Young Filmmakers from Fresh Film Festival attend Troy Studios Engine Event
by ilovelimerick Correspondent Ryan O’Connell
Ten young filmmakers got the opportunity of a lifetime on Monday when they were given the chance to talk filmmaking with Mike Cahill, director of the upcoming TV series ‘Nightflyers’ based in Limerick’s Troy Studios. The talk, which took place in Engine Limerick, saw Cahill speak to young filmmakers from the Limerick region, including ten finalists in Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2018. The talk took place as part of Troy Studios initiative entitled ‘Troy Talks’.
Speaking to ilovelimerick about the Troy Studios Engine Event, l, young filmmaker Turlough Ó Cinnéide said, “it’s amazing that Mike Cahill wants to meet young filmmakers based in Limerick or around Limerick to see what stage they’re at and where they’re future is going”.
‘Nightflyers’ began filming recently at Troy Studios after a straight-to-series pickup. The series is a production of NBC Universal and Universal Cable Productions and is adapted from the 1987 George RR Martin novella of the same name. Netflix will co-produce the series and will have first-run rights to the series outside of the US. It is due to air on the Syfy Channel in the US and on Netflix worldwide. Many well-known names are included in the cast for the much-anticipated series, including Ireland’s Eoin Mackin, as Karl D’Branin and Brian F O’Byrne as Auggie. International stars will also be joining the team, such as David Ajala (Fast & Furious 6) and Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire).
Finalists for Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year were announced last week at six different regional heats. Films shortlisted for the final will be screened at Fresh Film Festival 2018 in Limerick from March 20th to 25th and Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards will be presented on the March 21st and 22nd during the Festival.
Now in its 22nd year, Fresh Film Festival encourages young people from Ireland and overseas, aged 7 to 18 years, to create, exhibit and share films. The festival provides an opportunity for these young filmmakers to have their work seen on a cinema screen for the first time and to compete for the title of Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year. All films submitted are also considered for a range of Specialist Awards including the Radharc Trust Award (documentary), the Boulder Media Animation Award, the RTE 60 Second Short Film Award and the RTE Factual Award, in addition to the International and Audience awards.
Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year finals will take place from March 21 and 22 in Limerick, during The Fresh Film Festival 2018, which will take place from March 20-25 2018. Further details about the Fresh Film Festival can be found here.
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