YXIMALLOO with Feargal Ward YXIMALLOO
YXIMALLOO

A unique observational documentary exploring the difficult life and obscure work of the cult Japanese musician of the same name. Part-funded by the Irish Film Board. Winner of the Prix Premier for first feature at FiD Marseille 2014.

COMME UN ANGE ENIVRÉ D'UN SOLEIL RADIEUX COMME UN ANGE ENIVRÉ D'UN SOLEIL RADIEUX

Music video for the track 'Comme Un Ange Enivré D'un Soleil Radieux' from the album Caduceus by Akira Rabelais                                                                                                                                         

TO BUILD A KIND OF WALL OUT OF PEBBLES Coming Soon TO BUILD A KIND OF WALL OUT OF PEBBLES
TO BUILD A KIND OF WALL OUT OF PEBBLES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

WHAT REMAINS with Pat Collins WHAT REMAINS
WHAT REMAINS

An impressionistic journey through the carefully preserved artefacts of the Irish Film Archive, this mysterious and captivating visual poem drifts and flows around the space between record and memory.

BOW ST. BOW ST.

A narrow Dublin street of bustling barristers, bowed street-drinkers, box-ticking tourists, broke or broken seekers-of-a-free-lunch. An urban film-portrait that hurries and slows to the criss-crossing paces of a hundred passers-by. Funded by the Arts Council.

QUARANTINE with Feargal Ward QUARANTINE

Each Tuesday, in St. Luke's hospital in Dublin, the door to Radioactive Iodine Suite B is shut behind a patient who remains there, alone, until the end of the week. Funded through the Irish Film Board's shorts scheme, Quarantine is an intimate portrait of one woman's solitary time with illness, fate and faith. Co-produced by Pat Collins, Harvest Films.

BOXING with Feargal Ward BOXING

A poetic portrait of an inner city Dublin boxing club, the characters who frequent it and the area surrounding it. An uncommissioned, self-funded work, Boxing was shot over several months and combines observational strands, staged elements and still photographs to create a study of masculinity and the city.

REFRAME for RTÉ / the Arts Council REFRAME

A short film about artist Karl Burke as he installs new work alongside an exhibition of the Arts Council's collection at the Hugh Lane, Dublin. Commissioned by the Arts Council and RTÉ as part of the 'Into the Light' series, the film was broadcast as part of RTÉ1's arts show 'The Works' in 2012.

DRIFT for Mark Garry DRIFT
DRIFT

A film work based on Mark Garry & Seán Carpio's performance of the same name on Sherkin Island in June 2012. Co-commissioned by The National Sculpture Factory ,The Cork Midsummer Festival, The West Cork Arts Centre and the Cork Arts Office.

RAMALLAH TV for Al Jazeera English RAMALLAH TV

Made for Al Jazeera's Witness strand in 2009, a documentary about a small television station called AQTV in Ramallah, Palestine.                                                                                                       

ME & MY MACHINE - TAG for Channel 4 ME & MY MACHINE - TAG

Part of a series of short films for Channel 4 about people and technology.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

ME & MY MACHINE - COCHLEAR IMPLANT for Channel 4 ME & MY MACHINE - COCHLEAR IMPLANT

Part of a series of short films for Channel 4 about people and technology.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

ME & MY MACHINE - GAMBLING for Channel 4 ME & MY MACHINE - GAMBLING

Part of a series of short films for Channel 4 about people and technology.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

ME & MY MACHINE - HAND for Channel 4 ME & MY MACHINE - HAND

Part of a series of short films for Channel 4 about people and technology.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

LIVING IN A CODED LAND by Pat Collins LIVING IN A CODED LAND

Screening at the IFI from April 25th. A poetic and imaginative film essay that makes unexpected links between events and locations, history and contemporary life. The film revolves around the notion of a sense of place and stories associated with place, reflecting on the subterranean traces of the past in the present and probing themes such as the impact of colonialism, emigration, the famine, land, housing and the place of art in society. Making extensive use of archive from RTÉ and the IFI, the film seeks to explore the more elusive layers of meaning that make up this country.

FATHOM by Sharon Whooley and Pat Collins FATHOM
FATHOM

Shot on and around the Fastnet Lighthouse, 8 miles of the southwest coast of Ireland, Fathom is a meditation on isolation and thinking. A Harvest Films production, funded by the Arts Council.

SILENCE by Pat Collins SILENCE

A feature drama starring Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde as a sound recordist returning to Ireland for a quixotic project, Silence is influenced by elements of folklore and archive and unfolds with a quiet intensity, where poetic images reveal an absorbing meditation on themes relating to sound and silence, history, memory and exile. A Harvest Films / Resound production.

THE FLOATING WORLD by Clare Langan THE FLOATING WORLD
THE FLOATING WORLD

A film in three parts, shot in three distinctly different places, geographically, symbolically and historically. The interplay and progression between the three sections forms a powerful study of mankind's relationship with the earth, from high aspirations, to its fall from grace. Images courtesy of Clare Langan © 2013.

SPARLO by Keith O'Shea SPARLO

Now in the twilight of his life, Hussein, one of the greatest Afghan master riders of his generation, weaves a picture of a long-forgotten Afghanistan filled with faith, superstition, and tradition that still exists outside the confines of war.<br> Produced by Aisling Ahmed, Crowhill Films.

HETERODYNE for Fiona Hallinan HETERODYNE

A project by artist Fiona Hallinan in which scores are created for roads and other sites. This is one of a number of short audio works made for 'Five Scores for the Military Road' and features parts of tracks by Caoimhín Ó Raghaillaigh and Arrow-Shower. www.heterodyneprojects.com Image courtesy Sean Breithaupt.

SILENCE / SOUND with Pat Collins SILENCE / SOUND

A sonic reworking of the feature film 'Silence'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

NORTH OF THE MIND NORTH OF THE MIND

An immersive sonic programme put together for Skibbereen Arts Festival in response to Judith Pearlman's film of Glenn Gould's The Idea of North. Featuring an eclectic range of music and audio works that deal with journeying - mentally or physically - towards this most mysterious end of the earth.

VARÐELDUR by Clare Langan for Sigur Rós VARÐELDUR

by Clare Langan for Sigur Rós                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

WHAT WE LEAVE IN OUR WAKE by Pat Collins WHAT WE LEAVE IN OUR WAKE

A filmic essay which unfolds as a series of conversations on Ireland, exploring themes such as emigration, mythology, consumerism, socialism, the place of the church in Irish life, the central role of land in Irish history and the sense of a civic society.

LIVING COLOUR by Éamon Little for RTÉ / BAI / IFB LIVING COLOUR

A feature documentary exploring the world of an extraordinary artists' collective in Callan, Co. Kilkenny, which focuses on the artists' abilities instead of their special needs. Produced by Adrian McCarthy, Wildfire Films.

PILGRIM by Pat Collins PILGRIM

Each year on the last Sunday of July one of the oldest pilgrimages in Ireland takes place. Pilgrims come from the surrounding countryside to ascend the 2,510 feet of Croagh Patrick. It has been traditional for certain people to climb the mountain at night and this is where the film begins. A Harvest Films production, funded by the Arts Council.

TARA by Colum Stapleton for TG4 TARA

A documentary about Tara - the mythical seat of ancient Irish kingship - and the M3 motorway that was built through the site. The film explores aspects of historical power and the the power of myth in Irish history. Produced by Soisiú Films.

A MASSACRE FORETOLD by Nick Higgins A MASSACRE FORETOLD

On December 22, 1997, in the southernmost Mexican province of Chiapas, 45 indigenous residents of Acteal, who had taken refuge in the village church, were massacred by paramilitary troops. Most of those killed were children and women. This film tells the full story of the massacre - and the complex political context that led to it - for the first time letting the people who survived tell their own story. A Lansdowne Films production.

HIDDEN GIFTS by Nick Higgins for STV / YLE / ZDF / VPRO / SVT HIDDEN GIFTS

A creative documentary that explores the mystery of art and mental illness. Diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1946 Angus MacPhee was taken from his island home on South Uist to a psychiatric hospital Inverness. For fifty years he spoke not a single word to any member of the hospital staff. His presence was also an absence; his secret grass weaving his only form of expression. A Lansdowne Films production.

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