Archive for February, 2009

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Filmfellas – Webisode 2

February 27, 2009

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Tom Lawlor to play “Richard”

February 23, 2009
Tom Lawlor as The Patient in A Strange Request

Tom Lawlor as The Patient in A Strange Request

One of the more memorable aspects of A Strange Request for me was the opportunity to work with a seasoned professional like Tom Lawlor.  As a first time director I found it a hugely beneficial experience to watch Tom ply his craft and put in a great performance as The Patient: The entire set admired his dedication to the role!

So when it came to writing Toxic Kinda Love I had Tom in mind with every tap of the keyboard as I wrote the part of Richard.  When Tom agreed to play the role after reading the script I was simply stoked to have him aboard.

Roll on April!

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Filmfellas – Part 1

February 22, 2009

A bunch of guys sitting around a table, eating pasta, drinking wine, and talking about filmmaking….

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Toxic’s Location Manager

February 19, 2009
Jason O'Mahony: Location Manager for Toxic Kinda Love

Jason O'Mahony: Location Manager for Toxic Kinda Love

Jason O’Mahony – art director of Samhlaiocht – has agreed to join the Toxic Kinda Love project as our Location Manager and I can’t tell you how excited I am to have him taking care of this important role.  Jason has worked as a press officer for Sundance, he has encyclopedic knowledge of film, loves a good Choc Ice, he can act, and he’s already coming up with some great ideas for the shoot.

Jason also helped out on our last short A Strange Request and he was one of the few bodies remaining at 2.30am on the final day of filming!

Contact maurice@kerrymedianetwork.net if you’d like to get involved with Toxic Kinda Love and let us know where you see yourself fitting in.  Pre-Production is well under way now and we’re going to shoot in April so if you want in, give us a shout.  Camera (we’re shooting on EX1s) and Lighting positions haven’t been confirmed just yet but we do have interested parties who we’d love to have on-board.

Brian Nolan, George Doyle and Michael Kelly have all offered their help – couldn’t ask for better!!! – so we’ll announce their roles in the very near future but still up for grabs are positions like Sound, Art Director, Make-Up, Camera Assistants, Lighting Assistants, Boom Operators, Runners… All and any help is appreciated so don’t be shy about asking to get involved!

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Tarantino Returns

February 18, 2009
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More Screen Tests

February 16, 2009

There’s still a great buzz about since the screen tests last Friday night and it was hugely beneficial for all concerned.  “Toxic Kinda Love” goes into production in April and not only did we see some exciting acting talent that might like to get involved but we also managed to nail down a Location Manager… more details to follow!

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Siamsa Screen Tests

February 15, 2009

Our Screen Test session at the Siamsa last Friday night was a resounding success thanks largely in part to Michael Kelly.

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Michael Kelly at front of house for Siamsa Screen Test

We’ve always known that there is a wealth of acting talent here in the Kingdom and they turned out in force to meet us.  It’s amazing to think how far we’ve come in the past year… for example: our last screen test session managed to drag four people out of their homes one January night.  This time around we had over fifty!

Experienced and talented actors read for us.

Experienced and talented actors read for us.

Some people had never stood in front of a camera before

Some people had never stood in front of a camera before

For quite some time now we have been actively reaching out to the actors and writers in Kerry in the hope of fostering a strong filmmaking community so all of us at KMN were delighted with the response to our latest networking opportunity.  There was a palpable buzz in the room as actors left their individual screen tests with senses heightened, writers got to meet producers and acting talent, and filmmakers pitched various ideas and possible projects for the future.

Jason from Samhaliocht is a natural

Jason from Samhaliocht is a natural

Tom Lawlor helped all the actors with their readings… he even managed to make Rory Kirby feel comfortable enough to get on the other side of the camera and perform admirably!

We feel that this event was a huge stepping stone for the filmmaking community and Kerry Media Network are already in discussion about workshops where we bring all talents together: writers can hear their scripts read by actors, directors get the opportunity to work with actors, and actors get to work with everyone and anyone… and a camera!

Future looks bright for young acting talent in Kerry

Future looks bright for young acting talent in Kerry

As already mentioned, Kerry Media Network has several exciting productions in pre-production and “Toxic Kinda Love” goes into production in April (dates to be announced) and everyone feels excited about the possibilities that lay ahead of us.