Something magical happens when we turn a corner into spring, the sea becomes a pale turquoise as tiny creatures make their calcium shells and all the new waves of life sing of vibrant colour, I always find my spirit awakens from the reflective mood of winter. A short surf film about this time of the year when people and the natural world seem to glow. Sorry it took me so long to get around to it.. Happy Christmas everyone, Ken..
Wonderful news, I’m just delighted and flattered that ‘REFLECTIONS, of an underwater cameraman’ has made the official selection for the Lookout Wild Film Festival, at Chattanooga, Tennessee, so far from our winter Atlantic shores.. It’s been a really, really difficult year on many fronts, so it’s wonderful to greet good news as we near its end. Sometimes you need to trust yourself and face the storm…
We’re having a good run with film festivals at the moment , IRELAND’S OCEAN has made the Official Selection for New York City’s, 2016 Wildlife Conservation Film Festival #WCFF I spent a couple of years in New York City after college trying to be a musician, but mostly working as a truck driver, it might be nice to go back.. Ken
We’re thrilled to hear that two of our films, REFLECTIONS and LIFE IN THE SHALLOWS from Ireland’s Ocean have both made the official selection for the Waimea Ocean Film Festival in Hawaii!! So far away and so different from our dramatic North Atlantic seas…
We’re delighted to learn that IRELAND’S OCEAN has been nominated for an Irish Film & TV Academy award @IFTA for the Best TV Sound. Truly amazing work from Keith Alexander who designed, mixed and mastered the entire soundtrack for the series in 5.1 surround sound as well as location sound recordists John ‘Bob’ Brennan and myself, Ken O’Sullivan.
The most fun I’ve had for ages, shooting the new EIR commercial with the wonderful Louise and friends from Dingle Dive centre and the crew at Red Rage Films, Paul Holmes and director Michael Geoghegan..
Wow what a beautiful film by Josh Soskin for Dannon, so happy to have been the water camerman on this shoot with the wonderful surf folk Sasha and Francesco.
I’ve been thinking about this for quite a while and finally cut it together, it’s a kind of essay about my work and life documenting the marine world in the seas around Ireland.. Ken
Very proud to have been asked to shoot for BBC Natural History Unit on their ATLANTIC series. I managed to document some pretty wild storms on the Clare and Donegal coasts during the very wild winter of 2013/2014. Lots of wonderful colourful underwater creatures as well, sand eels, jellies and humpback whales! I hope you can watch it, BBC2 July 30th @ 9pm for three weeks. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/21GjJZ0y45yz8tCbcqBDtx0/the-stormiest-winter-shooting-storms-for-atlantic
December 2014 Ireland’s Ocean is being broadcast again on RTÉ One on Fridays at 19:30 until December 19th. We hope you enjoy the series, here is a teaser, https://vimeo.com/100692172