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I have been collaborating with filmmaker, Gavin FitzGerald and Ciarán Gray, director of Company B on a dance film project since this time last year on a dance film project.

Company B is a youth contemporary dance company for boys, a group who take class and rehearse weekly at Dance House on Foley Street, Dublin 3. Last year we were awarded the 2013 Youth Ensembles Scheme grant by the Arts Council to make a dance film. We put together a short video as part of the application outlining our idea, which can be viewed below:

 

The film is now finished and is currently making the rounds at dance and film festivals in Ireland and abroad. Have a look at the trailer below and don’t forget to ‘like’ School Rush on Facebook.

 

For more information on screening School Rush as part of a dance or film festival, contact me at sibeal.davitt@gmail.com.

Here’s 5 mins of Aoife Moore gorgeousness. ‘The Docks’ is a short dance film I shot a few months back with a helping hand from Gavin FitzGerald. A kick start to 2014, getting the creative juices flowing for Ten Thirty Three. Go on av a gawwwkk!

Hurrrayyy!!! Myself and Gavin FitzGerald have launched our first open call for directors to take part in our new dance film project, Ten Thirty Three. Check out all the details and submit ideas here.

We can’t wait to get started! In the meantime, have a look at some of our previous collaborations.

Trip-nós (where two sessions collide) is a minute long dance film mixing sean-nós and contemporary dance with electronic and traditional Irish music.

The idea originated at Electric Picnic last year as a live show mixing sean-nós dance and trad music with a track entitled Inspector Norse by the acclaimed Norwegian DJ Todd Terje and was subsequently commissioned as part of Dance Ireland’s MINUTES IN MOTION series.

Directed by Patrick Timmons Ward and shot by Gavin FitzGerald, the film presents a cast of talented dancers and musicians based in Dublin and centers around an electronic track, composed by Galway-based DJ Dáithí ó Drónaí.

Trip-nós is all about letting go of inhibitions, enjoying dance, and merging styles you would never have imagined going together! The film has an 80’s feel and definitely needs to be taken with a pinch of salt! Enjoy!

Check out the latest short I produced with director Gavin FitzGerald and DOP Frankie Leonard. What a fun shoot and of course a dream cast and crew. Go on..have gooo!

Físín ar chur Gavin FitzGerald le chéile dár script nua, Mac a Mháthar.

Baineann ‘Mac a Mháthar’ le scéal Naoise, fear óg, éirimiúil, ina steillbheatha agus é ag obair mar láithreoir teilifíse. Ach faraor, braitheann Naoise ualach cumhachtach ag luí go trom ar a anam agus é go síoraí ag troid lena mhacasamhail, inmheánach, baineann. Iascaire ab ea a athair ach agus cé gur chlis a chorp agus a aigne air sa tseanaois, éiríonn leis a mhac a cháineadh chuile uair a bhíonn deis aige. Cailleadh a mháthair go tragóideach nuair a bhí sé óg agus is cosúil go bhfanann an tragóid leis go fóill mar a bheadh scáth dorcha de shíor á thaibhsiú.

Cuireann Naoise droch-sraith teilifíse i láthair dar teideal, ‘Dúil  sa Damhsa’. De bharr nach bhfuil ag éirí leis an tsraith, cuirtear brú ar Naoise stíl nua láithreoireachta a thriail agus tugann sé faoin dúshlán ar bhealach nach bhfuil siad ag súil leis …

Coiscéim Broadreach is screening dance films on October 5th which will be the premiere of my film ‘Restless’. If anyone is interested in coming, get in contact with me at sibeal.davitt@gmail.com and I’ll send you out an invite.

Greetings all!

I’ve been developing a project for Storyland 4 with Gavin FitzGerald for past year or so. Gavin has come out with a great script – Friendly Highs – a comedy centered around two lovable idiots, Martin and Monk who begin selling a lethal but legal drug, ‘Gurns’, unbeknownst to them in a local newsagent of the very ironic title – ‘The Friendly Store’. The product ‘Gurns’ not only does what it says on the tin but also induces terrible spurts of rage in the individual who dares to try it. As the drama begins to escalate at the shop, the owner, a very evil but comical man, McDermott, cashes in on the inhumane product and the local drug dealer, Sharon, the tattooed lady with a fierce ball-breaking attitude, fights to claim back her ‘clientele’.

Auditions for ‘Friendly Highs’ will be held shortly. More info can be found at http://www.filmireland.net/2011/08/12/open-auditions-for-rte-storyland-4-project/ or you can e-mail me at sibeal.davitt@gmail.com