‘Gooch’ film wins Kinsale Shark award

I was delighted and somewhat surprised to see that ‘The Toughest Road Back’ won a Silver Shark Award this weekend down in Kinsale. The short online documentary about Kerry football legend Colm Cooper’s difficult journey back to recovery after a terrible knee injury won in the Irish Digital Online Video category. I cut the film for director by Ross Whitaker and producer by Aideen O’Sullivan, with whom I previously worked with on ‘When Ali Came to Ireland’. The film was made as part of the AIB #thetoughest advertising campaign by Rothko. I was delighted to be part of this film, which you can watch below.

New Susan McKeown Video

A few years ago, while spending a summer in New York, I met up with director Niall McKay from Media Factory and IFNY. He wanted me to cut a music video for Susan McKeown, the grammy winning Irish singer based in New York. That video was for a song called No Jericho and can be seen here.

I got an email from Niall in August asking would I be interested in getting the old team back together. So here we are with another video for Susan McKeown!

The song is called ‘On The Bridge to Williamsburg’ and its a duet with Declan O’Rourke. Its a lovely song, thats insanely catchy and the video itself made my quite nostalgic for my old apartment just of Bedford and underneath the Williamsburg bridge!

The song is off Susan’s album ‘Belong’ which you can buy here

For more on Susan you can find here on
Official Website

The Chicago Irish Film Festival

The Chicago Irish Film Festival is happening this week in Illinois. Among the many films playing there are two films I cut.

Tonight When Ali Came to Ireland has its US Premiere

and then tomorrow night marks the US Premiere of Frank Kelly’s Derelict.

I would love to be over there for these screenings as I’d say the festival is great fun

Herzog’s Birthday, watch his films

It’s Werner Herzog’s birthday today and I’m sure that someplace in Malibu ar whatever outpost of civilisation he is currently in, Werner is telling all within shouting distances that “Birthdays are an abomination”.
In honour of the man, who is one of my great heroes and a true soldier for cinema, here is a bunch of his films that you can watch online. I’ve collated them all so you don’t have to

Herakles (1962)

Signs of life (1968)

Last Words (1968)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vi1Z9lcMNss – No Subtitles

Measures Against Fanatics (1969)

Fata Morgana (1971)

The Great Ecstasy of the Woodcarver Seiner (1974)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liYnvIBLMBQ – Slight Audio Sync Issue

Nobody Wants To Play With Me (1976)
Part 1

Part 2

La Soufriere (1977)
Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

How much Would A Woodchuck Chuck (1978)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkcsz9QujmU – Out of Sync, not worth it given the topic

Gods Angry Man (1983)

Ballad of the Little Soldier (1984)

Gasherbrum – Der leuchtende Berg (1985)
Its in German with no subtitles

Werner Herzog – Selfportrait (1986)

Wodaabe:Herdsmen of the Sun (1989)

Bokassa. Echi da un regno oscuro (1990)
its in Italian with no subtitles

Jag Mandir, The Eccentric Private Theatre of the Maharaja of Udaipur (1991)

Pilgrimage (2001)

Gesualdo – Death For Five Voices (1995)

The White Diamond

Wheel of Time (2002)