Toro Y Moi hits these shores next week for his first Irish headline show at the Button Factory on 20th January. The last time he was here was at Body and Soul a couple of years back and that resulted in a sun kissed boogy…
I had the pleasure of working on the Red Bull Fox Hunt in Belfast this year with the Antidote crew. We had an amazing weekend and the standard was immense. Gee Atherton managed to overtake all but one of the 150+ riders. An amazing feat…
A video for Volkswagen I worked on throughout the year with Louise Gaffney and Mark Verling. Maser was asked by Volkswagen to create a billboard celebrating the evolution of the Beetle, this is the result:
We’ve just finished the cut on a music video I directed for the band. I’m pretty pleased with how its come together. Big thanks to all the guys involved. We’re playing for the Camden Crawl Dublin tomorrow night, May 11th, in Whelan’s.
Warmly received at this weeks JDIFF.
Directed by Keith Walsh and Jill Beardsworth, Apples of the Golan – filmed entirely in the Golan Heights over four years – poses many questions about the clandestine occupation of Golan. Israel seized the Heights from Syria in the closing stages of the 1967 Six Day War, during which time most of the Syrian Arab inhabitants fled the area. Today, surrounded by electric fences, landmines and trenches the area is home to about 20,000 Syrian Arabs who share Israeli-occupied Golan with an estimated 20,000 settlers who live in more than 30 Jewish settlements.
Prior to the occupation there were 139 villages in the Golan. Today, only five remain and one of these – Majdal Shams – is the backdrop to this fascinating documentary in which a myriad of characters, from shepherds to rap singers, speak. Apples, brought to the region by a holy man in 1945, are both the lifeblood of the Druze Arabs and a metaphor for survival: “we cling to our homeland like the apples cling to the trees”. The Arabs of Golan are neither Israeli nor Syrian and are classed as ‘undefined’. As one person puts it, “we are like birds in a cage: you give the birds food and water, but the birds cannot escape.” – Barrie Dowdall, Documentary filmmaker
Clever greenscreen overlay work directed by Fernando Livschitz of Black Sheep Films
The video for Battles’ My Machines as Directed by Daniels referenced in the Podcast below.