A season of Irish movies on TG4 in March and ‘Phone Booth’
Viewers will be treated to a specially curated feast of award winning Irish films this March on TG4. From evocative & poignant dramas, to classic Irish rom-coms and Hollywood blockbusters, celebrating all that is good in Irish film…
For the month of March,TG4 has teamed up with leading Irish distribution company Element Distribution, to showcase some of the best Irish films of recent times.
There is only one major professional sport where women and men go head to head for the same prizes…horseracing! Jump Girls – directed by Luke McManus – is an observational bilingual two-part documentary which provides unique access to the key women making their living at the top of National Hunt racing – trainer Jessica Harrington and her daughters Kate and Emma, and jockeys Rachael Blackmore, Katie Walsh and Lisa O’Neill.
‘Jump Girls’ episode 1 will be broadcast on TG4 tomorrow at 9.30pm.
We published a skate video yesterday on [TG4’s] BLOC, following on from our coverage of the skate against suicide last week. The video is a real love letter to Dublin, and counter culture, and is beautifully shot and edited…
Caroline Ní Dhubhchóin, of new TG4 online social hub ‘BLOC’, writes:
In this short 3 minute feature we see Irish cameraman, Dónal Glackin and gaming and software expert, Donovan Delaney, face angry security guards, danger zones and thrilling heights in their adventurous lives as urban rollerbladers.
The footage was shot by Dónal and his Nemix crew and it documents the trials and tribulations of the rollerbladers from their youth to the present day…
Medb Johnstone is the producer of Fir, Marú agus Grá, a six-part crime documentary series beginning on TG4 tonight at 9.30pm.
This series takes a stark and uncompromising look at six cases of intimate partner homicide in Ireland and examines the evidence that was presented against the accused in their murder trial.
In Ireland, nearly nine in every ten women who are killed are killed by a male known to them. By and large, these intimate partner homicides are usually preceded by physical or mental abuse, controlling behaviour and harassment.
But separation can also be a catalyst for violence and for women, it is often a dangerous time to be around the men they wish to leave. Fir, Marú agus Grá aims to shine a light on these tragic crimes and tell the stories that would otherwise be forgotten.
Episode 1 recounts the tragic tale of the disappearance of Aoife Phelan in Portlaoise in 2012. Her body was later found concealed 10 feet under ground in a blue oil barrel on the land of the man who killed her.
Episode 2 examines the killing of Catherine Smart in Mideton, Cork on Easter Sunday 2010.