With Producer Dave Clarke

In this practical and informative session, which will include an audience Q & A, experienced producer Dave Clarke outlines everything you need to know about how to raise the finance to make your film.

David Clarke is a business oriented producer of drama and documentary with over fifteen years of experience within the film and television industries. A co-founder of EZ Films he has produced award winning documentaries like Mattress Men and Man on Bridge and feature films such as The Guarantee and Get Up and Go. He studied Film Production at TU Dublin and NFTS London and to date has financed and produced over 30 Film and Television projects.

Extraordinary, Ordinary Women &
Home Rules

Two short film screenings followed by a Q&A

with author Karen Minihan

Ordinary women in West Cork played a huge role during the War of Independence and the Civil War. 'Extraordinary, Ordinary Women' is a short documentary based on Karen Minihan's book of the same name.  The documentary focuses on four women from the book who lived throughout West Cork, from Ardgroom on the Beara peninsula through to Clonakilty. Presented by Karen, she interviews living relatives of the women.

Ellen Holland from Clonakilty, devoted most of her time to the National movement, along with her sisters Mary and Margaret set up the Letter Branch of Cumann na mBan.

Rose O’Connell from Main Street, Skibbereen, owned a prominent butchers shop. Reddy O’Regan, Rose’s grandson speaks about Rose’s sons who disagreed and fell out over which side to take during the War.

May O’Driscoll from Skeaghnore, was a secretary of her local Cumann na mBan branch. From carrying dispatches for the IRA to home nursing May’s life was certainly impacted by her contribution to the cause.

Bridget Nobel from Ardgroom from a mixed marriage was one of three women known to be killed by the IRA during the War of Independence.

The second short film, Home Rules, is a recording of a short play that accompanies the collection of untold stories from the founding of the state, performed by accomplished actor, Pauline O’Driscoll.

Pauline brings her compelling presence to the poignant role of a mother navigating her family and business through the War and striking a deal between her two sons who take different sides on the issue of the Treaty.

Lots more exciting events in the pipeline....