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.
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…
‘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.
My friend and I set out to make Ireland’s version of The Office. Not quite sure we achieved that but at the very least it’s a great showcase of some of the funniest people in Ireland you’ve never heard of, and Karl Spain.
It’s a six-part comedy series about an ageing boy band’s one final attempt at a reunion. Strangely relevant! New episodes every Sunday….
The 2019 Best Documentary Award at the Irish Film Festival London was presented last night to ‘Cumar – A Galway Rhapsody’ a film by Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, NUI Galway’s Aodh Ó Coileáin (top).
Cumar – A Galway Rhapsody’ examines the influence of Galway city and Connemara on seven artists of varied fields.
In turn the lens focuses on the impact of these artists’ work on the place where they live. The artists featured in the film include: musician/composer Máirtín O’Connor, poet/playwright Rita Ann Higgins, novelist Mike McCormack, Noeline Kavanagh, artistic director of Macnas, singer song-writer, Róisín Seoighe, visual artist, Pádraic Reaney and comedian, Tommy Tiernan.
The film is scored by Galway composer Jake Morgan while Galway Street Club make a guest appearance with their own brand of music.
The film will screen at Regent Street Cinema as part of the Irish Film Festival London on Sunday at 7.30pm. The screening will be proceeded by a drinks reception celebrating Galway 2020, European Capital of Culture.