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Way to Go? Death and the Irish

March 27, 2014 in Future Projects, Recent News, Television by breege

Recently completed “Way to Go? Death and the Irish”. This 52min documentary looks at cultural and historical attitudes to death and dying in Ireland and topical issues relating to end of life care. Produced and Directed by Nuala Cunningham (New Decade TV) the programme is for broadcast on RTE One in 2014.

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Short Film

March 27, 2014 in Film, Future Projects, Recent News by breege

Recently completed work on a short film for the Irish Film Board.

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A Doctor’s War

February 18, 2014 in Film, Future Projects, Recent News, Television by breege

A remarkable story about one man’s journey of survival throughout World War II.  Dr. Aidan MacCarthy, whose Second World War escapades we like something out of Boy’s Own annual.  A Clongowes boy, he graduated from medicine at UCC and, unable to find work, Headed to London, Where he joined the RAF.  He Served at Dunkirk and later became a prisoner of war in Nagasaki, where after months of harrowing captivity, he was digging his own grave when the sirens went off and he was ordered to a shelter.   He was the only Irish Man to survive the atomic bombing of the city.

This remarkable story is told through animation, archive of the time and audio and interviews with his two daughters Nicola and Adrienne.  “The tightly edited, creatively produced film made it powerfully real.” The Irish Time Weekend review.