Drogheda Local Heroes

Here’s an article from IFTN about a series I did some work on last month. I worked on the opening episode, it promises to be a really good series following the people of Drogheda as they unite to try and overcome the economic downturn. You can follow their campaign on their official facebook page. The show was directed by Darragh Bryne whose film “Parked” plays as part of the Irish Film New York next week for whom I also did some work earlier in the summer

Animo Television have begun filming this week on a new six part series for RTÉ ‘Local Heroes – A Town Fights Back’.
Directed by Darragh Byrne and produced by Jean Devlin, the series follows the people of Drogheda as they come together to fight-back for jobs. With nearly one third of Drogheda’s population unemployed, Senator Fergal Quinn leads a team of experts as they try to kick-start the local economy.

While the focus of the effort will be on a number of traditional areas like entrepreneurship, tourism and business, Fergal will also encourage the people of Drogheda to come up with more creative responses to tackle this major challenge.

Executively produced by Adrian Lynch, filming will continue for three months in Drogheda, where it will be filmed on multi format HD. ‘Local Heroes – A Town Fights Back’ will be edited by Stephen Murphy and Hugh Chandler and will be posted at Egg Post Production. The series is commissioned by RTÉ.

The Local Heroes television series is part of a wider campaign by RTÉ, who will make a full catalogue of ideas and initiatives tried in Drogheda available on their website so other Irish towns can try and start their own economic renewal. Pat Kenny will also be following the progress of Drogheda and towns mirroring the initiative on RTÉ Radio 1.

Animo Television’s ’Local Heroes – A Town Fights Back’ will begin in November on RTÉ One.

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