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‘Strangely Familiar’ Screening

07 November, 2017

Photo of O'Donnell Tuomey Architects

'Strangely Familiar', a short film about the work of O'Donnell + Tuomey, screens at the Irish Architecture Foundation on 07.11.2017 with an introduction from director Shane Hogan and a Q&A with the architects. 

In this short film from Areaman Productions, Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey (O’Donnell + Tuomey), discuss their approach to designing buildings that are often regarded as being ‘strangely familiar’. In Sheila’s words, “That’s what we’re always trying to think about – how do we make this place feel more like itself by putting something in?” Exploring how a building enters a ‘co-operative conversation with it’s surroundings’, John describes how The Timberyard social housing project on Dublin’s Cork Street is “trying to re-read the Liberties back to itself […] it’s like a child’s memory of the Liberties”. Strangely Familiar looks at projects including Sean O’Casey Community Centre, Glucksman Gallery, Ranelagh School, and Letterfrack Furniture College. ‘We’re trying to use the limited vocabulary of everyday architecture, but use it to create unexpected strangeness…to remind people of the depth of beauty that there is in that limited vocabulary.’

With thanks to ID2015, Irish Architecture Foundation and O'Donnell Tuomey. 

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Too Old for the Road?

23 June, 2017

'Too Old for the Road?' - Joan and Percy

Our latest documentary, 'Too Old for the Road?', follows the lives of older Irish motorists as they face concerns including failing eyesight, licence renewal and the possibility they might no longer be fit to drive. #TooOldForTheRoad aired on @RTEOne in Ireland attracting an average audience of 346,300 viewers and a 30% share. Thanks for watching! 

Kevin McGahern’s America

03 October, 2016

Kevin McGahern’s America is a brand new series in which Kevin explores various aspects of life in America—gun rights, intimacy in the digital age and whether you really can choose your family. 

In a gun store in North Carolina, Kevin McGahern hears how recent mass shootings have triggered bumper firearm sales, with an AR-15 flying off the rack every 8 minutes following the Dallas attacks—“what’s bad for the country is good for business” 

Kevin McGahern's America starts Tuesday 4 October at 9.30pm on RTÉ2

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‘Examining Paths’ for ID2015

03 December, 2015

Examining Paths


Areaman recently collaborated with photographer Matthew Thompson and ID 2015 on the film installation 'Examining Paths' which premiered on December 4th at the Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture.  

Shooting took place in Shannon, Co. Clare, and Shenzhen, China during November 2015. The project consists of two parallel films shown simultaneously on screens facing each other. One screen represents the town of Shannon, the other the city of Shenzen. Visitors to the exhibit stand in the space between as the two communities observe each others daily paths around the urban spaces they live and work in.

The film was commissioned by Nathalie Weadick at ID 2015 with the participation of Laurence Lord from AP+E along with Andrew Griffin and Maxime Laroussi from Urban Agency.

‘Kevin McGahern’s Fast & Furious’ airs on RTÉ 2

29 October, 2015

'Kevin McGahern’s Fast & Furious' airs on RTÉ 2 on Thursday November 5th.

These days the roads of Ireland are black with doughnut marks - evidence of a late night car culture that few of us ever get to see up close. 'Kevin McGahern’s Fast & Furious' takes us inside the modified car scene, by taking us inside the minds and cars of the people taking part. Kevin meets people involved in the scene to find out who they are and what fuels their obsession with cars. He also meets people working to positively influence young driver behaviour.

Introducing TDS Visitor

30 April, 2015

TDS (Time Data Security) Ltd are leading specialists in the areas of integrated Security Systems and Smart Card deployments. TDS provides its customers with a complete solution from system design to tailored software and technology deployment, to specialist consultancy services covering bothimplementation and after sales service. Areaman teamed up with regular collaborators Emberlight to create this promotional video for their TDS Visitor product, which they had begun rolling out in Google offices worldwide.

The rollout of Google's new visitor management system; TDS Visitor continues at a successful pace with units running live across 81 cities and 39 countries including San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Dublin, Shanghai, Hyderabad, Mumbai & Seoul. The completed rollout of the TDS Visitor solution will see installations taking place at 277 Google and You Tube locations across 125 cities in 52 countries. To date, over 2 million Google visitors have checked into the TDS Visitor management system. Once all visitor kiosks have been rolled out there will be approximately 6000 Google visitors checking in 24 hours a day, across the globe.

TDS Visitor site by the talented team at Richards Dee

Transparency International Ireland - Speak Up

21 April, 2015

Transparency International Ireland is an independent, non-profit and non-partisan organisation. Their vision is of an Ireland that is open and fair – and where entrusted power is used in the interest of everyone. They seek to empower people with the support they need to promote integrity and stop corruption in all its forms.

We recently made this video that will help to promote their Speak Up helpline - 1800 844 866. Please see for further details. 

Bloody Good Headline at Belfast Film Festival

08 April, 2015

Bloody Good Headline Film Still

Our short documentary film, 'Bloody Good Headline' has made the official selection at the 15th Belfast Film Festival 2015. The film will screen as part of Shorts Programme 3 on Saturday, 25 April 2015 at 1:00pm in Queen's Film Theatre. The film was funcded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board's 'Reality Bites' short film scheme. 

'Bloody Good Headline', the latest documentary film from Areaman Productions, premiered at this year's IFI Stranger Than Fiction Documentary Film Festival and won the Jury Award for Best Short Documentary. The film, directed by Tom Burke and Paul Quinn, and produced by Shane Hogan, takes a look at the lives and thoughts of five men who sell newspapers in Dublin's rush hour traffic. 

Full sound post production on the film was completed by Steve Fanagan [Games of Thrones, Frank, What Richard Did] at Ardmore Sound & Music Supervision by Gerry Horan.

Bloody Good Headline at Dublin Doc Fest

24 February, 2015

Dublin Doc Fest logo

Dublin Doc Fest is a new short documentary film festival and screening based in Dublin, Ireland, showcasing the work of both Irish and International filmmakers. The third annual Dublin Doc Fest takes place on Saturday the 28th February 2015 at 7pm in The Irish Georgian Society, City Assembly House, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2. We are delighted that our most recent short documentary film, Bloody Good Headline, will be screened at the festival. 

The line up on the night looks like this: 
'Fathom' by Pat Collins and Sharon Whooley
'Bloody Good Headline' by Paul Quinn and Tom Burke
'Bo' by Oisín Bickley
'Gordie' by Traolach Ó Murchú
'Love and Other Drags' by Ryan Ralph
'Anónimo' by Moises Anaya
'The Last Days of Peter Bergmann' by Ciaran Cassidy

Tickets available online via here:

Hey Ho Let’s Go!

12 January, 2015

Hey Ho Let's Go is a brand new comedy music panel show on RTÉ TWO. Presented by comedy impresario and air guitar fanatic Dermot Whelan, with two teams led by John Colleary, funny man and forgotten rock-star, and Colin Murphy 'frustrated front-man and comic genius'! The opening was shot against green-screen on the ARRI AMIRA by Areaman Productions and directed by our talented (stable) mates Emberlight. All post-production was carried out by Emberlight and delivered in time for the first episode, which aired on the 28th December. 

Hey Ho Let's Go! from Emberlight on Vimeo.