The Boston Irish Film Festival opened this week and continues through this weekend. I’m very fortunate to have 2 films I edited screening as part of the festival. Tomorrow, Saturday morning sees a screening of Sarah McCann’s film about Ocean Rowing
One Ocean: No Limits
ONE OCEAN: NO LIMITS follows a young Irish novice rower through the highs and lows of rowing completely 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 world 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.
This produced/directed/photographed and edited by Sarah McCann. I was the co-editor of the film.
Ross Whitaker and Aideen O’Sullivan of True Films made the IFTA winning When Ali Came to Ireland and it screens at 1:30 on Saturday as part of the festival.
It tells the story of how Killorglin-born circus strongman and publican, Michael “Butty” Sugrue, who put up £300,000 and persuaded Muhammad Ali to make his first visit to Ireland to fight against Alvin Lewis in Croke Park on 19 July 1972
Also screening during the festival is the US Version of Men at Lunch which I was also tangentially involved in.
Directed by Sean O’Cualain for Sonta Films. It was edited by Dathai Connaughton and photographed by Ray McDonnacha
Among a wide selection of shorts is Stauma produced by my good buddy Eamon Stack and The Daisy Chain directed by another old collegee mucker Denis Fitzpatrick