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In September 2018 production commenced on a new feature film supported by The Arts Council of Ireland. Principle photography was on and off over a period of 6months in Wexford, Dublin and Kilkenny. It was shot on 35mm using a 1970's Konvas 1M Camera. The exposed stock went to Toronto, Canada for processing at Niagara Custom Lab and for 5K scanning at Frame Discreet. I received both the digital and analogue rushes yesterday and post-production begins next week.
It is my largest film to date featuring the most wonderful cast I could have imagined. Thank you Alain Servant, Natasha Everitt,  Conn Rogers, Henrik Gard, Enda Moran, Trish Murphy, John Linnane, Ambra Bergamasco and Cillian Roche. 
Below are frame grabs from the rushes featuring the on-screen talent. 
Alain Servant as Dr. Sainsbury Natasha Everitt as Baby Dee
Conn Rogers as The Whisperer
Henrik Gard as The Acrobat
Enda Moran as Mr. Scotts Trish Murphy as Mr. Scotts' Assistant
John Linnane as The Musician
Ambra Bergamasco as Th…

Olive goes to Taiwan

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Tzuan Wu of The Other Cinema Collective will be presenting a programme of Experimental Film Society screening at Taipei Contemporary Art Centre in Taipei, Taiwan on Sunday 7th July.
My recent short film Olive will play along side fellow EFS filmmakers.

橄欖 Olive (2019)
Michael Higgins / 11mins / Greece - Ireland 雖然橄欖這部電影明顯是拍攝於現今,導演使用了手工沖洗膠卷來喚起一種接近古老儀式的情緒。聚集在偏遠村落的一群人被吸附到手工上色的顏色和未經修復的早期電影的衰敗質地的影格中。電影的本質正是透過過往幽靈的眼神復訪糾纏著現在。

Other films in the programme include
Bogna Kirchoff by Chris O'Neill HSP (161-170) by Rouzbeh Rashidi Brine Twice Daily by Vicky Langan and Max Le Cain The Underworld by Jann Clavadetscher and Antler by Atoosa Pour Hosseini
Further information can be found HERE and HERE

More olives in Europe

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Olive joins another EFS Programme, and this time going to Split, Croatia at Kino Club Split.


Other films in the programme include
Bogna Kirchoff by Chris O'Neill HSP (161-170) by Rouzbeh Rashidi Brine Twice Daily by Vicky Langan and Max Le Cain The Underworld by Jann Clavadetscher and Antler by Atoosa Pour Hosseini
Further information can be found HERE and HERE

A fine feathered friend.. Luminous Void

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In the late summer of 2018, under the guidance of producer/director Rouzbeh Rashidi, production commenced on Experimental Film Society's collaborative project Luminous Void: A Docudrama. A cinematic release is looming for late 2019. 
“Some viewers will recognise members of the Experimental Film Society. They are a Fringe Society, on the margins of decency and good sense. We have slowly entered the realm of the mythic – but a broken, indecipherable myth… The spectator is a pinball pinging between The Wizard of Oz and Carmelo Bene, between Wild at Heart and pink erotica… The prodigious cinema of Rouzbeh Rashidi and his fine feathered friends.” – Adrian Martin, The Fringe Experience
MORE INFO HERE

Olive goes to Georgia

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Two programmes of Experimental Film Society films screened at Vertigo Arts Organisation Tbilisi, Georgia on 12th April.

My recent short film Olive was included in the programme.

Please visit here for further details and the full programme.

Olive goes to Chile

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A programme of Experimental Film Society films will be screening at Depatamento Social Club in Santiago, Chile on Wednesday 12th of June.

My short film Olive is among terrific company. The programme includes
Bogna Kirchoff by Chris O'Neill  Homo Sapiens Project (161-170) by Rouzbeh Rashidi Brine Twice Daily by Vicky Langan and Max Le Cain The Underworld by Jann Clavadetscher Antler by Atoosa Pour Hosseini
Full info and details HERE

Olive and Ghoul goto Turin, Italy

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Moving Bodies Festival presents two EFS Short Film Programmes and a stand alone performance by regular collaborator Cillian Roche.

My short films Ghoul and Olive make an appearance on the 2nd July at the Teatro Espace during the festival that runs from the 2nd - 6h July.

Full Programme and detailed information available here
Special thanks to Moving Bodies Festival, Culture Ireland and Rouzbeh Rashidi.