RAVE REVIEWS FOR YORGOS LANTHIMOS LATEST ‘THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER’ AT CANNES by Keith Jordan

Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster) latest film, ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ has received rave reviews after premiering at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival.

Directed by Lanthimos, who co-wrote the screenplay with regular collaborator Efthymis Filippou, the film stars Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman, and follows a charismatic surgeon (played by Farrell), who is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice when the behaviour of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.

Reviewers have been effuse in their praise for the film, with many calling it the one to beat for the prestigious Palme d’Or.

Gregory Ellwood from Collider hailed the film as a “riveting and disturbing drama that may leave you reeling,” adding that “Lanthimos doesn’t just want you to be repulsed, but emotionally devastated.  The film is a gorgeously rendered gut punch that ends up being no laughing matter.”

Donald Clarke of the Irish Times award the film five stars out of five, saying that Yorgos latest was a “full-strength, unfiltered version of his merciless aesthetic.”

John Bleasdale (Cinevue) made favourable comparisons to past Palme D’Or winner David Lynch, stating that if Lynch “is actually bowing out of cinema then the heir for the surrealist visionary might well turn out to be Yorgos.”

Ardmore Sound were part of the Sound post team on ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ and will work as part of the same team on Yorgos Lanthimos’s next movie, period drama ‘The Favourite’, which stars Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult and is currently shooting in the UK.

The 70th annual Cannes Film Festival will run until the 28th May. Further details on the festival can be found on the official website here.

Emer Reynolds wins Director’s Finders Series award for THE FARTHEST by Keith Jordan

Emer Reynolds has won the Director Finders Series Award for her work on the stunning documentary on NASA's Voyager mission, THE FARTHEST.

Chosen by The Screen Director’s Guild of Ireland, the award gives Reynolds the opportunity to showcase her work at the Directors Guild of America Theatre in LA on 16th June 2017

Written and directed by Reynolds, 'The Farthest' chronicles the four-decade work of nuclear-powered probes Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, which have traveled over 22 million combined miles since leaving earth to study the outer solar system.

Powerful, poetic and cinematic, THE FARTHEST celebrates these magnificent machines, the men and women who built them and the vision that propelled them further than anyone could ever have hoped.

Produced by John Murray and Clare Stronge for Crossing the Line Films, our very own Steve Fanagan was the re-recording mixer, sound designer and supervising sound editor for the film.

The Farthest has been making a huge splash on the festival circuit in recent months, taking home the Audience Award and the award for Best Irish Documentary at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival back in February, and screening at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York in April.

The film will screen as part of SIFF Seattle International Film Festival on the 19th, 20th and 24th of May, followed by the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival in Colorado on the 26th & 28th.

Juanita Wilson's 'Tomato Red' now available on DVD & Demand by Keith Jordan

Juanita Wilson's IFTA Award-winning film 'Tomato Red' is now available on DVD and on demand.

Adapted from the novel by Winters Bone author Daniel Woodrell, Full Sound post-production on the film took place here at Ardmore Sound.

Supervising sound editor / sound designer: Niall Brady

Sound designer / sound effects editor: Steve Fanagan

Re-recording mixers: Garret Farrell and Ken Galvin

Foley mixer: Jean McGrath

Niall Brady, Ken Galvin & Steve Fanagan picked up the Best Sound Award for their work on the film at the Irish Film and Television Awards last month, where it was also nominated for Best Film.

‘TOMATO RED’ WINS BEST SOUND IFTA by Keith Jordan

The annual IFTA Film & Drama Awards took place on Saturday night, and we’re ecstatic to report that Ardmore Sound's Niall Brady, Ken Galvin & Steve Fanagan picked up the Best Sound Award for their work on Juanita Wilsons Tomato Red.

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The Tomato Red sound team beat out Game of ThronesThe Siege of Jadotville and Without Name to take the top spot in their category at this year’s ceremony, which was Hosted by actress and comedienne Deirdre O’Kane.

Speaking of the win on Monday morning, Sound Designer/ Editor Steve Fanagan said that they were “delighted to have won the IFTA for our sound work on Juanita Wilson’s ‘Tomato Red’. It’s such a beautiful film, one that we all feel very proud to have been part of.”

“We had an incredible time working on the film alongside our colleagues at Ardmore Sound and Screen Scene, and feel very lucky to work with them all. Huge thanks to Nathan Nugent, Peter Tighe, Paul Rankin, Jean McGrath, Eoghan McDonnell and Brendan Rehill for all of their hard work and collaboration. Special thanks to James Flynn, Liz Gill, Catherine Tiernan and everyone at Metropolitan Films International for support throughout the process. Most importantly, we’d like to thank Juanita for having us on board and working so closely with us throughout the sound post process. It was a real privilege to get to work with her and her entire cast and crew on such a powerful film.”

Tomato Red underwent full Sound Post Production here at Ardmore Sound and Screen Scene last year.

CREDITS:

Supervising sound editor/sound designer: Niall Brady
Sound designer/sound effects editor: Steve Fanagan
Re-recording mixers: Ken Galvin and Garret Farrell
Foley mixer: Jean McGrath
Foley Artist: Eoghan McDonnell
Foley Editor: Brendan Rehill

Massive congratulations to all involved on this fantastic result! We couldn’t be prouder.

Highlights of the IFTA Film & Drama Awards will air tomorrow night at 10.15pm on RTE One.

'Tomato Red' and 'The Siege of Jadotville' nominated for Best Sound at IFTA Film & Drama Awards by Keith Jordan

We're delighted to report that Tomato Red and The Siege of Jadotville have both been nominated in the category of Best Sound at this years IFTA Film & Drama Awards.

Adapted from the novel by Winters Bone author Daniel Woodrell,  Juanita Wilson's Tomato Red, which is currently screening in cinemas nationwide, was nominated for four awards in total including Best Film.

The film was fully sound posted here at Ardmore Sound last year.

Supervising sound editor / sound designer: Niall Brady

Sound designer / sound effects editor: Steve Fanagan

Re-recording mixers: Garret Farrell and Ken Galvin

Foley mixer: Jean McGrath

Foley Artist: Eoghan McDonnell

Foley Editor: Brendon Rehill

Directed by Richie Smyth, The Siege of Jadotville was nominated for eight awards at this years event, including Best Film and Best Director.

The films final mix and foley was provided by Ardmore Sound.

Re-recording mixers: Paul Cotterell and Garret Farrell

Foley Artist: Eoghan McDonnell

Foley Mixer: Jean McGrath

Massive congratulations to all involved on the well deserved nominations! 

The IFTA Film & Drama Awards will take place at the Round Room of the Mansion House on Saturday 8th April 2017.

'Tomato Red' opens in Irish cinemas this Friday by Keith Jordan

Juanita Wilson's new movie 'Tomato Red' opens in Irish cinemas tomorrow, March 3rd.

Adapted from the novel by Winters Bone author Daniel Woodrell, full sound post production was carried out here at Ardmore Sound.

Supervising sound editor / sound designer: Niall Brady

Sound designer / sound effects editor: Steve Fanagan

Re-recording mixers: Garret Farrell and Ken Galvin

Foley mixer: Jean McGrath

Don't miss your chance to catch this fantastic film on the big screen!

EMER REYNOLDS ‘THE FARTHEST’ WINS BIG AT DUBLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST by Keith Jordan

Emer Reynold’s stunning documentary on NASA’s Voyager mission, THE FARTHEST, took home the Audience Award and the award for Best Irish Documentary at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival this past weekend.

Speaking on the win, Director Reynolds (who was also awarded the DFCC George Byrne Maverick Award) said “On behalf of the whole team, I am delighted and humbled to receive this award. Screening the film to a Dublin audience was the most incredible experience and for them to honour us like this is out of this world!” 

The film also received a standing ovation after its world premiere, which had taken place earlier on Sunday.

Written and directed by Reynolds, the two-hour film chronicles the four-decade work of nuclear-powered probes Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, which have travelled over 22 million combined miles since leaving earth to study the outer solar system.

Powerful, poetic and cinematic, THE FARTHEST celebrates these magnificent machines, the men and women who built them and the vision that propelled them farther than anyone could ever have hoped.

Produced by John Murray and Clare Stronge for Crossing the Line Films, our very own Steve Fanagan was the re-recording mixer, sound designer and supervising sound editor for the film.

Congratulations to all involved on the well deserved win.

WATCH: FIRST TRAILER FOR GERARD BARRETT'S 'BRAIN ON FIRE' by Keith Jordan

The first trailer for Gerard Barrett's 'Brain on Fire' is now online.

Starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Carrie-Ann Moss, Richard Armitage and Tyler Perry, Brain on Fire follows Susannah, 'a rising journalist at the New York Post who mysteriously starts having seizures and hearing voices. As weeks go by and Susannah rapidly descends into insanity, she moves inexplicably from violence to catatonia. Following a series of outbursts, misdiagnoses, and a prolonged hospital stay, a lucky, last-minute intervention by one doctor finally gives her a diagnosis and hope to rebuild her life.'

Based on Susannah Cahalan's bestselling memoir, Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, the film underwent Sound Post Production here at Ardmore Sound last year.

Re-recording mixer / sound designer / supervising sound editor: Steve Fanagan

Re-recording mixer: Ken Galvin

Dialogue editor: Michelle Fingleton

Foley artist: Eoghan McDonnell

Foley mixer: Jean McGrath

Dialogue & ADR Editor: Michelle Fingleton

Brain on Fire will be released on Netflix later this year.

 

Ardmore Sound posted films to screen at Dublin International Film Fest by Keith Jordan

We're delighted to report that five Ardmore Sound posted films will screen at this years Dublin International Film Festival.

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Taking place from 16-26 February, the 2017 programme features a rich mix of films from Ireland and across the globe.

Aisling Walsh's 'Maudie', Juanita Wilson's 'Tomato Red', Emer Reynolds 'The Farthest',  Jim Sheridans 'The Secret Scripture', and David Rane and Neasa Ní Chianáin's 'In Loco Parentis' will all screen at the eleven-day event.

Each of the films underwent sound post production here at Ardmore Sound in the past year.

Full details on the films and their screenings can be found over on our sister website at www.screenscene.ie

VOYAGER DOC 'The Farthest' Completes Sound Post At Ardmore Sound by Keith Jordan

Emer Reynold's stunning documentary on NASA's Voyager mission, The Farthest, recently completed sound post production here at Ardmore Sound.

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Written and directed by Reynolds, the two-hour film chronicles the four-decade work of nuclear-powered probes Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, which have traveled over 22 million combined miles since leaving earth to study the outer solar system. 

Powerful, poetic and cinematic, THE FARTHEST celebrates these magnificent machines, the men and women who built them and the vision that propelled them farther than anyone could ever have hoped. 

Produced by John Murray and Clare Stronge for Crossing the Line, our very own Steve Fanagan was the re-recording mixer, sound designer and supervising sound editor for the film.

'Sing Street' nominated for Golden Globe by Keith Jordan

John Carney’s critically acclaimed Sing Street has been nominated for Best Motion Picture in the Comedy or Musical category at the 2017 Golden Globes!

Starring Ferdia Walsh- Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Jack Reynor, Maria Doyle Kennedy and Aidan Gillen, the film was Produced by Martina Niland, Anthony Bregman, Paul Trijbits, Christian Grass and John Carney.

The nostalgic musical, which was written and directed by Carney, underwent full sound post production here at Ardmore Sound last year.

Foley Artist: Caoimhe Doyle

Foley Recordist: Jean McGrath

Sound Supervisors: Michelle Fingleton and Niall Brady

Sound Effects Editor: Michelle Fingleton

Re-recording Mixer: Ken Galvin

Dialogue Editor: Peter Blayney

The winners of the 2017 Golden Globes will be announced on the 8th of January. Congratulations to all involved on the well-deserved nomination!

 

Irish Documentary 'In Loco Parentis' to screen at Sundance by Keith Jordan

We're happy to report that moving documentary feature 'In Loco Parentis' will screen at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival (January 19th-29th).

Mixed by Garret Farrell here at Ardmore Sound, the observational documentary tells the story of Headfort, Co. Meath, the last remaining boarding school for primary age children in Ireland. Following a year in the life of the staff and pupils, the film focuses particularly on two of the longest-serving staff members, John and Amanda Leyden.

Directed by David Rane and Neasa Ní Chianáin, the film recently screened at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, making it the only Irish title ever to be selected in the IDFA's thirty-year history.

Speaking on the film's inclusion in the Sundance lineup, Director Ní Chianáin said that they were “delighted to be invited. When we got the call from the Sundance Film Festival programmers, we couldn’t believe it,” She continued. “Our audiences in Amsterdam laughed and cried through our film, and we are so looking forward to showing it to an American audience at the Sundance Film Festival next. It is a great opportunity to get our small film about these remarkable teachers in this amazing school out to a wider audience.”

More details on  'In Loco Parentiscan be found on the film's official website HERE.

 

ROOM NOMINATED FOR 'OUTSTANDING SOUND' AT HPA AWARDS by Keith Jordan

The Hollywood Professional Association Award (HPA Awards) take place tonight, and we're delighted to report that Ardmore Sound have been nominated in the category of Outstanding Sound – Feature Film, for our work on Lenny Abrahamson's multi award winning 'Room'.

Produced by Ed Guiney and Element Pictures in association with Film4Telefilm Canada, and the Irish Film Board, full sound post production on 'Room' was carried out at Ardmore Sound last year.

Our sound team have previously been nominated for an MPSE Golden Reel and an International Music+Sound Award for their work on the film, which took home the award for Best Sound at this years IFTAs.

See the full list the Sound Team credits below:

Supervising Sound Editor: Niall Brady
Sound Designer: Steve Fanagan
Foley Artist: Caoimhe Doyle
Foley Mixer: Jean McGrath
Additional Sound Editor: Peter Blayney
Sound Re-recording Mixers: Steve Fanagan and Ken Galvin

The winners of the 11th Annual HPA Awards will be announced at a gala ceremony tonight, Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Best of luck to all involved at the big event!

'ROOM' Nominated for Two European Film Awards by Keith Jordan

We're happy to report that Lenny Abrahamson's 'Room' has been nominated for two European Film Awards!

Director Abrahamson and producer Ed Guiney are nominated in the Best Film category, while Emma Donoghue, who adapted the screenplay from her own bestselling book, is nominated for Best Screenwriter at this years ceremony, which celebrates the best that European Cinema has to offer.

An Element Pictures and No Trace Camping production, produced by Ed Guiney and David Gross, full sound post on Room took place here at Ardmore Sound last year.

Supervising Sound Editor: Niall Brady
Sound Designer: Steve Fanagan
Foley Artist: Caoimhe Doyle
Foley Mixer: Jean McGrath
Additional Sound Editor: Peter Blayney
Sound Re-recording Mixers: Steve Fanagan and Ken Galvin

The winners of the European Film Awards will be announced on 10 December in Wroclaw, Poland.

'Room' nominated for 'Outstanding Sound - Feature Film' at 2016 HPA Awards by Steve Fanagan

We are delighted to have been nominated for Outstanding Sound - Feature Film at this year's Hollywood Professional Association HPA Awards for our sound work on Lenny Abrahamson's 'Room' (Element Pictures).

Launched in 2006, the HPA Awards spotlight outstanding achievement in editing, sound, visual effects and color grading for work in television, commercials, and feature films.

Lenny Abrahamson’s multi-award winning adaptation of Emma Donughue’s best selling book, Room, was produced by Ed Guiney and Element Pictures in association with Film4, Telefilm Canada, and the Irish Film Board.

Full sound post on 'Room' was carried out at Ardmore Sound. Our work on the film has recieved nominations at this years MPSE Golden Reels, The International Music+Sound Awards and a win at the IFTAs. Here's the full list of the Sound Team credits:

Supervising Sound Editor: Niall Brady
Sound Designer: Steve Fanagan
Foley Artist: Caoimhe Doyle
Foley Mixer: Jean McGrath
Additional Sound Editor: Peter Blayney
Sound Re-recording Mixers: Steve Fanagan and Ken Galvin

The winners of the 11th Annual HPA Awards will be announced at a gala ceremony on Nov. 17 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

'1916' nominated for Best Sound IFTA by Keith Jordan

The Nominees for the 2016 IFTA Gala Television Awards have been announced, and we're delighted to report that our very own Garret Farrell & Michelle Fingleton have been nominated in the Best Sound category for their work on 1916 - The Irish Rebellion.

The landmark three part series, which was narrated by Liam Neeson, is also in the running for Best Documentary Series. John Brennan, who recorded location sound, is also a named nominee for his work on the show, which was scored by Patrick Cassidy.

Directed by Ruan Magan and Pat Collins and Produced Jackie Larkin for Coco Television, where Linda Cullen and Stuart Switzer were the executive producers, the series underwent full Sound post here at Ardmore Sound.

Congratulations to all involved on the well deserved nominations!

Sponsored by Gala Retail, the IFTA Gala Television Awards will take place at the Double Tree Hotel in Dublin on Friday, 7th October 2016. The full list of nominees can be read here.

'Maudie' to screen at this years Telluride Film Festival by Keith Jordan

Aishling Walsh’s latest featureMaudie’ will screen at this years Telluride Film Festival.

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Directed by five time IFTA nomineeAisling Walsh, ‘Maudie’ is the true story of Maud Lewis, who overcame the physical challenge of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to become one of Canada’s premier folk artists.

Starring Academy Award nominees Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke, Ardmore Sound provided the Foley and Final mix for the film.

Re-recording mixer: Garret Farrell

Foley artist: Caoimhe Doyle

Foley mixer: Jean McGrath

Taking place from 2nd-5th of September, the Colorado-based Telluride Film Festival will screen over 70 projects from 22 countries. For further details, you can check out the official website here.

Following on from the recent announcement that Maudie will screen at this years Toronto International Film Festival, the film will open the Atlantic Film Festival on Thursday, September 15th.

GERRARD BARRET’S ‘SMALLTOWN’ PREMIERES ON TV3 THIS THURSDAY by Keith Jordan

Gerard Barrett’s three part tv drama series, Smalltown, premieres on TV3 this Thursday.

Smalltown tells the story of Conor (played by Charlie Kelly), a twenty something who leaves his small town in rural Ireland to emigrate to London in search of a better life. When circumstances bring him home years later, he discovers much has changed…

Created and directed by Barrett, the man behind ‘Glassland’ and ‘Pilgrim Hill’, the series stars Pat Shortt, Charlie Kelly, Pauline O’Driscoll, and Stephen O’Leary among others.

Smalltown underwent Sound post here at Ardmore Sound, where Brendan Rehill was the Sound Editor, and Ken Galvin was the Sound re-recording mixer.

Don’t miss episode one of ‘Smalltown’, Thursday September 1st at 10pm on TV3.

Gerard Barrett's 'BRAIN ON FIRE' TO SCREEN AT TIFF by Keith Jordan

Gerard Barrett's 'Brain on Fire' has been announced for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Carrie-Ann Moss, Richard Armitage and Tyler Perry, Brain on Fire follows Susannah, 'a rising journalist at the New York Post who mysteriously starts having seizures and hearing voices. As weeks go by and Susannah rapidly descends into insanity, she moves inexplicably from violence to catatonia. Following a series of outbursts, misdiagnoses, and a prolonged hospital stay, a lucky, last-minute intervention by one doctor finally gives her a diagnosis and hope to rebuild her life.'

Based on Susannah Cahalan's bestselling memoir, Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, the Film underwent Sound Post Production here at Ardmore Sound.

Re-recording mixer / sound designer / supervising sound editor: Steve Fanagan  

Re-recording mixer: Ken Galvin

Dialogue+ADR editor: Michelle Fingleton:

Foley artist: Eoghan McDonnell

Foley mixer: Jean McGrath

As reported earlier this week, The Secret Scripture and Maudie (both of which Ardmore Sound provided the Foley and Final mix for) will also screen at this years Toronto International Film Festival. Full details on the festival (which runs from September 15th-22nd) can be found on the official TIFF website