Development Manager for the WRAP Fund closes December 14

Applications for the prestigious position of Development Manager for the WRAP Fund are currently being accepted. The Western Regional Audiovisual Producer’s Fund (The WRAP Fund) is a financial mechanism to promote job creation in the region and to assist creative producers in the sector to overcome the challenges of operating in a highly competitive industry. The WRAP Fund will support enterprise growth in the following four sub sectors in the creative industry:

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Film Mayo Tyrone Guthrie Bursary Closes November 6th

Film Mayo is offering a special bursary award to filmmakers born or living in Mayo, to enable them to spend two weeks at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, County Monaghan. Workspaces, board and lodging expenses will be provided for in the award.  Applicants should show significant achievement in their field or demonstrate a high degree of promise. Applications are assessed by an independent expert selection board (appointed by Mayo County Council).

Deadline: 6th November 2017

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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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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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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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