Waterloo Warriors

Waterloo Warriors

World Media Festival Hamburg – Gold Award Docudrama
The New York Festivals 2016 International Television & Film Awards – Finalist
Accolade Global Film Competition – Award of Merit, Special Mention: History

Dir. Ruán Magan. Tile Films. 2015. 52min x2. TG4

This docudrama covers the events that occurred in Waterloo, Belgium on 18th June 1815. The battle for the future of Europe is underway, as Napoleon’s French army engages the Duke of Wellington’s redcoats. Amid all the noise, smoke and blood of the battlefield, it’s no surprise to hear Irish being spoken. This is because Wellington’s “British” army contained thousands of Irishmen, many of whom were native Irish speakers. There were also many Scots in the army, and together these Celtic troops played a vital role in the battle. Now, 200 years on, this feature-length docudrama uses first-hand accounts and rare Irish language documents to tell the story of Waterloo from the perspective of “Na Laochra Gael”. The docudrama is a co-production between leading Irish TV production company Tile Films and Scotland’s Caledonia TV.

GAA USA

GAA USA

IFTA – Nominated Best Sports 2015

Director – Seán Ó Cualáin. Sonta Films. 45min x4. TG4

GAA USA’ is a four part series produced by the IFTA winning Sónta Films which chronicles the largely unknown history of Gaelic games in the United States.

In the series, Dara Ó Cinnéide travels across the US to GAA clubs in Boston, Chicago, New York, Milwaukee, and San Diego, to give the audience an entirely new perspective on the Irish emigrant experience as lived through Gaelic games. In conversation with Irish people who have made a home for themselves in the States, he encounters an enduring love of Gaelic games, a deep respect for their past and a great hope for their future. He also explores the struggle of the guardians of Gaelic Games over the years to ensure the survival of the GAA.

An Godfather: Bryan Rooney

An Godfather: Bryan Rooney

Director – James Clenaghan. Sonta Films. 52min TG4

This is the extraordinary story of Leitrim fiddler Bryan Rooney, the man they call ‘The Godfather’. In 1967, aged 16, he emigrated to London. He came as an unknown young musician yet with a depth of astonishing music. Today he has achieved global recognition within the traditional Irish music world and is recognised as one of the master fiddlers of his generation. In this special one hour documentary, actor and fellow fiddle player, Brendan Gleeson, goes on a journey to find out more about the man, the music and that golden era in London.

One Ocean No Limits

One Ocean No Limits

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

Director – Sarah McCann. Little Road Productions. 52min. RTE