New Economic Analysis to be carried out into Irish TV, Film and Animation Sector

The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, has today (Wednesday) announced that she has commissioned an economic analysis of our screen based creative industries. The study will examine the economic impact and potential of the Irish film, TV and animation sector. The commissioning of the study is committed to in the Action Plan for Jobs 2016.

Following an open tender process, Olsberg SPI Ltd in association with Nordicity, have been selected to conduct the study. A steering group led by Minister Humphreys’ Department, with representatives of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, the Irish Film Board and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland will liaise with the successful tenderer.

Speaking today Minister Humphreys said:

“The Irish audio visual sector is a growing industry with huge potential. 2016 has been a fantastic year for the film industry, with wide international acclaim for a number of Irish productions. Our animation sector has been going from strength to strength in recent years and the increasing demand for high quality TV productions also provides new opportunities.

“While we know that the audio visual sector supports thousands of jobs, I believe there is significant potential for further growth in the years ahead. It has also been a number of years since a comprehensive study of the sector was carried out. This economic analysis will consider the scale and economic contribution of the screen-based creative industries and examine its potential to expand further.

“The economic analysis will be carried out in less than six months and will then help to inform Government strategies and initiatives as we seek to enhance Ireland’s reputation as a home of creative talent.”

 

Cork Film Festival 2016

Screen Training Ireland are delighted to announce their support of Alt. Fund and the Industry Documentary Day at Cork Film Festival 2016. The Festival takes place in Cork from the 11th to the 20th of November 2016.

Alt.Fund is Cork Film Festival’s brand new seminar for emerging film professionals which explores innovative and non-traditional models for financing your work and developing your audience.

From working with brands, nonprofits and creative agencies to lessons in targeting your audience and securing distribution, this session will revolutionise the way you think about getting your film financed and seen. Curated for newly established film professionals, this event looks beyond traditional models of film finance and opens a host of other ways to achieve your creative goals and expand your audiences.

The day is a mixture of interactive sessions, case studies, and a survey of recent developments in crowdfunding.This is an opportunity to experiment, to push the boundaries, to think about the way films are told and to present true life in bold and innovative ways.

Speakers at ALT.FUND will include renowned Irish producer Conor Barry of Savage Productions; Luke Moody, Director of Film Programming, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Matt Diegan, Producer Just So London and more TBA…

Alt.Fund takes place on Thursday 17 November at 11am in the River Lee Hotel.

As Cork Film Festival continues to expand its focus on high quality Irish and International Documentary Cinema, the Industry Documentary Day a new flagship event brings together Irish and international industry leaders to discuss the landscape in which projects are conceived of, developed and distributed.

The packed day will address agenda-setting issues within the industry and explore the worlds of festival programming, the changing landscapes of commissioning and distribution and explore unique productions.

Doc Day seeks to inform, debate, inspire and connect through a range of panel discussions, case studies and talks which address the needs and interests of the documentary industry.  Importantly, the day offers participants and industry members the opportunity to network with industry leaders, peers and key figures from the international market-place.

To close out the day, Kim Longinotto, a paragon of documentary filmmaking will deliver a keynote address.

Other speakers include Serafina diFelice (Associate Director of Programming, Hot Docs), Oli Harbottle (Head of Distribution, Dogwoof), Luke Moody Director of Film Programming, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Patrick O’Neill (Managing Director, Wildcard Distribution), Alan Maher (CEO / Producer, Roads Entertainment), Brendan J Byrne (Creative Director, Fine Point Films), and many more TBA.

The Documentary Industry Day takes place on Friday 18 November at 10.30am in the River Lee Hotel.

For further information and to book a ticket please visit the Cork Film Festival website.

 

 

Limerick Open Day Training Needs Survey

Following on from the success of the Film Industry Open Day in Troy Studios, Limerick, Screen Training Ireland is seeking further feedback on training needs in the region.

To this end, a Training Needs Survey is now live at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TroyOpenDaySurvey

The survey is a means by which Screen Training Ireland can collect further information on the profile of prospective new entrants to the industry, and gauge levels of interest in training initiatives for particular departments.

If you are interested in training for any area of film production in the Mid West or surrounding regions, please go to the link above to complete the survey.  The survey contains 22 short questions, and should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete.  The survey closes at Midnight on Friday 25th November 2016. 

Masterclass with Documentary Filmmaker George Carey

Screen Training Ireland are delighted to support a documentary masterclass with George Carey at the 16th Cleraun Media Conference taking place 11th to 13th of November in Chartered Accountants House, Dublin. This year’s conference title is Investigative Journalism on the Digital Frontier – New Sources, New Tools, New Technologies, and New Audiences.

George Carey’s masterclass will focus on producing an independent documentary (storytelling, research, financing, production, distribution). The masterclass will include a screening of his film MASTERSPY OF MOSCOW – GEORGE BLAKE which was shown on BBC 4 Storyville last year and nominated for a Grierson Award.

Carey’s other credits include TERROR IN THE MALL, BABITSKY’S WAR and THE VALLEY which won the Prix Italia and the Golden Nymph in Monte Carlo; as well as his landmark documentary series RUSSIA with Jonathan Dimbleby, THE PLAGUE, CENTURY ROAD, VISIONS OF HEAVEN AND HELL AND TESTING GOD. Before becoming an independent producer Carey worked at the BBC where he was the creator and first Editor of Newsnight and later Editor of Panorama. After 20 years running a successful independent company, Mentorn Media, he returned to shooting and directing his own films, many in Russia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Carey_(film-maker)

The masterclass takes place on Friday, 11th November at 7.30pm. For further information and a full breakdown of the conference please visit www.cleraunmedia.com

Cleraun Media have offered free conference passes to the first 20 people to contact info@cleraunmedia.com stating they saw the conference advertised on the Screen Training Ireland website. Please note you need to contact the above email address requesting your pass as we are not involved in the administration of these passes.

Tickets for the conference can be purchased online at Eventbrite

The 16th Cleraun Media Conference is supported by RTÉ, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, the Irish News in Belfast, and Amárach Research.

Showcase of Emerging Opportunities within the Film, Animation and Wider AV Industry

Only 10 days to go till the South Eastern Creative Corridor Symposium which highlights emerging opportunities within the creative audio visual sector. On Thursday 3rd November many of the key players in the creative Industries will take part in a symposium organised by the South Eastern Creative Corridor initiative at Wicklow County Campus in Rathnew. This event, the first in a year-long programme to build capacity in the sector, will explore emerging opportunities in the Industry to build on the legacy of success of this sector within the South Eastern region.

Siún Ní Raghallaigh, CEO of Ardmore Studios will make the key note address at the event. Expert industry panellists on the day include Paul Young of Cartoon Saloon, Jim Duggan of Screen Scene, Naomi Moore of Windmill Lane Recording and Sarah Dillon of The Irish Film Board. Attendance at the event is open to all industry stakeholders whether they are an existing business in the sector or would like to start a new business or sell existing products and services into this vibrant industry. Oscar winning director Anders Walter and producer Kim Magnusson recently participated in the official launch event for the SECC initiative along with Hollywood superstar Zoe Saldana on 6th October.

The vision for the SECC programme encompasses a broad range of activities categorised as ‘Creative Industry’ that are related to audio visual production. Companies who sign up for the programme will take part in training workshops, networking events and mentoring meetings in each of the five counties. One of the most exciting elements of the programme is that there is an investment fund of €100,000 available to pitch for by successful applicants. Delivery of the programme will take place in each of the five partner counties with close collaboration between the Entrepreneurs Academy who are delivering the programme and LEO Wicklow, LEO Tipperary, LEO Wexford, LEO Carlow and LEO Kilkenny. To register an interest in participating in the initiative or attending the symposium see www.creativecorridor.ie

About LEO Wicklow and the SECC Initiative

LEO Wicklow were successful in winning funding under the LEO Competitive Fund Scheme 2015-2017 to implement the ‘South East Creative Corridor’ programme. The overall objective of the programme is to consolidate an Audio Visual sector creative hub in the South Eastern region encompassing counties Wicklow, Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny and Tipperary through an extensive networking, mentoring and training programmes for established SMEs and Start-Ups servicing the creative industries. The Local Enterprise Office Wicklow promotes the development of enterprise in County Wicklow by focusing on the creation of enterprise awareness, providing management training and mentoring services for small business and by providing a range of financial incentives. A network of thirty one Local Enterprise Offices are based nationally through the local authorities and will still act as ‘one stop shops’ to deliver enterprise supports in their local regions.

About The Entrepreneurs Academy

The Entrepreneurs Academy, formerly QED Training, was set up by Joanne Hession almost 20 years ago. Joanne is a portfolio entrepreneur and recognised leader in training and business development in Ireland. Since it began The Entrepreneurs Academy has trained and supported the start and growth of thousands of small businesses each year. The Academy’s training varies from one day business training Boot Camps to 6 month full-time training programmes, while also training staff and bigger businesses on SME strategies. The Academy is more than a training company, it is a nationwide movement on track to change the face of small business in Ireland.

Picture:On the set of INTO THE BADLANDS at Powerscourt Waterfall, Co. Wicklow.

VFX and Animation Graduate Traineeship – Participants and Host Studios Announced

The VFX and Animation Graduate Traineeship programme was launched on Saturday 22nd October in Dublin with a day-long symposium packed full of exciting talks on the latest creative and technological advances in the area of VFX and animation.

The Irish animation and VFX sectors are increasingly central to Ireland’s digital and creative economy, with animation alone employing more than 1,000 full time staff.  The Graduate Traineeship Programme is targeted at developing industry-focused skills in a workplace setting, supported by award-winning studios such as Brown Bag Films, Cartoon Saloon, Boulder Media, and Screen Scene VFX among others. The programme includes on-the-job training and mentoring as well as additional specialist training delivered through Animation Skillnet and Screen Training Ireland.

Participating studios and trainees for the 2016/17 Graduate Traineeship Programme are:

Brown Bag Films (Trainee: Emma Williamson); Cartoon Saloon (Trainees:  Graeme Lee and Jose Manuel Navarro); Boulder Media (Trainees: Terence McManus and Marc Hendry); Egg VFX (Trainee: Paris Taylor-Jones); Igloo Animations (Trainee: Julie Rush); JAM Media (Trainees: Des Soon, Grainne Hegarty and Jessica Patterson); Kavaleer (Trainee: Dylan Kerslake); Kite Entertainment (Trainee: Luke Foley); Piranha Bar (Trainee: Susan Curry); Salty Dog Pictures (Trainees: Oscar Nickelsen and Viktoria Katona); Monster Entertainment (Trainee: Lea Farrell); Screen Scene VFX (Trainee: Keith Clinton); Windmill Lane VFX (Trainee: Chloe Phipps) and Vstream (Trainee: Stephen Boland).

The one-day symposium included presentations from top Irish and international animation and VFX practitioners, including Sharon Calahan, Cinematographer, Pixar Animation Studios (A BUGS LIFE, TOY STORY 2, FINDING NEMO, RATATOUILLE, CARS 2,THE GOOD DINOSAUR); Richard Baneham, VFX/Animation Supervisor, Weta (AVATAR, LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS, THE RETURN OF THE KING, THE IRON GIANT); Troy Saliba, Animation Supervisor, Sony Pictures Imageworks, (ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, THE SMURFS 3D, G-FORCE 3D, MONSTER HOUSE 3D, THE HAUNTED MANSION); Chris Landreth, award winning Film Director and Animator (RYAN,THE END, BINGO, THE SPINE, Subconscious Password); Simon Kay, Motion Capture Supervisor, Double Negative (WONDER WOMAN, FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, ANT MAN, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON); Mary Pike, 3D Modeller and Modelmaker, The Workhouse (ALICE: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, AVATAR, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, THE HOBBIT TRILOGY, ELYSIUM, THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN); and Wouter Tulp, Character Designer (TRIPLE TROUBLE, THE SEVENTH DWARF).

Following the symposium, The Visual Effects Society London Section presented a special Dublin screening of 20th Century Fox’s MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, followed by a Q&A with VFX Supervisor Frazer Churchill (THE WORLD’S END; SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD; CHILDREN OF MEN), supported by Eurotek Ireland and Chaos Group.

The VFX and Animation Symposium is an initative of Screen Training Ireland and Animation Skillnet, and supported by the Irish Film Board, the Industrial Development Authority, and Enterprise Ireland.

 

VFX and Animation Symposium Schedule Announced

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The schedule for the VFX and Animation Symposium, taking place on Saturday 22nd October, has been announced. The event will include presentations from top Irish and international animation and VFX practitioners.

Below are the speakers for the day.  There is still time to register for the event on the Animation Skillnet website at www.animationskillnet.ie.

Sharon Calahan joined Pixar Animation Studios in 1994 as lighting supervisor on the studio’s first feature film, “Toy Story.” She then served as director of photography on “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2,” and the Academy Award®-winning features “Ratatouille” and “Finding Nemo.” She worked in the same role on Disney•Pixar’s Golden Globe®-nominated feature, “Cars 2.” Most recently she was the visual designer, and director of photography for lighting on Disney•Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur.”

Calahan studied graphic design, illustration and photography. Following art school, she began her career as an art director for broadcast television and video production.  Prior to joining Pixar, she was a lighting director at Pacific Data Images completing commercial work, longer format television, and graphics packages.  She is a member of the cinematography branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and a member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).

Richie Baneham studied classical animation in Ballyfermot College of Further Education. Following his degree, Richie relocated to LA where he worked across a number of smaller projects before being selected to work on Brad Bird’s ‘The Iron Giant’ in 1999.  From there Richie worked on a number of other projects- including character animation for Gollum in “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” and “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King”.

Following his work on “Lord of the Rings” Richie moved on to working on James Cameron’s “Avatar”. Alongside his three fellow visual effect supervisors on the project, Richie won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects at the 82nd Academy Awards and the visual effects category at the 2010 BAFTAs.  Richie is Animation Supervisor at Weta Digital.

Troy Saliba is an animation supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks, most recently overseeing Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass”, directed by James Bobin.  Previously, Troy served as animation supervisor on Disney’s “Oz The Great and Powerful” with director Sam Raimi and Sony Pictures Animation’s live-action/ animated feature, “The Smurfs” (3D).

In his ten years at Sony Pictures Imageworks, Saliba has served as the Animation supervisor on the family adventure film “G-Force” (3D), “Monster House” (3D) and “The Haunted Mansion”, and worked as a senior animator on the Academy Award-winning “Spiderman 2”, “Stuart Little 2” – winner of the Visual Effects Society award in 2003 for Best Character Animation in an Animated Motion Picture – and Imageworks’ first CG short – “The Chubbchubbs!” winner of an Academy Award® for Best Animated Short Film.

Prior to Imageworks, Saliba was Supervising Animator on the 2001 Paramount Pictures/ Nickelodeon Movies feature “Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius” – one of the first animated films ever to be nominated for an Oscar.  In 1995, Saliba served as Animation Director on the feature films “Anastasia” and Titan AE” for Fox Animation.

Simon Kay began his career in 1995 studying 2D classical animation at Ballyfermot Senior College, Dublin.  Upon graduation, Simon moved into 3D computer animation, working at Acclaim Entertainment.

After a number of years working in the video game industry, focusing on motion capture, Simon went from mo-cap consumer to mo-cap provider, working as a Project Manager at Centroid Motion Capture. Building on this video games experience, Simon began working on a variety of Television, Video Game and Visual Effects projects.

In 2008, Simon joined Double Negative as Mo-cap Supervisor.  Simon has worked on a number of projects with Double Negative as motion capture supervisor including the upcoming releases “Wonder Woman” and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, as well as recent releases “Star Trek Beyond”, “The Huntsman: Winter’s War”, “Ant-Man” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron” to name but a few.

Mary Pike has over 12 years’ experience working in design and manufacture for film. She began working at Weta Workshop in 2007 and eventually ran the Modelmaking and 3D Modelling Departments as well as being the Assistant Workshop Supervisor. She was involved in projects such as “Avatar”, “Mad Max: Fury Road”, The Hobbit Trilogy, Elysium and “The Amazing Spiderman 2”.

She now specialises in 3D Modelling and Manufacture for Art Department, spending much of the last few years in this role on “Alice Through the Looking Glass” and “Star Wars Episode VIII”.

She is currently working in Ireland where she and her husband run their own design and manufacture company, The Workhouse.

Wouter Tulp is a freelance character designer. Since 2001, Wouter has been working professionally as an illustrator. Wouter is known for his versatility, and besides illustration on over a hundred children’s books, his caricatures and editorial illustrations have been published in national newspapers and magazines.

After having a successful career of more than a decade in the Netherlands, Wouter decided to shift his focus to character design. In 2014, Wouter began working as a character designer for the Dutch 2D feature “Trippel Trouble”, before moving on to The German CG feature “The Seventh Dwarf”, directed by the late Harald Sipermann. Since then Wouter has worked on many international feature film projects and is currently working for Sony Pictures Animation.

Chris Landreth started his career as a mechanical engineer, until 1990 when he decided to move into animation. Shortly after this, he joined Alias Inc. (Now Autodesk), where he created two CG-animated short films, “The End” and “Bingo”. Both films explored storytelling based on human psychology as much as photorealistic character animation. He calls this approach ‘Psychorealism’.

Chris continued this approach in his animated short “Ryan”. Produced by the National Film Board of Canada and Copperheart Animation, “Ryan” received over 60 international awards, including an Academy Award in 2005.  Chris’ most recent film “Subconscious Password” (2013) premiered at the Annecy International Animation Festival, where it was awarded with the festival’s grand prize, The Annecy Crystal for Best Short Film.

In addition to filmmaking, Chris teaches ‘Making Faces’, an intensive course on Facial Animation, to schools, universities and animation studios worldwide.

Frazer Churchill began his career at the Moving Picture Company (MPC) where he became one of five artists who set up its new film division in 1994. From there, Churchill then went on to be a co-founding member of Double Negative in 1998, where the team worked on its first show, “Pitch Black”.

Since then, Churchill has been BAFTA-nominated for his work on “Children of Men” in 2006 and has worked as visual effects supervisor on a number of successful and visually stunning films such as “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World”, “The World’s End” and the newly released “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”.

The 6th Irish Film Festival London to open with A DATE FOR MAD MARY

The Irish Film Festival London is delighted to announce A DATE FOR MAD MARY as this year’s opening night film. Based on Yasmine Akram’s play, A DATE FOR MAD MARY sees director Darren Thornton make an exceptional feature debut. Boasting stellar performances from its predominantly female cast, and in particular from lead actress Seána Kerslake, the film is a note-perfect snapshot of modern Ireland.

Kerslake plays Mary, who upon release following a six-month prison sentence, returns home to Drogheda, eager to reunite with best friend Charlene (Charleigh Bailey), for whom she is about to act as maid of honour. Annoyed by Charlene’s assumption that she won’t have a date for the wedding, Mary joins a dating agency, embarking on a series of disastrous encounters before events take an unexpected turn.

However, this is no formulaic rom-com; the focus instead is on female relationships and a character in transition who veers from violent to vulnerable, abrasive to funny, all brilliantly conveyed through Kerslake’s powerful, nuanced performance. The film was the joint-winner of the Best Irish Feature Film (alongside THE YOUNG OFFENDERS) at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh.

Speaking on the decision to open the festival with A DATE FOR MAD MARY Festival Director Kelly O’Connor says: “Opening this year’s festival with A DATE FOR MAD MARY was our goal since July when we first saw it in Galway. Seána Kerslake knocked it out of the park with this performance, alongside the exceptional supporting female cast in Tara and Charleigh. Simply stunning.”

A DATE FOR MAD MARY screens at 8.30pm at Regent Street Cinema on Weds 23rd November, and will be accompanied by a Q&A with director and cast.

Returning to the capital’s cinemas this November for the 6th year, the Irish Film Festival London (IFFL) will bring an exciting line-up of the very best in contemporary Irish cinema to London audiences. The five-day festival, which counts Director Lenny Abrahamson (Room, Frank, Garage) and Casting Director Ros Hubbard (Lord of the Rings, The Bourne Ultimatum) among its patrons, brings together industry professionals, film fans and fans of Irish Arts & Culture alike. Focusing on Irish productions, scripts and casts, it provides a significant platform for Irish Film in London, and ensures that the best of Irish creative talent is promoted here in the UK.  Irish films and filmmakers also have the opportunity to walk away with one of our coveted festival awards The festival gets support from the Emigrant’s Support Programme, Irish Film Board, the IFI, Film London and Culture Ireland.

Irish Film London also runs events throughout the year, including the film section of the St. Patrick’s Day Festival with the GLA, children’s cinema programmes, networking and film industry talks/ workshops.

The Irish Film Festival London runs from 23rd to 27th November 2016. See www.irishfilmlondon.com for more details.

Tickets for A Date for Mad Mary can be found at http://bit.ly/MadMaryRegentSt

Huge Turnout for Film Industry Open Day in Limerick

Huge Turnout for Film Industry Open Day in Limerick to Encourage Job Opportunities and Film and TV Production Activity in the Mid-West Region

Speakers included YOUNG OFFENDERS director Peter Foott, multi award-winning Costume Design Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh and The Rubberbandits.

Almost a thousand people turned out for the Screen Training Ireland and Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) Film Industry Open Day in Troy Studios, Castletroy, Limerick on Saturday the 15th of October, which forms part of the overall strategy to grow film and television production activity in the Mid-West region.

“We are delighted to see such a high turnout and interest in this event. With the development of TROY Studios in Limerick, we believe there is a major opportunity to grow film and television production activity across the Mid-West region. As part of the IFB’s strategy announced early this year, job creation is at the core of our policy of growth for the audio-visual sector and training is a key element of this. This event has been organised with the aim of mapping current levels of skills across the region, in order to gauge the necessary training courses needed to allow people interested in working in the film and television sector to train and pick up additional skillsets” said James Hickey, Chief Executive, Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board.

“We are working closely with Innovate Limerick and the Education Training Boards in the region to build strong foundations for growth. Of central importance is the ability for individuals to acquire the necessary skills in order to develop freelance careers within the film and television sector, which can offer a long-term continuum of employment.”

Aimed at school leavers, job seekers, new entrants to the labour market, graduates and those seeking information on the industry, the day has served as an opportunity to hear from some of the industry’s most experienced professionals and heads of departments providing a 360-degree view of a production.

YOUNG OFFENDERS Director Peter Foott delivered a keynote address which was followed by sessions from heads of departments in production, accounts, camera and lighting, sound, art department, costume, make-up and hair, set craft/construction, props and continuity. 

Top industry speakers from the Mid-West included multi award-winning Costume Designer Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh (BREAKFAST ON PLUTO, BECOMING JANE, BRIDESHEAD REVISITED, THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY, LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP); Noëlette Buckley, Line Producer (HAYWIRE, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, DISCO PIGS, THE FALL, BALLYKISSANGEL, FRANK  JIMMY’S HALL, WOLF HALL); Conor Dennison, Production Designer/Art Director (TITANIC: BLOOD AND STEEL, VIKINGS).

Other speakers included Rebecca Daly, Accountant (ROOM, THE LOBSTER, FRANK, GLASSLAND); Hannah Quinn, Assistant Director (MAZE, THE CANAL, THE JOURNEY, FOYLES WAR, TITANIC: BLOOD AND STEEL); James Maguire, Gaffer (THE SECRET SCRIPTURE, BROOKLYN, RIPPER STREET, REBELLION); Dan Birch, Sound (THE SECRET SCRIPTURE, VIKINGS, JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE); Dave Moran, Script Supervisor (A DATE FOR MAD MARY, THE LOBSTER, GAME OF THRONES, RIPPER STREET); Tim Fleming, Cinematographer (REBELLION, JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE, CITADEL, ONCE).

The morning featured a session from Limerick artists The Rubberbandits.

A  demonstration area showcasing various skillsets within departments was available for attendees to explore.  The demo area included sessions on VFX, Costume Construction, Costume Design: Distressing and Ageing, Modelmaking with Fab Lab Limerick; Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, Camera and Lighting and much more.

 

Picture Credit: Nick McDonagh

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Troy Studios – Directions to the Open Day

Coming from Limerick

  • Follow the R445 out of the city towards Dublin
  • Go straight through the Parkway roundabout
  • At the next roundabout (Groody) take the first exit
  • Go through the traffic lights and pass the University of Limerick’s two entrances on your left
  • Continue along Plassey Park Road and approximately 1.3km after the second entrance the University of Limerick you will see a sign for the IDA and Troy Studios. Turn left at this sign.
  • Continue along this road and following the road around to the right you will see signs for Film Industry Open Day
  • On arrival in the Troy Studios car park please follow the signs for Film Industry Open Day and make your way to the Registration area.

Coming from the South East

  • Follow the N24 (Tipperary/Waterford road) to where it crosses over the M20 motorway – go straight through the traffic lights at that point.
  • At the roundabout take the 4thexit
  • Follow that road, through a number of small roundabouts, until you reach the Groody roundabout
  • Take the second exit off the Groody roundabout
  • Go through the traffic lights and pass the University of Limerick’s two entrances on your left
  • Continue along Plassey Park Road and approximately 1.3km after the second entrance the University of Limerick you will see a sign for the IDA and Troy Studios. Turn left at this sign.
  • Continue along this road and following the road around to the right you will see signs for Film Industry Open Day

On arrival in the Troy Studios car park please follow the signs for Film Industry Open Day and make your way to the Registration area.

Coming from Dublin

  • Take Exit 28 from the motorway and follow the R445 towards Limerick, taking the 3rdexit off the roundabout
  • At the Annacotty Roundabout, turn right onto the Plassey Park Road
  • After approximately 1.6km you will see a sign for the IDA and Troy Studios on your right. Turn right at this sign.
  • Continue along this road and following the road around to the right you will see signs for Film Industry Open Day

On arrival in the Troy Studios car park please follow the signs for Film Industry Open Day and make your way to the Registration area.