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  • New York Festivals: Tv & Film Awards 2019

    Feb. 22, 2019 · (1 day) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 5 views

    Tile Films are thrilled to announce we have been nominated in The New York Festivals TV and Film Awards 2019 for our series with Smithsonian Channel 'Sacred Sites' season two in the following categories:

    Best Direction Stephen Rooke: Sacred Sites 'Egyptian Priestesses'

    Best Editing Jim Dalton: Sacred Sites 'Egyptian Priestesses'

    Docudrama: Sacred Sites 'Egyptian Priestesses'

    History & Society: Sacred Sites 'King Arthur'

    Congratulations to all involved and fingers crossed for a big win!

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  • Wrecking The Rising Rides Again!

    Feb. 11, 2019 · (1 week, 5 days) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 32 views

    If you've yet to see Tile Film's hilarious (and IFTA winning) series 'Wrecking the Rising' now is your chance to catch it again.

    Part one of the the three parter will be airing on TG4 on Friday the 15th of Feb at 01:00 AM 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

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  • Smithsonian Channel Launching In The Uk

    Feb. 8, 2019 · (2 weeks) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 76 views

    Exciting times ahead! The Smithsonian Channel and Tile Films' close collaborators are launching in the UK on the 12th of February - stay tuned for all of the unbeatable programming coming your way including award winning factual entertainment in a wide range of topics, including history, travel, air and space, science, nature and pop culture.

    It will be available on Virgin (Channel 295) Sky (Channel 195) FREESAT (Channel 175) and FREEVIEW (Channel 99)

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  • Accolade Award 'Best In Show' For Sacred Sites Egyptian Priestesses

    Nov. 29, 2018 · (2 months, 3 weeks) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 317 views

    Tile Films is delighted to announce we have been awarded Best in Show for Documentary Programme/Series for 'Sacred Sites Egyptian Priestesses' from the Accolade Global Film Competition, with them saying from the thousands of applicants 'The judges firmly believe that your entry was outstanding' 

    In addition to Best in Show, Tile was also awarded the following for Sacred Sites: Egyptian Priestesses and Sacred Sites: King Arthur

    Sacred Sites - Egyptian Priestesses

    Award of Excellence: Script / Writer

    Award of Excellence: Religion / Ethics

    Award of Excellence: Original Score (Egyptian Priestesses composed by Giles Packham)

    Award of Excellence: Art Direction

    Award of Excellence: Direction

    Award of Excellence: Editing


    Sacred Sites - King Arthur

    Award of Excellence: History / Biographical / Travel

    Award of Excellence: Cinematography

    Award of Excellence: Sound Editing / Sound Mixing


    Sacred ...

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  • Faloadh

    Oct. 17, 2018 · (4 months, 1 week) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 427 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 · (4 months, 2 weeks) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 277 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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  • 'Gold Dolphin Award For 'Sacred Sites - Petra' At The Cannes Corporate Media & Tv Awards.

    Sept. 28, 2018 · (4 months, 4 weeks) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 284 views

    Tile Films are delighted to announce that we have won a Gold Dolphin award in the History / Culture documentary category of the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards. Attending the event last night with over 300 other guests from 30 countries, Producer and Director Stephen Rooke picked up the top History / Culture award for our documentary film "Sacred Sites: Petra" on behalf of Tile Films and our broadcast client Smithsonian Networks. "Sacred Sites: Petra" tells the story of a people known as the Nabataeans who 2,000 years ago created the magnificent rock cut temples of Petra in Jordan and Hegra in Saudi Arabia. Much of the Nabataeans' story has faded from history, but new research suggests that Petra and Hegra could have been centres of a 'lost matriarchy', in which women enjoyed unrivalled power and privilege.

    Tile Films would like to thank our Irish and Moroccan ...

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  • Tile Films “Sacred Sites” Season Two Premieres Monday, August 13 At 8pm Et/Pt On Smithsonian Channel

    July 30, 2018 · (6 months, 3 weeks) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 549 views

    From the supposed tomb of King Arthur to ancient Egyptian temples once controlled by female priests, the world’s religious sites are home to alluring secrets and mysteries. This summer, Smithsonian Channel brings back Sacred Sites to explore even more enigmatic religious sites found around the world. Featuring advanced scientific discoveries and archaeological research, new episodes will bring viewers to sanctified and historical locations stretching from Europe to North Africa, through the Mayan civilization in the Americas, across the path of the Camino de Santiago and more. Sacred Sites returns Monday, August 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel. 

    While unraveling the unsolved mysteries hidden within these sacred sites, each episode will grant extraordinary new insights into the lives, culture and symbolic sitesthat left their marks on civilizations of the past and show how their societal impacts continue to reverberate today.

    The second season premiere, King Arthur, studies the myth of one of the most famous ...

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  • Ifta Gala Nominations 2018

    May 9, 2018 · (9 months, 2 weeks) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 497 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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  • 'The Great Guide To The Future' Wins Accolades At The New York Festivals International Tv & Film Awards 2018

    April 11, 2018 · (10 months, 2 weeks) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 578 views

    Tile Films is delighted to announce that 'The Great Guide to The Future' has been awarded two accolades from the New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards 2018.

    Bronze World Medal in the 'Human Concerns' category:
    The Great Guide to the Future: Relationships

    Finalist certificate in the 'Environment and Ecology' category:
    The Great Guide to the Future: Housing

    Well done to the Great Guide team who's hard work has paid off this award's season! 

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  • 'Paramedics Iii' Launching 29th Of March

    March 28, 2018 · (11 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 732 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 · (11 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 505 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 · (11 months, 3 weeks) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 480 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 · (1 year) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 785 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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  • Tile Films Takes Sacred Sites 2 To Mipcom

    Sept. 15, 2017 · (1 year, 5 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1108 views

    Make sure to check out IFTN's latestes article about all things 'Sacred Sites 2'.  The Tile Team will be bringing this new, exciting series to MIPCOM and are looking forward to sharing this innovative programme with all who attend. 


    IFTN'S article is linked below!



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

    July 6, 2017 · (1 year, 7 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1331 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, 8 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1636 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, 9 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1033 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, 10 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1343 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, 10 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1152 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, 11 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1084 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 · (2 years) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1420 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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  • Tile Films Christmas Viewings

    Dec. 19, 2016 · (2 years, 2 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1385 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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  • Paul Williams: State Of Fear

    Nov. 21, 2016 · (2 years, 3 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1511 views

    Tile Films are proud to announce the air date of 'Paul Williams: State of Fear' which will be coming to TV3 screens on Monday the 28th of November at 10pm and Tuesday the 29th of November also at 10pm. 

    This two part series will follow investigative journalist Paul Williams as he analyses the reverberations surrounding the brutal killing of fellow journalist Veronica Guerin in 1996. 

    On his journey he will assess the State’s response to tackling organised crime from Veronica’s murder up to the present day events around the Regency Hotel attack.

    Ultimately, over two programmes, Paul Williams will deliver a personal verdict on whether we are still living in a ‘State of Fear’.

    This gripping series is absolutely not ot be missed. 

    Check out the promo for 'Paul Williams: State of Fear' on our main page and don't forget to let us know ...

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  • 'Death Or Liberty' Cinema Release Version Dublin Premiere.

    Nov. 16, 2016 · (2 years, 3 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1008 views

    Don't miss the Dublin Premiere of the cinema release version of our award winning Australian-Irish documentary 'Death or Liberty'

    Screening at the Australian Embassy this Friday the 18th of November at 6:00pm. It will be introduced by director Keith Farrell, Author A/Prof Tony Moore and special guest singer-songwriter Lisa O'Neill. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion audience Q&A chaired by Professor Tadhg O'Hannrachain.

    This event is free but registration is essential. Register names and contact by emailing history@ucd.ie

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  • Special Screening Of 'Wrecking The Rising'

    Nov. 4, 2016 · (2 years, 3 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1005 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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  • All New: Paramedics

    Nov. 4, 2016 · (2 years, 3 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1236 views

    Paramedics series 2 starts Wednesday November 9th on TV3.

    Join us as our cameras go behind the scenes with the HSE National Ambulance Serivce.

    Let us know who's planning on watching! 

    Follow us on Twitter:@tilefilms

    Like us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/tilefilms


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  • An Long Chaillte Repeated

    Sept. 8, 2016 · (2 years, 5 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 975 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, 7 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1081 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, 7 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1267 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 · (2 years, 11 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1342 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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  • Wrecking The Rising (Éirí Amach Amú) Tx Dates

    Feb. 17, 2016 · (3 years) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1652 views

    Don't miss "Wrecking The Rising: (Éirí Amach Amú), which hits screens in April!  See info below:


    EPISODE 1 – SATURDAY, 23rd APRIL at 21.30 ON TG4

    EPISODE 2 – SUNDAY, 24th APRIL at 21.30 ON TG4

    EPISODE 3 – MONDAY, 25th APRIL at 21.30 ON TG4

    Follow us on Twitter and Facebook



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  • Cé A Chónaigh I Mo Theachsa? (Who Lived In My House) To Be Repeated On Tg4!

    Feb. 5, 2016 · (3 years) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1091 views

    For those who missed out the first time, Cé a Chónaigh i mo Theachsa (Who Lived in My House)  will be repeated on TG4 this March.  See below for details!

    Cé a Chónaigh i mo Theachsa? - S2:1 - Coolatore House
    Cé a Chónaigh i mo Theachsa? - S2:2 - Mount Vernon
    Cé a Chónaigh i mo Theachsa? - S2:3 - Ballynahinch
    Cé a Chónaigh i mo Theachsa? - S2:4 - Aughavannagh
    Cé a Chónaigh i mo Theachsa? - S2:5 - Kilruddery

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  • Tile Films Accolade Win!

    Jan. 28, 2016 · (3 years) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1276 views

    Tile Films are delighted to announce that excited to announce that Sacred Sites: Ireland have won Global Film Awards
    Award of Distinction and Accolade Global Film Competition Award of Distinction

    Check it out at http://accoladecompetition.org/humanitarian-a…/2015-winners/

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  • After Braveheart At Sky Road Film Festival

    Oct. 9, 2015 · (3 years, 4 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1408 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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  • Tile Films Ifta Nominations 2015

    Oct. 5, 2015 · (3 years, 4 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1315 views

    Tile Films are excited to announce our nominations in this years IFTAs .  After Braveheart has been nominated for Best Sound and Best Editing and  Áille an Uafáis/A Terrible Beauty for Specialist Factual, Camera and Irish language.  For more, go to http://ifta.ie/awards/nominees_tv_2015/.  

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  • Bás Nó Saoirse On Iftn

    Oct. 5, 2015 · (3 years, 4 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 2119 views

    With part one of Bás nó Saoirse set to hit screens tomorrow on TG4 at 21:30, IFTN have posted an article about the show.  To check out the article follow this link http://www.iftn.ie/news/?act1=record&only=1&aid=73&rid=4288645&tpl=archnews&force=1.

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  • A Terrible Beauty Screens In Hong Kong

    May 13, 2015 · (3 years, 9 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1456 views

    At the invitation of the Irish Consul General in Hong Kong , Peter Ryan, Tile Films'  "A Terrible Beauty" screened at the famous Fringe Club in Hong Kong on Saturday the 2nd of May 2015 to a full house. The screening was the centrepiece of a week of events organised by the Consulate of Ireland, Hong Kong attended by director and writer of the docudrama Keith Farrell and Colin Farrell project manager of the storiesfrom1916.com project. They also gave presentations at three secondary schools in the city in the last few days

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  • Behind The Scenes And Making Of After Bannockburn

    March 26, 2015 · (3 years, 11 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1130 views

    For anyone interested in the making of After Bannockburn and the story behind the documentary, check out these pieces on the BBC website!  Don't miss part two this Tuesday March 31st at 21:00 on BBC TWO SCOTLAND!



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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 · (3 years, 11 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 1291 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 · (3 years, 11 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 1360 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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  • Déithe Na Spéire (The God's Of The Sky) Broadcast Date

    Jan. 29, 2015 · (4 years) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1547 views

    Déithena Spéire (The Gods of the Sky) will be make its Irish premiere on TG4 on the 4th of February 2015 at 9:30pm.  Check out the trailer on the homepage.  Let us know what you think on Twitter www.twitter.com/tilefilms and Facebook www.facebook.com/tilefilms.

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  • An Long Chaillte/The Lost Ship Tg4 Premiere

    Jan. 13, 2015 · (4 years, 1 month) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1529 views

    Tile Films are excited to announce the broadcast of "An Long Chaillte/The Lost Ship" ion TG4 on the 28th of January 2015 at 21:30.  Check out the trailer and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more.

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  • A Terrible Beauty - Dvd

    Oct. 13, 2014 · (4 years, 4 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2179 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, 4 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 1590 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 · (4 years, 7 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2134 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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  • Sacred Sites: Ireland

    July 7, 2014 · (4 years, 7 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 1984 views

    Tile Films new documentary "Sacred Sites: Ireland" is set to air on Smithsonian Channel at 8.00pm ET on Monday July 7th. The film provides viewers with an extraordinary new insight into the ancient sacred sites of Ireland – from the majestic passage tomb of Newgrange to the enigmatic stone circles of Beaghmore in County Tyrone.

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  • A Terrible Beauty...

    June 10, 2014 · (4 years, 8 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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  • An Long Chaillte/ The Mystery Of The Lost Ship

    March 6, 2014 · (4 years, 11 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2559 views

    After 4 years of filming on an ancient wreck of the Donegal coast of Ireland Tile have completed production of the Docudrama An Long Chaillte/The Mystery of the Lost ship for TG4 and Five in the UK.

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  • Áille An Uafáis/ A Terrible Beauty...

    Feb. 17, 2014 · (5 years) ago · by Dave Farrell · 1420 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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  • A Terrible Beauty...

    Dec. 5, 2013 · (5 years, 2 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 0 views

    A Terrible Beauty... wins Best Documentary Film at the 2013 Crystal Palace International Film Festival in London.  Following screenings in Manchester and Liverpool the film was successful in winning best documentary at the cpiff festival http://cpiff.co.uk/winners

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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, 9 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2298 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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  • 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 · (5 years, 9 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2221 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 · (5 years, 10 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2031 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, 10 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 1980 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 · (5 years, 10 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 1959 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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  • In The Name Of The Republic Tv3 Monday 25th March At 9pm.

    March 15, 2013 · (5 years, 11 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2352 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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  • Saving The Titanic Nominated For Four Ifta's

    Jan. 14, 2013 · (6 years, 1 month) ago · by Dave Farrell · 1860 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 · (6 years, 3 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2751 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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  • Waterways - The Royal Canal

    Oct. 5, 2012 · (6 years, 4 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2569 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, 4 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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  • The Graves Of The Disappeared

    Sept. 28, 2012 · (6 years, 4 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2589 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, 10 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 3045 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, 12 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 3019 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 · (7 years) 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 · (7 years) 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 · (7 years) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2675 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 · (7 years) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2583 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 · (7 years) 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 · (7 years) ago · by Dave Farrell · 3034 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 · (7 years) 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 · (7 years, 1 month) ago · by Dave Farrell · 3846 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 · (7 years, 1 month) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2110 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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  • Tile Get Bai Funding In Round 11 Tv

    Sept. 11, 2011 · (7 years, 5 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2703 views

    On the 5th of September 2011 the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) announced funding awards under Round 11 TV. Tile Films Ltd were granted funding, subject to contract for two projects.

    Breith agus Bás a 52 minute documentary for TG4 which tells the story of the Cannon family who have run Lettermacaward Post Office in Donegal for 100 years. Set against a background of revolution and tragedy the Cannon family’s story mirrors the growth of the new nation in a very personal way.

    The Graves of the Disappeared is a two part series for TV3 focusing on the period 1919-23 will reveal the true extent of the horror that took place during these years when hundreds of bodies were unceremoniously dumped in unmarked graves.

    Both projects will go into pre production later in the year with shooting to start in spring of 2012.

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  • Welcome To The Tile Films Website!

    Aug. 5, 2011 · (7 years, 6 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 2718 views

    2011 has been a busy year for Tile Films with three major projects in production and the creation of a new look website. Our new website makes it easier for you to find information about all of our great productions: past, present and future. 

    If you are visiting us for the first time, have a look at our about page to get more information about Tile Films and the people involved. We have a comprehensive listing of our documentaries and films in our "Production" section, along with videos, galleries and further information so have a browse.  

    We have also set up a Vimeo page, Facebook page, Twitter page and Youtube page, so if you use these services, feel free to add us!  

    If you have something you would like to contact us on, please do not hesitate. This includes suggestions, ...

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  • Have A Submission Idea For A Documentary Or Film?

    April 1, 2011 · (7 years, 11 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 3418 views

    We are always on the lookout for good documentary submissions here at Tile Films. If you have an idea for a documentary or film that you think we might be interested in, don't hesitate to get in contact with us. Have a look through our production list to see what we have produced in the past, and what's in the pipeline. 

    You can email us at info@tilefilms.ie or ring our Dublin offices on +353 1 61146

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