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The future is bright for Nemeton TV and WIT Television Graduates

Nemeton TV Graduates Lecturers 2019The graduates of this year’s Higher Diploma in Television Production at Nemeton TV have been conferred with their awards at Waterford Institute of Technology in a stunning ceremony. In his conferring address, WIT President Professor Willie Doherty offered the graduates many congratulations and gave a very special thank you to all who had supported them throughout their time at the institute.

“All of our staff are tremendously proud of their part in your achievement; we are grateful for the learning we have received from you; and we are sure that you will bring with you something of the spirit of community and collaboration that we strive hard in Waterford to create.”

It has been a really successful year for the ten filmmakers from the Higher Diploma in Television Production. They are already beginning to realise their dreams as film and television producers, directors and editors in top production companies around the country. Following in the footsteps of former graduates, Helena Keane and Morgan Mansfield are working with Tyrone Productions on TG4’s drama Ros na Rún.

Meanwhile, Eannaí O’Sullivan from Cork is working with Red Shoe Productions, the award-winning makers of Fleadh Cheoil and Gradam Ceoil TG4. The course proved to be the perfect place for Eannaí to hone her passion and make her first film: “Learning and being involved in every aspect of the making of a student film really helped me understand what kind of work I saw myself in and gifted me with memorable experiences.” While on the course, Eanna inked up with Wateford woman Laura Coady to write, produce and direct their own sit-com drama ‘Cara Nó Namhaid’. Two college students with very different personalities are forced to live together and to make matters worse, share the same bedroom! The tow filmmakers are delighted that their film has been selected for this year’s Galway Junior Film Fleadh.

And there is further good news for this year’s graduates as TG4 is set to broadcast the high quality films which they produced, directed and edited while on the course. Amongst the films to be aired is Waterford based photographer John Foley's gripping documentary ‘Díoltas’. It is based on the brutal kidnapping, imprisonment and eventual execution of RIC District Inspector Gilbert Potter by the IRA in 1921 during the War of Independence. The film illustrates Potter’s last arduous days spent in safe houses amidst the dramatic backdrop of the Comeragh mountains. Locals who have familial and historical connections to the events narrate the true story, which adds a personal element and a deeper perspective to this gripping documentary.

Also to be broadcast is Dungarvan hurler Kevin Daly illuminating documentary ‘An Seanléim’, which explores the devastating impact of injury on young players. When former Cork minor and U21 hurler Aaron Ward tore his cruciate ligament, he thought his sporting career was over. The documentary explores Aaron’s fears for his future in sport, the challenges he faced mentally and physically and the steps involved in his comeback from this crushing injury.

While the 2019 graduates make their way in the media industries, the future is clearly looking bright for a whole new group of young filmmakers who are already making their first short films on this year’s Nemeton TV and Waterford Institute of Technology’s highly acclaimed course. As Professor Willie O Doherty noted in his address: “At the heart of this bright future will be education: we know that educated, skilled people and new ideas are critical to future economic development and social evolution”. 

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