Local and Social Documentary
Muid Éire Nua is a social documentary inspired by the music of Steven Sharpe. His songs frame the narrative of the documentary. The film asks, what does it means to be gay in Ireland today? How do gay people fit into ‘traditional’ Irish culture, and what does the future hold for gay people in Ireland? We shot this just before the referendum on gay marriage and it is a lighthearted take on some serious issues.
Steven Sharpe is a great performer and a wonderful talent. We used a four camera set up to capture every moment of the concert. This 25 minute film was shot over three days, a very quick time for a piece of this length. We thank everyone who featured in this work for their honesty and bravery. It is never easy to talk about personal issues on camera but we strive to make subjects feel as much at ease as possible.
This was shot between Galway and Limerick and features a live concert performance for the film.
The documentary won the award for best factual film at the 2016 Limerick Film Festival.
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Director/Editor – Andrew Gallivan 25 Mins.
Equipment – Canon XF100, Panasonic GH2,
Sennheiser Rifle mic, Rode Videomic Pro.