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IFTA

Delighted that we have been nominated for an IFTA for our sound work on Ruairi Robinson's 'The Last Days On Mars'. Congratulations to Ruairi, who is also deservedly nominated for Best Director. The film gets its Irish and UK release on 11th April. Full picture, VFX and sound post on the film were carried out at Screenscne and Ardmore Sound. Here's the trailer:

Congratulations to all of my colleagues, who also received nominations across multiple catagories for their excellent work. The Screenscene website has a great rundown of all of their work here.

To Sleep to Dream

Ear Films' award-winning debut production, 'To Sleep To Dream', has its Australian premiere from 7th-11th at Melbourne Recital Centre. We worked on the sound edit, sound design and foley for the show at Ardmore Sound. This is a really unique production, where the audience sits blind-folded in the middle of a 19 speaker ambisonic surround sound system, for an immersive storytelling experience. Here's a clip explaining what an Ear Film is:

Kelly + Victor

Following on from his BAFTA win, here's an indepth interview with 'Kelly+Victor' writer/director Kieran Evans.

Frank

Following on from its world premiere, US distribution deal and huge critical acclaim last month at the Sundance Film Festival, Lenny Abrahamson's FRANK is now Austin-bound to play at SXSW festival which runs from 7th-15th March, where it has several screenings. The film is released in Ireland in May. Full picture, VFX and sound post were carried out at Screenscne and Ardmore Sound, we had an absolute blast working on it. Here's the teaser:

Ghost Train

Lee Cronin's wonderful horror short, Ghost Train, continues it's festival run with a screening as part of a special selection of Irish Film Board shorts at the 14th Dingle International Film Festival on Sunday 16th March. We did full sound post on the film at Ardmore Sound.

Walter Murch Masterclass

Here's a great masterclass from last year's Sheffield Documentary Festival from picture editor and sound designer Walter Murch.

The Wes Anderson Collection

If, like me, you are excited about the release of 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' next week, here's part one of a collection of videos from writer Matt Zoller Seitz about Wes Anderson's career to date. He's also put together a beautiful book called 'The Wes Anderson Collection', which looks at each of Anderson's films, with essays, indepth interviews and lots of incredible behind-the-scenes detail. Highly recommended!