Saturday, 18 April 2015

A Bronze Award.

It is really good to be asked to do something which you enjoy and watch a project go forward to become a success. I was asked by Dr. Jenny Butler, a Folklorist at UCC, if I and my druid grove would be interested in taking part in a documentary film that Tile Films of Dublin were proposing to make. 

I sounded out the members of the Owl Grove for their views and a majority decision was made so we contacted the film company. 
About a month before the filming was to start two members were unable to take part. As I had set the number at twelve participants I approached an old friend of mine from years back who was living down in Co. Waterford, as I knew she was a druid. Fortunately for me she agreed to take part and bring along one of her sons who is a fluent Irish scholar. The rest is history.

Today, I am delighted to be able to congratulate the executives and staff of 
Tile Films who were awarded a Bronze World Medal for their 45 minute documentary film Sacred Sites: Ireland.
Not only is it a great achievement for Tile Films, based in Dublin, it is also great for Ireland.






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The Owl Grove members who took part were:

Áine-Maire, Claire, Colin, Flynn, Fred, Jane, Majella, Mel, Patsy, Rita, Siobhán and Vinnie.

To view film Sacred Sites : Ireland

You can read my posts about the filming HERE and HERE





22 comments:

  1. Wonderful news & congratulations to Tile Films.
    I was so pleased about this that I clicked on the link and watched the film all over again!

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    1. Thank you Jane.
      Strangely whenever I watch the film Is see something different and start to wonder if it is a new edition.

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  2. Oh Mel this is wonderful news. I was delighted to watch this earlier in the year and shared with those I knew would enjoy here in Sydney. You are so right. It is a great achievement for Ireland that we can remember and value our history and not only that but I think you and your groves participation breathes new life into this history and continues it. Well done to you and to the production team.
    Do not run through life
    so fast that you forget
    not only where you have been,
    but also where you are going.
    ~from "Peace" by author unknown

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Grace for as you know we are not actors playing a role. We are druid pagans who live the life and we don't pretend to be anything else other than that.

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  3. I always love to read about people who have a 'passion' for any subject - so many congratulations to you all. What a sense of achievement.

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    1. Thank you for your comprehension Pat.

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  4. Hannele Seppa said:
    Good news, Mel!
    I'll go and see the whole film, when I have more time.

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  5. Thank you Hannele, am sure you will appreciate the content.

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  6. How wonderful & what a great achievement. I will watch it fully this evening when the wee one is in bed but picked out your section to watch & share with fledgling heron :) xx

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    1. Thank you Snapdragon, am sure it must have mesmerised the 'fledgling' :) and I think that you will find the content of the film very educational.

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  7. That's great and obviously well deserved.

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    1. Thank you Janet and we all agree with you :)

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  8. How lovely for you all, congratulations.

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  9. Margaret L. said :
    Just viewed this.. most excellent. You all looked really brilliant, and didn't Vinnie do well :)

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    1. Thank you Margaret, both Áine-Maire and Vinnie were excellent - well actually we all were, but those two did stand out.

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  10. Dear Mel: I cannot wait for some downtime so I can watch the film - but in the meantime, congrats!!!

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    1. Thank you Carol and I hope that you enjoy the film.

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  11. Awesome documentary Mel, and the Owl Grove looked mighty fine! Very thought-provoking and beautifully produced! Congratulations! Rhiannon

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    1. Thank you Rhiannon and you are correct the Owl Grove looked very well indeed!

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  12. Excellent news for all x

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