Film which showcases Achill

The first of five short adventure films by was launched online last week, concentrating on the personal stories of athletes. With stunning scenery as the backdrop, the films are profile pieces on athletes either from, or with a real connection to the county. Have a look at the first of these films which has the landscape of Achill as a star.  If you are considering shooting in Mayo, then see what Achill has to offer.  The remaining productions will be released throughout 2017, on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter and will showcase more of what Mayo has to offer.

French kitesurfer Francois Colussi features in the opening film. Moving from home in 2006, Francois brought his Pure Magic kitesurfing team to Achill, Co. Mayo to pursue his passion on the west coast of Ireland. In the film Francois discusses his experiences in Ireland and the natural relationship between kitesurfing and the Atlantic Ocean. Commenting he explained “There is something special about the West of Ireland and Achill Island. Mayo is one of the best places in the world for kite-surfing but there is more than that. The people, the landscape, the culture and way of life; I have travelled the world and have yet to find something so magnificent. This film captures the real magic of Achill and Mayo”.

Behind the scenes creative video agency Cut Media produced the films for The Glasgow outfit has previously created digital content for leading brands, as well as its own independent shorts. Several of their productions have proven to be viral hits, with ‘Danny MacAskill: The Ridge’ reaching over 50 million views on YouTube. “The films were a joy to work on,” remarked Stu Thomson, director with Cut Media. “Everyone made us very welcome during the shoot and we’ve tried to incorporate that genuine warmth of the people in this film. While all the films are profile pieces on athletes, we wanted to tell authentic Mayo stories through people who know it best. Francois clearly loves Mayo and it’s easy to see why.”

To view the film see below or Cut Media on YouTube or Or to get involved with the conversation online people can use #WildMayo and follow on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

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