Seán Dennehy in the Project Fri & Sat

Seán Dennehy (All Ireland Poetry Slam Champion 2012) explores time, place, love, loss and longing through his own work and that of Thomas Moore, Louis McNeice, Leonard Cohen and others in his new show ‘Pieces’ which is on this Friday and Saturday in the Project Arts Centre at 8:15.

Pieces is an evening of poetry and song to stir and soothe the soul in equal measure and it is a show not to be missed.

Seán will be joined in the intimate surroundings of Project Cube for two nights only by Tim Dennehy and Irene O’ Mara.

Tickets are available in advance from the project website here

you can also purchase a copy of pamhplet of Seáns written poetry here

Analogue People in a Digital Age

Twopair Films based in Crusheen, Co. Clare are to premiere their short film ANALOGUE PEOPLE IN A DIGITAL AGE at the Stranger than Fiction Documentary festival on the 28th September in the IFI, Dublin. 
Directed by Keith Walsh and produced by Jill Beardsworth, the 13 minute film is set in Johnny Walsh’s pub in Gort on the day of the analogue/digital switchover last October.


As the analogue age draws to a close, eight men sit at the bar battling to remain relevant in the digital world; the TV in the corner a harbinger of this technological future. Conversations about life, death and quantum physics mix with pints to create a surreal document of the switchover day. The characters in the film are not concerned with Big Data, Google Glass, smart phones or mp3’s. They are tuned to a different frequency, caught between two worlds.


Taking inspiration from that little piece of information that is lost in the transfer from analogue to digital, the film seeks to examine who and what is lost in the relentless rush forward.


The setting of the Irish pub is pertinent as it is itself a symbol of an analogue world that is in danger of being lost in modern society. The film essentially becomes a poetic, allegorical study of people at a certain time and place. The digital represents modernity, change and progress. The analogue represents the past and tradition. The difference between the two is what the film is about. It is about the characters that are living an analogue life in a digital world. 
As one of the characters says: “It’s the not so straight and the not so perfect that is the lovely thing of life”

The documentary will be screened with three other shorts, including The Last Days of Peter Bergmann and is part of the Irish Film Board’s Reality Bites scheme that aims to foster new Irish talent and encourage experimentation and the realisation of fresh approaches to non-fiction filmmaking.

Twopair Films are releasing five trailers, this week from Monday to Friday, on their Facebook page, on Twitter and also on their Vimeo account in the week leading up to the premiere in Dublin.

I was an associate editor on this project.

Article on Derelict in new Magazine

There is an article in this month’s Digital Filmmakers Magazine on Frank Kelly’s low budget feature film Derelict which I edited last year. In a wide ranging interview with Frank, spread over 4-5 pages he outlines every aspect of production and the challenges he faced when making a film in just seven days. Its an informative and entertaining piece and well worth a read especially if you know anyone preparing a low budget feature film.
It was also nice to get a mention from Frank and see my name in a filmmaking magazine article. Cheers for that buddy
You can watch Derelict on Distrify here.

The magazine is available from select newsagents nationwide, I picked up mine at Reeds of Nassau Street in Dublin

KOTT poster and Trailer released

Last year I edited the film King of the Travellers which is set to be released in a few weeks on April 19th. I’m delighted that the film is getting a release not only here but also in the UK. The film opens there this coming friday, so if you know anyone in the UK, do tell them to head along.

In advance of that release date a new poster and trailer have been posted online

and the poster

Arran Mhor Tonight on TG4 9:30

The first episode of a new series I edited is to be broadcast tonight on TG4 at 9:30. Arran Mhor takes a look at life on the Donegal island over four seasons with tonights episode being about Spring. The series is made by the same people who made the wonderful series “Bhlian in Inis Oirr” and “Ag Bogadh go Inis Meain”. I loved both those shows so I was thrilled to be asked to edit this series which is something of a companion piece to the previous series. It’s directed and produced by David Power of Power Pictures and beautifully photographed by Philip Graham. The island is a very interesting place with a fascinating history that is at something of a crossroads. The documentary takes a look at the lives of the people living there now and their relationship with each other and the landscape around them.
On a personal note I was delighted with how the series turned out, I put a lot of work into it and I really hope people watch it.
TG4 9:30 tonight.

The island as you can see from the clip below is stunningly beautiful