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The Silver Branch wins at HotDocs!

The Silver Branch wins at HotDocs! July 23, 2018

The Silver Branch has won the International Spectrum Audience Award at Toronto’s HotDocs, North America’s largest documentary film festival. Here’s what HotDocs had to say: “Gorgeous and profound, The Silver Branch blew #HotDocs25 audiences away, leaving director Katrina Costello awash in extended standing ovations at all screenings…” Director Katrina Costello commented “Hot Docs was our World premiere; It was so gratifying to watch this international audience be carried away by the gentle rhythms of the film, Patrick’s poetry and the…

DEEP ATLANTIC receives rapturous response after four year’s work. July 13, 2018

After four years’ work ‘Ireland’s DEEEP ATLANTIC’ was broadcast to what we can only describe as a rapturous response from Irish viewers … we are genuinely taken aback by the all the feedback and genuine emotion from people. https://twitter.com/search?q=%23irelandsdeepatlantic&src=typd We’re also very gratified to say that there are now SIX academic research papers coming out of animals / behaviour and habitats documented for the first time anywhere in the world, we couldn’t have achieved this without our partnership approach whereby…

The Silver Branch nominated for Irish Film & TV Academy Awards – Best Feature Documentary February 7, 2018

The Silver Branch, Katrina Costello’s first feature documentary has been nominated for the Best Feature Documentary at the Irish Film & TV Academy 2018 awards. The Silver Branch is a philosophical vision-poem about one man’s journey through life which underpins a search to reconnect with nature and culture as primary sources from which we learn a deeper understanding of ourselves and our surroundings. ————————————————————————————————– An uplifting and emotional celebration of people and place, which captures the delicacy of the natural…

The Silver Branch trailer November 8, 2017

Trailer for our creative feature-length documentary The Silver Branch. Renowned American poet David Whyte has described The Silver Branch as: “a remarkable film, the film makers have captured not only the heart and soul of a man but the spirit and the landscape and the soul of the powerful, ancient, and native inheritance of Ireland that stands behind him: a man fully in the land and of that land but a man also fully aware of the abstract powers and…

Wonderful critical reviews of The Silver Branch

Wonderful critical reviews of The Silver Branch August 3, 2017

Just delighted to see some wonderful reviews of documentary The Silver Branch. Donald Clarke, perhaps Ireland’s foremost film critic, writing in The Irish Times described the film as, “Breathtakingly lovely … Costello’s rich images offer elegant underscores to the subject’s pastoral verse.” While we received this beautiful personal feedback from none other than our own Brendan Gleeson, thank you so much sir!! “Film making as it should be in Ireland, finding the universal in the local – with a sure…

The Silver Branch  premieres at the Galway Film Fleadh

The Silver Branch premieres at the Galway Film Fleadh July 12, 2017

Katrina Costello’s creative, feature-length documentary will premiere Friday July 14th at the Galway Film Fleadh. The film sold out in a few days, but we hope to have more Irish screenings, watch this space. The Silver Branch is a philosophical vision-poem on the life of 5th generation Burren farmer/poet Patrick McCormack. Though it is centred around one man’s life, it is a bitter-sweet end-of-era evocation, and finds the universal in the local while exploring much deeper themes: the relationship between…

Seafest Videos June 27, 2017

Some video pieces we’ve done for Seafest, promoting and celebrating our amazing seas around Ireland. Seafest is on in Galway June 30th to July 2nd. I hope you enjoy these! Ken

Sunrise swim at Fastnet rock lighthouse April 22, 2017

Fastnet Rock, 20Km southwest Baltimore, Cork of was known as Ireland’s teardrop because for millions of immigrants, it was the last piece of Ireland they saw as they sailed to America in search of a new life. It’s a stunning sight in the open ocean and I had the privilege of a sunrise swim there with Stephen Redmond, probably the world’s greatest living open ocean swimmer, first person to complete all seven of the world’s great open ocean swim. It’s…

Searching for the Holy Grail .. Blue whale January 12, 2017

Of all the animals I’ve tried to document in my time, blue whales have been the most difficult, most threatened, most iconic, and probably the most important. Though the largest animals ever to have lived, here’s the total of what we know about them in the north Atlantic: They migrate in spring from somewhere north of the tropics up to Arctic and sub-Arctic waters to feed on krill, i.e. anywhere from Greenland to northern Norway. They return southwards in Autumn….

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