Emu Productions News

[June 2013]
Great news! Fantasy film THE SHADOWS, written and directed by Colin Downey and produced by Eimear O'Kane of EMU Productions will have it's world premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh on Friday 12th July at 3pm at the Town Hall in Galway. For tickets please visit http://www.galwayfilmfleadh.com/

[July 2013]
EMU Productions are delighted to announce that THE LOOKING GLASS will be available to buy on DVD and online from 19th November 2013 from www.brinkvision.com
For the full story go to IFTN: http://www.iftn.ie/news/?act1=record&only=1&aid=73&rid=4286172&tpl=archnews&force=1

[Feb 2013]
Just back from LA and the 84th Academy Awards. We didn't get the big prize but what an amazing experience and what an honour to have been nominated. Massive congrats to all the cast and crew of The Shore, well done and well deserved!!

[Jan 2012]
Holy Smokes!!! EMU Productions' short film PENTECOST, written and directed by the immensely talented Peter McDonald has been nominated for an Academy Award at the 84th Academy Awards!!!!! The ceremony will take place at the Kodak Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard on Sunday 26th of February 2012. Keep an eye out for us on the Red Carpet : ) Thanks to all the brilliant cast and crew who made this possible.

[November 2012]
Speechless....our short film Pentecost has been shortlisted in the Best Live Action Short Film category at the...wait for it....84th Academy Awards...We may be going to the Oscars folks!!! Official nominations are the end of January so watch this space..! I think I need to sit down...

[Jan 2010]
Fran DVD now available to buy online! Go to www.frantheseries.com.
Click here to view the trailer.

[Feb 2010]
IFB Signatures short Corduroy in competition at 60th Berlin Film Festival Hugh O’Conor's short film Corduroy has been selected to screen in competition at the 60th Berlinale Film Festival 2010.
Produced as part of the Irish Film Board's Signatures scheme, Corduroy tells the story of a young autistic woman (Caoilfhionn Dunne), who after a traumatic experience is brought to the west of Ireland by a carer (Domhnall Gleeson), to learn how to surf. The cinematographer is Ruairí O'Brien, and the production designer is Francis Taaffe.

A total of 12 short films have been chosen to screen in the Generation 14plus section of the festival, which will take place from 11th - 21st February. Also in competition in the category is filmmaker Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, Where the Wild Things Are) with his most recent short film, I’m Here. “Generation is marking the [60th] anniversary of the Berlinale with a programme full of contrasts. We want to celebrate this difference,” says section director Maryanne Redpath.

Eimear O'Kane (Producer, EMU Productions) says “We're honoured to have our international premiere at such a prestigious festival as Berlin, and to be in such stellar company. So many people have put so much hard work into this film. We couldn't have done it without the support of the Irish Film Board, and we had an invaluable contribution from the teachers and pupils of Aspire and Tuiscint, two inspirational autism centres in Dublin, as well as the people of Lahinch, County Clare.”

While premiering films by Martin Scorsese (Shutter Island) and Roman Polanski (The Ghost Writer) the Berlinale plans to celebrate its 60th anniversary by “looking back at their accomplishments and an eventful history, as well as looking ahead to the future of cinema.”

Corduroy will have three screenings at the Berlinale: 16th/19th/20th February. For more information about the festival please visit http://www.berlinale.de.