140 – Global Twitter Film Project

140 – Global Twitter Film Project

twitter-logo_000jpegFilmmakers of the world (and Twitter) Unite.
140 filmmakers from around the world will join together on Twitter for a very unique film project, of global proportions.

Via Twitter we will converge from our respective cities around the world and await the signal. That signal will come from me. The filmmakers will commit to being by their computers, laptops, mobile phones at the designated time, whatever it may be, whether it be 2am, 3am, 11pm, 5pm, 8am… you get the idea!

When the signal is given we will all film at the same time and in the expedient spirit of Twitter we must only film 140 seconds. The same 140 seconds the world over.

This is about connection. Look at how the Internet connects us, how twitter presents a unique way to be a part of someone’s life as it happens. Connection.

So capture what connects you to your home. Whether it be landscapes, cityscapes, the wind in the trees, cars on the highway, a lover sleeping, or making tea, the smile of a child or laugh of a friend… whatever it may be. What is special about your home? What connects you to it? And can you capture that in 140 seconds?

The filmmakers then send the footage to me, uncut. I will cut it to a feature length visual dedication to our homes and the 140 seconds that connected us.

I will make each segment available online in its entirety at a later date. A world map will be displayed, so a user can click on your home and view you 140 seconds.

Everyone will be credited as Directors in their cities. If you feel up to the challenge then join Twitter today and follow me, frankwkelly and await updates.


Frank Kelly – Director – Drogheda – Ireland

Where are you from?

The filmmaker who have joined to date are:

Name – Location – Twitter handle

1. Frank Kelly – Drogheda, Ireland – frankwkelly

2. Elliot Kotek – LA, USA

3. Gustavo Ron – Madrid, Spain

4. Iulia Rugina – Bucharest, Romania – iulia_rugina

5. Santana Issar – Mumbai, India

6. Varda Hardy – LA, USA

7. Anna Christopher – LA USA

8. James Gross – Indianapolis, USA – 1stswashbuckler

9. Shannon Mullins – Indianapolis, USA – thirteenthman

10. Laura Kidd – London, UK – warriorgirl

11. Ryan Little & Adam Abel – Utah, USA

12. Luis Sosa – Mexico City, Mexico – luis_sosa

13. Chris Ford – Mill Valley, CA, USA – hotshave

14. Marc Havener – Lawrence, KS, USA – yohaves

15. Alice Brooks – Biddeford, Maine, USA – alicebrooks

16. Margaret Johnson – San Francisco, USA – maggiejca

17. Marina Blanco – Southern CA, USA

18. Jon Fitzgerald – Venice Beach, CA, USA

19. Lisa Gornick – Kentish Town, London, UK

20. Chris Billing – Washington DC, USA

21. Robert Sucato – Phoenix, Arizona, USA

22. Jill Carter – Toronto, Canada – jillcarter

23. Guy Shahar – NYC, USA – viteforguy

24. Michael Albanese – LA, USA – mivialarts

25: Rob Sorrenti – London, England – monsoon130

26: Oskar Thor Axelsson – Reykjavik, Iceland

27. Emily Best – Brooklyn, MYC, USA – emilybest

28. Trampas Thompson – Los Angeles, USA

29. Mairin DeBarra – Dublin, Ireland – mdebarra

30. Gavan Muprhy – Marino, Ireland – touchmeimhappy

31. Brent Gudgel – Pasedena, USA – brentgudgel

32. Markus Görgens– Berlin, Germany – schattenwandler

So that’s the shape of things so far. More filmmakers are joining daily, even as I type this emails are coming in!

I feel like I’ve started something special and it is already becoming bigger then me. I know it’s going to be something quite special for all involved. And even though it’s on a global scale, it’s going to be something personal and intimate for everyone involved and I think that will come across in the final piece as we endeavor to capture a few moments of our entire planet, connected in a single vision.

Film themed pub quiz in the Crane Lane

Cork based company StormVids have recently teamed up with The Naomh ColmCille Youth Club to start ACTION – a new tv and film-making mentoring project where we are teaching the kids in Farranree to make films so they can adapt their award winning play, ‘The Wrong Turn’ into a short film.

The kids will be mentored through various workshops and on the sets of all and any films we make.

We are holding a Film Themed Pub Quiz in the Crane Lane on Sunday the 8th of March at 7:30pm to raise funds for the ACTION project! There will be prizes on the night and Pascal Scott (from Killinaskully) will be our guest MC. Also watch out for the Roman Soldiers who will be guarding the answers carefully!

€20 for a team of 4.

Seán Le Sleán


Seán Le Sleán, the award winning documentary (Tuam 2008) on traditional turf cutting, by our very own Seán Breathnach, is to be shown at the Seachtain Na Gaeilge film fest – which is being shown in venues both nationwide, in London and New York.

Seán Le Sleán tells the story of one of the last men to perform the art of Turf cutting. It demonstrates an art that is truly almost lost forever. What was once a field covered with men digging for turf has become a place of silence and solitude.

The full venue listings can be found here:

Deadline for Frameworks Scheme Announced by IFB

ifblogo07-fThe deadline for the short animation scheme – Frameworks – co funded by BSÉ/IFB, the Arts Council and RTÉ has been announced for Friday, April 24th.

The Frameworks scheme is provided for the development and making of 6 animated short films per year with a budget of up to €50,000 awarded to each film. Films can be in Irish or English with a maximum duration of 6 minutes

FRAMEWORKS is an established scheme for the making of animated short films which BSÉ/IFB considers to be so successful in stimulating ground-breaking new work from Irish animators that it intends to continue the scheme in its present form.

Projects selected for funding will combine creative exploration with an ability to appeal to a broad audience.

Films may be made in Irish or English.

Parameters of the Scheme
–  Number of films: up to 6 per year

–  Duration: maximum 6 minutes

–  Budget per film: maximum €50,000

–  Format:
–  Origination using any technique or format
–  Delivery on digi-beta
–  Further funding to cover costs of 35mm prints may be
provided where a film obtains a bona fide theatrical
release in Ireland or is invited to a major international
film festival, subject to BSÉ/IFB regulations in force at
the time

Application forms can be downloaded from IFB website www.irishfilmboard.ie.

egoblog launch

egomotionThe egomotion blog has arrived!

egomotion is a Cork based film-makers community that provides members with internet discussion groups and meeting points, personal networking opportunities, film making opportunities and an ever-growing database of local industry resources.

egomotion is dedicated to:

1. Networking regional talent, to allow them more job opportunities, and a chance to learn from one another toward the improvement of their craft

2. Assisting film-makers in their endeavours to create movies in the southwest, by putting enthusiastic, skilled and dedicated people in contact with each other and listing resources available at their disposal

3. Developing a rich film-making tradition in the southwest

4. Promoting national awareness of film making in the Cork region, thereby increasing film-making opportunities in the region

5. Involving the broadest possible section of the community in the production and promotion of film in the Cork region

6. Creating a portfolio of films that deal with diverse social, political, historical and cultural issues of particular interest to the southwest region