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  • 'The Great Guide To The Future'

    Feb. 22, 2017 · (4 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 471 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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  • An Long Chaillte Repeated

    Sept. 8, 2016 · (9 months, 2 weeks) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 372 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 · (11 months, 1 week) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 515 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 · (11 months, 1 week) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 582 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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  • 'A Terrible Beauty' At The Milkwaukee Irish Festival

    Aug. 4, 2015 · (1 year, 10 months) ago · by Stephen Rooke · 873 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

    www.storiesfrom1916.com

    www.facebook.com/Storiesfrom1916

    www.1916film.com

    www.facebook.com/ATerribleBeauty1916

    Twitter - @1916film

    www.irishfest.com

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  • Waterways - The Royal Canal

    Oct. 5, 2012 · (4 years, 8 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 1806 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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  • ‘Cé A Chónaigh I Mo Theachsa? Howth Castle. Tg4 10pm Thurs 1st March 2012

    Feb. 28, 2012 · (5 years, 3 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2354 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, 4 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, 4 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 · (5 years, 4 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2126 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 · (5 years, 4 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 1885 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 · (5 years, 4 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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  • 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 · (5 years, 4 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 · (5 years, 5 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 3174 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 · (5 years, 5 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 1534 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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  • Waterways - The Royal Canal

    Sept. 5, 2011 · (5 years, 9 months) ago · by Dave Farrell · 2547 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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