The new year has been off to a great start. As well as a few corporates I’ve shot a great new short film, The Family Way, written by Roisin Kearney and directed by Nuno Bernardo. Starring Ciara O’Callaghan, Steve Gunn and Clara Harte with a sepcial appearance by Jim Sheridan and me 😉
I’ve begun filming and editing videos for Coffee Culture including their new Kickstarter campaign video.
I’ve just completed filming of all the cinematic elements of Lark’s production of Oliver, directed by Padraig J. Dunne, which will fuse film with stage. It was a brilliant shoot and I got to test out the new stabiliser arm for my Osmo. Please excuse the below pose 😉
Finally I have myself some business cards. Thanks to Robert O’Connell for designing them. Highly recommended.
and last but not least, I’m working behind the scenes on the play ‘unchained Melody, directed by Louise Dunne and produced by At Large Theatre which will run for two nights in the Smock Alley Boys School Feb 28th – March 1st @ 9pm. Here’s a quick promo I put together for it.
We won the overall Best Short Film Award of the Underground Film Festival. Well done to all involved, such a great team on this and so much fun making it.
I’ll probably forget some people.
Gemma Doorly – Director, Ronan Murphy – Producer, Stephen O’Halloran – Production Designer, Michelle Lucy – AD, Eric Ryan- Sound, \Ciaran Hurley – Gaffer, Kevin De La Isla O’Neil – Editor.
The Cast – Tony Murphy, Bairbre 0’Toole, Susan Barrett and everyone else.
Frank, a sensitive loner, is haunted by the memories of his past. Driven by an urge to overcome these, he avails of the private cross-dressing services of Beryl. As their stories unfold, both characters must unmask themselves before the other and the true purpose of their meeting becomes clear. As both characters face painful truths about their desires and fears, a final revelation brings their conflicting energies to a dangerous point until there can only be space for one inside Beryl’s rundown bedsit.
RTE Storyland promo yesterday for ‘I Was A Teenage Jesus’ where I was assisting Dave Grennan (What Richard Did). Produced by Marie Caffrey and Directed by Imogen Murphy.
Tonight I’ll be Dp on the short film ‘Little One’ Directed by Ferdia Mac Anna, Produced by Richard Kearney and Starring Clelia Murphy.
Friday begins a month of work on the feature ‘Vaudevillains’ where I’ll be on Second cam ( Sony A7s) to the Dp Tom Barker (Sony FS7). It’s Directed by Shane Conaty, Produced by Kristian O’Neil and Stars Tony Murphy and Linda Teehan. Give the Facebook page a like for further news. Vaudevillains
Meanwhile, more great news for ‘Testimony’ which has been selected for this years Underground Film Festival and the NYC Independent Film Festival. ‘Testimony’ was Directed by Kamila Dydyna, Produced by Eamon Tutty and Cara Bamford, shot by me and Starred Neill Fleming, Olivia Daly and Clodagh Downing.
A short film I was Director of Photography on, “Testimony”, is a hard-hitting drama, inspired by true events that took place in Poland in 1991. Adapted as an Irish story, with all-Irish award-winning cast and crew, the film was shot in late February and is now crowdfunding to cover post-production costs.
Writter & directed by Kamila Dydyna, produced by Eamonn Tutty and Cara Bamford, the film features two Game of Thrones actors (Neill Fleming & Barrington Cullen), Clodagh Downing, whose short film “Patsy Dick” was screened during Cannes Film Festival in 2013, as well as Hilary Cotter (The Tudors) as the Judge.