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NEW SERIES 'THE GAME' BEGINS JULY 30TH ON RTÉ ONE 

Hurling - a game for the Gods”

Filmed over two years, THE GAME is a ground-breaking documentary series celebrating Ireland’s blistering national sport.

Sport is one of the most important cultural sinews of a nation and hurling forms a vital part of life across Ireland. In this landmark series, legendary players, expert commentators, passionate fans, captivating archive and thrilling visuals bring hurling’s remarkable story to life. Through 1000s of years of bitter rivalries, triumphs and upsets, The Game reveals the unique warmth, colour and camaraderie that hurling fosters both within and across communities throughout the island.

Filmed in cinema quality 4K over two years, THE GAME celebrates hurling, exploring its origins from the mists of prehistory through to its tremendous growth over the last century and how it can justifiably claim to be the fastest and most exciting field sport in the world.

Tune in to RTÉ One Mondays at 9:35pm from July 30th.

Made in association with RTÉ and with the support of the GAA and the BAI                                                                       Produced with the support of investment incentives for the Irish film industry provided by the Government of Ireland

 

 

WILD IRELAND RECEIVES TWO NOMINATIONS AT THE WILDSCREEN FESTIVAL 2018

Considered by many to be the "Oscars" of the wildlife film-making world, Crossing the Line are thrilled to have received two Wildscreen Festival nominations for 'Wild Ireland: The Edge of the World' in the categories of cinematography and script.

Showcasing the wildlife and transcendent beauty of Ireland’s Atlantic coast, the series has already won some of the UK’s most prestigious documentary prizes – a Grierson Award and a Royal Television Society NI Award. In Ireland the TG4 version Éire Fhiáin also won An tOireachtas 2017 Award. Most recently, Director of Photography Domenico Pontillo won the Best Camera awards at the 2018 IFTAs for his work on the project.

The opening show was watched by 2.9 million viewers on the BBC and was broadcast as a two hour special on PBS in the US and was a smash hit getting over 2.5 million viewers. Backers include TG4, BBC NI, ORF, PBS, NDR, France TV & Creative Europe and future broadcasts are also confirmed on SVT & YLE in Scandinavia and SBS in Australia amongst many others. 

 

  

THE FARTHEST WINS BEST FEATURE DOC AT THE IRISH FILM & TV AWARDS 2018

Coming off the back of a very successful festival run, a US & UK / Ireland theatrical release and having received praise from critics and audiences alike, THE FARTHEST took home the George Morrison Award for Best Feature Docmentary at the Irish Film & Television Awards on Feb 15th 2018. Accepting the award on behalf of the whole crew, director Emer Reynolds said "a bit like the spacecraft, this film has travelled further than we could ever have dreamed."

THE FARTHEST's sound team - designer Steve Flanagan and recordist Kieran Horgan - also won the Best Sound Award for their incredible work on the film.

Produced by John Murray and Clare Stronge, THE FARTHEST tells the amazing true story of the iconic Voyager space mission. It is one of humankind's greatest achievements. More than 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space - the first human-made object ever to do so. Slowly dying within its heart is a nuclear generator that will beat for perhaps another decade before the lights on Voyager finally go out. But this little craft will travel on for millions of years, carrying a Golden Record bearing recordings and images of life on Earth. In all likelihood Voyager will outlive humanity. THE FARTHEST celebrates these magnificent machines, the men and women who built them and the vision that propelled them farther than anyone could ever have hoped.

A CROSSING THE LINE PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH HHMI TANGLED BANK STUDIOS, IRISH FILM BOARD/BORD SCANNÁN NA hÉIREANN, IN COPRODUCTION WITH ZDF IN COOPERATION WITH ARTE, BBC, RTÉ AND PBS

“Dazzling” The New York Timeshttps://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/10/movies/review-a-true-life-journey-into-interstellar-space-in-the-farthest.html?_r=0

“The Farthest” is exactly what the world needs right now” The LA Timeshttp://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-capsule-farthest-voyager-in-space-review-20170809-story.html

“Out of this World” The Hollywood Reporterhttp://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/farthest-1028187

"Stirring sense of awe about mankind’s innate desire for adventure, discovery and communion with all that surrounds it." Variety: http://variety.com/2017/film/reviews/the-farthest-review-1202522358/