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.
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
I recently shot this music video for the talented Bronagh Broderick, a Tryone based singer/songwriter.
Check out the video and if you like what you hear then have a look at her website. http://www.bronaghbroderick.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
The latest Titanic Stories film from www.the-titanic.com is now online. This one is based on local film producer William MacQuitty and his efforts to bring A Night To Remember to the big screen in 1958.
Please click the "continue reading" tab to watch the film
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
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.........
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
I'm just working on a new animated logo at the moment. Check out the first demo below.
I will have the final version finished soon.
This year has already started with a bang. To date I have produced / directed two more Titanic Stories for Ulysses Films / Tourism Ireland with a third to be completed next week. The first of this new trilogy of films was written by local playwright Martin Lynch and was brilliantly acted by Brian Markey and Dermott Hickson. It tells the tragic story of the Guarantee Group who all died during the Titanic tragedy. I will post a link to the finished film at the end of the month.
The next film currently in production will be staged at the wonderful Rayenne House in Holywood Co.Down. Here we will be re-creating the sumptuous 9 course Titanic menu that was eaten on the final night of its ill fated voyage. It will be available to watch online, along with all the others, in the next few months. Please pay a visit to the website as there are currently 13 other films already posted and ready to watch www.the-titanic.com
Also coming up in the next few weeks are the final three master classes "Acting for camera: The Audition" at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast. There are still one or two places available in the final course in Febuary but places are filling up fast – to get further info or sign up please check out https://lyrictheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/126518842/events/on/2011/12/4
Finally – for those who missed my film about the War Of The Roses with Ben Fogle on The One Show last week it is still available on iPlayer for another few weeks. It was the episode from Thursday 19th January.