Extra Tickets Released for Eat / Sleep / Cheer / Repeat DIFF Premiere

A handful of extra tickets have been released for the premiere of Eat / Sleep / Cheer / Repeat at the Dublin International Film Festival. Tickets can be booked here through the DIFF website. Get ’em while they’re hot!

Eat / Sleep / Cheer / Repeat to Premiere at Dublin International Film Festival

We’re delighted to announce that our latest feature documentary EAT / SLEEP / CHEER / REPEAT – a surprising and uplifting coming-of-age movie following the young female and male athletes of Ireland’s national cheerleading team to intimately explore questions of gender, strength, performance, sexuality and what it’s like growing up in the world today – will have it’s world premiere later this month at the 2024 Dublin International Film Festival. Although the screening is now sold out we’re looking forward to bringing you news on the film’s release in cinemas across Ireland later this Spring.

Congratulations to our great team led by Director, Tanya Doyle and Producers Daniel Hegarty & Sinéad Ní Bhroin

We wouldn’t have been able to tell the story of this amazing group of young people without the steadfast support of our funders Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, RTE, Coimisiún na Meán and of course the crucial Government of Ireland Section 481 tax credit.

You, Me & COVID-19

Today, March 12th, the Irish Government announced new public guidelines in order to delay the spread of COVID-19


These public health guidelines are:

  • Schools, colleges, childcare facilities, and other public facilities to close from 6pm today until Sunday, March 29th, 2020
  • Indoor gatherings of 100 should be cancelled
  • Outdoor gatherings of 500 should be cancelled
  • Public transport operating as normal
  • Shops, cafes and restaurants stay open
  • People asked to work from home if at all possible

It is important to note that the recommendation for indoor and outdoor gatherings do not apply to workplaces.

In line with these guidelines and to protect our staff and our colleagues, Marmalade Films is limiting face-to-face interactions and everybody in our office will be working from home until further notice.


How will this affect you, our partners and clients?

Hopefully not at all. If we had a shoot scheduled between now and March 29th then we’ve already been in contact with you to discuss other arrangements. For filming due to take place after March 29th, we anticipate that the situation and need for restrictions on physical contact will probably get worse before it gets better. We’ll continue to stay in contact and update plans as needed.

Everyone in Marmalade will still be answering emails and calls so if you have business with Marmalade or anyone in our office, please first attempt to do that business remotely by email, phone, skype, zoom, etc. We’re all reachable from 9am-6pm on the usual office phone number  +353 1 416 3352 or our respective mobile phone numbers.

We still want to see and talk to you but to do our bit to protect everyone in the community we won’t be facilitating meetings in person.


Stay safe and let’s look after one another,

The Marmalade Production Team


We are delighted to announce that HEY RONNIE REAGAN had its German Premiere at FILMKUNSTFEST MV in Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany on 1 May 2019.

Directed by Maurice O’Brien and Produced by Daniel Hegarty, the documentary -about US President Ronald Reagan’s visit to his ancestral home of Ballyporeen in 1984- will screen at FILMKUNSTFEST as part of a special programme focusing on Irish Films. Also screening at the festival will be Carmel Winter’s Float Like A Butterfly winner of the FIPRESCI Prize for the Discovery Programme at Toronto International Film Festival 2018, and Nora Twomey’s Oscar Nominated The Breadwinner amongst others.

Full programme information available here

Trailer for Hey Ronnie Reagan here

Hey Ronnie Reagan International Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

In 1984 a tiny anonymous Tipperary village was thrust in to the world’s spotlight when US President Ronald Reagan arrived to visit his ancestral home. It was said that Ballyporeen would never be the same again…

After hugely successful Irish screenings at the Cork, Dublin & Dingle International Film Festivals Hey Ronnie Reagan has made its international premiere at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival where, thanks to support from Culture Ireland, Director Maurice O’Brien and Producer Daniel Hegarty participated in great post screening Q&A’s.

Hey Ronnie Reagan was funded by the Irish Film Board/Bord Scannán na hÉireann Real Shorts short documentary funding scheme.

Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/235953981

Hey Ronnie Reagan To Screen At ADIFF

In 1984 a tiny anonymous Tipperary village was thrust in to the world’s spotlight when US President Ronald Reagan arrived to visit his ancestral home. It was said that Ballyporeen would never be the same again…

After a hugely successful Irish premiere at Cork International Film Festival Hey Ronnie Reagan will be screened at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival to a sold out theatre on the 24th February at 2:30pm. Screening alongside international short films from Iraq, Korea, Afghanistan, the UK and Ireland Hey Ronnie Reagan will feature in ADIFF Shorts 1.

Hey Ronnie Reagan was funded by the Irish Film Board/Bord scannán na héireann Real Shorts short documentary funding scheme.

Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/235953981

True Blues Throws In | eir Sport 1 9.30pm 26th February 2018

Our observational documentary following a crucial season in the lives of the perennial underdogs of Dublin GAA, the Dublin Senior Camogie team. While the men’s football team, the hurling team and the ladies football team have all tasted success in recent years, the Dublin senior camogie team has endured 33 seasons without a trophy. But can a new manager and a raft of new young inexperienced but talented players finally bring the success which Dublin Camogie’s commitment has earned.

“Beautifully shot and honest to the bone. Warts and all. Home truths that syringe the ears” True Blues has been hailed in recent reviews as “…much more than the story of the matches, it’s the tale that’s spun around the games that make it so compelling.” – Niall Scully, The Herald

All are advised to “make a date with the couch” as True Blues will broadcast on eir Sport 1 on Monday February 26th at 9:30pm.

You can see the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/256584970

Marmalade Autumn/Winter 2017 Internship

Applications are now open for our Autumn/Winter 2017 internship here at Marmalade Films

As part of the Marmalade production team the successful applicant will work with the Head of Production and the Creative Director on all aspects of Marmalade’’s Commercial, Corporate & Documentary productions. Through the internship the successful applicant will gain experience in all areas of production; Research, Development, Pre-production, Production, Post-production, Distribution and Exhibition & Publicity on Marmalade’s slate of projects at various stages of production.

Our aim is to develop and add to the successful candidate’s existing skills and experience with a view to that individual becoming a vital, sustainable, long-term member of the Marmalade production team.

For more information about the internship, its key competencies and responsibilities and how to apply click here.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday, 6th October 2017. No late applications will be considered.

Hey Ronnie Reagan Enters Production

What was it like the day the most powerful man in the world came all the way to Tipperary?

When U.S. President Ronald Reagan descended on Ballyporeen in 1984 to visit his County Tipperary ancestral home, it was said the small, sleepy Irish town would never be the same again. But Ballyporeen has never seen a day like it since. However, thirty years later, how do locals remember the most momentous day in the history of their village?

Ultimately, a celebration of a small community and the great locals who still keep villages like this alive all over Ireland, Hey Ronnie Reagan tells the story through the eyes of the villagers who made it happen. A cast of colourful local characters brings this day to life through humorous accounts of what it was like being the centre of the world’s attention for one day in 1984.

Hey Ronnie Reagan is a Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board Real Short documentary commission, produced by Marmalade’s Daniel Hegarty and directed by Maurice O’Brien. The film will make it’s premiere in late 2017.

Photo courtesy of The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.