Myles O’Reilly, arguably Ireland’s best music documentary filmmaker has joined the line up for this year’s Corona Fastnet Film Festival, which will run from Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th of May in Schull, West Cork. Winner of several iMTV Awards, Myles’ work will be familiar to anyone who watches contemporary Irish music on YouTube.
His film documenting last year’s performances in the Mitchelstown Caves, by Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Lisa Hannigan, Duke Special and James Vincent McMorrow premiered at the Cork Opera House last month, with rave reviews. His films are shot from his signature perspective of someone going to the gig.
Myles has worked with the best in Irish music, filming live performances, music videos and documentaries with Glen Hansard, Bono, Sinead O’Connor, Villagers, Liam O’Maonlaí, Julie Feeney and Katie Kim to name but a few. He is a visual vigilante for Irish music, capturing extraordinary moments very naturally. This is documentary making in its truest form. ‘As soon as I point a camera at a performance I feel like I am part of it,’ says Myles.
The annual Corona Fastnet Film Festival plays host to in excess of 200 short films each year in various venues throughout Schull. It is very much an ‘up close and personal’ experience. Filmmakers, directors, producers and invited guest speakers all share their experiences, giving shape and direction to each year’s challenging programme.
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