Author Archives: MP2 Films

SAM’S BEST FRIENDS

It’s the year 2000. I had just returned to Ireland after a fifteen year entrenchment in the multi cultural art metropolis of Berlin and was relieved to have that Atlantic within easy driving distance once again. On a hazy summer afternoon we headed to Lismore, Co. Waterford, to walk the cliff side pathway. The place…Continue Reading

DAWN ‘TIL DUSK, THE LEE NEVER SLEEPS

The photos on this blogpost highlight some of our camera locations where we shot sequences at various times of the day and night mid-river. I quote some of Alan Nolan’s words that inspired these sequences. “When we are turning off the bedside lamp and curling up under the blankets, the river Lee flows ceaselessly onward through…Continue Reading

SKYHAWK VIEW OF THE RIVER LEE

Corkonians consider Cork the true capital of Ireland and are well known for their heightened sense of pride in their City by the river Lee. Two years ago when I set about researching this film, I discovered to my amazement that there were a whole series of really intriguing facts about the river Lee that…Continue Reading

WEARING THE GREEN

Early one morning, roughly two years ago I set out to meet with the experienced salmon angler Alan Nolan to get some test shots on the river. Without casting a thought I arrived wearing a bright red rain jacket and a black waterproof pants. “You’re not going to see any salmon today I’m afraid.” was…Continue Reading

RIVER RUNNER FILM DOCUMENTARY

10,000 years ago the lee Valley basin, in the south of Ireland, sat silent under a solid block of ice. As the ice retreated a meandering river carved its way through russet red sandstone, from the barren rugged hills we know as Gouganebarra 45 miles eastward to the second largest natural harbour in the world:…Continue Reading