DONT MISS your chance to see THE LAST DAYS OF PETER BERGMANN

The Last Days of Peter Bergmann is one of the things I’m most proud of from all the different things I’ve had the pleasure of cutting. The Film has had a tremendous life on the festival circuit, getting selected for Sundance, Winning awards at IFI Stranger than Fiction, Nashville, Melbourne, Camden and elsewhere, Qualifying for the Oscars twice and of course prompting a lot of debate. The film’s director Ciaran Cassidy has had a wonderful year of jetting around the world presenting the film.

Now, tonight, Irish audiences will finally get a chance to see the film as it is showing on RTE1 at 11:20.

IT IS AVAILABLE TO WATCH ONLINE HERE

Watch it, Record it, just don’t miss it.

The Last days of Peter Bergmann tells the story of a man calling himself Peter Bergmann who arrived in Sligo Town in the summer of 2009. Over his final three days, he went to great lengths to make sure that no one would ever know who he was or where he came from.

The Film has twice qualified for Oscar eligibility and on winning the prestigious Melbourne IFF award, the jury had this to say about it.

“Ciaran Cassidy taps the voyeur in all of us with his masterful appropriation of hours of compelling CCTV footage that track a tantalising incomplete picture of The Last Days of Peter Bergmann. Coupled with a series of compelling interviews, Cassidy manages to invert the mystery genre from whodunnit to why. Meticulously researched, this is a riveting ride that leaves the audience rooted to their seats as they act out the role of both spy and detective.”

Check out these credentials

WINNER

IFTA, Best Short Film 2014

Melbourne International Film Festival, Best Short Doc 2014

Nashville Film Festival, Documentary short Winner.

IFI Stranger Than Fiction Audience Award Winner 2013

Camden Film Festival, Short Doc Award, 2014

Milwaukee Film Festival, Special Jury Award, 2014

NOMINATED

Grand Prix Irish, Cork Film Festival 2013

Sundance Film Fest, Grand Jury Prize, 2014

Sheffield International Doc Fest, Best Short Doc 2014

For a fuller list of where the film has been selected click here

CREDITS

Director: Ciaran Cassidy
Producer:Morgan Bushe
Director of Photography: Kate McCullough
Editor: John Murphy
Sound: Guillaume Beauron
Music: Jack Quilligan, David Cantan
Researcher: Colum McKeown
Prod Manager: Aoife McGonigal

King of the Travellers TONIGHT – TV3 – 9:00

There is another chance to see the movie King of The Travellers which I cut tonight. Directed by Mark O’Connor and produced by Cormac Fox, the film stars a host of actors who have gone on to find starring roles in Love/Hate and indeed in last weekends Charlie.

Its on TV3, tonight, Tue Jan 6 at 9:00. Don’t miss it.

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After the film don’t forget to tune into The Last Days of Peter Bergmann on RTE1 AT 11:20

One Ocean no Limits screens RTE tonight

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I co-edited this documentary with its director Sarah McCann for whom this was somewhat a labour of love. I was delighted to help her out and the film turned out great.

It airs tonight Sunday 14th December at 8pm

TRAILER

SYNOPSIS
One Ocean: No Limits is the first Irish documentary on the subject of the extreme sport of ocean rowing, follows a young Irish novice rower through the highs and lows of rowing unassisted as part of a crew of six across the vast Atlantic Ocean from Morocco to Barbados.

It allows the audience to become part of a record-breaking crew of six men, (2 English, 2 Irish, 1 Icelandic, 1 Maltese), on board the ocean rowing boat the Sara G – a crew who only met a few days before setting out on this momentous task.

Ocean Rowing itself is an extreme sport and from an endurance viewpoint, this feat of crossing the Atlantic by oar is similar to running over 100 marathons, back to back.

At present, the number of those who have successfully crossed an ocean is similar to the number of people who have been in space, pointing to the uniqueness not only of those who are involved in such an extreme sport, but also of the crew of this documentary film who not only successfully crossed the Atlantic Ocean, but broke two world records while doing so – records that still stand to this day.
‘One Ocean: No Limits’ is a documentary film about an extreme sports triumph – however, at its core, it is a human interest film that charts the experiences of a group of strangers forced into an extraordinary situation in an enclosed space crossing an ocean.

It is a story of human triumph against the odds. It offers access to sights that very few of us will ever get to experience and shows how determination and the desire to achieve can take one person from a dream to a reality.

NOMINATED
Best Feature Documentary, Fingal Film Festival, 2014
Blue Ocean Film Festival, 2014

SELECTED
Newport Beach Film Festival, CA, 2014
San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, CA, 2014
Boston Irish Film Festival, 2014
Sky Road Film Festival, Clifden, 2014
Blue Ocean Film Festival, FL, 2014
Fingal Film Festival, Dublin, 2014
Clones Film Festival, Monaghan, 2014
IndieCork, 2014
Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival, AZ, 2014
All Sports Festival, Los Angeles, 2014
Waimea Ocean Film Festival, Hawaii, 2015

CREW

Director/Producer – Sarah McCann
Camera – Sarah McCann, Adam Burke, Fiann Paul
Editor – Sarah McCann & John Murphy

The final sound mix and online/grading took place in Gorilla Post-Production.
The film has been acquired upon completion for broadcast by RTE (TX date TBC) and has been signed for distribution by Network Ireland Television.

LINKS
Official Website
Twitter

Standby in cinemas NOW.

“The best Irish film this year” ★★★★ Entertainment.ie
“Heart warming….a delight” ★★★★ Total Film
“Incredibly Charming” ★★★★ Her.ie
“A love-letter to Dublin” ★★★★ Today FM
“Sweet little movie” ★★★★ Irish Independent

STANDBY IS OUT NOW. GO SEE IT.

the film can be seen in the following cinemas

Arc Cinema Drogheda
Carrick Cineplex
Century Cinema Letterkenny
Cinema Killarney
Cineworld Dublin
Dublin Savoy
Empire Movieplex – Ennis
Gaiety Arklow
Gaiety Sligo
IMC Athlone
IMC Ballina
IMC Ballymena
IMC Carlow
IMC Clonmel
IMC Dun Laoghaire
IMC Dundalk
IMC Enniskillen
IMC Galway
IMC Kilkenny
IMC Mullingar
IMC Oranmore
IMC Santry
IMC Tallaght
IMC Thurles
IMC Tullamore
Movies@Dundrum
Movies@Gorey
Movies@Swords
Odeon Blanchardstown
Odeon Coolock
Omniplex Cork
SGC Castlebar
Showtime Ashbourne
Showtime Limerick
The Eye Galway
The Gate Mallow
The Gate Midleton
VUE Liffey Valley

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Showrunners – Some Reactions

Showrunners was released last week on VOD and it has been going down a storm thus far, I decided to grab a few tweets from the ether to illustrate some of the reaction. I’ve probably missed loads of the better ones but anyways here we go…

If you haven’t seen the film you can watch the film here
From
Volta in Ireland
Itunes in the US/Canada
Itunes in the UK
Also gives me an oppurtunity to repost this awesome pic of Des from the Television Academy Screening
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Some reviews from the press

Some reviews from the blogosphere

Some twitter love from fans out there…

Standby Screens in Cork this Weekend!!!

Really looking forward to seeing STANDBY in Cork this weekend. There is a Gala screening of the film this Saturday at 9:00 in the beautiful surroundings of the Cork Opera House as part of the Cork Film Festival. This is the first time members of the public can see the film and I am excited to see how they respond.

The film is the feature film debut of directors Rob and Ronan Burke, the lads previously directed several award winning short films and its a hoot. Its a really sweet, very funny, very Irish take on the romantic comedy genre. It stars Brian Gleeson and Jessica Paré (Megan Draper from Mad Men) as well as a host of Irish comedic talent.  I co-edited the film with Tony Kearns and it was quite simply one of the best experiences I’ve had in an edit suite. Working with the Burke brothers in getting the film finished was exactly how I wanted editing a feature film to be, creatively challenging, hard, rewarding work interspersed with regular quotes from Seinfeld and the US Office. The lads, producer John Wallace and especially writer Pierce Ryan can all be justifiably proud of what is a cracking film.

“The best Irish film this year” ★★★★ Entertainment.ie
“Heart warming….a delight” ★★★★ Total Film
“Incredibly Charming” ★★★★ Her.ie
“A love-letter to Dublin” ★★★★ Today FM

So if you are in Cork this weekend, GO SEE IT, its on Saturday at 9:00 in the Cork Opera House. tickets are available here

Dave Tynan’s short film about the early years of Roy Keane, ROCKMOUNT will screen before the film so don’t be late!

Also on in Cork as part of the festival (Sun 4:15) is another chance to see SHOWRUNNERS, you can buy tickets fro that here

Here’s the trailer for Standby

The film will be on general release from November 14th. You can see a full list of where to see the film here

Here’s a synopsis of the story

Twenty-something Alan is down on his luck. Stood up at the altar and recently fired from his banking job, he finds himself working with his mother as a part-time tourist advisor at Dublin Airport.  It’s there he comes face to face with first love Alice, stuck on standby for a flight home to New York. Their summer romance ended eight years previously with Alan promising to return to the US one day. He never did, and they haven’t spoken since. Seizing his chance, Alan convinces a reluctant Alice to stay one more night in Dublin. Over the course of an unforgettable evening, they may just realise that they are more compatible than ever. But time is running out on this brief encounter. When does an unexpected second chance, become the one you’ve always been looking for?

STANDBY is about what happens when your 20’s don’t go how you planned and falling in love, with a girl and a city again.

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Showrunners Panel at the Television Acaademy

Showrunners is on release at the moment and has gone down an absolute storm, everyone involved with the film is absolutely delighted with the response. Often when you cut something you’ve no idea if people will like it or indeed if they’ll even watch the finished product. So it was great to see so much positive feed back for the film online over the weekend. The film is the number on watched film on itunes over the weekend in the states and that is incredible. I’ll collate some of the responces to the film in a later post.

You can watch the film here
From
Volta in Ireland
Itunes in the US/Canada
Itunes in the UK

In the meantime, heres the Q&A that accompanied the film’s premiere at the prestigious Academy of Television in Los Angeles. Several of the Showrunners featured in the film contributed for a lively and very funny conversation about the film and their job. It is well worth a watch, plus you get to see some exclusive clips from the film.

Its also really interesting to see how Americans really struggle to pronounce the name Des…

It won’t embed correctly but you can follow the link to here

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