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  • Spi: There Is More To The License Fee Than Just Rté

    Nov. 14, 2018 · (4 weeks, 1 day) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 122 views

    There is more to the TV Licence Fee than just RTÉ – Screen Producers Ireland

    Screen Producers Ireland are today, November 14th, launching a video campaign and are holding an Oireachtas briefing session in Buswells Hotel to showcase the high quality programming of the Irish independent production sector, to recommend solutions for TV Licence Fee reform and to highlight that there is more the TV Licence Fee than just RTÉ.

    Speaking after the video was launched online this morning, Screen Producers Ireland CEO Elaine Geraghty said:

    “The Irish independent production sector makes the nation’s best loved, most watched programmes. From Room to Improve, Dancing with the Stars, Finding Joy to Ear to the Ground and many, many others; independent producers set the standard for Irish television. Our video highlights the amazing programmes, hard-working talent and dedicated independent production companies that make these programmes happen. It is ...

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  • Faloadh

    Oct. 17, 2018 · (1 month, 3 weeks) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 227 views

    Ancient Irish Cinematic VR screening in New York and available now on RTE.ie/360

    Celtic legends and Viking invasions in fully immersive cinematic VR, this is Faoladh, a stereoscopic virtual reality film set in ancient Ireland.

    In collaboration with Google VR and the V-Sense Project Trinity College, Tile Films have created Ireland's first live action VR film which is currently screening at Ithaca Fantastik New York and is available now on RTE.ie/360

    Faoladh follows the perilous journey of a 9th century Irish child who's village is attacked by Viking raiders and you, the viewer, will play the role of a wolf like guardian spirit that must guide him to safety.

    Director Declan Dowling said:

    " I always knew it would be a challenge filming drama in VR. Besides obvious restrictions in storytelling and the huge technical feat involved in filming with a 16 camera gopro ...

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  • Rms Leinster Centenary Events

    Oct. 8, 2018 · (2 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 193 views

    Tile Films are delighted to be part of the "RMS Leinster Centenary Events" which take place all over Dún Laoghaire this week. To mark the 100th anniversary of this tragedy, Tile Films has produced a 6.5 minute film which is showing online and in IMC Cinemas in Dublin. At the launch of the film "RMS Leinster" in the Savoy Cinema on O'Connell Street were from left to right Gerard Ryan (Committee Member), Mary Fayne (An Leas Chathaoirleach, Dún Laoghaire), Peter Coonan (Actor / Narrator) and Stephen Rooke (Producer / Director).

    More information available on: www.leinster2018.com

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  • Ifta Gala Nominations 2018

    May 9, 2018 · (7 months, 1 week) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 451 views

    Tile Films are delighted to announce our IFTA Gala 2018 nominations in the following categories:

    Specialist Factual - Aerial Ireland - Produced and Directed by Stephen Rooke

    Camera Television - Mick O'Rourke - Sacred Sites 1

    Camera Sound - Mick Cassidy and Killian Fitzgerald - Sacred Sites 1

    Congratulations to all and fingers crossed for May 31st!

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  • 'Paramedics Iii' Launching 29th Of March

    March 28, 2018 · (8 months, 2 weeks) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 667 views

    Make sure to watch the third and final series of 'Paramedics' airing this Thursday at 09:00pm on TV3. You can read all about the upcoming episodes on the IFTN website, link below.



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  • The Wait Is Finally Over...Paramedics Series 3 Launching This March

    March 23, 2018 · (8 months, 3 weeks) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 444 views

    The countdown is on for the launch of 'Paramedics' series 3! You can catch it this Thursday, March 29th at 9:00pm on TV3. 

    Head to our main page to watch the promo and make sure to keep on top of all updates on our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/tilefilms/

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  • 'The Great Guide To The Future' Wins At The Accolade Awards

    March 7, 2018 · (9 months, 1 week) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 414 views

    Tile films is delighted to announce that 'The Great Guide to the Future' has been awarded several Accolade Awards fot excellence. The full list of winners includes:

    Award of Excellence: Television – Program / Series 

    Award of Excellence: Documentary Short (Housing)

    Award of Excellence: Nature / Environment / Wildlife

    Award of Excellence: Direction (Martin Dwan)

    Award of Excellence: On-Camera Talent (Jonathan McCrea) 

    Huge congratulations to all of The Great Guide team! 

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  • 'Bás Nó Saoirse' Re-Airing On Tg4

    Feb. 6, 2018 · (10 months, 1 week) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 682 views

    Here's another chance to catch Tile's ground breaking two-parter 'Bás nó Saoirse' (Death or Liberty)

    'At the dawn of the 19th century, Ireland was part of the British Empire, the largest global empire in history, where millions were denied fundamental rights and freedoms. 'Bás nó Saoirse' tells the story of the heroic idealists and patriots who challenged the might of this vast empire. It brings to life the extraordinary brave rabbble rousers who triumphed over their gaolers and had a lasting impact on our world.'

    Don't miss part one, this Wednesday 7th February, at 21:30 on TG4. 

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  • Wrecking The Rising Returns!

    Aug. 22, 2017 · (1 year, 3 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1349 views

    If you've yet to see Tile's engaging and hilarious series 'Wrecking the Rising' now is your chance to catch it again.

    Part one of the this three part series will be airing on TG4 on Tuesday 29th August at 22:40 and continue weekly.

    To catch any further details check out our Facebook and Twitter pages...

    FB: https://www.facebook.com/tilefilms

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/tilefilms

    Not to be missed!

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  • 'The Great Guide To The Future' Takes Home The Prize!

    July 6, 2017 · (1 year, 5 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1276 views

    Tile Films are delighted to announce "The Great Guide to the Future" Episode 4 - "Housing" has won the Golden Green Award for the "Housing and town planning" category at the Deauville Awards.

    This episode explores in detail the way other countries with a high population construct their cities, seeking a way for Ireland to move forward and upward, towards a sustained way of living. This innovative approach to the future of housing in Ireland has now been internationally recognised!

    Also, Episode 1 - "Energy" got the Finalist Prize in the "Energy transition" category.

    Well done to all involved in making of this series.

    You can catch up on all the episodes of  'The Great Guide to the Future' on the TV3 player https://www.tv3.ie/3player

    Link to winners here: http://www.deauvillegreenawards.com/…/winners-competition-d…

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  • 'Waterways' Presenter Dick Warner Has Died

    June 16, 2017 · (1 year, 5 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1537 views

    Tile Films are deeply saddened by the death of "Waterways" presenter and environmentalist Dick Warner. Director and producer, Stephen Rooke described Dick as a truly great inspiration, a poetic writer with a beautiful engaging voice. May he rest in peace. You can read Dr. Ken Whelan's, Dick's friend and colleague, moving tribute to the great man here: http://www.offthescaleangling.ie/issue17/issue17.html#&panel1-17

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  • 'An Long Chailte' (The Lost Ship) Airing On Tg4 This June

    May 19, 2017 · (1 year, 6 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 968 views

    'An Long Chaillte' (The Lost Ship) is re-airing on TG4 this June. 

    1588; the Spanish Armada is sent to the British Isles with one purpose: to overthrow Queen Elizabeth I. But this misson would fail; the fleet obliterated by the merciless storms of the Atlantic Ocean without trace. This Tile FIlms docudrama investigates a mysterious shipwreck discovered off the coast of Donegal. Could this be a remnant of the doomed fleet?

    With its second appearance on TG4 An Long Chaillte/The Lost Ship is an exciting history/ science docudrama that gives us a rare insight into the world of shipwreck exploration. Narrated by well-known Irish actor and Gaeilgeoir, Lochlann Ó Mearáin, this hour long documentary sees Tile Films join a team of experts over a four year period as they study this lost ship to unlock its secrets and discover the story behind the wreck.

    Will history ...

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  • Aerial Ireland At The Newport Beach Film Festival

    April 10, 2017 · (1 year, 8 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1253 views

    Tile Films are delighted to announce that its documentary film "Aerial Ireland" will be screened at the Newport Beach Film Festival on Monday, April 24 at 5:15 p.m. at the Island Cinemas in Newport Beach.

    “Aerial Ireland” is a fascinating and revealing story of Ireland: its geology, natural terrain, human history and built environment as seen from the air.

    The film is directed and produced by award winning filmmaker Stephen Rooke (Sacred Sites, Waterways, Saving the Titanic) and was made by Tile Films for the Smithsonian Channel USA. The film is narrated by American actor Eric Meyers, and it uses stunning drone aerial photography to present the viewer with a spectacular overview of the multifaceted complexity of Western Europe’s most beautiful and historically significant island – Ireland. 

    See the link below for further details.

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  • Ifta Win 2017

    April 10, 2017 · (1 year, 8 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1093 views

    Tile Films congratulate scriptwriter James Phelan who won the 2017 IFTA award for "Script - TV Drama" for Tile Films three part drama series "Wrecking the Rising" produced for TG4 with the support of Broadcasting Authority of Ireland's Sound and Vision funding scheme. The award was presented to James on Saturday night at the IFTA Film and Drama Awards.

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  • Awards A Plenty!

    March 9, 2017 · (1 year, 9 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1040 views

    Tile Films is delighted to announce we are the recipients of not one but THREEAccolade Global Film Competition Awards for our series Sacred Sites!

    Award of Excellence: Documentary Program / Series: Tile Films (Ireland) Sacred Sites: Templars

    Award of Excellence: Religion / Ethics : Tile Films (Ireland) Sacred Sites: Chaco Canyon

    Award of Excellence: History / Biographical / Travel : Tile Films (Ireland) Sacred Sites: Petra

    Well done to the whole Production Team for their hard work and dedication to the project....


    We're also very excited to be nominated for two IFTA Awards for 'Wrecking the Rising'

    Screenwriter: Drama: James Phelan

    Hair and Make-up: Patsy Giles

    Congratulations to all...fingers crossed! 

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  • 'The Great Guide To The Future'

    Feb. 22, 2017 · (1 year, 9 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1351 views

    Tile Films' latest new innovative series is finally here! 'The Great Guide to the Future' is an ambitious and visually stunning science-travel documentary series that reveals what our future will look like to mind-blowing effect. It will be premiering on TV3's newest channel, be3, this Sunday 26th February at 7pm. 

    Presented by the multi award-winning TV presenter and science journalist, Jonathan McCrea, who will take us on a journey into our future...over six episodes we will meet with leading scientists and innovators from Ireland and across the globe to discover how their ground-breaking work will shape our planet. Over six episodes, we will feature incredible locations rarely explored on screen. From Robot Restaurants in Tokyo, to exotic wildlife sanctuaries in the Galápagos Islands, our cameras will sweep in to find Jonathan immersed in a universal issue. Relationships, Wildlife, Housing, Tourism, Energy, and E-Waste. What do they look like ...

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  • 'Cé A Chónaigh I Mo Theachsa?' (Series 2) Re-Airing This January/February On Tg4

    Jan. 3, 2017 · (1 year, 11 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1063 views

    'Cé a Chónaigh i mo Theachsa?'/ Who Lived in my House? series two is being re-airied on TG4 this January/February. Beginning on Sunday the 8th at 20:00.

    This is the series that tells the extraordinary stories of our houses and who lived in them before us. Veteran traveller and broadcaster Manchán Mangan takes us on a fascinating journey into the history of our houses. With the help of experts, he will examine the existing architectural evidence of our houses, speak to neighbours, family members, local historians, and delve into the National Archives, local libraries and Registry of Deeds to discover the colourful characters of the past who kept their front door key under the mat of the same front step over a century ago. 

    UPDATE: New dates have recently been added see below for details:

    SATURDAY: 11-02-17  12:20  AM Cé a Chónaigh i mo Theachsa? - ...

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  • Tile Films Christmas Viewings

    Dec. 19, 2016 · (1 year, 11 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1320 views

    Have you gotten your copy of this year's festive edition of the RTÉ Guide? Tile Films' productions feature not once, but twice!

    Firstly you will be able to view 'Wrecking the Rising' on Tuesday the 27th of December at 10:15pm on TG4.

    This drama follows the fortunes of three Dublin modern re-enactors who travel back in time to 1916, just as the Easter Rising is about to break out. Their first accidental contribution is to deprive the rebellion of one of its most famous leaders. Thereafter the trio must decide whether to keep history on course or use their in-depth knowledge to plot some new and unexpected outcomes...Makes for perfect post-Christmas viewing!

    Also featured is our docu-drama 'Seven Women' presented by Fiona Shaw which recounts the fascinating stories of seven female figures who played a pivotal part in the Easter Rising, but who have been lost ...

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  • Special Screening Of 'Wrecking The Rising'

    Nov. 4, 2016 · (2 years, 1 month) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 942 views

    A special screening of TG4's three-part humorous drama series, watch three modern day Dublin men as they're mysteriously transported back in time to 1916, just before the Rising takes place. A dreadful mishap occurs which threatens to inadvertently wreck the Rising before it has even begun. Can the three lads save the day?


    Don't miss a special screening of 'Wrecking the Rising' at the 'Centenary Conversations, Galway' conference. Each episode will be screenecd over a three day period from the 9th-11th of November. 

    There will also be special guests including two of the series' stars Lochlann Ó Mearáin and Peter Coonan, as well as director, Ruán Magan.

    For all further details of tickets and times see the link below:


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  • Mipcom 2016

    Oct. 21, 2016 · (2 years, 1 month) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 974 views

    Tile Films had a very productive, engaging and successful week attending MIPCOM in Cannes, France. 

    See featured: Julie Sinnanon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland; Stephen Rooke, MD Tile Films; Tánaiste, Francis Fitzgerald; David Ryan Head of Development Tile Films, and Special Guest Andrea Adams of Film Track USA at the "Ireland on Screen" stand at MIPCOM in Cannes, France.

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  • This Autumn...Paramedics Series 2

    Sept. 22, 2016 · (2 years, 2 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1220 views

    "Paramedics" is a dramatic and emotive documentary series giving viewers a keen insight into the hectic routine of Ireland’s frontline emergency medical services. We will go behind the ambulance doors and on the road with the dedicated men and women of the National Ambulance Service who hold so many precious lives in their hands"

    We are finally able to announce that Paramedics series two will be coming to TV3 screens this Autumn. Following the success of series one we have once again gained unparalleled access to the National Ambulance Service. 

    In the second series of this six part documentary we are saying 'welcome back' to the paramedics we have come to admire as we follow them through the highs and lows of frontline Ambulance services. In this series not only do we get behind ambulance doors we will also be taking to the air as we are ...

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  • An Long Chaillte Repeated

    Sept. 8, 2016 · (2 years, 3 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 934 views

    Don't miss your chance to catch An Long Chaillte which is to be repeated on TG4 on 20/9/16 @ 21:30PM and again on 25/9/16 @ 20:00PM.

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  • Déithe Na Spéire To Be Repeated On Tg4 2nd August

    July 15, 2016 · (2 years, 5 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1033 views

    If you didn't catch it first time around, our documentary Déithe na Spéire which explores the religious and mythological significance of Ireland’s most hallowed sites will be repeated on TG4 the 2nd of August at 21:30pm.

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  • Catch Up On Wrecking The Rising On Tg4

    July 15, 2016 · (2 years, 5 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1221 views

    Planning on a TV binge over the next couple of weekends? Well, why not catch our time-travel comedy series Wrecking the Rising which airs on TG4 on Friday and Sunday nights over the next three weekends. Follow the below article from IFTN for more details!

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  • Áille An Uafáis / A Terrible Beauty Is Scheduled To Be Repeated On Tg4

    March 16, 2016 · (2 years, 9 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1233 views

    With the 1916 Rising Anniversary just around the corner, Tile Films are excited that Áille an Uafáis / A Terrible Beauty is scheduled to be repeated on TG4 on the 29th of March at 21:30!  Check out more about the production here or follow this link:


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  • Tile Films Win Another Accolade Award!

    March 14, 2016 · (2 years, 9 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1047 views

    We are pleased to announce that we have won an another Accolade Global Film Competition Award! After Braveheart has won an Award of Excellence: Documentary Feature and an Award of Excellence: History / Biographical!

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  • "Seven Women" And "A Terrible Beauty"

    March 14, 2016 · (2 years, 9 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1288 views

    Tile Films are excited to announce that as part of RTÉ's Reflecting the Rising, "Seven Women" and "A Terrible Beauty" will be playing on the big screen, Easter Monday at the LightHouse Cinema.

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  • Seven Women Broadcast Date Announced

    March 8, 2016 · (2 years, 9 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1331 views

    Tile Films are excited to announce the broadcast date for our 1916 documentary "Seven Women", which airs on Sunday 20 March at 9.30pm on RTÉ One!  Not to be missed!

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  • After Braveheart At Sky Road Film Festival

    Oct. 9, 2015 · (3 years, 2 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1362 views

    'After Braveheart' screens Sat 10/10 at the Clifden Station House at 7pm at the Sky Road Film Festival.
    Buy tickets: http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/after-braveheart-tickets-18671936264 …

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  • 'A Terrible Beauty' At The Milkwaukee Irish Festival

    Aug. 4, 2015 · (3 years, 4 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1495 views

    Tile Films are excited that 'A Terrible Beauty' will be screened daily in the Volta Theatre during the Milwaukee Irish Festival starting on the 12th August 2015.

    The festival is the biggest Irish Festival in the US with approximately 120,000 people attending over the three day event. Tile's sister company Tile Media are also mounting a fully interactive exhibit in the cultural village at the festival.  For more, check out the site, facebook and twitter





    Twitter - @1916film


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  • Paramedics On Ireland Am

    April 16, 2015 · (3 years, 8 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1554 views

    Check out the piece on 'Paramedics' on Ireland AM this morning  


    Don't miss episode one tonight at 9pm on TV3!  For more, check out our Twitter and Facebook pages



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  • A Terrible Beauty Closes Capital Irish Film Festival In Washington Dc

    March 6, 2015 · (3 years, 9 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 1306 views

    A Terrible Beauty/Áille an Uafáis closed CIFF (Capital Irish Film Festival) in Washington DC on the 8th of February 2015 to a full house. In attendance at the opening of the festival was Ambassador Anne Anderson the Irish ambassador to the United States who was presented with a DVD copy of the docudrama.

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  • After Braveheart World Premiere

    Dec. 18, 2014 · (3 years, 12 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1492 views

    Ever wondered what happened after the epic events that are potrayed in the Hollywood movie Braveheart?  See the untold story of how a Scottish Army tried to drive the English out of Ireland 700 years ago in Tile Films latest documentary "After Braveheart", which is set to make its world premiere on RTÉ ONE: Thursday, 15th January and Thursday, 22nd January 2015 at 10.15pm.

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  • A Terrible Beauty - Dvd

    Oct. 13, 2014 · (4 years, 2 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2134 views

    The all regions DVD of A Terrible Beauty can now be ordered online at www.1916film.com

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  • A Terrible Beauty - Us Screening Tour

    Oct. 13, 2014 · (4 years, 2 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 1538 views

    September was a busy month for screenings of A Terrible Beauty/Áille an Uafáis In the UK and in major cities on the East coast and mid west of the USA. Almost all the US screenings were a sell out starting with the premiere at International House in Philadelphia and ending in a fantastic set of screenings in Chicago at the Gene Siskel Film Center where the queue for tickets was out the door. This was due in part to a review of the film by the noted Chicago columnist and radio presenter Rick Kogan who said of the film:  

    A Terrible Beauty," its title taken from a famous poem by W.B. Yeats and premiering at 8 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Siskel Film Center, is a docudrama of extraordinary power. It is about bullets flying and bodies falling, ...

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  • A Terrible Beauty...

    June 10, 2014 · (4 years, 6 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 0 views

    The North American premiere of A Terrible Beauty/Áille an Uafáis is on the 6th of September 2014 in International House in Philadelphia

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  • Áille An Uafáis/ A Terrible Beauty...

    Feb. 17, 2014 · (4 years, 9 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 1376 views

    Áille an Uafáis/ A Terrible Beauty... is shortlisted for Best Single Factual documentary in the prestigious Celtic Media Festival. The festival takes place this year in St Ives in Cornwall between the 2nd and 4th of April 2014

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  • Saving The Titanic Wins Best Director,Film And Supporting Actor At The British Independent Film Festival

    May 6, 2013 · (5 years, 7 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2255 views

    At the 2013 British Independent Film Festival held at the Empire in Leicester Square, London on Saturday the 4th of May 2013 Saving the Titanic won three major awards. Maurice Sweeney for Best Director, Ciaran McMenamin for Best Supporting Actor and Stephen Rooke for Best Film. These awards add to a long list of recent success's at festivals around the world. As part of the British Independent Film Festival Saving the Titanic was shown simultaneously on eleven screens across the UK.

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  • "Saving The Titanic" Wins The Award For Best Feature Length Drama At The Celtic Media Festival 2013

    April 28, 2013 · (5 years, 7 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 1992 views

    At the prestigious Celtic Media Festival in Swansea, Wales on Wednesday the 24th April 2013 won the Award for Best Feature Length Drama. 

    "Saving the Titanic" commemorates the most iconic of all sea disasters - the sinking of the Titanic. The film explores what happened below deck, in the engine and boiler rooms, after the collision with the iceberg. It follows nine men from the engineering crew as they work among the huge, coal-fired furnaces and dynamos to satisfy the ship's demand for power. As the film unfolds, their personal stories of heroism are revealed. A fascinating hybrid of documentary and drama, complemented by stunning CGI, "Saving the Titanic" charts the ship's final hours and features a stellar ensemble cast.

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  • Irish Film Institute Screens "A Terrible Beauty" On Sunday The 21st April At 1pm In Temple Bar, Dublin

    April 18, 2013 · (5 years, 8 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 1939 views

    Ireland on Sunday is the IFI''s monthly showcase for new Irish film. Producer Dave Farrell and Editor DaithiConnaughton will participate in a post screening Q&A. 

    Keith and Dave Farrell’s docudrama A Terrible Beauty centres on two linked events during the Irish Rebellion of 1916: the battles of Mount Street and North King Street which culminated in the massacre of 15 innocent young men and boys. Largely told from the perspective of the foot soldiers on both Irish and British sides, and innocent civilians caught in the middle, all characters are real and much of the dialogue is taken directly from accounts given by combatants on both sides, and the wives and mothers of those murdered.

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  • In The Name Of The Republic Tv3 Monday 25th March At 9pm.

    March 15, 2013 · (5 years, 9 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2300 views

    The Irish War of Independence saw many people disappeared; abducted, executed and secretly buried. This was not the work of the British, but of the Irish Republican Army. In this two part series for TV 3 Professor EunanO'Halpin explores this dark side of Irish Republicanism

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  • Waterways - The Royal Canal

    Oct. 5, 2012 · (6 years, 2 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2512 views

    IFTA-winning documentary series ‘Waterways – The Royal Canal’ is to be made available on DVD on RTE's online shop  from  Friday the 5th October 2012. Stephen Rooke (Saving the Titanic)  directed the series which picked up Best Documentary Series and Best Cinematography in Television for Peter Robertson at the 2012 IFTA Awards. Rachel Towell was the production manager for the series.

    The series, which returned to RTÉ screens last year after a 16-year absence, follows naturalist, writer and broadcaster Dick Warner as he travels through the Royal Canal from Dublin to Longford to celebrate its reopening after more than half a century of dereliction.

    Warner, who fronted the original series in the 90s, journeys in an original 70ft Royal Canal tug barge called Rambler, and meets both experts and ordinary people ...

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  • A Terrible Beauty.........

    Oct. 1, 2012 · (6 years, 2 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 834 views

    Director and Writer Keith Farrell and Editor Daithi Connaughton are putting the final touches to this epic 90 minute dramadoc for TG4 at Windmill Lane Studios. Set during The Irish Rebellion in 1916 and using first hand accounts for the first time we hear the authentic voices of the Irish Volunteer, the British soldier and the civilians caught up in the linked battles of Mount Street and North King Street. The finished film is scheduled to be screened in 2013.  

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  • Dermot's Secret Garden

    Sept. 30, 2012 · (6 years, 2 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2723 views

    In the coming week Director Stephen Rooke and his team travel  to Italy with Dermot O'Neill as filming continues on this second series of 6 programmes of Dermot's Secret Garden for RTE. This is a documentary series about one man’s drive to restore his secret Victorian Walled Garden and achieve self-sufficiency – this is his dream, his passion or some might say madness. The series is being filmed over the year as Dermot shapes his garden for the years ahead

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  • The Graves Of The Disappeared

    Sept. 28, 2012 · (6 years, 2 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2543 views

    Director Martin Dwan's  two part docodrama series for TV3 has just finished posting at Tangerine. The series is scheduled for screening in 2013

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  • Saving The Titanic On History Channel Uk At 6pm And 10pm On Saturday The 14th Of April

    April 14, 2012 · (6 years, 8 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2987 views

    100 years after the sinking of the Titanic, Saving the Titanic is the untold story of the self sacrifice and dignity of the ship's engineers,stokers and firemen in the face of impending death.

    Seeking to answer the question of what happened in the engine and boiler rooms after the collision Saving the Titanic tells the story of the disaster from below deck, with the action taking place between the time the crew embark the Titanic at Southampton and the eventual sinking of the ship. Based upon eye-witness accounts, this is the remarkable story of nine central characters from the engineering crew as they work among the huge, coal-fired furnaces heating the boilers and massive dynamos whirring to satisfy the ship’s demand for electricity. These nine men – among them 18-year-old electrical engineer Albert Ervine from Belfast and Chief Engineer Joseph Bell – are the heroes of ...

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  • ‘Cé A Chónaigh I Mo Theachsa? Howth Castle. Tg4 10pm Thurs 1st March 2012

    Feb. 28, 2012 · (6 years, 9 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2966 views

    Manchán visits Howth Castle - situated a few miles north of Dublin city amid the stunning beauty of the Howth peninsula. The castle has been in the St Lawrence family since 1177 and has never before opened it’s doors to a camera crew. Manchán will uncover the incredible story of the 4,000 strong Irish army who invaded England in the 15th Century – and how the Lord of Howth warned the King of England in advance of the invasion. Then a century later the St Lawrence family fell foul of another monarch of sorts – the great pirate queen, Grace O’Malley who kidnapped the heir of Howth Castle. Manchán is most impressed when he learns of Jonathan Swifts connection with Howth Castle - a man who knew and understood Ireland better ...

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  • Cé A Chónaigh I Mo Theachsa? / Who Lived In My House? – Season 2 Ep 7.Glin Castle,Co Limerick,Tg4 10pm Thurs 23rd Feb 2012

    Feb. 22, 2012 · (6 years, 9 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 0 views

    Featuring the last ever interview with Desmond Fitzgerald, the 29th Knight of Glin, this episode tells a 700 year long tale, revealing how the Black Knights championed Gaelic culture through revolution and patronage.

    For centuries Glin Castle, nestled at the stunning mouth of the Shannon, has been home to the black knights of Glin, one of the oldest Anglo-Norman families in the country. Theirs is a story of battles, beheadings and executions of being hunted like vermin across Ireland for treason and of fostering the Irish language at a time when no one cared for it. The 24th Knight, John Fraunceis FitzGerald (1791-1854) was a fluent Irish language speaker and scholar who did much to promote the Irish language long before it became fashionable in the days of the Gaelic revival. However, he was also a known womaniser who went by the nickname, Ridire ...

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  • Cé A Chónaigh I Mo Theachsa? / Who Lived In My House? – Season 2 Ep 6 Ó Dálaigh House, Blasket Island, Co. Kerry,Tg4 10pm Thurs 16th Feb 2012

    Feb. 15, 2012 · (6 years, 10 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 0 views

    Manchán visits a cottage to which the ‘Sí’ reputedly gifted the owners the mystical air Port nabPúcaí, a tune so powerful it can call whales to the surface, and he finds the island may have been inhabited since prehistoric times.

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  • Cé A Chónaigh I Mo Theachsa? / Who Lived In My House? Short Listed In Celtic Media Festival 2012

    Feb. 14, 2012 · (6 years, 10 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2625 views

    Tile Films  a Chónaigh i moTheachsa? / Who Lived in my House?  produced by Rachel Towell, Directed by RuanMagan and presented by his brother ManchanMagan has been shortlisted in  the Factual Entertainment category of the prestigious Celtic Media Festival 2012. Well done to everybody involved.

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  • Waterways Wins Two Ifta's

    Feb. 12, 2012 · (6 years, 10 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2522 views

    Stephen Rooke, Director of Waterways- The Royal Canal was presented with the 2012 IFTA Award for Best Documentary Series in the Television Categories at the Irish Film and Television  Gala Awards Ceremony held at the Convention Centre Dublin on Saturday 11th of February 2012. It was also a great night for Peter Robertson DOP of the series who picked up the 2012 IFTA Award for best  Director of Photography Television on the Waterways series in the Craft and Technical Categories(Television). A big thank you to all the Tile team and crew.

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  • Cé A Chónaigh I Mo Theachsa? / Who Lived In My House? – Season 2 Ep 5 Kilruddery House, Co. Wicklow Tg4 10pm Thurs 9th February 2012 ·

    Feb. 7, 2012 · (6 years, 10 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 0 views

    “The Tudors”, “Camelot”, “Excalibur” and “Far and Away” are all associated with Killruddery House in Bray. For the first time, Lord and Lady Meath have allowed a documentary television crew into their home to tell the fascinating story of their house and family.

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  • Saving The Titanic Premiere - Cineworld Parnell St Dublin - 6.15pm Friday The 17th February 2012

    Feb. 4, 2012 · (6 years, 10 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2999 views

    WORLD PREMIERE:Maurice Sweeney and Executive Producer Stephen Rooke will attend the screening

    In the centenary year of the sinking of the RMS Titanic on 14 April 1912, the festival is delighted to present the world premiere of producer Stephen Rooke and director Maurice Sweeney’s recreation of this most iconic of sea disasters. Based on eye-witness accounts, Saving the Titanic tells the story of the disaster from below deck, exploring the question of what happened in the engine and boiler rooms after the collision. It follows nine men from the engineering crew – among them 18-year-old electrical engineer Albert Ervine from Belfast and Chief Engineer Joseph Bell (David Wilmot) – as they work among the huge, coal-fired furnaces and massive dynamos to satisfy the ship’s demand for power. Their personal stories of bravery are slowly revealed as the men ...

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  • Cé A Chónaigh I Mo Theachsa? / Who Lived In My House? – Season 2 Ep 4 Aughavannagh, Co. Wicklow Tg4 10pm Thurs 2nd February 2012

    Jan. 30, 2012 · (6 years, 10 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 49 views

    Amongst the ancient fairy forts surrounding actor Eamon Morrissey’s cottage in Aughavannagh in Co. Wicklow, Manchán finds stories of the ancient fairy people who once inhabited the land and stories of the Irish rebels that later fought and died for it.

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  • Cé A Chónaigh I Mo Theachsa? / Who Lived In My House? – Season 2, Ep.3 Ballynahinch Castle Tg4 10pm Thurs 26th Jan 2012

    Jan. 18, 2012 · (6 years, 11 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 3781 views

    The second series of  the very popular  a Chónaigh i Mo Theachsa? or Who Lived in My House with the Magan brothers,Ruan in the Directors seat and Manchán  the writer and presenter is back on our screens.

    Manchan and Ruán are a dynamic duo, who have travelled the world making a series of award winning documentaries titled “ManchánarSeachrán” for TG4. Following a 7 year break, Tile Films brought them back together again to produce the high-end, intriguing and highly entertaining series ‘Cé a Chónaigh i moTheachsa?

    Veteran traveller and broadcaster, ManchánMagan takes us on a fascinating journey into the history of our houses. With ...

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  • Us Media Giant Nbc Universal Has Signed A Deal With Tile Film For Their Home Grown Format ‘Who Lived In My House?’, Bringing The Irish Concept To The International Market.

    Jan. 18, 2012 · (6 years, 11 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2057 views

    In April 2010 Tile Films went to MIPTV in Cannes with the format ‘Who Lived In My House’ and entered into talks with various distributors from the UK and US who were interested. Discussions and negotiations continued over the summer and following MIPCOM in October Tile Films agreed to sign a deal with US distributors NBC International. 

    Speaking about the format Yvonne Pilkington, Senior Vice President, Format Sales and Production, NBCU International said, “ 'Who Lived in My House?' is an intriguing mix of history and personal storytelling which truly makes the past come alive for viewers. We have had great interest in the format from broadcasters and production companies worldwide and really believe in its international potential.”

    Rachel Towell producer at Tile Films told IFTN, “In the age of super formats like X Factor and Secret Millionaire roaming the globe and delivering ...

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