A Tiny Spark and Lady Black Eyes screen at Oaxaca Film Festival, Mexico

The Oaxaca Film Festival in Mexico selected two Swansong Films productions to screen this October, documentary A Tiny Spark, and short drama Lady Black Eyes. Niamh and Eric travelled over and were delighted with the packed to capacity screenings on both occasions, with lively Q&As following. Lady Black Eyes was also a finalist in the Read more about A Tiny Spark and Lady Black Eyes screen at Oaxaca Film Festival, Mexico[…]

A Tiny Spark wins Award in Sci On! Nevada

On May 6th the Sci On! Festival in Reno, Nevada awarded A Tiny Spark with the 2019 Best Medical Documentary Award after screening it in the stunning Fleischmann Planetarium. A Tiny Spark is a documentary directed by Niamh Heery, produced by Caroline Kealy with animations by Eric Dolan about stroke research and survivors. It has just Read more about A Tiny Spark wins Award in Sci On! Nevada[…]

A Tiny Spark – Premiere at Pálás Cinema Galway

CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices based at NUI Galway and Galway Film Centre’s 2018 ‘Science on Screen’ documentary, A Tiny Spark will screen at Pálás Cinema in Galway on Saturday, December 1st at 1pm. Directed by Niamh Heery and produced by Caroline Kealy of Swansong Films, A Tiny Spark Read more about A Tiny Spark – Premiere at Pálás Cinema Galway[…]

‘A Tiny Spark’ selected for Science on Screen 2018

CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices based at NUI Galway and Galway Film Centre select ‘A Tiny Spark’ as the recipient of the 2018 Science on Screen commission.   The documentary, which will be directed by Niamh Heery and  produced by Caroline Kealy of Swansong Films, will examine the effect Read more about ‘A Tiny Spark’ selected for Science on Screen 2018[…]

Writer’s Guild of Ireland Zebbie Award for Niamh Heery

Niamh has won a Writer’s Guild of Ireland Zebbie Award 2018 for the short script for Pause, the short film which she wrote and directed last year. The Zebbie Awards are annual awards created by the WGI — named in honour of O. Z. Whitehead — to acknowledge the best scripts written by Irish playwrights Read more about Writer’s Guild of Ireland Zebbie Award for Niamh Heery[…]

Radical Pathways: A multimedia series with theJournal.ie

Radical Pathways is a weeklong multimedia series in collaboration with theJournal.ie which explores themes of radicalisation, Islamophobia and integration in the context of the refugee crisis. Video report from Part 2: How Manchester is recovering from a terror attack Niamh Heery and journalist Órla Ryan spent six months speaking to refugees, asylum seekers, experts, authorities Read more about Radical Pathways: A multimedia series with theJournal.ie[…]

More Screenings for Pause – Foyle Film Festival commendation & more

Pause has been selected for the Academy Qualifying Foyle Film Festival in Derry. The Light in Motion Award for Best Irish short selects only four short films for nomination and screened at the Nerve Centre, Derry, on Sunday November 20th at 2.15pm. We’re thrilled to announce that Pause received 1st Runner Up at the competition! Read more about More Screenings for Pause – Foyle Film Festival commendation & more[…]

Displaced wins the 2016 Short Radharc Award

Adding to the Moondance International Film Festival award, Niamh Heery’s short documentary ‘Displaced‘ has won the 2016 Radharc Award for short film. The award is given out once every two years to films that carry on the spirit of the long running RTE documentary series which focussed on issues of social justice around the world. Read more about Displaced wins the 2016 Short Radharc Award[…]