Banna Strand in Kerry is one of the most beautiful places I’ve been, all the more so for me, as my ancestral home on my father’s side has looked out on it since 1750. It was a wonderful opportunity to shoot a recreation of Roger Casement’s 1916 landing there for RTÉ’s 1916 projects. Despite Roger’s impending internment and likely execution, his first thought on landing at Banna was how beautiful the sky larks sounded.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Casement
So happy to hear from the good people at the San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival http://oceanfilmfest.org/ and the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival http://www.shaff.co.uk/, both have selected ‘REFLECTIONS – Of an underwater cameraman’ for their respective festivals — Happy days…
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