Our cricket stars in our up-coming documentary have made it to the semis - but face one of the big cricket nations - South Africa today. Its a tough battle - but win or lose they’ve have done us proud!
Archive for February, 2008
We’re in the late stages of our edit on our series ‘Winning Women’ and ironically we’re editing our edition on the Irish womens cricket team this week - which ties in nicely with their bid for the world cup qualification in South Africa. They were bitterly disappointed to lose to Pakistan on Monday but had an outstanding win against Scotland on Tuesday and are up against Zim babwe on Thursday. Its all to play for yet and its hard to end our documentary! Check out the Irish Cricket Union website for up to date details of the women’s games and read the blogs from Heather Whelan (whose young sister Gill is an all rounder on the team) and from Isobel Joyce one half of the stunningly talented Joyce twins who played such a key part in the success of the team. Our series should be broadcast by April, May on Setanta Sports but we’ll let you know about transmission dates one the series is signed off and handed over to Setanta.
Our South Africa documentary ‘White Girl Running’ goes out on BBC Radio 4 this Friday at 11am - so do tune in and catch it if you can. Its a repeat broadcast for the show which was extremely well received when it first went out last september in the evening ‘Its My Story’ slot.
While Cork and its dispute may be dominating the GAA headlines we’re about to begin making a new podcast series for the Cadbury GAA Heroes competition. We did a launch podcast last year (which is online on our online content section on the site) and this year’s we’re producing four podcasts for the competition. Its great to see the growing interest in online content and podcasting. In the UK there is now over 3 million regular podcast users - downloading content to their MP3 players so watch out for more on the podcast movement here in Ireland as fast broadband connections become more the norm and less the exception. Contact Gillian here at the office 4885851 if you want to know more about podcastingireland.ie and what Athena Media can do for you and your business.
Our first feature for the new upcoming Capital D series on RTE 1 TV is a slice of modern Irish life - hair extensions! We’re looking at the boom trade in getting that long locks look overnight and finding out why some people are prepared to spend money and time on adding someone else’s hair to their head. Sarah Mulkerrins our producer-director on the piece is finding out some fascinating stuff on the hair trade - which throws a new angle on globalisation with hair coming from across the world to enliven young women - and men’s heads and spice up their social life. Hair, they say, is what defines us - and ‘Hair Today - Gone Tomorrow explores just how modern Dublin is defining itself and the booming business and shop fronts behind it.
We’ll let you know the transmission date for this new project - but the series starts again in March so watch out for Capital D - thursdays at 7pm - coming at you from a TV nearby.
Athena Media has been commissioned for a new series of six features for the RTE 1 Capital D programme produced by RTE News. This is our third year creating TV programming for Capital D and in this series of features we’ll be looking at a diverse range of topics from the growth in hair extension shops to the new face of Dublin’s public libraries. Our past archive of features is online on the site under ‘what we do’ which connects into our Myspace video page. Hundreds of people have viewed our showreel and online videos on the Myspace site. RTE also displays the show online on rte.ie. Anyone interested in our TV work or in our corporate and public awareness video work and videocasts should contact Vicky in the office at 01 4885851.