The Pervert's Guide to Ideology
Sophie Fiennes' wonderful second cinematic collaboration with philosopher and cultural theorist Slavoj Žižek has its Irish and UK television premiere this week on FILM4 on Tuesday at 11.30pm. We had a blast working on the sound edit, sound design and mix of this film at Ardmore Sound and Screenscene. Here's the trailer:
The Sea continues its run in Irish and UK cinemas this week. We had the pleasure of mixing this film at Ardmore Sound last year. Here's the trailer:
Jimmy Murakami: Non-Alien
People in Ireland, you can now watch Sé Merry Doyle's gorgeous documentary about the late, great Jimmy Murakami on the RTE Player. We had the pleasure of working on the sound edit and mix for it a few years ago at Ardmore Sound.
Ahead of its theatrical release on 9th May, Lenny Abrahamson's new film, Frank, had it's Irish and UK premieres this week. Here's a nice interview with Lenny from tn2 and Jon Ronson's article in the Guardian about the motivation behind writing the script for the film.
Following on from recent screenings at festivals in Amsterdam, Estonia and France, Lee Cronin's wonderful horror short GHOST TRAIN has just been announced as part of the Twisted Celluloid Film Festival which runs at the Triskel in Cork from the 15th -18th of May. It screens alongside the opening film Love Eternal (Director Brendan Muldowney and Producer Conor Barry) on Thursday 15th. The short's producer, John Keville, was announced as Ireland's Producer on the Move at the Cannes Film Festival this year. There's a nice interview with him about it here.
Huge congratulations to Ciarán Foy on the announcement that he is to direct Sinister 2 this summer. Here's what Scott Derrickson said about why he decided on Foy to direct the film:
"I remember reading the strong reactions people had to Citadel when it played at SXSW, so in January I watched it on VOD. I was struck by Ciarán’s confidence as a genre director, and how he sustained tension but also had a distinctively European cinema style and sensibility. That’s precisely what I was looking for in a director for Sinister 2 - somebody who could sustain tension but also had a classic sense of cinema style and control. He is also clearly very good with actors - including child actors - and that was also a requirement for the director of this film. And then when I met him, I was impressed by his intelligence and his unusual blend of humility and creative confidence. We could not have gotten a better director for Sinister 2."
Songs For Amy
Konrad Begg's debut feature, Songs For Amy, gets its Irish theatrical release this week on 1st May at all IMC Cinemas around the country. We worked on the foley and sound edit for the film at Ardmore Sound. Here's the trailer:
Two Great Reads
Patrick Freyne wrote a lovely piece in the Irish Times about his time in a band (a more appropriate title might have been 'How to make music and influence lots of people in lots of different ways'). Also in the Irish Times this week, there is a wonderful piece from Donal Dineen as he was about to present his last Radio show for 2XM.