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Olives

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Last October I was invited to Koumaria, a 10 day artist residency near Sparta in Greece operated by the artist collective Medea Electronique.  It was fantastic. 
I began shooting a Super 8mm short film with the collaboration of the artists in residence. It has just been completed and is entitledOlive (Super 8mm, 11mins).

Like an Olive Under Pressure Beneath an Icy Moon (Olive) is a short Super 8 film developed with Medea Electronique and the residents at Koumaria 2018. Utilising an improvised mix of documentary and fiction filmmaking techniques the film captures the light and movement of the dedicated dancers, musicians and locals as they work towards their own personal projects and resolutions. 
In moving through the work notions of a ritualistic nature emerge and while sometimes absurd and symbolic the direction is unpredictable and spontaneous. People become ghostly figures resembling a phantasmagoria of mystery, places become those of another planet and objects are granted a fetis…

Drifting Cities End of year list

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Although my most recent feature film Drifting Cities was produced in 2017 it continued to float through 2018 and was fortunate enough to land on Nikola Gocíc's list of favourites for the year. 
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Also great to see fellow colleague's films pop up on the list and a pleasure to have worked on them as well. These include Rashidi's Phantom Islands, Langan and Le Cain's Inside, Clavadetscher's Kino Hospital, Le Cain's Scorpion's Stone and Kavanagh's Animal Kingdom.
Death to 2018. Long live 2019.


The Underworld Orchestra in France

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Recently I found myself accompanying a band of misfits to the south of France bringing with me a 16mm projector and lots of loops. 

The Underworld Orchestra lead by Alain Servant is theatrical, cabaret style show incorporating murder ballads, theatrics, physical performance and 16mm projection. It revolves around ideas and themes of Samhain, an Irish period marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of the winter season or 'darker half' of the year.

There was a week of rehearsals at La Devignere Residency followed by two live shows. The first at The Cultural Centre Jean Moulin (CCJM) in Limoges and the second at The Association de Musique and Animation in Confolens (L'AMAC). 


The group consists of Siobhán Kavanagh, John Linnane, Alain Servant, Enda Moran, Oli Ryan and myself. 

It was a pleasure.

EFS Luminous Void Experimental Film Festival / LVEFF2018

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It has arrived.

EFS presents the first edition of Luminous Void Experimental Film Festival.



I'm happy to announce Drifting Cities makes it's Dublin Premiere as part of this two-day event at The New Theatre in Dublin's Temple Bar. It'll be sure to send you into a light sleep, which is necessary for such dreary Irish weather. It's about many things but at the same time not about much. This means you can dip in and out of it without missing a single thing. 

Also on the bill is Vicky Langan and Maximillian Le Cain's feature film Inside which opens the festival at 18:00 on the Friday. This is the first feature-length collaboration by the duo.

Saturday sees a talk by filmmaker Maximilian Le Cain. It's called Electric Dust. I really like that name. It's on Saturday evening at 17:00.

Jann Clavadetscher's Kino Hospital closes the festival. I'm quite excited about this as I haven't seen it yet. It's on the Saturday night at 19:00. It will be accompan…

Ghoul gets World Premiere in Thailand

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A new double EFS programme in collaboration with Filmvirus Program is to be screened at the Thai Film Archive, Thailand, 3rd November 2018 includes my new short film Ghoul which will have it's World Premiere. It is a ghostly film about a man and a dog. 

Other films include Jann Clavadetscher's Universal Film, the World Premiere of Double Blind by Vicky Langan & Maximilian Le Cain, the World Premiere of Antler by Atoosa Pour Hosseini and lastly Rouzbeh Rashidi's most recent feature film Phantom Islands.
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Drifting Cities goes to FEDAXV 2018

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Drifting Cities accompanies a select few EFS feature films to Festival de Diseño Audiovisual Experimental de Valdivia, Chile from the 23rd - 25th October 2018. 
Other films include Phantom Islands (2018) by Rouzbeh Rashidi and Inside (2017) by Vicky Langan and Maximilian Le Cain. 

Drifting Cities (2017) shows two actors playing two lovers before meeting death in a car crash. They drift through muddled memories and moments in search of one another. Italian journal CinePensieri calls the film “evanescent in the widest meaning of the term… Is it the cinema that turns into the world or vice versa? In both cases, in Drifting Cities the two elements fuse together to such an extent that it’s difficult to recognise the border between the reality and the medium that represents it”.
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Drifting Cities goes to Cámara Lúcida, Ecuador

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Delighted to announce that my most recent feature film Drifting Cities joins EFS in a programme at Camara Lucida - Encuentros Cinematograficos Film Festival in Cuenca, Ecuador at the end of July. Other films include Rouzbeh Rashidi's latest - Phantom Islands and also a collection of Atoosa Pour Hosseini's Super 8mm films. See the link below for the full programme.
Drifting Cities (2017) shows two actors playing two lovers before meeting death in a car crash. They drift through muddled memories and moments in search of one another. Italian journal CinePensieri calls the film “evanescent in the widest meaning of the term… Is it the cinema that turns into the world or vice versa? In both cases, in Drifting Cities the two elements fuse together to such an extent that it’s difficult to recognise the border between the reality and the medium that represents it”. 
TRAILER HERE

Read some more HERE See the full programme HERE