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 huge audiences the fact that a major international player like NBC Universal have invested in this home grown Tile Films format for TG4 is a ringing endorsement of both Irish television creativity and production values.”
Cé a Chónaigh i moTheachsa? or ‘Who Lived In My House?’ is a documentary series which follows Veteran broadcaster, ManchánMagan as he takes the audience on a fascinating journey into the history of houses around Ireland. This season of the show was filmed from June to September 2011 around Ireland. The series is currently still in post production in Windmill Lane with editor DaithíConnaughton (Fág an Bealach, Teorainn).
The series is directed by director Ruán Magan (Death or Canada, The Pope’s Children). ‘Cé a Chónaigh i mo Theachsa?’ executive producers are Stephen Rooke (Saving the Titanic, Waterways) of Tile Films and Míchael Ó Meallaigh of TG4 and produced by Rachel Towell (Cromwell in Ireland, Waterways; The Royal Canal) and Rebecca O’Malley (Fág an Bealach, Death or Canada). It was researched by David Ryan (Cromwell in Ireland, Back to School). The DOP for the series was Ronán Fox (Bóthar na Saoirse, The Most Fertile Man In Ireland) who shot it on High Definition on a Sony HDW F900 camera.
‘Cé a Chónaigh i moTheachsa?’ is funded by TG4, Tile Films and Section 481. It started back on TG4 on Thursday 12th January at 10pm with a repeat of each episode on the following Sunday at 9pm.
"In the second Series of ‘Cé a Chónaigh i mo Theachsa?’ presenter Manchán Magan, sets out to unlock the extraordinary stories hidden in the walls of our houses and who lived in them before us."