Gordon Bruic

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

 

 

 

Name:              Gordon Bruic

Address:          14 Manor Close, Kingston, Galway

Phone:             +353 86 3363590

Email:               gbruic@gmail.com

Website:           http://www.mandy.com/home.cfm?c=bru130

 

Education / Training ‪

Television Production Certificate

RTÉ / Údarás na Gaeltachta Training 1991-92

 

Trainee / Apprentice / Assitant Editor

Telegael & Loopline Films 1992 – 1995

 

Digital Post Production Foundation & Masters

Pinewood Studios 1996

 

Information Technology & Digital Telecommunications 

Open University 1998 - 1999

 

Career:

Telegael: 1992 – 2001

Loopline Films: 1992 – 1997

Media Technology Consultant: 1994 – present

Media Educational Consultant: 1996 - present

Freelance Media Professional: 2001 – 2015

Black Field Films: 2015 - present

 

Company directorships:

Vibehaus: 1997 – 2001

Black Field Films: 2015 - present

 

Production Roles

Editor - Various: 1992 – 2015. 

Over 63 single half hours, 32 single one hours, 3 features & seven 6 part series,

as well as season twenty of the long running TG4 soap opera Ros na Rún 

please refer to website.

 

Director / Assisstant Director

Beithigh na Farraige 1991 / Bernadette: notes on a political journey 2011

 

Awards & Nominations

Mutiple commendations, over 36 nominations as well as 25 wins at various film & television festivals throughout the world, including 5 Celtic Media Festivals Awards (6 nominations), 5 Oireachtas Awards, 2 IFTA Awards (7 nominations), 2 Worldfest-Houston Awards (3 nonimations), A Radharc Award and a nomination for a Grierson Award amongst others.

 

Lecturing

Various workshops & third level institutions: 1996 - 2012.

Undergraduate to post graduate levels, including MA and PhD students.

Third level institutions include: GMIT, UCD, Trinity College Dublin & The Huston School of Film & Digital Media.

 

 

 

 

 

Referees

Pat Collins / Harvest Films,

 Spain, Baltimore,

  Co. Cork

 028 20799 / 0872250945

 

 Lelia Doolan / Digital Quilts

 Killeenaran, Kilcolgan

    Co. Galway

  091 796010 / 087 7052526

 

 

 

 

 

GORDON BRUIC

selected editorial credits

 

 

Ros na Rún

Twice weekly television soap opera with weekend omnibus.

42 x 25 min. / 21 x 50 min. television drama for TG4, Season Twenty, 2015/2016

Series Producer: Hugh Farley

Directors: Various

 

Secrets of Great British Castles

Historian Dan Jones explores the turbulent history behind six if Britain’s most famous castles:

Dover, The Tower of London, Warwick, Caernarfon, Stirling & Carrickfergus.

6 x 46 min. documentaries for Channel 5, 2015

Producers: Úna Shinners, Billy McGrath

Directors: Gerry Hoban, Maurice Sweeney

 

Danger! Amanda at Work

Four part ‘fish out of water’ series following Irish socialite Amanda Brunker as she tries

her hand at construction, tree surgery, pig farming and deep-sea fishing.

4 x 46 min. documentaries for TV3, 2014

Producer / Director: Conor O’Mahony

 

Into the Light

Several female survivors explore alternative healing approaches to try and come to terms

with the harsh realities of their abusive upbringings in Irish industrial schools.

1 x 25 min. documentary for festival release, 2014

Producer / Director: Hilary Dully

 

Ireland’s Ocean

Underwater marine wildlife series which examines Irish coastal waters and the myriad of

creatures living in –and visiting these waters throughout the seasons.

4 x 25 min. documentaries for RTÉ / BAI, 2014

Producer / Director: Ken O’Sullivan

 

An bhean a shiúil trasna Mheirceá

Documentary about Máire Ní Dhubháin, a West Kerry woman who walked across America

during the height of the American civil war with her two young children.

52 min. documentary for TG4 / BAI / Festival Release. 2013

Producer: Jackie Larkin

Director: John O’Donnell

 

A Lost Son

Former Tánaiste & Minister for Justice Michael McDowell examines the mysterious and

controversial death of his uncle during the Irish Civil War.

52 min. documentary for RTÉ. 2012

Producer / Director: Niamh Sammon

 

In Time, In Tune

Documentary about the 25 year history of the Feakle Music Festival in Co. Clare.

40 Minute documentary for festival release / TG4 / Clare Local Development Company. 2012

Producer / Director: Hilary Dully

 

Dul i bhFiáin

A six part series about two men foraging from Northern Ireland to Southern Ireland.

6 x 25 min. documentaries for TG4 / NIS – ILBF. 2012

Producer / Director: Conor O’Mahony

 

John Doherty ‘Ar Leirg na Gaoithe’

Documentary about the famous Donegal fiddler, John Doherty.

51 min. documentary for TG4 / BAI / Festival Release. 2012

Producer: Ciarán Ó Maonaigh

Director: Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde

(Winner, Arts Documentary, Celtic Media Festival, 2013)

 

Bernadette ‘notes on a political journey’

Documentary exploring the public life of the civil rights

activist and former M.P. Bernadette Devlin McAliskey.

Feature documentary for festival release, TG4 / BAI. 2011

Producer / Director: Lelia Doolan

(Winner, Radharc Award, Documentary, 2012)

(Winner, Best Documentary, Irish Film New York, 2012)

(Nominated, Best use of archive in a factual production,

The FOCAL International Awards 2012 in Associated Press Archive)

(Winner, George Morrison – Feature Documentary Award, Irish Film & Television Awards 2012)

(Nominated, The Grierson Award – Best Documentary at the 55th London Film Festival 2011)

(Winner, Paddy Hill Award, Best Feature Documentary, Document 9 Film Festival Glasgow 2011)

(Winner, Best Feature Documentary, Galway Film Fleadh 2011)

 

Farraigí na hÉireann

Marine wildlife series exploring Irish marine and coastal wildlife.

6 x 25 min. documentaries for TG4 / BAI. 2011

Producer / Director: Ken O’Sullivan

(Special Jury Award, Oceanography / Marine Biology, Worldfest-Houston 2013)

 

Remember Skibbereen

Documentary exploring the ravages of The Great Famine in Ireland, with an emphasis on

The Skibbereen Union which was the hardest hit in Ireland.

56 min. documentary for festival release / TG4. 2009

Producer / Director: Pat Collins

 

Na Coisithe

Documentary about Liam S. Gogan, Poet, Revolutionary, Lexicographer, Irish Scholar & Spy.

52 min. documentary for festival release / TG4 / BCI / Arts Council. 2009

Producer: Nicky Gogan

Director: Johnny Gogan

 

In the Blood

Documentary celebrating the centenary of the Kilfenora Céile Band.

52 min. documentary for RTÉ / The Irish Film Board / The Arts Council / TG4. 2009

Producer: Jackie Larkin

Director: John O’Donnell

 

Fear Mhachaire Chlochair

A profile of actor and former Irish volunteer Néilidh Mulligan, who was born in 1916.

25 min. documentary for TG4. 2008

Producer: Ciarán Ó Maonaigh

Director: Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde

 

Loch Dearg

A three-day pilgrimage on Loch Dearg is explored.

25 min. documentary for TG4. 2008

Producer / Director: Pat Collins

 

Sea Fever ‘An Irish Surf Odyssey’

A film about the history of surfing in Ireland from the 1960’s to the present day.

Feature documentary for Festival Release / TG4. 2007

Producer / Director: Ken O’Sullivan

(Krasnogorski Award, 7th International Festival of Sports Films, Moscow 2009)

 

Na Duganna

Observational documentary exploring the workings & history of the docks in Cork.

25 min. documentary for TG4. 2007

Producer: Ciara Nic Chormaic

Director: Pat Collins

 

Ar Thóir Logainmeacha

Cartographer Éamon Lankford completes his collection

of 250,000 place names from Cork & Kerry.

25 min. documentary for TG4. 2007

Producer / Director: Pat Collins

 

Ar Lorg Shorcha

Profile on the enigmatic sean-nós singer and radical academic Sorcha Ní Ghuairm, Ireland’s

first female socialist newspaper editor who died mysteriously in London after twenty years of anonymity.

52 min. documentary for TG4 / BCI. 2007

Producers: Carmel Ní Bhriain, Máire Ní Thuathail

Director: Briona Nic Dhiarmada

(Television Programme of the Year – Oireachtas na Gaeilge Media Awards 2007)

 

The History of the Devil

Since being cast out from The Kingdom Heaven the Devil has appeared to many cultures in

many different guises, from the Old Testament to the war on Iraq.

52 min. documentary for The Discovery Channel / History Channel / SBS Australia / TG4. 2007

Producer: Dave Flitton

Director: Greg Moodie

(English Language Master with an Irish version for TG4)

 

Taibhsí I mBéal na Gaoithe

Documentary about the acclaimed Irish Language Poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill.

52 min. documentary for RTÉ / The Irish Film Board. 2006

Producer: Niamh Ní Bhaoil

Director: Pat Collins

 

John ffrench – A life in Colour

Craft documentary, exploring John ffrench’s epic sixty year journey

to become a master ceramicist.

52 min. documentary for RTÉ / BCI / The Arts Council / The Irish Film Board. 2006

Producer / Director: David Shaw-Smith

 

Hands ‘Overture’

The 32 Hands films re-cut into one film to accompany the ‘Hands’ book.

30 minute film for The Film Corporation of Ireland. 2006

Producer / Director: David Shaw-Smith

 

Family Silver

Documentary exploring the murder of an Irish hairdresser in England. Convicted of manslaughter,

the killer (the victim’s lover) tries to lay claim to his victim’s estate.

40 min. documentary for RTÉ. 2005

Producer: Kate Fennel

Director: Robert Quinn

 

Cathair Chorcaí

A look at what the city of Cork means to its people.

52 min. documentary for TG4 / Cork 2005 / Festival Release. 2005

Producer / Director: Pat Collins

 

Traditions of Irish Life ‘The Log Boat’

A film exploring the use of log boats on the rivers of Ireland, from the

first settlers to the few remaining salmon fishermen on Irish rivers.

25 min. documentary for RTÉ. 2005

Producer / Director: David Shaw-Smith

 

Idir Shughraidh agus Dairire

Profile on the life author, actor & community activist Joe Steve Ó Neachtain.

52 min. documentary for TG4 / Festival Release. 2004

Producer / Director: Mac Dara Ó Curraidhín

(Oireachtas Programme of the year 2004)

(Nominated, Best Arts Documentary, Celtic Film Festival 2004)

 

Leaving Transylvania

A documentary about the plight of few remaining Transylvanian Saxons

living in the village of Aberjen since the fall of Communism in 1991.

52 min. documentary for ARTÉ / Festival Release. 2004

Producer: David Power

Director: Dieter Auner

(Commendations at The Venice & Romanian Film Festivals & The Galway Film Fleadh)

(Saxon Language Master with some Romanian & German)

 

The Empire of Juramidam

Documentary about The Church of the Eclectic Universal Flowing Light.

Feature documentary for ZDF / The Irish Film Board / NIFTC / Festival Release. 2004

Producer / Director: Colum Stapleton

(Winner, Best Documentary, Greencine Film Festival San Francisco 2005)

(Portuguese Language Master with some Italian, German, French & English)

 

Frank O’Connor ‘The Lonely Voice’

Documentary about the renowned short story writer, Frank O’Connor.

52 min. documentary for RTÉ / Cork 2005. 2003

Producer: Philip King

Director: Pat Collins

 

Sundays / Dé Domhnaigh in Éireann

Four short films exploring what Sunday means in the four provinces of Ireland.

52 min. documentary (4 x 13 min. short films) for TG4 / The Irish Film Board. 2003

Producer: Pat Collins

Directors: Pat Collins, Eamon Little, Adrian McCarthy

 

Gaeltacht Thír Eoghain ‘The lost language of The Sperrin Glens’

Documentary exploring the lost Irish language dialect of the Sperrin Glens in Omagh.

25 min. documentary for TG4 / Northern Irish Film & Television Council. 2003

Producer: Carmel O’Brien

Director: Brendan McAleer

 

Abbas Kiarostami ‘The Art of Living’

Documentary about the Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami.

52 min. documentary for Festival Release / The Irish Film Board / MK2 / The Arts Council. 2003

Producers: Pat Collins, Fergus Daly, Seamus McSwiney

Directors: Pat Collins, Fergus Daly

(Feature Documentary Award, Galway Film Fleadh, 2003)

(Audience Award, Galway Film Fleadh, 2003)

(Iranian / Farsi Language Master with some French & English)

 

Máirtín Ó Direain ‘An Charraig Stoite’

Documentary about the Irish language poet from the Aran Islands, Máirtín Ó Direain.

52 min. documentary for TG4 / The Irish Film Board. 2003

Producers / Director: Mac Dara Ó Curraidhín

(Nominated for the best Irish language programme, Irish Film & Television Awards, 2003)

 

Dara Beag ‘file pobail’

Documentary about the Aran islander and people’s poet, Dara Beag Ó Fatharta.

52 min. documentary for TG4 / Festival Release. 2003

Producer / Director: Seán Ó Cualain

 

Dúiche

The story of Irish agriculture since E.U. membership in 1973.

6 x 26 min. documentaries for TG4. 2002

Producer: Máire Ní Thuathail

Director: Peter Carr

 

Togail Grianain

Documentary exploring the construction of a latter day megalithic cairn in Sligo.

26 min. documentary for TG4. 2002

Producer / Director: Colum Stapleton

 

Oileán Thoraí

Documentary exploring 18 months of day-to-day life on Tory island.

52 min. documentary for TG4 / The Irish Film Board / Festival Release. 2002

Producer / Director: Pat Collins

(Winner, Best Documentary, Irish Film & Television Awards, 2003)

(Nominated for The Best Irish Language Programme, Irish Film & Television Awards, 2003)

(Programme of the Year, Oireachtas na Gaeilge, 2003)

(Factual Documentary Award, Celtic Film Festival, 2002)

(Selected for the Official Programme of Cultural Irlandais Paris, 2005)

(Audience Award, Best TG4 Documentary televised during TG4’s first 10 years of broadcasting)

 

Tell me Captain Strange

The story of UFOs in Ireland, past and present.

52 min. documentary for RTÉ / The Irish Film Board / Festival Release. 2001

Producer / Director: Colum Stapleton

 

Liam Ó Flatharta ‘Idir dhá Theanga’

Documentary about the renowned author Liam Ó Flatharta / Liam Ó Flaherty.

52 min. documentary for TG4. 2001

Producer: Ciarán Ó Cofaigh

Director: Mac Dara Ó Curraidhín

(Winner, Arts Documentary, International Celtic Film and Television Festival 2003

(Galway Film Fleadh Award 2002)

 

Mairtín Ó Cadhain ‘Is mise Cré na Cille’

Documentary about the controversial teacher, author and activist Mairtín Ó Cadhain.

52 min. documentary for TG4. 2001

Producer: Ciarán Ó Cofaigh

Director: Mac Dara Ó Curraidhín

 

Tomás Mac Eoin ‘Seo Aonair’

Documentary about the life of the poet and entertainer, Tomás Jimmy Mac Eoin.

52 min. documentary for TG4. 2001

Producer: Ciarán Ó Cofaigh

Director: Mac Dara Ó Curraidhín

(Special programme screening, Oireachtas na Gaeilge 2001)

(Programme of the Year, Oireachtais na Gaeilge 2001)

(Nominated, Best Documentary, Irish Film & Television Awards 2001)

(Nominated, Best Documentary, Celtic Film Festival 2002)

(Spirit of the Festival Award, Celtic Film Festival 2002)

 

Aoife

Documentary about the Irish disk jockey Aoife Nic Canna.

26 min. documentary for TG4. 2001

Producer: Ciarán Ó Cofaigh

Director: Rachel O’Connor

 

Vincent ‘The man who won the lotto & bought the dole office’

Ob. Doc. following the restoration of the former White Star Line offices in Cobh, Co. Cork

by eccentric lottery millionaire, Vincent Keaney.

52 min. documentary for RTÉ. 2000

Producer / Director: Peter Carr

 

Irish Dreamtime

Documentary series exploring how Irish people view their heritage, past & present.

6 x 26 min. documentary films for RTÉ / The Heritage Council / Festival Release. 2000

Producer: Catherine Tiernan

Director: Frank Stapleton

 

The Department

Observational documentary series exploring the inner workings

of The Department of Social, Community and Family Affairs.

6 x 26 min. documentaries for RTÉ. 2000

Producer: Catherine Tiernan

Director: Peter Carr

 

Amhairghin / Postcards from the Hedge

A collection of seven short films exploring contemporary and early Irish poetry.

7 x 4 min. films for TG4 / Irish Film Board / Northern Ireland Arts Council / Festival Release. 2000

Producer / Director: Tommy Collins

 

Ré na Ceilpe

Craft doc. examining the traditional methods of seaweed harvesting & kelp making.

30 min. film for TG4. 2000

Producer / Director: Mac Dara Ó Curraidhín

 

Hands ‘Liam Ó Neill, Woodturner’

Craft documentary exploring techniques of small and large-scale woodturning.

26 min. and 45 min. documentaries for RTÉ. 2000

Producer / Director: David Shaw-Smith

 

An Fear a Phléasc

Documentary about the Irish language publisher & author Micheál Ó Conghaile.

30 min. documentary for TG4. 2000

Producer: Brian Ó Cróinín

Director: Johnny Gogan

 

An Bealach Ó Dheas / Wild Ireland

Hill walking series following Dermot Somers as he walks from the northerly most point

of Ireland, Malin Head, to the southerly most point of Ireland, Mizen Head.

6 x 26 min. documentaries for RTÉ / International distribution. 2000

Producer / Director: John Murray

(Shortlisted Finalist – Documentary Series, Worldfest-Houston 1999)

 

Sean Nós ‘Thír Chonaill’

Documentary covering traditional Irish singing from Donegal & Tory island.

52 min. documentary for TG4. 2000

Producer / Director: Peter Carr

 

Na Glúnta

Documentary exploring several generations of one family from Conemara.

30 min. documentaries for TG4. 2000

Producer: Ciarán Ó Cofaigh

Directors: Ciarán Ó Cofaigh & Darach Ó Scolaí

 

Deantús an Phoitín

Craft documentary about the traditional process of making poitín in Ireland.

52 min. documentary for TnaG & Discovery Channel. 1999

Producer / Director: Mac Dara Ó Curraidhín

 

Hands ‘The Basket Maker of Lough na Fuaighe’

Craft documentary about the master basket maker, Joe Hogan.

40 min. documentary for RTÉ. 1999

Producer / Director: David Shaw-Smith

 

Synge agus an Domhain Thiar

Documentary about the life of J.M. Synge and his relationship with the Aran Islands.

52 min. documentary for TnaG. 1999

Producer / Director: Mac Dara Ó Curraidhín

 

It Must be Done Right

Documentary about the life of the famous Irish actor, Donal McCann.

52 min. documentary for RTÉ / Festival Release. 1999

Producer: Tommy Collins

Director: Bob Quinn

(Nominated, Best Documentary, Irish Film & Television Awards 1999)

 

Michael Hartnett ‘Necklace of Wrens’

Documentary about the renowned poet, Michael Hartnett.

40 min. documentary for TnaG / RTÉ / Irish Film Board / The Arts Council / Festival Release. 1999

Producer: David Power

Director: Pat Collins

(Special Jury Award, Celtic Film & Television Festival 1999)

(Nominated, Best Documentary, Irish Film & Television Awards 1999)

(Nominated, Best Documentary, Yorkton Short Film Festival – The Golden Sheaf Awards 1999)

(Bronze Award, Documentary (Biography) Worldfest-Houston 1999)

 

Boddi Dolwyn - The last days of Dolwyn

Richard Burton’s brother Graham Jenkins travels to the village of Rhydymain in Wales,

where Richard made his first film ‘The Last Days of Dolywn’ in 1949.

52 min. documentary for S4C. 1998

Producers: David Evans, Andrew Galimore

Director: Andrew Galimore

(Welsh Language Master with some English)

 

Celtic Radicals

Six part series about radical Celtic politicians from Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

6 x 26 min. documentaries for TnaG, BBC Alba, S4C, RTÉ. 1998

Producer: David Evans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director: Andrew Galimore

Gordon Bruic

CURRICULUM VITAE

Name:              Gordon Bruic

Address:          14 Manor Close, Kingston, Galway

Phone:             +353 91 722524 / 086 3363590

Email:              gbruic@gmail.com

Websites:        http://gbruic.wix.com/gordon-bruic?fb_ref=Default

                         https://crew.mandy.com/aa/crew/profile/gordon-bruic-1

                         https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2390321/?fbclid=IwAR2W08qDagHacGFMyfcFEUr_Y1puOLmef5Ckv_-KTETQ8EO8l_6SLnL2P4g

Education / Training ‪

Television Production Certificate

RTÉ / Údarás na Gaeltachta 1992-93

 

Trainee / Apprentice / Assistant Editor

Telegael & Loopline Films 1993 – 1995

 

Digital Post Production Foundation & Masters

Pinewood Studios 1996

 

Information Technology & Digital Telecommunications

Open University 1998 - 1999

Career

Telegael: 1993 – 2001

Loopline Films: 1993 – 1997

Media Technology Consultant: 1994 – present

Media Educational Consultant: 1996 - present

Freelance Media Professional: 2001 - present

Black Field Films: 2015 - present

Production Roles

Editor: 1992 – 2019.

Over 55 single one hours, 27 single half hours, 12 six part series & 3 features,

as well as seasons 20 - 23 of the long running TG4 soap opera Ros na Rún.

 

Director / Assistant Director

Beithigh na Farraige 1991 / Bernadette: notes on a political journey 2011

 

 

Awards & Nominations

Mutiple commendations, over 36 nominations as well as 25 wins at various film & television festivals throughout the world, including 5 Celtic Media Festivals Awards (6 nominations), 5 Oireachtas Awards, 2 IFTA Awards (7 nominations), 2 Worldfest-Houston Awards (3 nominations), A Radharc Award and a nomination for a Grierson Award amongst others.

 

Lecturing

Various workshops & third level institutions: 1996 - 2012

Undergraduate to post graduate levels, including MA and PhD students.

Third level institutions include: GMIT, UCD, Trinity College Dublin & The Huston School of Film & Digital Media.

 

Languages

Fluent Irish & English.

Referees

 

Pat Collins / Harvest Films,

Spain, Baltimore,

 Co. Cork

028 20799 / 0872250945

 

Lelia Doolan / Digital Quilts

Killeenaran, Kilcolgan

Co. Galway

091 796010 / 087 7052526

selected editorial credits

Anna May 'Banríon an Plough'

Observational documentary about the National Ploughing Association matriarch Anna May McHugh.

Europe's largest outdoor event suffers a crisis which leads to a brief cancellation in 2018.

1 x 52 min. documentary for TG4 / 2018

Producer / Director: David Power

Doolin Folk Festival

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh presents two one hour music films from the 5th Doolin Folk Festival.

Acts include Luka Bloom, Susan O'Neill, Martin Hayes, Steve Cooney, Paul Brady and many more.

2 x 52 min. documentaries for TG4 / BBC Alba / 2018

Producers: Jackie Larkin & Suzanne Colwell

Director: John O'Donnell

Tocht na Mathair

A mother's grief examines the tragic story of 18 year old Sadhbh Ní Bhrádaigh

who died from pneumococcal meningitis on Christmas Night 2009.

1 x 25 min. documentary for TG4 / ILBF / 2018

Producers: Jacqueline Newell, Carol O'Connor

Director: Feilimí O'Connor

Dead Leaf Moth

A dark comedy where nothing is at it seems. A young woman uses her guile to manipulate those around her.

Lies, sex & cunning can both hide & reveal a truth - but is the truth one & the same?

1 x 22 min. drama for The Lir Academy / 2017

Producer: Dawn Mac Allister

Writer / Director: Louise Ní Fhiannachta

An Tulla

Formed in 1946, The Tulla Céile Band's ongoing cultural significance - both at home and abroad is explored.

1 x 52 min. documentary for TG4 / BAI / Festival Release 2016/2017

Producer: Jackie Larkin

Director: John O'Donnell

Ros na Rún

Twice weekly television soap opera with weekend omnibus.

82 x 25 min. / 41 x 50 min. television drama for TG4, Seasons 20-23, 2015/2019

Series Producers: Hugh Farley / Déirdre Ní Fhlatharta

Directors: Various

Secrets of Great British Castles

Historian Dan Jones explores the turbulent history behind six of Britain’s most famous castles:

Dover, The Tower of London, Warwick, Caernarfon, Stirling & Carrickfergus.

6 x 46 min. documentaries for Channel 5, 2015

Producers: Úna Shinners, Billy McGrath

Directors: Gerry Hoban, Maurice Sweeney

Danger! Amanda at Work

Four part ‘fish out of water’ series following Irish socialite Amanda Brunker as she

tries her hand at construction, tree surgery, pig farming and deep-sea fishing.

4 x 46 min. documentaries for TV3, 2014

Producer / Director: Conor O’Mahony

Into the Light

Several female survivors explore alternative healing approaches to try and come to terms

with the harsh realities of their abusive upbringings in Irish industrial schools.

1 x 25 min. documentary for festival release, 2014

Producer / Director: Hilary Dully

Ireland’s Ocean

Underwater marine wildlife series examining the myriad of creatures

living in, as well as visiting Irish coastal waters throughout the seasons.

4 x 25 min. documentaries for RTÉ / BAI, 2014

Producer / Director: Ken O’Sullivan

 

An bhean a shiúil trasna Mheirceá

Documentary about Máire Ní Dhubháin, a West Kerry woman who walked

across America during the height of the American civil war with her two young children.

52 min. documentary for TG4 / BAI / Festival Release. 2013

Producer: Jackie Larkin

Director: John O’Donnell

 

A Lost Son

Former Tánaiste & Minister for Justice Michael McDowell examines

the mysterious and controversial death of his uncle during the Irish Civil War.

52 min. documentary for RTÉ. 2012

Producer / Director: Niamh Sammon

 

In Time, In Tune

Documentary about the 25 year history of the Feakle Music Festival in Co. Clare.

40 Minute documentary for festival release / TG4 / Clare Local Development Company. 2012

Producer / Director: Hilary Dully

 

Dul i bhFiáin

A six part series about two men foraging from Northern Ireland to Southern Ireland.

6 x 25 min. documentaries for TG4 / NIS – ILBF. 2012

Producer / Director: Conor O’Mahony

 

John Doherty ‘Ar Leirg na Gaoithe’

Documentary about the famous Donegal fiddler, John Doherty.

51 min. documentary for TG4 / BAI / Festival Release. 2012

Producer: Ciarán Ó Maonaigh

Director: Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde

(Winner, Arts Documentary, Celtic Media Festival, 2013)

 

Bernadette ‘notes on a political journey’

Documentary exploring the public life of the civil rights

activist and former M.P. Bernadette Devlin McAliskey.

2 x 44 mins / 1 x 88 min. feature documentary for TV & festival release, TG4 / BAI. 2011

Producer / Director: Lelia Doolan

(Winner, Radharc Award, Documentary, 2012)

(Winner, Best Documentary, Irish Film New York, 2012)

(Nominated, Best use of archive in a factual production,

The FOCAL International Awards 2012 in Associated Press Archive)

(Winner, George Morrison Feature Documentary Award, Irish Film & Television Awards 2012)

(Nominated, The Grierson Award – Best Documentary at the 55th London Film Festival 2011)

(Winner, Best Feature Documentary, Galway Film Fleadh 2011)

(Winner, Paddy Hill Award, Best Feature Documentary, Document 9 Film Festival Glasgow 2011)

 

Farraigí na hÉireann

Marine wildlife series exploring Irish marine and coastal wildlife.

6 x 25 min. documentaries for TG4 / BAI. 2011

Producer / Director: Ken O’Sullivan

(Special Jury Award, Oceanography / Marine Biology, Worldfest-Houston 2013)

 

Remember Skibbereen

Documentary exploring the ravages of The Great Famine in Ireland,

with an emphasis on The Skibbereen Union which was the hardest hit in Ireland.

56 min. documentary for festival release / TG4. 2009

Producer / Director: Pat Collins

 

Na Coisithe

Documentary about Liam S. Gogan, Poet, Revolutionary, Lexicographer, Irish Scholar & Spy.

52 min. documentary for festival release / TG4 / BCI / Arts Council. 2009

Producer: Nicky Gogan

Director: Johnny Gogan

 

In the Blood

Documentary celebrating the centenary of the Kilfenora Céile Band.

52 min. documentary for RTÉ / The Irish Film Board / The Arts Council / TG4. 2009

Producer: Jackie Larkin

Director: John O’Donnell

 

Fear Mhachaire Chlochair

A profile of actor and former Irish volunteer Néilidh Mulligan, who was born in 1916.

25 min. documentary for TG4. 2008

Producer: Ciarán Ó Maonaigh

Director: Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde

 

Loch Dearg

A three-day pilgrimage on Loch Dearg is explored.

25 min. documentary for TG4. 2008

Producer / Director: Pat Collins

 

Sea Fever ‘An Irish Surf Odyssey’

A film about the history of surfing in Ireland from the 1960’s to the present day.

Feature documentary for Festival Release / TG4. 2007

Producer / Director: Ken O’Sullivan

(Krasnogorski Award, 7th International Festival of Sports Films, Moscow 2009)

 

Na Duganna

Observational documentary exploring the workings & history of the docks in Cork.

25 min. documentary for TG4. 2007

Producer: Ciara Nic Chormaic

Director: Pat Collins

 

Ar Thóir Logainmeacha

Cartographer Éamon Lankford completes his collection

of 250,000 place names from Cork & Kerry.

25 min. documentary for TG4. 2007

Producer / Director: Pat Collins

 

Ar Lorg Shorcha

Profile on the enigmatic sean-nós singer and radical academic Sorcha Ní Ghuairm, Ireland’s first

female socialist newspaper editor who died mysteriously in London after twenty years of anonymity.

52 min. documentary for TG4 / BCI. 2007

Producers: Carmel Ní Bhriain, Máire Ní Thuathail

Director: Briona Nic Dhiarmada

(Television Programme of the Year – Oireachtas na Gaeilge Media Awards 2007)

 

The History of the Devil

Since being cast out from The Kingdom Heaven the Devil has appeared

to many cultures in many different guises, from the Old Testament to the war on Iraq.

52 min. documentary for The Discovery Channel / History Channel / SBS Australia / TG4. 2007

Producer: Dave Flitton

Director: Greg Moodie

(English Language Master with an Irish version for TG4)

 

Taibhsí i mBéal na Gaoithe

Documentary about the acclaimed Irish Language Poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill.

52 min. documentary for RTÉ / The Irish Film Board. 2006

Producer: Niamh Ní Bhaoil

Director: Pat Collins

 

John ffrench 'A life in Colour'

Craft documentary, exploring John ffrench’s epic sixty year journey

to become a master ceramicist.

52 min. documentary for RTÉ / BCI / The Arts Council / The Irish Film Board. 2006

Producer / Director: David Shaw-Smith

 

Hands ‘Overture’

The 32 Hands films re-cut into one film to accompany the ‘Hands’ book.

30 minute film for The Film Corporation of Ireland. 2006

Producer / Director: David Shaw-Smith

 

Family Silver

Documentary exploring the murder of an Irish hairdresser in England. Convicted of manslaughter,

the killer (the victim’s lover) tries to lay claim to his victim’s estate.

40 min. documentary for RTÉ. 2005

Producer: Kate Fennel

Director: Robert Quinn

 

Cathair Chorcaí

A look at what the city of Cork means to its people.

52 min. documentary for TG4 / Cork 2005 / Festival Release. 2005

Producer / Director: Pat Collins

 

Traditions of Irish Life ‘The Log Boat’

A film exploring the use of log boats on the rivers of Ireland, from the

first settlers to the few remaining salmon fishermen on Irish rivers.

25 min. documentary for RTÉ. 2005

Producer / Director: David Shaw-Smith

Idir Shughraidh agus Dairire

Profile on the life author, actor & community activist Joe Steve Ó Neachtain.

52 min. documentary for TG4 / Festival Release. 2004

Producer / Director: Mac Dara Ó Curraidhín

(Oireachtas Programme of the year 2004)

(Nominated, Best Arts Documentary, Celtic Film Festival 2004)

 

Leaving Transylvania

A documentary about the plight of few remaining Transylvanian Saxons

living in the village of Aberjen since the fall of Communism in 1991.

52 min. documentary for ARTÉ / Festival Release. 2004

Producer: David Power

Director: Dieter Auner

(Commendations at The Venice & Romanian Film Festivals & The Galway Film Fleadh)

(Saxon Language Master with some Romanian & German)

 

The Empire of Juramidam

Documentary about The Church of the Eclectic Universal Flowing Light.

52 min. + 70 min. TV & feature documentary for ZDF / The Irish Film Board / NIFTC / Festival Release. 2004

Producer / Director: Colum Stapleton

(Winner, Best Documentary, Greencine Film Festival San Francisco 2005)

(Portuguese Language Master with some Italian, German, French & English)

 

Frank O’Connor ‘The Lonely Voice’

Documentary about the renowned short story writer, Frank O’Connor.

52 min. documentary for RTÉ / Cork 2005. 2003

Producer: Philip King

Director: Pat Collins

Sundays / Dé Domhnaigh in Éireann

Four short films exploring what Sunday means in the four provinces of Ireland.

52 min. documentary (4 x 13 min. short films) for TG4 / The Irish Film Board. 2003

Producer: Pat Collins

Directors: Pat Collins, Eamon Little, Adrian McCarthy

Gaeltacht Thír Eoghain ‘The lost language of The Sperrin Glens’

Documentary exploring the lost Irish language dialect of the Sperrin Glens in Omagh.

25 min. documentary for TG4 / Northern Irish Film & Television Council. 2003

Producer: Carmel O’Brien

Director: Brendan McAleer

 

Abbas Kiarostami ‘The Art of Living’

Documentary about the Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami.

52 min. documentary for Festival Release / The Irish Film Board / MK2 / The Arts Council. 2003

Producers: Pat Collins, Fergus Daly, Seamus McSwiney

Directors: Pat Collins, Fergus Daly

(Feature Documentary Award, Galway Film Fleadh, 2003)

(Audience Award, Galway Film Fleadh, 2003)

(Iranian / Farsi Language Master with some French & English)

 

Máirtín Ó Direain ‘An Charraig Stoite’

Documentary about the Irish language poet from the Aran Islands, Máirtín Ó Direain.

52 min. documentary for TG4 / The Irish Film Board. 2003

Producer / Director: Mac Dara Ó Curraidhín

(Nominated for the best Irish language programme, Irish Film & Television Awards, 2003)

 

Dara Beag ‘file pobail’

Documentary about the Aran islander and people’s poet, Dara Beag Ó Fatharta.

52 min. documentary for TG4 / Festival Release. 2003

Producer / Director: Seán Ó Cualain

 

Dúiche

The story of Irish agriculture since E.U. membership in 1973.

6 x 26 min. documentaries for TG4. 2002

Producer: Máire Ní Thuathail

Director: Peter Carr

 

Togail Grianain

Documentary exploring the construction of a latter day megalithic cairn in Sligo.

26 min. documentary for TG4. 2002

Producer / Director: Colum Stapleton

 

Oileán Thoraí

Documentary exploring 18 months of day-to-day life on Tory island.

52 min. documentary for TG4 / The Irish Film Board / Festival Release. 2002

Producer / Director: Pat Collins

(Winner, Best Documentary, Irish Film & Television Awards, 2003)

(Nominated for The Best Irish Language Programme, Irish Film & Television Awards, 2003)

(Programme of the Year, Oireachtas na Gaeilge, 2003)

(Factual Documentary Award, Celtic Film Festival, 2002)

(Selected for the Official Programme of Cultural Irlandais Paris, 2005)

(Audience Award, Best TG4 Documentary televised during TG4’s first 10 years of broadcasting)

 

Tell me Captain Strange

The story of UFOs in Ireland, past and present.

52 min. documentary for RTÉ / The Irish Film Board / Festival Release. 2001

Producer / Director: Colum Stapleton

 

Liam Ó Flatharta ‘Idir dhá Theanga’

Documentary about the renowned author Liam Ó Flatharta / Liam Ó Flaherty.

52 min. documentary for TG4. 2001

Producer: Ciarán Ó Cofaigh

Director: Mac Dara Ó Curraidhín

(Winner, Arts Documentary, International Celtic Film and Television Festival 2003

(Galway Film Fleadh Award 2002)

 

Mairtín Ó Cadhain ‘Is mise Cré na Cille’

Documentary about the controversial teacher, author and activist Mairtín Ó Cadhain.

52 min. documentary for TG4. 2001

Producer: Ciarán Ó Cofaigh

Director: Mac Dara Ó Curraidhín

Tomás Mac Eoin ‘Seo Aonair’

Documentary about the life of the poet and entertainer, Tomás Jimmy Mac Eoin.

52 min. documentary for TG4. 2001

Producer: Ciarán Ó Cofaigh

Director: Mac Dara Ó Curraidhín

(Special programme screening, Oireachtas na Gaeilge 2001)

(Programme of the Year, Oireachtais na Gaeilge 2001)

(Nominated, Best Documentary, Irish Film & Television Awards 2001)

(Nominated, Best Documentary, Celtic Film Festival 2002)

(Spirit of the Festival Award, Celtic Film Festival 2002)

 

Aoife

Documentary about the Irish disk jockey Aoife Nic Canna.

26 min. documentary for TG4. 2001

Producer: Ciarán Ó Cofaigh

Director: Rachel O’Connor

 

Vincent ‘The man who won the lotto & bought the dole office’

Ob. Doc. following the restoration of the former White Star Line offices in Cobh, Co. Cork

by eccentric lottery millionaire, Vincent Keaney.

52 min. documentary for RTÉ. 2000

Producer / Director: Peter Carr

Irish Dreamtime

Documentary series exploring how Irish people view their heritage, past & present.

6 x 26 min. documentary films for RTÉ / The Heritage Council / Festival Release. 2000

Producer: Catherine Tiernan

Director: Frank Stapleton

 

The Department

Observational documentary series exploring the inner workings

of The Department of Social, Community and Family Affairs.

6 x 26 min. documentaries for RTÉ. 2000

Producer: Catherine Tiernan

Director: Peter Carr

Amhairghin 'Postcards from the Hedge'

A collection of seven short films exploring contemporary and early Irish poetry.

7 x 4 min. films for TG4 / Irish Film Board / Northern Ireland Arts Council / Festival Release. 2000

Producer / Director: Tommy Collins

 

Ré na Ceilpe

Craft doc. examining the traditional methods of seaweed harvesting & kelp making.

30 min. film for TG4. 2000

Producer / Director: Mac Dara Ó Curraidhín

 

Hands ‘Liam Ó Neill, Woodturner’

Craft documentary exploring techniques of small and large-scale woodturning.

26 min. and 45 min. documentaries for RTÉ. 2000

Producer / Director: David Shaw-Smith

An Fear a Phléasc

Documentary about the Irish language publisher & author Micheál Ó Conghaile.

30 min. documentary for TG4. 2000

Producer: Brian Ó Cróinín

Director: Johnny Gogan

An Bealach Ó Dheas / Wild Ireland

Hill walking series following Dermot Somers as he walks from the northerly most point of Ireland,

Malin Head, to the southerly most point of Ireland, Mizen Head.

6 x 26 min. documentaries for RTÉ / International distribution. 2000

Producer / Director: John Murray

(Shortlisted Finalist – Documentary Series, Worldfest-Houston 1999)

 

Sean Nós ‘Thír Chonaill’

Documentary covering traditional Irish singing from Donegal & Tory island.

52 min. documentary for TG4. 2000

Producer / Director: Peter Carr

Na Glúnta

Documentary exploring several generations of one family from Conemara.

30 min. documentaries for TG4. 2000

Producer: Ciarán Ó Cofaigh

Directors: Ciarán Ó Cofaigh & Darach Ó Scolaí

Deantús an Phoitín

Craft documentary about the traditional process of making poitín in Ireland.

52 min. documentary for TnaG & Discovery Channel. 1999

Producer / Director: Mac Dara Ó Curraidhín

Hands ‘The Basket Maker of Lough na Fuaighe’

Craft documentary about the master basket maker, Joe Hogan.

40 min. documentary for RTÉ. 1999

Producer / Director: David Shaw-Smith

Synge agus an Domhain Thiar

Documentary about the life of J.M. Synge and his relationship with the Aran Islands.

52 min. documentary for TnaG. 1999

Producer / Director: Mac Dara Ó Curraidhín

 

It Must be Done Right

Documentary about the life of the famous Irish actor, Donal McCann.

52 min. documentary for RTÉ / Festival Release. 1999

Producer: Tommy Collins

Director: Bob Quinn

(Nominated, Best Documentary, Irish Film & Television Awards 1999)

 

Michael Hartnett ‘Necklace of Wrens’

Documentary about the renowned poet, Michael Hartnett.

40 min. documentary for TnaG / RTÉ / Irish Film Board / The Arts Council / Festival Release. 1999

Producer: David Power

Director: Pat Collins

(Special Jury Award, Celtic Film & Television Festival 1999)

(Nominated, Best Documentary, Irish Film & Television Awards 1999)

(Bronze Award, Documentary (Biography) Worldfest-Houston 1999)

(Nominated, Best Documentary, Yorkton Short Film Festival – The Golden Sheaf Awards 1999)

 

Boddi Dolwyn 'The last days of Dolwyn'

Richard Burton’s brother Graham Jenkins travels to the village of Rhydymain in Wales,

where Richard made his first film ‘The Last Days of Dolywn’ in 1949.

52 min. documentary for S4C. 1998

Producers: David Evans, Andrew Galimore

Director: Andrew Galimore

(Welsh Language Master with some English)

 

Celtic Radicals

Six part series about radical Celtic politicians from Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

6 x 26 min. documentaries for TnaG, BBC Alba, S4C, RTÉ. 1998

Producer: David Evans

Director: Andrew Galimore

 

Eoghan Mac Cormaic

Documentary about the life of the political activist Eoghan Mac Cormaic who learnt

the Irish language whilst sharing a cell with Bobby Sands in Long Kesh.

40 min. documentary for TnaG. 1998

Producers / Director: Dara Ó Baoill

 

Pobal agus Plearaca

Documentary about a rural Irish Language Arts Festival, Pléaráca Chonamara.

26 min. documentary for TnaG / RTÉ / Údarás na Gaeltachta. 1998

Producer: Brian Ó Cróinín

Director: Johnny Gogan

 

Litreacha Abhaile

Six part series about Irish speakers living in European cities.

6 x 26 min. documentaries for RTÉ. 1997

Producer: Catherine Tiernan

Director: Jane Kelly

 

Ann & Eileen

The story of a miscarriage of justice, which lead to two young Donegal sisters

being imprisoned in England on explosive charges.

26 min. documentaries for TnaG. 1997

Producer / Director: Mairéad ‘Dinny’ Ní Ghallchóir

 

Clocha

Stories from the megalithic landscape of West Kerry

are presented and brought to life by poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill.

4 x 40 mins. documentaries for TnaG, 1997

Producer: Macella Connelly

Director: Noel O'Briain

Seó Bothar

Magazine series presented by Paidí Ó Lionaird & Áine Bric..

8 x 26 mins. for TnaG, 1997

Producer: Macella Connelly, Chips Chipperfield

Director: Macella Connelly

Ballycopeland Windmill

Craft documentary about the last remaining working windmill in East Co. Down.

30 min. film for BBC NI / Northern Ireland Environment Agency. 1997

Producer / Director: David Shaw-Smith

Cinniúint De Gallaí

Observational Documentary about Brendan Galway

becoming a lead dancer with Riverdance.

52 min. film for TnaG. 1996

Producers: Carmel Ní Bhriain, Máire Ní Thuathail

Director: David McKenna

 

Muintir na gCurach

Documentary about the tradition of currach racing in Connemara.

52 min. film for TnaG. 1996

Producer / Director: Mac Dara Ó Curraidhín

(Oireachtas Award winning documentary, 1996)

 

Éire Neodrach

Six part series about Irish neutrality during the Second World War / The Emergency.

6 x 26 min. documentaries for TnaG. 1996

Producer: Adelaide McCarthy

Director: Justin McCarthy

 

Simply Delicious ‘Meals in Minutes’

Cookery Series with Darina Allen

6 x 26 min. shows for RTÉ. 1996

Producer / Director: Colette Farmer

 

The Stunning

Filmed over several years, Irish rock band ‘The Stunning’ comes to terms

with the fact that they are about to split up so they have their last waltz.

52 min. documentary for RTÉ. 1995

Producer / Director: Justin McCarthy

 

Ruby Backdrop

Ob. Doc. celebrating over forty years of the Wexford Opera Festival.

26 min. documentary for RTÉ. 1994

Producer / Director: Barrie Dowdall

 

St. Patrick ‘The living legend’

An exploration into what Irish identity means to people from far and wide.

52 min. documentary for RTÉ. 1994

Producers: Catherine Tiernan, Frank Stapleton

Director: Justin McCarthy

 

Battlefield ‘The Fall of France’ – Parts 1&2

Two-part documentary exploring how France fell to Germany

during the Second World War.

2 x 52 min. documentaries for BBC, PBS, The Military Channel, Discovery, Polygram. 1994

Producers: Dave Flitton, Dave McWhinnie

Director: Justin McCarthy

 

Battlefield ‘The Battle of Stalingrad’ – Parts 1&2

Two-part documentary exploring one of the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare.

2 x 52 min. documentaries for BBC, PBS, The Military Channel, Discovery, Polygram. 1994

Producers: Dave Flitton, Dave McWhinnie

Director: Justin McCarthy

 

Beithigh na Farraige

Historical documentary about Blasket Island & West Kerry Naomhóg traditions (currach traditions).

26 min. documentary for RTÉ, Údarás na Gaeltachta 1992-93

Producer / Director: Gordon Bruic