‘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

 

‘THE SECRET SCRIPTURE’ AND ‘MAUDIE’ TO SCREEN AT TIFF by Keith Jordan

Jim Sherdan’s The Secret Scripture and Aisling Walsh’s Maudie will screen at this years Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Directed by Jim Sheridan, The Secret Scripture will make its world premiere at the festival. Starring Rooney Mara (Carol), Vanessa Redgrave (Mission Impossible), Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction) and Aidan Turner (The Hobbit), the film follows the discovery of a hidden memoir belonging to an elderly woman confined to a mental hospital. A memoir which reveals the history of her passionate yet tortured life, and of the religious and political upheavals in Ireland during the 1920s and ’30s…

Produced by Ferndale Films, the adaptation of Sebastian Barry’s award-winning 2008 novel was filmed on location in Dublin and Kilkenny.

Ardmore Sound provided the Foley and Final mix for the film.

Re-recording mixer: Ken Galvin

Foley artist: Eoghan McDonnell

Foley mixer: Jean McGrath

Directed by five time IFTA nomineeAisling Walsh, Maudie will also have a gala presentation at the festival.

Academy Award nominees Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-LuckyBlue Jasmine) and Ethan Hawke star in this true story of Maud Lewis, who overcame the physical challenge of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to become one of Canada’s premier folk artists.

Produced by Parallel Films, Ardmore Sound also provided Foley and Final mix for Maudie.

Re-recording mixer: Garret Farrell

Foley artist: Caoimhe Doyle

Foley mixer: Jean McGrath

The Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 15th-22nd. Full information on the event can be found at the official TIFF website here.

'TRADERS' AVAILABLE ON DVD AND ON DEMAND FROM FRIDAY 12th AUGUST by Keith Jordan

Irish thriller ‘Traders’ will be released on DVD and on demand on August 12th.

Written and Directed by Rachael Moriarty and Peter Murphy, the film follows newly redundant Harry Fox who is approached by a former colleague with a new business proposition. Two people convert all their assets to cash, arrange to meet, dig one grave and fight to the death. Winner buries the loser and instantly doubles his value.

Can he persuade Harry to become a “Trader”?

Starring Killian Scott, John Bradley, Peter O’Meara, Nika McGuigan, Moe Dunford, and Barry Keoghan. Traders is a COCO Television production in association with Underground Films, with funding from Irish Film Board/Bord Scannán na hÉireann.

'Traders' underwent Sound Post here at Ardmore Sound.

Dialogue Editor: Peter Blayney

Sound Supervisor: Michelle Fingleton

Sound Mix: Garret Farrell

‘Traders’ will be available to watch on demand from iTunes, Volta and Virgin Media, and to purchase on DVD from Amazon, Golden Discs and Tower Records from Friday 12th of August.

A Date For Mad Mary wins audience award at Gaze film festival by Keith Jordan

Ardmore Sound posted film, A Date For Mad Mary has been given the audience award at this years Gaze Film Festival.

Running from the 28th of July until the 1st of August, the International LGBT Film Festival took place in the Lighthouse cinema in Smithfeild, Dublin, and featured A Date For Mad Mary as this years secret screening.

Speaking on the films win, the Gaze Festival Programmer said "What an absolute thrill it is to have our Secret Screening A Date for Mad Mary as the Audience Award winner for this year’s festival. The audience howled with laughter from start to finish during the screening, and left with huge smiles on their faces. It is a pleasure to have such a strong and brilliant Irish film in the festival, and to have our audience agree with our choice of Secret Screening is of great reassurance!’

Directed by Darren Thornton (who co-wrote with brother Colin) and produced by Ed Guiney and Juliette Bonass, A Date for Mad Mary follows Mary McArdle’s quest to find a date to a friend’s wedding, following a stint in prison. Determined to prove her right to a plus one for the big day, Mary’s attempts at securing a date lead her into trouble and emotional challenges.

The film was recently named Best Irish Feature at this years Galway Film Fleadh.

A Date for Mad Mary is set for nationwide release on September 2nd.

Supervising Sound Editor Niall Brady
Sound Effects Editor Michelle Fingleton

Foley Artist Eoghan McDonnell,
Foley Mixer Jean McGrath                                                                                                                 

Foley Editor Michelle McCormack

Re-Recording Mixer Ken Galvin