Feats of Modest Valour - DVD

We've been requested to send a DVD of our documentary 'Feats of Modest Valour' to President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina in Árus an Uachtarain!


National Women's Council of Ireland project

Ishka Films and Holmes Made Films are co-producing a short documentary funded by the National Women’s Council of Ireland, shining a light on women’s mental health in Ireland. The film will premiere in City Hall on March 7th 2017 as part of the 7th World Congress on Women's Mental Health, taking place in Dublin, and International Women’s Day.


Feats of Modest Valour - Premiere

Full house for the premiere of the film, and a few teary eyes during the screening. Huge thanks to Science Foundation Ireland and Galway Film Centre, it was a great day.

Credit Galway Film Centre and Matt Kavanagh.


Irish Film Board Real Shorts Award

Ishka Films has received the Real Shorts award from the Irish Film Board. Producer Alice McDowell and director Mia Mullarkey will make a short documentary about the Mother & Baby Home in Tuam where it is believed 796 children were buried without funeral or grave. The film will be an ode to the children.


That's a Wrap!

Ishka Films just wrapped on our short film Oh Brother, written by Eddie Mullarkey and directed my Mia Mullarkey.


Short Documentary Grant

The Science Foundation of Ireland has awarded Ishka Films €35,000 to make a short documentary about a new brain implant for Parkinson’s Disease. Director Mia Mullarkey and Alice McDowell are delighted to embark on such a fascinating journey.

Brain section stained blue for dopamine neurons. Both movement and reward cells are in the picture (inverted V towards left is reward, diagonal line of cells towards right is movement). Brown staining is cannabis receptor.

Drop Everything

Gorgeous weekend shooting on Inis Oirr for Drop Everything. Lots of editing ahead...


Over 1 Million Hits

Our 30 second promo video for Street Feast reached over one million hits in two weeks on Facebook. We were delighted to be part of a great idea sweeping across Ireland. Video directed by Mia Mullarkey.

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Cold Hand Launched

Woo hoo! Our music video Cold Hand for My Fellow Sponges is finally launched:

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Top Female Director

Nice one, Genero included Mia in their top ten female directors for International Women's Day 2016.


Throwline in production

Shooting has commenced on our latest documentary project, directed by Mia Mullarkey. Derek is a taxi driver. Late one night while working he rescued a man from jumping off a bridge, the man thanked Derek for saving his life. Later that night Derek prevented a second man from committing suicide off the same bridge. Moved by this experience, Derek established Taxi Watch with 15 other drivers and the group have saved or helped 64 people since they started in November 2014. Derek is now working to bring Taxi Watch to other counties in Ireland.

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Award Winning Doc

Good news! Our short documentary for World Wood Day 2015 won $10,000 on Zooppa. The last wooden sailing ship in Ireland is restored by Ireland's few remaining shipwrights. The beautiful old ship is rebuilt as the men ponder the future of their craft.
Kind thanks to the Ilen School of Wooden Boat Building.


Music Video Competition

Our competition entry for the track 'Beat Primal' by Other Lives. Written and directed by Jasmina Jasinska, Director of Photography Mia Mullarkey, Camera Assistant Tomasz Rola, Art Direction and Costumes by Under my Skin.


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RTÉ Radio 1 Promo

Our video for RTÉ Radio 1 went live today, starring Kathryn Thomas, Cathal Murray and Mongoose. The video is featured in the Independent.


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Music Video Competition

We just completed a dance film for the Royksopp music video competition on genero.tv. Written & Directed by Mia Mullarkey.


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Vote Yes Campaign Video

Ishka created a video in conjunction with Mar & John of Electric, Galway, in support of marriage equality for the 2015 referendum in Ireland. Directed by Mia Mullarkey, camera by Kevin Minogue, produced by Mary Nally.

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Nominated - OCD//OCD//OCD

Our fashion film OCD//OCD//OCD will be screened at Limerick's Film Festival. We have been shortlisted for Best Lighting and Best Artistic Film. Thanks to all involved! xx


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Pine - Music Video

Our music video Pine, for Breda Mayock, is featured on broadsheet.ie, folkradio.co.uk, and goldenplec.com



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Winner - Yahoo Aviate

Great news! Our video for the Yahoo Aviate contest won first place and $8,000. Big congrats & thanks to all involved. Yahoo had this to say: "The seamless way the lead's day comes together in this piece is a great demonstration of how Yahoo Aviate helps across the day. Great choreography helps me understand the timeliness of what Yahoo Aviate can do and the reverse shoot adds a fresh take on simplicity."


Talenthouse Certificate- Mia Mullarkey

The Fox

Our new music video, The Fox, for We Banjo 3 is just released, featuring Sharon Shannon and directed by Mia Mullarkey. The video got over 5,000 hits in the first 24 hours and the song reached No.3 on the Singer Songwriter Chart and No.19 on the Overall Irish Charts. Well done lads and to everyone involved!


© Mia Mullarkey 2011