Tag Archives: Donal Moloney

‘Quattro Colori’ 

A trailer for a bruising new documentary by Donal Moloney on Calcio Storico – an ancient form of football from the 16th century with teams of 27 a side, using both feet and hands.

The president of Calcio Storico called it the “greatest ever” documentary made about their sport following a recent screening in Florence, Italy.

Donal says:

The 73 minute documentary will now do the festival tour before it becomes available to the general public. It’s a totally Irish production. Myself and two others shot the entire movie over a 7 month period. It’s a self funded labour of love…

In fairness.

‘Quattro Colori’ will have its first Irish screening at the Fastnet Film Festival [May20-24] in Schull, County Cork where one of the main Calciante/players will also be involved in a post-screening  Q&A.

Donal Moloney

Up The Mountain.

A short film by Donal Moloney.

Donal writes:

It’s about Eddie, a guy I met at the Ballinasloe Horse Fair a couple of years ago. I was intrigued by his tough guy look when I first saw him but found a totally different character when I said ‘Hello’. Never judge a book ‘n’ all that…

Donal Moloney (Facebook)

Scenes by Donal Moloney from this Summer’s Calcio Storica.

A combination of football, rugby and wrestling.

Donal Moloney writes:

It’s possibly the most dangerous sport of Earth. Back in June I crossed another one off the bucket list and had the privilege of attending Calcio Storico in Florence.

Months of planning and a hard neck had me attend the event as the only non-Italian photographer for both semi-finals. Lots of stress getting the pass but worth it. Great craic

Donal Moloney

Calcio Stoprica

Pine The Pilcrow – Only Ghosts

Video directed by Donal Moloney, who writes:

A couple of months ago I was asked to do a talk in the Tara Buildings on as part of their excellent ‘Creative Mornings’ monthly program.

Prior to my talk the audience were treated to a few songs performed by a newish Irish group called ‘Pine The Pilcrow’. I had never heard of them before but they blew me away with their melancholic and haunting tones.

Their sound seemed a perfect fit for a video idea I had. Their new single ‘Only Ghosts’ (released today) was particularly suited to my notion. I approached them after the talk and they were more than keen to collaborate. I did some prep work and shot this (above) a couple of weeks ago with the assistance of some great friends. If you ever get the chance, check them out.

Pine The Pilcrow

Donal Moloney (Facebook)

Previously: Donal Moloney on Broadsheet