Happy New Year!
2014 was another exciting and busy year for Ardmore Sound, which saw us complete sound post on many films and TV shows. A number of these will be released theatrically, screen at festivals and broadcast on television throughout 2015.
Sundance Film Festival, the first major film festival of the year will see two Ardmore Sound posted films screening, Gerard Barrett's 'Glassland', starring Toni Colette and Jack Reynor, which is screening in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition, one of only twelve films selected from thousands of entries, and Corin Hardy's debut feature film 'The Hallow', starring Joseph Mawle and Bojana Novakovic, which is having its world premier in the Park City at Midnight strand.
Running concurrently to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah is the Slamdance Film Festival, which will take place from January 23–29. The festival runs as an alternative to Sundance and will be screening the world premier of the feature documentary 'Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang'. Directed by Colin Offland, this feature documentary is a behind-the-scenes look at Dennis Rodman’s unlikely friendship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and the staging of the most controversial game of basketball the world has never seen. This game saw a number of former NBA players selected by Rodman travel to Pyongyang to take on a team from North Korea in an apparent effort to promote 'basketball diplomacy'.
First up in the New Year was the airing of the part one of 'Charlie' on RTÉ One on Sunday January 4th, which was watched by over 700,000 people. The drama, starring Aidan Gillen, and based on real events, explores the emergence of modern Ireland charting the rise and fall of the charismatic and divisive figure of Charles J. Haughey. The drama covers the period from Haughey’s bid for power in 1979 and chronicles his attempts to maintain that power until his departure from politics in 1992. Episode Two is airing this Sunday, January 11th at 9:30pm.
Here's looking forward to another exciting and creatively challenging 2015.