Ardmore sound at Cork Film Festival / by Keith Jordan

A number of Ardmore Sound posted feature films will screen at this years Cork Film Festival, which kicked off last weekend.

Running from the 6th to 15th November across four venues, ’11 Minutes’, 'The Hallow', 'Brand New-U', 'Moscow Never Sleeps' and 'The Great Wall' will play alongside a terrific lineup of Irish and international films screening at this years event.


The debut feature film from Corin Hardy, The Hallow was produced by Joe Neurauter and Felipe Marino for Occupant Entertainment, with Fantastic Films as Irish co-producers. The film tells the story of a London-based conservationist who moves to Ireland with his wife and infant child. While surveying an area of forest believed to be hallowed ground by superstitious locals, his actions unwittingly disturb a horde of demonic creatures who prey upon the lost. Alone and deep within the darkness of the remote wilderness, he must now fight back to protect his family. 

Full Sound Post on the film was completed here at Ardmore Sound:

Sound Re-recording Mixers: Garret Farrell and Steve Fanagan
Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Editor: Steve Fanagan
Dialogue and ADR Editor: Niall Brady
Foley Editor: Michelle McCormack
Assistant Sound Editor: Jennie Breen
Foley Mixer: Jean McGrath
Foley Artist: Caoimhe Doyle


Starring Richard Dormer, Agata Buzek, Beata Tyszkiewicz and Mateusz Kościukiewicz; Ken Galvin mixed '11 Minutes' on the Main Stage here at Ardmore Sound, where we previously worked with director Jerzy Skolimowski’s on his earlier feature film, 'Essential Killing'.

Produced through Poland's Skopia Film in collaboration with Element Pictures11 Minutes is set for cinema release later this year.


Directed by Simon Pummell, the film is a psychological thriller about a man who must kill his old selves to create himself anew in the desperate search for the woman he loves.  Produced by SP FilmsHot Property Films and Rinkel Films, full Sound Post on the film was completed by Screen Scene and Ardmore Sound.

Full Sound Post on the film was completed here at Ardmore Sound:

Sound Re-recording Mixers: Ken Galvin and Steve Fanagan
Sound Designer: Steve Fanagan
Dialogue and ADR Editor: Niall Brady
Foley Mixer: Jean McGrath
Foley Artist: Caoimhe Doyle



Moscow Never Sleeps’ is a contemporary multi-narrative feature film that dives headlong into the volatile intersections of Russia’s capital and the intimate lives of five people: 

Directed by Johnny O’Reilly and Produced by Katie Holly, Andrey Zakharov, Anna Katchk the film completed Sound post here at Ardmore Sound.

Sound Re-recording Mixers: Garret Farrell and Ken Galvin
Foley Mixer: Jean McGrath
Foley Artist: Caoimhe Doyle
Mixed on The Main Stage, Ardmore Sound


Tadhg O’Sullivan’s The Great Wall looks at the enclosure of Europe by a system of walls and fences and captures the life of those on the perimeter.

Borrowing its title from Kafka’s short story about the building of the Great Wall of China, 'O’Sullivan brilliantly uses fragments of that story to overlay his mysterious and dazzling images, offering a piercing critique of the structures of power and exclusion at work inside and outside Europe and encountering those whose lives are defined by these walls – detainees in European migrant camps.'

Mixed on The Main Stage here at Ardmore Sound, Steve Fanagan was the Sound Re-recording Mixer. 

Steve Fanagan will appear alongside Niall Brady at this years festival where they will speak at the 'Listen' seminar, which focuses on the aural side of the film-making process. Steve and Niall will deconstruct audio from key scenes of Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank (Sound posted here at Ardmore) at the event.

More information on that and the Cork Film Festival can be found over on the official website here.