Some of our films will not appear here as they are password protected, as either permission has not yet been given to make them public or they are being submitted to film festivals.
The past year has been a good one for Friendly Ghost Films along with collaborators Martin Vallely and Peadar Donohoe.
The short film “Out of the Depths – a Titanic Requiem”, conceived & directed by Peadar just missed out on a place at the Ford 8minute.ie film competition and has generally been well received.
Another film “Yes Father” written by and starring Peadar and directed by Martin, was accepted at the Fastnet Short Film Festival 2013 and again was well received.
“R.I.P.” is in post production at the moment. Written and directed by Martin it is a comedy (yes) about a recently departed friend. It will be hitting the festival circuit later in the year.
We have been busy with commercial work as well including promotional videos for a series of acting workshops and an educational video for a local charity. Further work is in progress now with more promised in the near future.
Following our coverage of The Ocean To City race in 2011, which was used to promote the 2012 race, we have been asked to cover the festival again, in conjunction with Irish Radio International. Last Saturday we filmed the Dragon Boat Challenge and this coming Saturday we are filming the Ocean to City race itself.
We have been working hard on a music video for the new Cork based group VUDU NATION and I am pleased to announce that it is now published both on YouTube and on Vimeo.
We have been quite busy recently, which of course is good news for us, but also good news for a couple of charities. We were invited to film “One Night Only Dance Challenge” at the Radisson, Little Island in support of Autism Greenville House, and “It Must be the Music” at the Brogan Inn, Bandon, in support of Breast Cancer Ireland. We offered DVDs for sale at both venues and donated 50% of the proceeds to the individual charities.
We are also back supporting Moving Image Cork by providing filming time and equipment for short film projects. Watch out at forthcoming film festivals for some cracking good little short films being produced by members.
I came across these interesting rigs on Vimeo today following a promo email promoting their pocket rig.
We recently filmed musician Martin Vallely laying down a couple of tracks for his new EP which will be out later on this year.
While these are not the finished recordings – there are more instrumental tracks to lay down, and the vocal track will also be rerecorded – Martin wanted to publish these videos to promote his music and the forthcoming EP.
So here are the two tracks we filmed, “Ashes” and “The History of the World”. Continue reading
Weekends used to be precious – they were my “me” time when I would get into my campervan with my dogs and head off to West Cork or Kerry and enjoy the wilderness. Despite taking possession of my new campervan this week, my weekends are going to be filled with filming or film festival for the next month.
Yesterday we shot a five minute piece for an actor to submit to the National Theatre of Scotland for a proposed play. We shot it on Bell’s field with the North Cathedral and Shandon Bells as a backdrop (followed closely by RTE shooting for the 9 o’clock news!). Continue reading
At the beginning of April we were invited to participate in the filming of some scenes to be edited into a music video involving a pillow fight on a lovely green in Tramore. There were five cameras shooting on the day which had its own problems but the end result was really quite good. Continue reading
We have been very busy over the last couple of months planning new assignments and working on edits for older filming.
A new project is a longer term one following musician Martin Vallely as he prepares for his new EP and last Sunday we recorded some of a studio session. We can’t show you the music video yet as it has to wait until the music has been mastered and all the tracks are laid down, but here is a bit of “the making of”: Continue reading
While we have not posted anything since November, we have been very busy since, so here are the details of what we have been up to:
The Tale of V-Dandy
This 20 minute film started out as St John’s college student production but the original producer was unable to get the film finished and following his departure the director and DoP also departed. Continue reading