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FICTION - DOCUMENTARY - MUSIC VIDEO

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MOTHER & BABY
Short Documentary, 2017
18 mins


Synopsis: Discarded in death as they were in life, Mother & Baby bears witness to children of the fallen women of Ireland. The world premiere for this film took place at the Cork Film Festival 2017 where it won Best Short Documentary.


Writer/Director: Mia Mullarkey
Producer: Alice McDowell
DOP: Aidan Maguire
Composer: Anna Mullarkey
Editor: Mirjam Strugalla
Sound Design: Peter Blayney
Funder: Irish Film Board




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OH BROTHER
Short Film, 2017
15 mins


www.ohbrothermovie.com

Oh Bro Laurels

Synopsis: Fergal has Asperger’s Syndrome and lives a lonely life. Oh Brother is an award winning short comedy drama about two brothers travelling to Amsterdam to find the right escort for Fergal.


Producer/Director: Mia Mullarkey
Writer: Eddie Mullarkey
DOP: Jass Foley
Composer: Anna Mullarkey
Sound: Simon Murphy

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THROWLINE
Short Documentary, 2017
14 mins


www.throwlinemovie.com


Throwline Laurels


Synopsis: This award winning short documentary follows a group of Irish taxi drivers as they join together to form a suicide prevention group. Throwline had it's world premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh where it was awarded Best Short Documentary.


Producer/Director: Mia Mullarkey
DOP: Jass Foley
Composer: Anna Mullarkey
Sound Design: Simon Murphy
Editors: Mia Mullarkey, Cara Holmes



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RUNNING TO THE SEA
Music Video, 2015
5 mins


Synopsis: Staff Pick on Genero.tv, this music video was a finalist for Röyksopp music video contest. Genero.tv also voted Mia as one of their top 10 directors to watch in 2016.


Producer/Director: Mia Mullarkey
DOP: Jass Foley
Choreographer: Maria Nillson Waller


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COLD HAND
Music Video, 2016
3 mins


"beautifully directed and captivating video"
DublinConcerts.ie

"The Cold Hand is one of these perfect works of art. The video is superb"
Musician.ie

"about as complimentary as you can get between the visual and the audio"
Remy Music Blog

"star of the show: James Riordan. He is fabulous and wonderful!"
ouvirmusica.net


Band: My Fellow Sponges
Writer/Director: Mia Mullarkey
DOP: Jass Foley
Art Director: James Riordan
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FEATS OF MODEST VALOUR
Short Documentary, 2016
26 mins


www.featsofmodestvalour.com



"Perhaps the wonderful work that you have filmed will be the panacea we all pray for."
Dr Andrew Lees, world's most highly cited Parkinson's disease researcher

Feats of Modest Valour won the prestigious Scientist Award at the Imagine Science Film Festival 2017 in New York. The jury included Nobel laureate, Professor Martin Chalfe, and award-winning science columnist for the New York Times, Professor Carl Zimmer. The film was broadcast on RTÉ in November 2017.

FOMV Laurels


Synopsis: We intimately observe three people with Parkinson's Disease, all longing for a remedy. Parallel to their stories a team of scientists are developing a potential cure to the degenerative condition. Woven together with animation and observation this film offers an emotional insight into mortality and groundbreaking science.


Producer/Director: Alice McDowell & Mia Mullarkey
DOP: Aidan Maguire
Composer: Anna Mullarkey
Sound: Simon Murphy
Animation: Small Fry Animation
Funder: Science Foundation Ireland & Galway Film Centre


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DANGER OVERHEAD POWERLINES
Short Documentary, 2013
23 mins



"Moving testimonies from Teresa herself and those who fervently support her campaign help make this such an emotive and compelling watch."
Aesthetica Short Film Festival


DOP Laurels



Synopsis: Danger Overhead Powerlines is a multi-award-winning short documentary that follows Teresa Treacy, an elderly woman sent to prison by the Irish Electricity Supply Board for not allowing them to cut down the forest she planted by hand.


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Writer/ Director: Mia Mullarkey
Producer: Sinead O'Brien
DOP: Lorcan Dunne
Composer: Anna Mullarkey
Editors: Mia Mullarkey & Kevin Cunnane
Sound Design: Simon Murphy

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CHANGING TIDES
Short Documentary, 2014
4 mins



Synopsis: Award winning finalist on Genero.tv Storyteller's Competition 2014. Inishturk is a small, remote island off the west coast of Ireland. In this short documentary we meet the diminishing population who reveal their fears and hopes for the island's future.


Directors: Mia Mullarkey and Jasmina Jasinska
Producer: Holly Mullarkey
Composer: Anna Mullarkey



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THE FOX
Music Video, 2015
3 mins


"The video directed by Mia Mullarkey of Ishka Films, was shot in south Galway and features amazing woodland and castle scenery, encapsulating the rugged ancient beauty of  the West of Ireland, and the wildness that is present in both the nature and the music of that land."
Whelans Live


Band: We Banjo 3 feat. Sharon Shannon.
Writer/Director: Mia Mullarkey
DOP: Jass Foley
Art Director: Jette Virdi

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OUT OF SILENCE
Short Documentary, 2017
22 mins



“an important piece of work for not only bringing to the fore very real issues that need to be heard but humanising them”
Minister for Mental Health Helen McEntee

"Considering that Ireland has the highest child suicide and self-harm rates for young women under 19 in Europe, Grace’s story is extremely poignant and important"
RTE Culture

“a real moment of change.”
NWCI Chair Francis Byrne


Synopsis: This project was commissioned by the National Women's Council of Ireland to shed light on women's mental health across the country. The film was premiered at the 7th World Congress on Women's Mental Health in City Hall, Dublin, and was featured on RTE, TV3, The Irish Times, and the Independent.


Producer/Director: Cara Holmes & Mia Mullarkey
DOP: Kevin Minogue
Composer: Anna Mullarkey
Sound Design: Simon Murphy
Funder: National Women's Council of Ireland




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THE ILEN
Short Documentary, 2015
7 mins


"poignant but hopeful documentary"
Inshore Ireland

"Thank you for your beautiful film on Ilen"
Brother Anthony Keane OSB, Glenstal Abbey


Synopsis: The last wooden sailing ship in Ireland is restored by Ireland's few remaining shipwrights. Using different timber from around the world, the beautiful old ship is rebuilt as the men ponder the future of their craft and of wood as a building material. This winning film was made for a Zooppa contest and was awarded by World Wood Day 2015.


Director: Mia Mullarkey
DOP: Jasmina Jasinska
Composer: Anna Mullarkey



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THIS DREAM SONG
Music Video, 2013
4 mins


One of the Top Ten Irish Music Videos of 2013
Golden Plec

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a surreal gathering like something out of Jean Cocteau"
The Galway Advertiser

"brilliantly kaleidoscopic video"
Connacht Tribune

"the bizarrest of house parties"
Director's Notes

"highly-ambitious, surrealist backwards video"
Clonakilty Guitar Festival


Nominated Best Music Video by SENE Film Festival and DISFMV in 2013


Dream Laurels


Band: My Fellow Sponges
Writer/Director: Mia Mullarkey
DOP: Jasmina Jasinska
Art Director: James Riordan
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ROUTE 48
Music Video, 2014
4 mins



Band: Vickers Vimy
Director: Mia Mullarkey
Producer: Daragh O'Toole
DOP: Jasmina Jasminska

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FLOATING
Music Video, 2014
4 mins


Nikon and Filmbase Ireland awarded Ishka Films free shooting and editing equipment hire for the making of this shoot.


Band: My Fellow Sponges
Writer/Director: Mia Mullarkey
DOP: Tomasz Rola
Art Director: James Riordan






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HALLS WITHOUT WALLS
Short Documentary, 2011
20 mins



Screened at:
-16mmTV 2012, USA
-Community Channel 2012, UK
-Best of the West, Filmbase 2011, Ireland


Halls Laurels


Synopsis: As a little boy Jody never really 'blended in' according to his father. From being excluded at school to the first exhibition of his paintings, the film takes us into Jody's world, a world of unusual obstacles and humorous insights. This film is about the director's brother, an artist with Asperger's Syndrome. Halls Without Walls received an honourable mention at the Galway Film Fleadh and DIY Film Festival.


Producer/Director: Mia Mullarkey
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ABOUT US

Ishka Films is made up of a cross-section of award-winning directors, writers, composers.
We work in fiction, documentary and music video.

Mia
Film director and founder of Ishka Films. Mia's work has picked up numerous awards worldwide. She loves stories that are visually elaborate and emotionally complex.

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Alice
Documentary director and producer.
Alice has captured stories and voices across Asia, Africa, Europe and The Americas. She is passionate about human nature and human rights.

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Anna
Music composer and performer.
Anna has composed for Ishka Films since 2012. She is a classically trained pianist and talented singer/ song-writer and lead member of My Fellow Sponges.

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Eddie
Actor and writer. Eddie recently completed an MA in acting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is currently attending Bow Street Dublin. He wrote and starred in Ishka Films' award-winning Oh Brother.

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James
Actor, choreographer and art director. James has trained in physical theatre at the APT in Berlin and at LISPA in London. His style ranges from surreal to grotesque to fantastical and he teaches and creates theatre.

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Jasmina
Director, cinematographer and photographer. Jasmina studied photography at IADT where she was nominated for the Taylor Art Awards. Her work is inspired by travel, culture, and people.

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We are based in two Irish cities, Dublin and Galway, and we work internationally.
We are always looking for new stories and new collaborators ... so get in touch!

info@ishkafilms.com

mia@ishkafilms.com

alice@ishkafilms.com

eddie@ishkafilms.com

anna@ishkafilms.com

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