A TINY SPARK
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, directed by Niamh Heery and produced by Caroline Kealy examines the effect of stroke on people’s lives, specifically looking into research on clots.
TOGETHER WE STARED AT THE MOON
A documentary produced for author J.K. Rowling’s charity Lumos.
Filmed and directed by Niamh Heery, who worked closely with Lumos’s Bulgaria and Colombia offices to gather footage from two real institutions in very different countries, Together We Stared at the Moon highlights the urgent issue of institutionalisation and the tireless and diverse work taking place to end the practice.
A short documentary directed by Niamh Heery for Bórd Scannáin na hEireann/ The Irish Film Board. It premiered at the Irish Film Institute Documentary Festival 2015 and was a winner at the Radharc Awards, Moondance International Film Festival and was nominated for Best Film at Mirror Mountain Film Festival.
A FATHER’S LETTER
To mark the centenary of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising in 2016, the Irish Film Board selected 9 projects for their latest short film scheme, After ’16. Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) invited filmmakers to give their response to 1916 and the hundred years since. Directed by Joe Dolan and produced by Niamh Heery, the short documentary is called A Father’s Letter.
HARMANLI: TRAPPED ON THE FRINGE OF FREEDOM
ICCL Human Rights Film Award & Radharc award winning short documentary film that looks at life inside Bulgaria’s only locked Syrian Refugee Camp.
Niamh was commissioned by the Daughters of Charity to spend the summer months of 2015 with a group of elderly people who gather together to sing in their historic Henrietta Street building. The resulting film is part music documentary, part stories of Dublin past and ended up being a heartwarming and funny insight into the fascinating lives this group of men and women have led.
COMMITTING THE TRUTH
Committing the Truth tells the story of the brave Irish Whistleblower Noel Wardick, who, while working as Head of International Development in the Irish Red Cross, began to publish his concerns over financial irregularities and corporate governance, as an anonymous online whistleblower. The blog he wrote caused outrage in the charity and a witch hunt ensued, which led Noel to wonder what he did wrong in bringing to light information in the interest of the public good.