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  • Awards A Plenty!

    March 9, 2017 · (2 months, 2 weeks) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 308 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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  • An Long Chaillte Repeated

    Sept. 8, 2016 · (8 months, 2 weeks) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 346 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 · (10 months, 1 week) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 486 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 · (10 months, 1 week) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 544 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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  • "Seven Women" And "A Terrible Beauty"

    March 14, 2016 · (1 year, 2 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 530 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.
    http://1916.rte.ie/event/lighthouse-cinema/

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  • "After Braveheart" And "Waterloo's Warriors" Proceed To Finalist Level In The 2016 New York Festivals World's Best Tv & Films

    Feb. 19, 2016 · (1 year, 3 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 420 views


    Tile Films are excited to announce that the "After Braveheart" and "Waterloo's Warriors" have proceeded to the Finalist level in the 2016 New York Festivals World's Best TV & Films™. With entries from 50 countries, this year’s International TV & Film Awards presented a strong competition, so once again, congratulations.  If you'd like to know more, check out the productions page.
     

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  • Fág An Bealach/Clear The Way To Be Repeated On Tg4

    May 8, 2015 · (2 years) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 722 views


    For those of you interested in The American Civil War, catch Tile Films Fág an Bealach, which will be repeated on TG4, episode 1 this Sunday 10/5/15 @ 19:15, and episode 2 on 17/5/15 @ 19:15.  For more info read more about the production here.  

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  • Scottish Premiere Of A Terrible Beauty At The Filmhouse Edinburgh At 3.20pm On Saturday The 7th March 2015

    March 6, 2015 · (2 years, 2 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 741 views


    Secret Histories: Screening Irish History is a season of Irish films screening at the famous Filmhouse home of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. The season explores some of the dark and troubling aspects of Irish life and history. A Terrible Beauty is the final film in the series which is run in association with the Edinburgh School of History,Classics and Archeology.

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

    March 6, 2015 · (2 years, 2 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 754 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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  • A Terrible Beauty - Dvd

    Oct. 13, 2014 · (2 years, 7 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 1463 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 · (2 years, 7 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 1017 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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  • The Mystery Of The Lost Ship

    July 18, 2014 · (2 years, 10 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 1414 views


    Tile Films docu drama The Mystery of the Lost Ship is set to air on Channel 5 in the UK at 7pm on Friday the 25th of July.  A Tile Films crew follows a team of Underwater Archaeologists and Scientists over a three year period as they explore an ancient ship wreck off Rutland Island in North Donegal. Their detective work leads to some new and unexpected discoveries about what was believed to a wreck of the Spanish Armada

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  • A Terrible Beauty...

    June 10, 2014 · (2 years, 11 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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  • Death On The Railroad Airs On Pbs Across The Us On The 8th Of May 2013 As Part Of Their Secrets Of The Dead Strand

    May 5, 2013 · (4 years) ago · by Dave Farrell · 1559 views


    Death on the Railroad an epic 9 year detective story and murder mystery will air in the US on the 8th of May 2013 as part of the PBS's "Secrets of the Dead strand". It is a classic story involving foul play, cover ups, a one hundred and eighty year old murder mystery and voyage of discovery for the Watson Brothers and their project team. This is a Science/History documentary that sets out to solve the mystery of what happened in a remote Pennsylvania valley known as Duffy’s Cut.

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

    April 28, 2013 · (4 years) ago · by Dave Farrell · 1459 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 · (4 years, 1 month) ago · by Dave Farrell · 1411 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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  • ‘Saving The Titanic’ Awarded The Gold World Medal For Best Docudrama At The New York Festivals International

    April 18, 2013 · (4 years, 1 month) ago · by Dave Farrell · 1322 views


    Tile Films’ feature ‘Saving the Titanic’ was awarded the Gold World Medal for best docudrama at the New York Festivals International Television & Film awards, which were held at a ceremony at NAB in Las Vegas.

    The film has so far been broadcast in Ireland, the UK, the US, Canada, Germany, Austria and France and been watched by an estimated 10 million people.

    ‘Saving the Titanic’ is a co-production between Tile Films in Dublin and Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion in Germany, in association with the Irish Film Board, RTE, the BAI’s Sound and Vision fund, Windmill Lane Pictures, Section 481, AETN/History UK, ZDF and ZDFE Enterprises. 

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  • Saving The Titanic Nominated For Four Ifta's

    Jan. 14, 2013 · (4 years, 4 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 1308 views


    In the very competitive Television Drama category of the Irish Film and Television Academy Awards Tile Films have picked up four nominations for:

    Best Script Drama : Colin Heber-Percy & Lyall Watson

    Editing Film/Drama: Mick Mahon

    Production Design: Ray Ball

    Original Score: Steve Lynch

    A big thank you and congratulations to Colin,Lyall,Mick,Ray and Steve on their nominations and thanks to everyone associated with the drama for helping to produce something special for Tile Films.

    Stephen and Dave

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  • Breith Agus Bás (Birth And Death)

    Nov. 2, 2012 · (4 years, 6 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 1942 views


    BreithagusBás (Birth and Death) watch it on TG4 at 9.10 pm on Saturday the 3rd November. This is an unusual story with a number of twists. It revolves around the Cannon family who had run the post office in Lettermacaward in West Donegal for the last 100 years, the story starts in 1911 when the identical twins sons of the newly appointed post master Pat Cannon are cursed by the previous postmistress. Not long afterwords one of the boys Columb drowns and the second twin Barney, who goes on to become an officer in the Free State army is shot and killed during the Civil War which in turn sets in motion a train of events leading to the execution of 4 IRA men by Irish Free State troops in retaliation. Pat Cannon ...

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  • Dermot's Secret Garden

    Sept. 30, 2012 · (4 years, 7 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2097 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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  • ‘Cé A Chónaigh I Mo Theachsa? Howth Castle. Tg4 10pm Thurs 1st March 2012

    Feb. 28, 2012 · (5 years, 2 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2323 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 · (5 years, 3 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 · (5 years, 3 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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  • Waterways Wins Two Ifta's

    Feb. 12, 2012 · (5 years, 3 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 1859 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.3 Ballynahinch Castle Tg4 10pm Thurs 26th Jan 2012

    Jan. 18, 2012 · (5 years, 4 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 3147 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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  • Waterways - The Royal Canal Aired On Sunday 2nd October On Rte1

    Oct. 1, 2011 · (5 years, 7 months) ago · by Timmy O'Mahony · 2393 views


    The first of six episodes of our new production: "Waterways - The Royal Canal" was aired on Sunday the 2nd October 2011 on RTE 1. In episode one, Dick Warner meets the crew of ‘Rambler’ – the 70ft barge he will travel the Royal Canal on.  He and the crew travel through the Liffey Sea Lock up through Sheriff Street and on the banks of the Royal Canal at Mountjoy Prison, Dick meets Ulick O’Connor. Ulick vividly recounts Brendan Behan’s notorious antics and humorous escapades. In Glasnevin cemetery Dick pays his respects to one of Ireland’s greatest heroes Michael Collins and his darling fiancée Kitty Kiernan. His friend Ken Whelan takes him fly fishing in Finglas and after a long days’ travelling, he and the Rambler ...

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  • Waterways - The Royal Canal

    Sept. 5, 2011 · (5 years, 8 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2522 views


    Celebrated  veteran broadcaster, writer and naturalist Dick Warner has completed his travels on the canal boat The Rambler to journey the length of the  Royal Canal. 

     “Waterways – The Royal Canal” is a series of 6 x 25 minute HD television documentaries, a  sequel to the 24 “Waterways” programmes made in the 1990s. It celebrates the final re-opening of the entire Royal Canal to navigation this year after more than half a century of dereliction. It  has been shot on High Definition and will be a spectacular, cinematic experience, telling the enthralling and richly visual story of Dick Warner’s journey down the Royal Canal. 

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  • Fighting Irish Of The Civil War/Fág An Bealach

    May 18, 2011 · (6 years) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 3434 views


     Directed by Keith Farrell and produced by Stephen Rooke, “Fág an Bealach” reveals the untold story of one of the greatest military units of the American Civil War: The Irish Brigade. Be sure to tune in. 

    To learn more, visit the Fág An Bealach production page

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