recently learned that filming a guy drawing on a whiteboard for hours is much more tiring for him than it is for us. Happily, our efforts combined to make this cinema and TV commercial for Ashfield College.
Post-production effects were by Kavaleer Productions.
‘In Bed with the Irish’ aired on RTÉ Two, on Monday 13 February 2012 at 9.30pm. The programme was part of RTÉ’s Reality Bites documentary strand which covers the stories and issues that fascinate and challenge Irish people today. The programme can now be viewed on the RTÉ Player.
‘In Bed with the Irish’ offers viewers a sneak peak into Irish people’s hearts, minds and bedrooms. The programme uncovers the nation’s attitudes to love, intimacy, snoring and duvet theft through the honest opinions of a range of Irish couples.
We recently collaborated with photographer Patrick Bolger on the short documentary ‘The Fisherman’. Produced as part of the Irish Film Board’s ‘Reality Bites’ scheme, the film will screen as part of the ‘IFB Shorts’ programme at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. Associate, who also did the titles on the film, have created this microsite: www.areaman.tv/thefisherman
Film Ireland recently asked us to put together our thoughts on the Sony PMW-F3. The camera is part of the CineAlta 24P family of digital cinematography products
and we are lucky enough to have taken delivery of one last year. It is now our first choice camera for general production.
We have greatly enjoyed filming sequences that have been incorporated into Director Selina Cartmell’s latest theatre project. ‘The Making of Tis Pity She’s a Whore’ will be Influenced by the works of filmmakers from Fellini to Lynch and is directed by The Irish Times Irish Theatre Award-winner, Director Selina Cartmell.
A film director assembles a cast and crew to film the darkly comic and brilliantly horrific play Tis Pity She’s a Whore, John Ford’s Jacobean Masterpiece. What ensues is the recreation, on a contemporary film set, of this story of forbidden love, lust and obsession.
Through Ford’s vivid characters the classic tale begins to resonate with the actors and crew on the set and as the boundaries of these two worlds blur reality, fantasy, life and art collide with disastrous results. With a combination of live and filmed scenes (by Areaman Productions) this innovative re-imagining is vividly brought to life by a stellar cast including: on stage – Cathy Belton, Barbara Brennan, Kate Stanley Brennan, Phelim Drew, Louis Lovett; on film – Lorcan Cranitch, Simon Delaney, Tom Hickey, John Kavanagh, Paul Reid; and the crew – Rosin Agnew, Cara Christie, Isadora Epstein, Manus Halligan, Ian Kinane, Liam McCarthy, Meadhbh McHugh, Doireann O’Byrne
“Selina Cartmell is the most radical presence in our theatre world” The Dubliner