Welcome

Welcome to the brand new causeAscene films website which will keep you right up to date with all the latest news and projects that are currently in production.

There are a lot of exciting and varied projects in the pipeline so be sure to check back regularly as I will be updating the news section of the website on a regular basis.

Please take the time to browse through the site and get in touch if anything interests you.

666 Shortcuts To Hell

I have just completed work on a short film for the Shortcuts To Hell competition. Our entry fell under the "6 Feet Under" category. There were strict guidelines such as a maximum budget spend of £666, Max of 6 lines of dialogue, Max of 6 crew members and no longer than 3 mins in duration.

Starring Paddy Jenkins
Written by Aaron Gray and Paul Skillen
Produced by Marie McDonald
Music by James Everett
Sound Design by Kevin Gillen
Filmed, Edited and Directed by John Carlin

The film can be viewed here http://youtu.be/K8Z4H_fk-R8

 

666 Shortcuts To Hell

EXPOSURE FINISHED AND ENTERING FESTIVAL CIRCUIT

We finally wrapped up post production on EXPOSURE in March 2013 and got great news that it had been selected for the Belfast Film Festival. It is showing in the QFT at 2pm on Saturday 20th of April 2013. Alot of our amazing cast and crew will be seeing it for the first time. I am delighted with how it turned out and would like to thank Lalor Roddy and Ian Beattie in particular for their outstanding performances. A special thanks goes to the editor, Declan McCann, and the composer, James Everett, who really brought the piece to life in the final few weeks of post. For more details on crew and festival news please check out our facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/exposureshortfilm2013

EXPOSURE FINISHED AND ENTERING FESTIVAL CIRCUIT

HEAD SQUEEZE COMING SOON TO YOUTUBE

I am currently working on an exciting new Youtube Channel called Headsqueeze for 360 Production. During the next year there will be new episodes uploaded each and every week.

In Head Squeeze, James May and his crack team of scientists, mathematicians, comedians and... a Badger show you how, what and why stuff works

The channel goes live VERY soon but in the meantime you can sign up to its Facebook and Twitter pages via these links.

https://twitter.com/TheHeadSqueeze

https://www.facebook.com/headsqueeze

 

HEAD SQUEEZE COMING SOON TO YOUTUBE

EXPOSURE - POST PRODUCTION ALMOST COMPLETE

Just an update about "Exposure"

The edit is in full swing right now. A rough cut is complete and we are making a few small changes.  Andrew Harrison is currently working on the score and we have a few foley sounds to add. We're nearly there. 

I just received the production stills this morning - one example can be seen here with this update. Many thanks to www.aidanmonaghanphotography.com for them.

Will hopefully have a teaser ready for christmas and then we'll be ready to unleash the real deal early in the new year.

 

EXPOSURE - POST PRODUCTION ALMOST COMPLETE

JAMES MAY'S THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW STARTS 13TH AUG

James May's 'Things You Need to Know' is your guide through a world of eye-popping animation to get the answers to the science questions you were afraid to ask!

The new series of James May's Things You Need To Know starts on BBC2 on Monday 13th August. I edited two episodes in the series including the first programme "EINSTEIN". The series was produced by 360 Production in Derry and the two episodes I was involved with were directed by David Starkey.

Check out some sneak previews on their facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/James-Mays-Things-You-Need-To-Know/392260410834625

JAMES MAY'S THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW STARTS 13TH AUG

EXPOSURE

In June I directed a short film, Exposure, funded by Northern Ireland Screen. The short horror / thriller was produced by Darren Chesney - Anti Hero Films and written by Paul Skillen and Aaron Gray. We were lucky enough to secure two of Northern Ireland's top actors for the lead roles, Ian Beattie (Game Of Thrones, Alexander) and Lalor Roddy(Five Minutes Of Heaven, Hunger) who gave outstanding performances. Shot entirely on the RED EPIC by Darren Chesney the film is now in the Post production stage and we will have a teaser released in the coming weeks. A Facebook page is also being constructed for all the latest information. Watch this space for more updates.

EXPOSURE

SWANEE RIVER - MUSIC VIDEO

The music video for Swanee River's Bouncy Castles is finished. We shot the video on on Sunday afternoon and 10 days later it is completed and ready to watch. Had a great time making it - shot on my Canon 7D. There are a few more videos in the pipeline for the coming months. If you want to find out more about Swanee River check them out at www.swaneeriver.net Enjoy

SWANEE RIVER - TEASER

So we shot the music video in Derry on Sunday for Swanee River - The footage looks amazing and the guys put on a serious performance. We've decided to release a little teaser trailer in the meantime.

Check back soon for updates on the real video - shouldn't be long now.........

SWANEE RIVER VIDEO

Everything is set for tomorrow's music video shoot with Swanee River. We'll be spending the day in Derry rockin' out and getting some quality footage for their first official music video. Details and updates to follow in the next week or so. Just a side note for anyone interested, they are playing Lavery's Pavillion in Belfast tonight. Head down and check them out. Great night guaranteed.

SWANEE RIVER VIDEO

ACTING WORKSHOP 25th March

There is a new date added to the Front Of Camera Training Workshop at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast. There are 10 places available for actors who are interested in the techniques behind a good audition performance. The class is run by Carol Moore and myself. The next workshop is on the 25th of March and places are first come first serve. For further infromation and booking please visit the Lyric's website via this link.

http://www.lyrictheatre.co.uk/whats_on_specific.aspx?dataid=772685&;cat=Learning%20Events

ACTING WORKSHOP 25th March

NEW TITANIC STORIES FILM ONLINE

The new Titanic Stories episode has been uploaded today about the Titanic Guarantee Group. The short film was written by Martin Lynch and stars Brian Markey and Dermott Hickson. Please take the time to check it out on http://www.the-titanic.com/Home.aspx

NEW TITANIC STORIES FILM ONLINE

Friday's shoot at Rayanne House was great. All 9 courses put together by the Chef, Conor McClelland, looked delicious and the guests had a super time. Editing it together now. Will be a really interesting piece. 

A TITANIC-SIZED MENU

I'm heading to the wonderful Rayanne House in Holywood this evening to film the 9 course dinner served to the first class passengers on the night the Titanic sank. Chef Conor McClelland will be dishing up the exquisite dinner to ten invited guests, with courses that include pan-seared filet Mignon topped with foie gras and truffle drizzled with cognac.

A TITANIC-SIZED MENU

The final film will appear on Tourism Ireland's website, the-titanic.com, in the coming weeks. I will post the link here when it is finally uploaded.