The Big Christmas Rewind
RTÉ One, 1 hr Christmas special, 2019
In this Christmas cracker of a show Irish celebrities and their real-life or TV families sit down together to rewind through a nostalgic, heart-warming and hilarious mix of the best of Irish Christmas telly from years gone by, while sharing memories and opening presents from Christmas past.
RTÉ One, 1 hour Documentary, 2019
London Calling is the story of 5 Irish Deaf people who are unemployable in Ireland and have moved to the UK, where their deafness is not seen an issue for their employers. While some have settled there, others long to return home to their families. Their choice is between a successful career in London or a dole queue in Ireland.
Division: The Irish Soccer Split
RTÉ One, 1 hour Documentary, 2019
This documentary explores how Ireland came to have two separate football teams in a story that is as fractious as the country’s own past. Through archive, insightful interviews with players from North and South, and input from historians, it asks if there’s any way back to a unified team.
Mother Father Deaf
RTÉ One, 1 hour Documentary, 2019
Producer Anne Heffernan and Sundance-nominated Director Garry Keane’s latest project explores the world of CODAs – Children of Deaf Adults. Three CODAs and their families describe what it’s like to be brought up in both the Deaf and hearing worlds. Mother Father Deaf was broadcast on RTÉ One in March 2019, with simultaneous fully signed version on the RTÉ player.
RTÉ One, 1 hour Documentary, 2016
Winner IFTA – Best Director, 2018 (Garry Keane)
Deafening reveals the world through the eyes of four Deaf people with uniquely different lives. Through its carefully designed sensory landscape, it will challenge the audience to rethink their perception and understanding of sound.
These Walls Can Talk
RTÉ One, 1 hr Documentary, 2015
Winner Highly Commended Radharc Award, 2016
An intimate portrayal of the Irish Deaf Community, told through their unique experience of St Joseph’s School for Deaf Boys in Cabra, presented by renowned Performance Artist and daughter of Deaf parents, Amanda Coogan.
FAB! The Night the Beatles Came to Dublin
RTÉ One, 50’ Documentary, December 2015
This documentary shares the deeply personal, nostalgic accounts of people lucky enough to attend the Beatles’ two Dublin concerts on the 7th November 1963, the only time the Beatles played the Republic, against a rich backdrop of archive material and input from social and cultural commentators.
Dáil on the Dole
TV3, 4 x 45’, 2015
An original observational documentary format that saw four TDs, Catherine Byrne, Willie O’Dea, Joanna Tuffy and John Halligan, spending time with their social welfare dependent constituents to get a better understanding of the issues affecting their day-to-day lives.
RTÉ One, 2 x 1 hr documentary, 2014 & 2015
Children from all over Ireland compete in the annual Eason Spelling Bee competition. The preparations, anxieties, hopes and disappointments of some young contestants are followed, resulting in inspirational films that capture these young people’s determination to make their schools and families proud.
Holding Out for a Hero
RTÉ2, 4 x 52’, 2014
Irish history has a cast of millions of characters, but every now and then one lad or lady sticks out as truly heroic. It’s time for Neil Delamere to take on Ireland’s Heroes. From the legendary warrior Cúchulainn to the pirate queen Gráinne Mhaol, Neil wants to get inside their skin and see if he has what it takes to be a modern day Irish Hero. Spoiler alert: He doesn’t.
RTÉ One, 6 x 25’, 2014
This original lifestyle format involved our ‘Domestic Divas’ Aisli Madden and Cat Lawlor helping Celtic Tiger cubs with their domestic dilemmas. From the social butterfly who has no time to cook or clean his flat, to the single mother who needs help to make her son’s first birthday extra special, the Divas offer simple tips and tricks to transform even the most domestically challenged.
There’s Something About Patrick
RTÉ One, 1 x 52’, 2013
Winner Celtic Media Award Best Factual Entertainment, 2014
Acclaimed comedian Neil Delamere takes on Ireland’s favourite saint, meeting experts, historians and Paddy’s Day revellers to separate the truth from the myth. The reality turns out to be a little different – he was probably Welsh, there were no snakes, the shamrock is a pagan symbol and Christianity got here before before him. Oh, and St Patrick isn’t even a saint.
Glaoch An Cheoil
TG4, 8 x 25’, 2013
This long form observational documentary paired unused musical instruments with people who had always wanted to learn how to play. We followed the journeys of these new musicians, through masterclasses with musical greats like Sharon Shannon and Neil Martin, which culminated in a special concert for the President in Áras an Uachtaráin.
Pump Up My Dance
TRTÉ, 9 x 25’, 2012
This original format featured some of the finest Irish and international Dance Masters putting talented young dancers to the test in a high-energy, fast-paced competition. Each episode showcased a different dance style, from Hip Hop to Tap, Irish to Jazz and the performers were whittled down to five, for a grand finale performance in Smock Alley Theatre.
Glaoch ón Tríú Reich
TG4, 1 x 52’, 2012
This gripping historical documentary, presented by German linguist and fluent Irish speaker Dr Arndt Wigger, explores the Irish language radio broadcasts made from Berlin during WWII. Wigger investigates the role played by his former mentor Hans Hartmann, head of this radio service, to determine at last whether Hartmann was a Nazi.
Ireland’s Beauty Queens
TV3, 2 x 45’, 2011
This landmark series celebrated the rich and varied history of community festivals all over Ireland and the high-point of crowning their local Festival Queens. This special part of Ireland’s history is illustrated through the personal journeys of the contestants and festival organisers, and contextualised by interviewees Róisín Ingle, Melanie Morris and Clare Kambamettu, among others.
The Only Viking in the Village
RTÉ One, 2 x 45’, 2011
Winner IFTA Best Factual Entertainment, 2012
Neil Delamere goes back to his half Viking, half Norman roots to uncover the fact and fiction behind his hairy ancestors, while trying to see if he has any Viking left in him as he learns to eat, dress, sail and fight like one. Neil also takes to the standup stage in Waterford to share his newfound insights.
BBC2 NI, 2011, 1 x 30′ Fact Ent Documentary
Internationally renowned comedian Adam Hills challenges himself to prove that there’s a place for people with disabilities in stand-up comedy – and it’s not at the butt of the joke. He spends a week living with Phil Searle, a short statured actor, and his family, culminating in a gig in Belfast in which he must perform a routine about short statured people, while trying not to offend.
Ireland – Dig It!
RTÉ Young Peoples, 5 x 25’, 2010
This kids’ archaeology adventure game show saw teams of young people racing to solve historical puzzles set in the Stone Age up to the Viking era to stop an evil creature from stealing precious artefacts and altering the course of history. This multi-cam shoot was filmed on location in Craggaunowen Heritage Park and in four regional museums.
Music Changes Lives
RTÉ One, 4 x 40’ Documentary, 2010
Commended Radharc Award & European Journalist of the Year award, 2010
This ground-breaking observational documentary series illustrated the power of music as an ‘intervention’ tool for positive change. Extraordinary personal stories show how the simple act of learning to play an instrument can give children, who have no other real chance in life, a fresh start and a brighter future.
TV3, 5 x 47’ Documentary, 2010
An observational series that followed three people in one day, from morning until night, capturing a cross-section of life in modern Ireland. Each episode focused on a different area: Body Building, Dog Shows, First Holy Communion, Celebrity Culture and Body Image.
An Bhfuil Cead Agam?
RTÉ One, 4 x 25’, Observational Documentary, 2009
10 adults, nominated by their children, spend a week at one of Ireland’s strictest colleges: Coláiste na bhFiann, Ros Muc, in the heart of the Gaeltacht. Living exactly a the other students attending the Coláiste, our 10 endure the rules, curfews, ban on cigarettes and alcohol, all under the watchful eye of the Bean an Tí and the Cinnire.
RTE One, 18 Series, 1996 – 2014
A magazine programme for Ireland’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities, presented in Irish Sign Language, covering a broad range of issues including Education, Health, Current Affairs, Sport and Equality, with some investigative reporting.
John O’Conor’s Beethoven Bootcamp
RTÉ One, 1 x 54’ Documentary, 2009
Dublin Documentary Film Festival
Internationally acclaimed concert pianist John O’Conor tries to pass on the power of Beethoven’s music to the next generations of musicians. Over two weeks of tears and tantrums, clashing personalities and fiery temperaments, seven aspiring concert pianists are put through an often painful, but ultimately life-changing, rite of passage.
Christie Hennessy – Messenger Boy
RTÉ One, 50’ Documentary, 2008
In 2007 Christie Hennessy lost his battle with the disease Asbestosis. This documentary followed his last months as he wrote and recorded with some of Ireland’s leading artists – Christy Moore, Frances Black, Finbar Furey and Paul Brady, among others – and in a series of deeply personal interviews he openly discusses the prospect of death, while revisiting his colourful, and often challenging, past.
It’s My Show
RTÉ Young Peoples, 2 x 9-part series, 2007 & 2008
In this ratings-hit, 10 – 13 year olds were given the chance to run their own show for a day in a battle to co-present an episode of RTE’s ICE. Sinead Kennedy presented with Caroline Morahan mentoring the young hopefuls, and a panel of judges including Brian Dowling and Peter Sheridan were tasked with selecting the winner.
DCTV, 8 x 30’, 2008
This literacy series was aimed at the Irish Deaf Community. Presented entirely through Irish Sign Language it was a series of entertaining and informative programmes that shed light on various topics, including getting a mortgage, keeping healthy, Irish politics and standing up for your rights. In association with the Irish Deaf Society’s Deaf Adult Literacy Service.
Celebrity Jigs and Reels
RTÉ One, 2 x Live 8-part series ranging from 60′ – 90′, with additional 30′ Results Shows & 2 x New Year’s Specials, 2006 & 2007
Irish celebrities were paired with dazzling professional Irish dancers and were put through their paces, box-stepping to each week to an exciting soundtrack of contemporary Irish pop and rock hits, in the hope of becoming Champion. Both series were broadcast live from Ardmore Studios with ratings per show of 43% – 48%, along with two live New Year specials.
Anne Madden, Painter & Muse
RTÉ One, 1 x 56’ Documentary, 2006
Anne Madden is one of Ireland’s foremost painters. This deeply personal and hugely visual documentary explores her life, her work and her then 50-year relationship with her partner, celebrated painted Louis Le Brocquy.
Irish Tenors and Friends
RTÉ One, 10 x 52’ Entertainment, 2006
The world-renowned Irish Tenors – Anthony Kearns, Finbar Wright and Karl Scully – present a musical feast, performing a repertoire of Irish classics, showtunes and light opera with guests including Andrew Lloyd Weber, Hayley Westenra, Sharon Shannon, Shayne Ward and Brian Kennedy.
Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde
In association with Art for Amnesty for RTE, PBS, BBC and SBS, 1 x 75’, 2005
Nominated for the Golden Rose of Lucerne
A documentary celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Oscar Wilde. 150 of Wilde’s finest lines, epigrams and verses are spoken on camera by 150 public figures, featuring Annie Lennox, Joan Rivers, Martin Sheen, Jim Sheridan, Frank McCourt, Bono, Philip Glass, James Cromwell, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Lily Tomlin and 140 more.
BBC NI, 1 x 50’ Documentary, 2006
An observational documentary on the last of the Salmon Driftnet fishermen, men in their 70s eking out a living on the shores of Lough Foyle. The film followed the men and their families for the six weeks of the final season.