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jape - sentinel video project

wednesday 4th March, 2020

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Celebrating the power of music and film, the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival is delighted to host Richie Egan’s, aka Jape’s Sentinel Video Project in the National Concert Hall on March 4th.

One of Ireland's most exciting and energetic live acts blending meticulously crafted lyrics with upbeat electronic rhythms Jape will live score eight short films to accompany his new album Sentinel. Directors involved include TJ O'Grady Peyton, Gar O'Rourke, Brendan Canty, Rosie Barrett, Ais Ais Brady and Jamie Delaney, as well as the Aer Lingus Discovery Award Nominees Allyn Quigley and Laragh McCann.

About the Directors:

Laragh McCann

Laragh McCann is a self-taught filmmaker from Ireland with experience in fashion, photography and painting which now influences her film work. Her films have appeared in Galway Film Festival, Cork Film Festival, I-D, Dazed and will be appearing in Dublin Film Festival 2020. She has been nominated for a Discovery Award at Dublin Film festival as well as an Emerging Director Award in Dublin. Her short film Hasta La Vista is also screening at DIFF on 3rd March in the Lighthouse at 6pm.

Brendan Canty

Brendan Canty's early career enjoyed large success with his video for Hozier’s ‘Take Me to Church’ (which has since surpassed 700m+ views online along with two MTV VMA nominations), since then Brendan has gone on to direct consistently elegant and visually stunning music videos for top international artists. In 2017 Brendan directed ‘For You’ (starring Barry Keoghan) which went on to win a Kinsale Shark and was nominated for an IFTA. In 2019, Brendan directed a second short film Christy, funded through Screen Ireland, which is also screening at DIFF in the Lighthouse at 6pm on the 6th March.

Allyn Quigley

Allyn Quigley is a graduate of The National Film School and Warner Bros 'Creative Talent Scholar'.
As well as writing and directing a number of award-winning and well-received short films Allyn has also worked as editor on a variety of different projects for fellow filmmakers including three Screen Ireland short films in 2019. His most recent short film “Moth” won Best Irish Short at the Kinsale Shark Awards.

TJ O'Grady-Peyton

TJ O’Grady-Peyton first gained industry recognition in 2013 when he was shortlisted at the Young Director Awards in Cannes after graduating from the London Film School. Since then, he has directed an array of work all over the world for clients such as Asics, BMW, Volkswagen, Gatorade, Diesel and Lincoln Motors. His work has been recognised by the Webby Awards, the Clio’s, the Art Director’s Club Awards and the AICP. TJ was awarded the Discovery Award by the Dublin Film Festival in 2018. His short films have screened in some of the best film festivals in the world, in places such as Tribeca and Clermont Ferrand. Last year his short film “Wave,” which TJ starred in and co-directed with Oscar winner Benjamin Cleary was picked up by The New Yorker after winning an Irish Film and Television Award for Best Short.

Ais Ais Brady

Ais Ais Brady is a Graphic Designer and Director. Having started her career as part of a Dublin artist collective, where she art directed and designed artworks that were later hand-painted into murals, as well as working as an in-house videographer and photographer. Currently, Ais works as an independent designer. She particularly enjoys taking on graphic design projects within the film industry including film poster design and title credits design. Before studying Visual Communications, Ais completed a BA in Advertising and Marketing Communications and has the interest to move into directing commercials in the near future. Ais' directorial debut short film 'Shells' is currently on the international festival round. She is currently working on her follow up short film titled 'Nom-De-Plume', which she is set to direct this year.

Gar O'Rourke

Gar O'Rourke is a relative newcomer to directing with a previous background working in landscape architecture and outdoor adventure pursuits. In between working now as a full-time creative director in Dublin, he has recently directed projects both in Ireland and abroad. Autumn of 2019 saw the completion of his first film, 'Kachalka', a Screen Ireland funded short documentary which focused on what is 'widely considered the world's most hardcore gym - Kiev's Kachalka gym'. The film was selected to compete in the international competition at the prestigious Clermont Ferrand festival in February this year, along with being selected to compete at many other major international festivals. It was recently awarded a Special Mention at Flickerfest in Sydney Australia.

Jamie Delaney

Jamie’s short films have premiered at several international film festival’s including SXSW Film Festival and London Short Film Festival and have been long-listed for a 2016 BAFTA award. His advertising work has picked up numerous awards including shortlists in Cannes Lions, British Arrows and D&AD. Receiving best New Director Award at Kinsale Sharks for his music video Rainbow. The film was also selected for the official SXSW Film Festival 2016. Jamie has created a range of award-winning film work for clients including Coca-Cola, Dazed & Confused Magazine, Samsung, Philips, i-D, Size?, British Fashion Council, Sony, XL Records, Polydor Records and Molson Canadian.

Rosie Barrett

Rosie Barrett is a Director and Writer based in Dublin. After graduating from IADT in 2015 with a BA in Visual Communications, Rosie has been honing her skills as a camera operator and editor, simultaneously making a transition into directing and script writing. She has found a niche directing music videos for artists and bands, but has further ambitions to move into film in 2020 and beyond.

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