We’re delighted to announce the trailer for our latest documentary Waterlilies, a tender exploration of the changing roles of womens lives, is now available online. Festival and screening dates to be announced soon…but for the moment enjoy the trailer on Vimeo here
We’re delighted that Bia Duchais has made its International Premiere at the Capital Irish Film Festival, Washington D.C. in December with a screening of Prata, our episode devoted to the most Irish of foods the humble spud.
The Story Of Ireland’s Best Loved Foods
Bia Duchais our new six-part documentary series choosing six of our best-loved staples; Pork, Salmon, the Potato, Grains, Cheese and Honey, traces how these foods have run the gauntlet for over a thousand years to remain staples in our kitchen cupboard up until this day showing that the very same flavours that sat on the taste buds of our ancestors are still an active, real part of our lives.
6 Staples | 24 Recipes | 1,000 Years of Culinary History
Bia Duchais our six-part ‘Cookumentary’ rolled into production this summer. The series choosing six of our best-loved staples; Pork, Salmon, the Potato, Grains, Cheese and Honey, will trace how these foods have run the gauntlet for over a thousand years to remain staples in our kitchen cupboard up until this day showing that the very same flavours that sat on the taste buds of our ancestors are still an active, real part of our lives.
Bia Duchais is a Cookumentary; a completely original, visually arresting style of programme combining a primarily actuality documentary approach with the demonstration and explanation elements of cookery programming along with stylish animation to bring our Irish culinary heritage to life on screen.
Well it’s been a busy few months here at Marmalade HQ so sorry for the long silence but here’s plenty of news to make up for it.
First off we’ve moved into new offices, expanding our production and post-production facilities! Were still based on the Griffith College campus so we havent moved far but we have moved to a bigger, brighter and more creative space. Check out some panoramas of the new production studio here or better yet call in for a cuppa and have a look in person.
New Post-Production Facilities
Moving into our new studio has allowed us to expand our post-production facilities. By the end of May we had completed our new editing suite. WeÂre now handling offline, online and grading of projects from web to 2k resolutions. The new system has been affectionately christened “The Beast” and is all things to all men (and women). At night we have even seen it turn water into wine and then into edited and graded media for output to tape. Already weÂve offlined a number of corporate promo projects for both Marmalade and external clients, weÂve onlined VT insert packages for both the 2011 Griffith College Creative Show and end-of-year Media Show and weÂve graded the drama short “A New Life”.
We told you we were busy! To book in for some post-production TLC or if youÂd just like to call in to see our new facilities contact us on post[at]marmaladefilms.ie
Dox and Talks
The development team has been kept busy with long and short form projects over the last few months. The summer has given us the chance to focus again on our short documentary project “Tallymen” shooting for which started during the general election count this past February. Keep an eye on the In Production section for more updates.
Tanya and Daniel kick-started June with an invitation from The Abbey Theatre to take part in their “Meet The (Documentary) Makers” series of talks. Coinciding with Stacey Greggs “Perve” running on the Peacock stage Tanya and Daniel spent the evening discussing the art of telling stories on screen to an enthusiastic crowd at The Abbey.
Marmalade was also at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June where we recharged the documentary batteries, saw a few beautiful films, attended some very interesting X-platform seminars and connected with sales agents and other great documentary people.
New Training Courses
As well as our ongoing training and support for our regular clients weÂve rounded out our busy last few months by delivering a new Shoot to Edit course at Filmbase. The course was designed by Tanya Doyle who has been delivering training in production and camera techniques with Daniel Hegarty taking over in the latter weeks of the course to guide participants through editing and post-production.
The press industry is starting to catch up with developments in DSLR filmmaking so Marmalade Training has designed a new 6 day intensive “Video for Stills and News Photographers” course. The course, developed in consultation with professional news, docuemntary and fine art photographers, covers camera and shooting techniques for video, location sound recording and editing. For more info on the course or to register your interest contact us on training[at]marmaladefilms.ie.
10.10pm | Tuesday July 6th | RTE 1
RTE have broadcast Tanya Doyle’s award winning documentary ‘The House’ for the second time on Tuesday July 6th at 10:10pm. The House had its Irish Network Television Premier on RTE 1 in May, 2009. Since then it has won the Bronze Medal at the New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards 2010 it has been nominated for Best Single Documentary at the 2010 IFTAs, nominated for the Prix Europa for Best TV Documentary, 2009 and nominated for Best Single Documentary at the Celtic Media Awards, 2010.
For more info on The House visit our recent productions page in Our Work or to see a review of The House click here and scroll down to The House to click ‘Watch the clip’.
Tanya is currently developing her latest documentary “Waterlilies” due for completion in Autumn 2010.
The trailer for The House is now available on-line
www.MarmaladeFilms.ie goes live on the 21st October 2009 but you already know this…Watch this space.
Tanya Doyle’s ‘The House’ has been selected from a festival record 400+ entries to be nominated for Best Single Documentary at this years Celtic Media Festival. The Celtic nomination follows hot on the heels of the nomination for Best Single Documentary at this years IFTAs and a nomination for the Prix Europa for Best TV Documentary 2009.
For more info on The House visit our recent productions page or to see a review of The House click here and scroll down to The House and click ‘Watch the clip’.
For more info on the Celtic Media Festival click here to visit the Celtic Media Festival website.
Tanya Doyle’s ‘The House’ has been selected as a finalist in the 2010 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards for Best Television Documentary / Community Portrait Documentary.
The NY Festivals nomination follows hot on the heels of the nomination for Best Single Documentary at this years IFTAs, a nomination for the Prix Europa for Best TV Documentary 2009 and a nomination for Best Single Documentary at the Celtic Media Awards, 2010. With entries from over 30 countries, this years Television & Film Awards presented a strong competition so fingers crossed for an award at the ceremony in NYC in early May.
For more info on The House visit our recent productions page in Our Work or to see a review of The House click here and scroll down to The House and click ‘Watch the clip’.
For a full list of the New York Festivals Finalists click here