Developing the craft of documentary making was key in Sean’s decision to do the Postgraduate in Television and Digital Media Production with Nemeton TV and WIT
We are delighted to announce that director and producer Seán Ó Ciardha’s first short documentary, Faoin gCeann Tuí/Under the Thatch, produced on the Higher Diploma in Television and Digital Media Production at Nemeton TV, will be screened at the Galway Film Fleadh on 12th July at 12pm.
Co-produced with fellow graduate Oisín Mistéíl, the beautiful documentary follows the filmmaker as he relives the remarkable story that started it all – the day a BBC television crew came to his ancestral home in Conamara in the 1960’s. Now, nearly 60 years later, a camera crew returns to the same thatched cottage to catch up with its inhabitants and find out how that visit so long ago impacted on the lives of a generation of his family and friends. Seán’s father and his uncle Mártan were young boys when the BBC recorded the stunning footage of music, dancing, and daily activities of his Great Grandparent’s home. As Mártan tells us in the film “We had never even seen a Television in our lives … it was like we were starring in a Cowboy movie or something”.
Developing the craft of documentary making was key in Sean’s decision to do the Postgraduate in Television and Digital Media Production with Nemeton TV and Waterford Institute of Technology: “The course afforded me the opportunity to learn the basic skills and in turn apply them to the technical and story telling aspects vital to putting a project like this together”.
Seán and Oisín, like the other graduates from the highly acclaimed Higher Diploma in Television and Digital Media Production at Nemeton TV were offered the chance to produce, direct and edit their chosen project under the watchful eye of experienced TV industry professionals. The films now have the chance of being broadcast as part of TG4’s very popular Céad Seans series and will continue to travel to film festivals around Ireland.