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SEAVIEW

'As far as documentaries go about asylum seekers and the immigration debate, no other is as human and evocative as SEAVIEW’ Sheffield Doc/Fest.

'Directors Paul Rowley and Nicky Gogan’s approach to storytelling is solemn and innovative. This lyrical and deliberately displacing film captures the irony of a space repurposed and stories of migration put on hold.' - Silverdocs.

IFTA NOMINATION. SPECIAL MENTION DMZ DOCS. BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL [FORUM]. HOT DOCS. SILVERDOCS. SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST. GALWAY FILM FLEADH. GUTH GAFA. RIO DE JANEIRO FESTIVAL. DOKUFEST KOSOVO. SAO PAULO FILM FESTIVAL

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An hour north of Dublin beside the sea is a bizarre looking collection of grey cement buildings with brightly painted doors, and rusting fairground rides. This is Mosney - Ireland’s Coney Island. A former Butlin’s holiday camp, Mosney was once a world fully equipped for entertainment, with arcades, fairground rides, holiday chalets. It was a place where Irish families would escape the daily grind of work in order to relax, to dance, enjoy themselves. A visit to Mosney today presents a radically different picture, but still a picture of escape.

This former holiday camp is now a camp of another kind, a holding center for asylum seekers from all corners of the globe. Here new residents wait years for the results of their asylum claims. Once brought here, how do these displaced people adapt to this strange new environment? How does this prolonged detention affect their aspirations, their ambitions, their mental health? Is this a place to begin healing, or does the uncertainty create new forms of trauma? And how does the culture of hospitality carry over with the staff, many of them working and living here for over forty years. Over three years, the filmmakers lived in Mosney, gaining the trust of the residents. Intensely close conversations reveal their individual stories, from the epic to the everyday. From Congo, Kurdistan, Nigeria, Somalia, Sri Lanka, we hear why people are forced to leave everything they have and move to a country where they are total strangers. And we learn of the trauma of waiting – living in fear in this bizarre no-mans-land.



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THIS ONE’S FOR THE LADIES

Gene Graham

CO-PRODUCTIONS, DOCS, FEATURES

5

THE SCIENCE OF GHOSTS

Niall McCann

ARTIST FILMS, DOCS, FEATURES

2

FRIDA THINK

Maya Derrington

DRAMA, SHORTS

3

KEVIN ROCHE: THE QUIET ARCHITECT

Mark Noonan

CO-PRODUCTIONS, DOCS, FEATURES

3

THE RED TREE

Paul Rowley

ARTIST FILMS, DOCS, SHORTS

5

LOST IN FRANCE

Niall McCann

CO-PRODUCTIONS, DOCS, FEATURES

5

THE PARTICIPANTS

Paul Rowley

ARTIST FILMS, CO-PRODUCTIONS, FEATURES

5

30 DAYS OF THE SMITHS

OBERMAN KNOCKS / PAUL ROWLEY / PONY

ANIMATION, ARTIST FILMS, SHORTS

2

REEL

ANIMATION, ARTIST FILMS, DOCS, FEATURES, MUSIC VIDEO, SHORTS, TV

2

A COAT MADE DARK

Jack O'Shea

ANIMATION, ARTIST FILMS, SHORTS

3

BUILD SOMETHING MODERN

Nicky Gogan + Paul Rowley

ARTIST FILMS, DOCS, FEATURES

2

LAST HIJACK

Pallotta + Wolting

ANIMATION, DOCS, FEATURES

3

SEAVIEW

Nicky Gogan + Paul Rowley

DOCS, FEATURES

3

Pyjama Girls

Maya Derrington

DOCS, FEATURES

5

LEARNING TO FISH

Teemu Auersalo

ANIMATION, SHORTS

5

WE, THE MASSES

Eoghan Kidney

ANIMATION, ARTIST FILMS, SHORTS

5

MISCALCULATION

Deirdre Fitzgerald

CO-PRODUCTIONS, SHORTS

2

Jameson Whiskey

Pony

ANIMATION, CO-PRODUCTIONS, SHORTS

5

MISSING GREEN

Anne Maree Barry

ARTIST FILMS, SHORTS

2

Where were you?

CO-PRODUCTIONS, DOCS

5

DMC-13 / FOUR CHAMBERED HEART

Paul Rowley

ARTIST FILMS, SHORTS

2

THE SWIMMER

Nicky Gogan + Fergal McCarthy

ARTIST FILMS, SHORTS

5

DIVESTMENT

Nicky Gogan + Paul Rowley

ARTIST FILMS, SHORTS

5

THE ROOMS

Paul Rowley + Tim Blue

ANIMATION, ARTIST FILMS, FEATURES

5

ABASEZI – THE NIGHTDANCERS

Emile Dinneen

CO-PRODUCTIONS, DOCS, FEATURES

2

Oberman Knocks

Paul Rowley

ARTIST FILMS, MUSIC VIDEO, SHORTS

2

INTERZONE

Dennis McNulty

ARTIST FILMS, SHORTS

2

BLACK ICE

Johnny Gogan

CO-PRODUCTIONS, FEATURES

5

LOCAL TIME

Paul Rowley + David Phillips

ANIMATION, ARTIST FILMS

6

MAKING MICHAEL

Caroline Campbell

ARTIST FILMS, DOCS, SHORTS

2

RATS ISLAND

Mike Hannon

DOCS, SHORTS

2

Gaze LGBT Film Festival Promo

Paul Rowley

SHORTS

2

ALIBI

Darren Bolger & Caroline Campbell

DOCS, SHORTS

2

SURFACE NOISE

Phillps Rowley Blue

ARTIST FILMS, SHORTS

2

STEREO SWIPES

David Coffey

SHORTS, TV

5

ALTERNATIVE MISS IRELAND

DOCS, FEATURES

2

RIALTO TWIRLERS

Anne Maree Barry

ARTIST FILMS, SHORTS

2

Transphibian

Paul Rowley

MUSIC VIDEO