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New €2m film fund will encourage film, TV and game industry in the West of Ireland

The Western Region Audiovisual Producer’s Fund or WRAP Fund is an initiative of the Western Development Commission and Galway Film Centre in association with the local authorities in Clare, Donegal, Galway City, Galway County, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo.

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Achill Born Documentary Maker's Documentary on TG4

Ag Trasnú an Atlantaigh Dhuibh (Crossing the Black Atlantic) will be broadcast on TG4 tomorrow night Wednesday the 18th of October at 9.30pm. Directed by Des Kilbane and Andrew Gallimore, the documentary is an action-packed narrative laced with southern belles, fights to the death and tales of debauchery and destitution all seen through the eyes of a compelling but tragic character.  Documentary maker, Des Kilbane, is originally from Achill Island.  The documentary had its world premiere early this year at the Galway Film Fleadh.

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It’s Showtime! GMarsh TV children's series for RTÉjr

Produced by GMarsh TV for RTÉjr, this lively children’s series follows kids and their families to see how they get their beloved sheep, ponies and calves ready to enter the local show. Kicking off the series, 7- year-old Zara Sharkey introduces us to her pony Powder and shows just how much work goes into getting her groomed, practicing her jumps and even getting her teeth polished

The transmission date is Monday 30th of October 2017 on RTÉjr .  The series will be broadcast Monday to Friday at 09:30 and 16:25 and repeated at the  weekends at 9:25 and 17:15

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SANCTUARY: SPECIAL FILM SCREENING + Q&A AT THE LINENHALL, CASTLEBAR

There’s a special public screening of the acclaimed Irish film Sanctuary at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar followed by a Q&A with actors and crew on Saturday 30th September at 2.00pm. The screening is part of a drama engagement programme involving Blue Teapot Theatre Company, Mayo Down Syndrome and the Linenhall Arts Centre, supported by UPSTART, an initiative of Mayo County Council Arts Office.. 

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Short Film Set and Shot in Co. Mayo Headed for San Francisco and New York.

The Long Wet Grass is set and was shot in County Mayo.  The film had its premier at The Clare Island Film festival in early September of this year - next stops are San Francisco and New York. The producer and script writer Seamus Scanlon has a strong connection with Mayo and especially Callow Lake where the film is set. The film was shot near Pontoon, Callow and Toomore with the help of local residents in true Meitheal style who provided food, housing, a vintage car (Brendan McEvoy) and moral support to get the shoot completed.

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Mayo DOP's Work screens In Toronto

Mayo based Director of photography Narayan Van Maele shot the feature film ‘Gutland’ (35mm) has been selected to be screened in the Discovery section at the Toronto International Film Festival 2017.  Govida Van Maele’s (Luxembourg) is the Director/Producer of Gutland which is a surrealist rural noir about a German thief who flees to a small Luxembourg village only to discover that the locals have secrets of their own.

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Watch the trailer for Mayo Writer Director's feature film Soulsmith

Castlebar native, Kevin Henry is the Writer/Director of  Soulsmith.  This low budget feature film was partly shot in Mayo.  The film makes use of various locations in Mayo including Johnny McHale's Pub in Castlebar and The Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar.  The film also utilised the beauty of Old Head Beach and Louisburgh Pier.  It is produced by Whim Productions.  The cast of this drama include Matthew O’Brien (‘The Lobster’, ‘Volkswagen Joe’, ‘Williton’s Way’) alongside Conor Marren (‘North Circula

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Mayo is well represented in Eir's latest add

Red Rage Films were busy shooting Eir's latest add, Let’s Make Possible,  which is currently recieving widespread coverage on television.  The campaign was created by Rothco advertising. 

Film Mayo and Mayo County Council's Tourism unit were delighted to be able to advise Red Rage Films regarding possible Mayo locations.  The film crew settled on Achill and really enjoyed the wilds that this location had to offer.  The Achill shots show stunning footage of mountain biker, Daniel Wolfe, near the sheer cliffs of Achill.

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Mayo Writer Director Alan Mulligan's film - The Limit of

Mayo writer/director Alan Mulligan was very excited and honoured to have his first feature film selected as part of this years Galway Film Fleadh. The Limit of  got great coverage in the Fleadh's brochure, with a full page spread. It also had a great slot in the Fleadh's programme when it was premiered on Thursday 13th July at 10:00pm at the Town Hall Theatre, Galway, with the cast and crew in attendance. The film received a standing ovation from a full house at the Fleadh.

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An Mhallacht Short film which sees Mayo in the All Ireland Final

Mayo are once again in the GAA All Ireland Final: Dr Donal Green has his loyalties tested when he discovers that one of his comatose patients is the last living player from the infamous cursed Mayo team of 1951...

Producer James Ryan of StationHouse Media stated they had loads of support from Mayo people, taking part as extras and lending their Mayo jerseys to help make this short film.

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