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BAI Announced Sound & Vision Funding Round 21

The BAI have given out €5.2 million in funding in round 21 of the second Sound & Vision Fund. The funding comes from the Television Licence Fee. TV3's new soap, Red Rock, has been awarded €800,000 for 18% of its production costs consisting of 104 episodes, while new TV channel UTV Ireland has been given funding for a drama called Pilgrimage and a two part documentary series, hinting at its addition to the Saorview platform. Premium subscription based pay television provider Setanta Ireland continue to be consider for Licence Fee funding even though it is required to be available to 90% of the population. €5.2 million has been award in this round, with the majority going to TV productions.

Television

A total of 19 television productions across a wide variety of genres have been given funding under the Sound and Vision fund. €4.427m total funding was awarded.

RTÉ

RTÉ have been awarded €1.6 million under the scheme.

Applicant Contractor Title Channel Format Genre % Language Eps. Hr:Mins.
Marcus  Mac Conghail Macalla Teoranta Around The Block RTÉ 2 Documentary Children's 64,000 78 Bi-lingual 2 00:30:00
Conor Moloney Independent Pictures 16 Letters RTÉ One Entertainment History/ Heritage 205,000 90 English 1 01:15:00
Conor Moloney Independent Pictures Crumlin RTÉ One Documentary Science/ Nature/ Environment 360,000 82 English 4 00:52:00
Trisha Canning Loosehorse Limited Trinity RTÉ One Education Contemporary Society 250,000 80 English 4 00:40:00
Lesley McKimm Newgrange Pictures Designing Ireland RTÉ One Documentary Arts/ Culture 290,000 80 English 4 00:52:00
Aaron Farrell Octagon Films Clean Break RTÉ One Drama Contemporary Society 450,000 24 English 4 01:00:00
            1,619,000        

 

TV3

TV3 won just one award in this round with its new Soap Opera getting €800,000 in funding or 18% of the total costs of 104 22 minute episodes.

Applicant Contractor Project Format Genre % Language Eps. Hrs:Mins
Paula Heffernan Element Films RED ROCK Drama Contemporary Society 800,000 18 English 104 00:22:00

TG4

TG4 have been awarded €1.1million under the scheme.

Applicant Contractor Project Format Genre % Language Eps Hrs:Mins.
Aoife McGonigal Fastnet Films An Náisiún (The Nation) Documentary History/ Heritage 79,000 84 Bi-lingual 1 00:52:00
Eamonn Ó Cualáin Fócas Films Puc na nGael Documentary History/ Heritage 86,000 85 Irish 1 00:50:00
Gerry McColgan Genefile Limited Cumann na mBan 100 Documentary History/ Heritage 100,000 85 Irish 1 00:50:00
Paddy Hayes Magamedia Teo Eipic Drama Children's 600,000 55 Irish 6 00:25:00
Méabh O'Hare Sonas Productions Mná an Cheoil Documentary Arts/ Culture 150,000 85 Irish 6 00:26:00
Stephen Rooke Tile Films Waterloo: Na Laochra Ceiltigh Documentary History/ Heritage 140,000 33 Irish 2 00:50:00
          1,155,000        

UTV Ireland

New service provider UTV Ireland have been awarded €445,000 in funding.

Applicant Contractor Project Format Genre % Language Eps Hrs:Mins
David Harvey Circle Films Limited The Wireless Documentary History/ Heritage 95,000 85 English 2 01:00:00
Conor Barry Savage Production Limited t/a SP
Films
Pilgrimage Drama History/ Heritage 350,000 16 Bi or Multi Lingual (with
English)
1 01:30:00
445,000

Setanta

Setanta, a Premium Subscription based Pay television provider, is awarded €290,000 even though they do not meet the requirement of the scheme under the Broadcasting Act 2009.

Applicant Contractor Project Format Genre % Language Eps Hrs:Mins
Gillian Marsh Gmarsh TV Productions LIFE ON THE EDGE Documentary Contemporary Society 110,000 90 English 1 00:52:00
Jamie D'alton Motive Television
Limited
Lahinch - The Town That Surf Built Documentary Contemporary Society 180,000 90 English 3 00:50:00
          290,000        

BBC NI

Received €220,000 for a drama called The Truth Commissioner, BBC NI is free to air via satellite, without a paid subscription.

Applicant Contractor Project Format Genre % Language Eps Hrs:Mins
David Collins Samson Films The Truth Commissioner Drama Society 220,000 20 English 1 01:30:00

Community TV

Three community TV service received funding in this round CCTV in Cork, P5TV in Co. Meath and DCTV in Dublin received just €151,000 in funding, half the amount given to productions on Setanta Ireland, a premium subscription based Pay TV channel.

Applicant Contractor Project Channel Format Genre % Language Eps. Hrs:Mins
Diarmuid Mcintyre Diarmuid McIntyre t/a Grey Heron
Media
In Equal Measure CCTV Documentary Society 33,000 95 English 1 01:00:00
Susan Jackson Susan Jackson Ignite DCTV Documentary Arts/ Culture 48,000 90 English 3 00:35:00
David Rane Soilsiu Films Ltd In Loco Parentis P5TV Documentary Contemporary Society 70,000 42 English 1 00:52:00

Radio

A total of 103 productions across a wide variety of genres have been given funding under the Sound and Vision fund. €796,435 total funding was awarded.

RTÉ

RTÉ Radio receive €93,200 across 4 of its channels including one digital service RTÉjr.

Applicant Contractor Project Channel Format Genre %   Eps Hrs:Mins
Grainne Gavigan Gráinne Gavigan Dick Farrelly - A Quiet Man RTÉ Lyric FM Documentary Arts/ Culture 5,000 95 English 1 00:57:00
John Davis John Davis t/a JD Media From Tipperary to Salonika : Ireland and the Music of the
Great War"
RTÉ Lyric FM Documentary History/ Heritage 8,000 95 English 2 00:58:00
Regan Hutchins Regan Hutchins St.Werburgh's Church RTÉ Lyric FM Documentary History/ Heritage 3,600 95 English 1 00:43:00
Ruth Fitzsimons Smooth Operations (Productions)
Limited
A Rare Auld Dublin Voice : O'Casey and Behan RTÉ Lyric FM Documentary Arts/ Culture 6,300 90 English 2 00:57:00
Joe Kearney Joe Kearney t/a Doc-Doc
Productions
The Anaconda Road Massacre RTÉ Radio 1 Documentary History/ Heritage 7,500 95 English 1 00:39:00
Kevin Brew RTE It's a Manley World RTÉ Radio 1 Drama Arts/ Culture 5,800 60 English 1 00:45:00
Colm Mac Séalaigh Colm Mac Séalaigh Liza Mo Stór agus Scéalta eile RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Entertainment Arts/ Culture 17,000 80 Irish 12 01:00:00
Máiréad Uí Dhomhnaill Mairead Uí Dhomnaill t/a Cinnidi Cearnóga Átha Cliath - Mar a Bhí - MarAtá - Mar a
Bheidh
RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Documentary History/ Heritage 9,250 85 Irish 5 00:45:00
Sinead Mcclure All Points West Radio
Productions
Seasons of the Forest RTÉ
Junior/Chill
Education Science/ Nature/ Environment 10,800 85 English 6 00:30:00
Caoilin Rafferty Caoilin Rafferty Irish Doggie Tales RTÉ
Junior/Chill
Documentary Children's 3,500 95 English 6 00:12:00
Hannah Masterson Hannah Masterson Nora agus Dora series 2 RTÉ
Junior/Chill
Education Children's 6,500 95 Bi-lingual 10 00:15:00
James Keating James Keating Wild Village RTÉ
Junior/Chill
Drama Children's 3,850 95 English 20 00:05:00
Victor Hayes Victor Hayes The Magic Smart- phone RTÉ
Junior/Chill
Drama Children's 6,100 95 English 8 00:10:00
93,200

Communicorp

Communicorp received €96,990 across 2 stations Newstalk and TXFM.

Applicant Contractor Project Channel Format Genre % Language Eps. Hrs:Mins
Robert Hope Athena Media The Kinder Letters Newstalk Documentary History/ Heritage 10,000 90 Bi or Multi Lingual (with
English)
1 00:44:00
Brendan Daly Brendan Daly Surfing at the Crossroads (working
title)
Newstalk Documentary Arts/ Culture 3,600 95 English 1 00:40:00
Ciarán Ryan Ciaran Ryan The Marathon Man Newstalk Documentary Society 2,900 95 English 1 00:45:00
Ciarán Ryan Ciaran Ryan Turning Back The Wheels Newstalk Documentary Society 3,000 95 English 1 00:45:00
Conor Mcginnity Conor McGinnity The Seat Newstalk Drama Arts/ Culture 8,990 95 English 1 00:50:00
Dónal Ó Donnabháin Dónal Ó Donnabháin Breandán Ó Beacháin – File Fiáin Fearúil Newstalk Documentary Arts/ Culture 6,500 95 Irish 1 00:46:00
Dónal Ó Donnabháin Dónal Ó Donnabháin The Blood of Squirrels Newstalk Drama Science/ Nature/ Environment 8,000 95 English 1 00:45:00
Eoin Brennan Eoin Brennan A New Don in Dublin Newstalk Documentary Society 4,200 95 English 1 00:46:00
Eoin Brennan Eoin Brennan The Priest Newstalk Documentary Society 6,000 95 English 1 00:46:00
Francesca Lalor Francesca Lalor Anywhere But Here Newstalk Documentary Society 3,600 95 English 1 00:46:00
Francesca Lalor Francesca Lalor Knives At Dawn Newstalk Documentary Society 3,400 95 English 1 00:46:00
Neal Boyle Hollybrook Films Limited Wild Lives Newstalk Documentary Science/ Nature/ Environment 15,200 90 English 8 00:25:00
Patricia Baker Newstalk 106- 108FM Broadcasting a Rising Newstalk Documentary History/ Heritage 6,000 95 English 1 00:50:00
Patricia Baker Newstalk 106- 108FM Our Unquiet Dead Newstalk Documentary History/ Heritage 5,000 95 English 1 00:50:00
Pavel Barter Newstalk 106- 108FM City Beneath Our Feet Newstalk Documentary History/ Heritage 4,500 95 English 1 00:48:00
Sorcha Glackin Sorcha Glackin Rosie Hackett ( An Oridnary Woman in Extraordinary Times) Newstalk Documentary History/ Heritage 3,600 95 English 1 00:46:00
Cathal Funge Cathal Funge Left of the Dial TXFM Documentary Arts/ Culture 2,500 95 English 1 00:52:00
96,990

UTV Radio

LMFM, Limerick's Live 95FM and C103 received €25,833 in funding.

Applicant Contractor Project Channel Format Genre % Language Eps Hrs:Mins
Anne-Marie Green Anne-Marie Green T/A Access All
Media
Up Close Far Away C103 Documentary Society 2,883 95 English 1 00:46
Colm Corrigan Colm Corrigan The Royals and the Rás LMFM Documentary Arts 3,000 95 English 1 01:00
Diarmuid Mcintyre Diarmuid McIntyre t/a Grey Heron
Media
Limerick in Tune Limerick's Live 95FM Entertainment Arts 10000 95 English 12 00:12
Brian Kelly Powerstone Media Limited VOICES FROM THE RIVER CITY Limerick's Live 95FM Drama Arts 10000 29 English 6

00:28

            25,883        

 

Other Independent

Other independent local radio service received €143,829 across 12 stations.

Applicant Contractor Project Channel Format Genre % Language Eps. Hrs:Mins
Orla Rapple Orla Rapple 35 under 35 Beat FM Documentary Arts/ Culture 6,250 95 English 35 00:03
Ian Kenneally Ian Kenneally You are to be Shot at Daybreak Galway Bay FM Documentary History/ Heritage 3,800 95 English 1 00:55
Pranjali Bhave Siar Environment and Media Guardians of the Land Galway Bay FM Documentary Science/ Nature/ Environment 9,000 95 English 7 00:25
Orla Rapple Orla Rapple The Good, the Bad and the Selfie i102-104 Documentary Arts/ Culture 3,664 95 English 3 00:20
Monica Hayes KCLR 96FM Bridge Street Will Be... KCLR 96FM Documentary Arts/ Culture 4,300 95 English 1 00:48
Monica Hayes KCLR 96FM We Had Names KCLR 96FM Documentary History/ Heritage 4,300 95 English 1 00:45
Tim Murphy Life FM What's it Like?- everyday Heroes 2 Life FM Documentary Society 3,300 95 English 10 00:10
Daithi Mac an Bhiocaire Life FM Kinsale Life FM Documentary History/ Heritage 6,000 95 English 5 00:45
Mary Phelan Mary Phelan t/a Sound Woman
Productions
Jimmy O'Brien Moran (working title) WLR FM Documentary Arts/ Culture 4500 95 English 1 00:46
Sue Healy Susan Healy Strongbow's Clock WLR FM Drama Society 7775 95 English 1 00:45
John Scally John Scally The hero Lies in You Northern Sound Radio Documentary Society 2150 90 English 1 00:48
Aisling Heraughty Ocean FM Draíocht an Cheoil Ocean FM Education Arts/ Culture 10000 95 English 8 00:30
Aisling Heraughty Ocean FM Canúinití Ocean FM Education Society 6,090 95 Irish 4 00:20
Aisling Heraughty Ocean FM The Appliance of Science Ocean FM Education Science/ Nature/ Environment 17000 95 English 15 00:30
Daire Whelan Daire Whelan Soldiers in Song: three lives, one Easter story Radio Kerry Documentary History/ Heritage 4,100 95 English 2 00:45
JJ O'Shea J.J. O'Shea David`s Nature Diary Radio Kerry Documentary Children's 10000 95 English 12 00:05
JJ O'Shea J.J. O'Shea The First Fifty Years Radio Kerry Documentary Society 5,000 95 English 1 01:00
Connie Broderick Keeshla
Limited
The Last Knight Radio Kerry Documentary History/ Heritage 2,750 95 English 1 00:44
Daire Whelan Daire Whelan First Salmon of the Season: New Year's Day on the Drowes Shannonside 104FM Documentary Science/ Nature/ Environment 3,600 95 English 1 00:45
John Scally John Scally Parting is such sorrow Shannonside 104FM Documentary History/ Heritage 1,400 95 English 1 00:48
John Scally John Scally Those were the days of Innocence and Wonder Shannonside 104FM Documentary History/ Heritage 2,350 95 English 1 00:43
Liam Dwyer South East Radio A Handful of Stars by Billy Roche South East Radio Drama Arts/ Culture 6,500 95 English 1 01:30
123,829

Community Radio

Community Radio received a total of €203,533 in funding for 45 radio productions across 12 community stations.

Applicant Contractor Project Channel Format Genre Funding Offer € %   Eps. Hrs:Mins
Mary Lennon Athlone CR Soul Sessions Athlone Community
Radio
Entertainment Arts/ Culture 5,800 95 English 15 00:15
Benen Tierney

CR Castlebar

Public Art for the People Community Radio Castlebar Documentary Arts/ Culture 2,800 95 English 1 00:55
Benen Tierney CR Castlebar Befriending the Burmese Community Radio Castlebar Documentary Society 2,200 95 English 1 00:45
Yvonne Smith CR Youghal Kitchens For Living in ...the story of
Murray Kitchens
Community Radio Youghal Documentary Society 3,300 95 English 3 00:30
Yvonne Smith CR Youghal Still Crucial After All These Years Community Radio Youghal Documentary Society 6,000 95 English 6 00:28
Yvonne Smith CR Youghal The Diary Community Radio Youghal Drama History/ Heritage 16,000 95 English 10 00:15
Benen Tierney CR Castlebar From Potsdam to Pontoon Community Radio
Castlebar
Documentary History/ Heritage 2,000 95 English 1 00:40
Benen Tierney CR Castlebar Jewish Exile and the Textile Industry in
the West of Ireland
Community Radio
Castlebar
Documentary History/ Heritage 2,700 95 English 1 00:40
Kieran Hurley Kieran Hurley Bosca Ceoil 4 Cork Campus Radio Entertainment Arts/ Culture 6,834 95 English 6 00:30
John Scally John Scally Daly Delights Dublin City FM Documentary History/ Heritage 1,915 90 English 1 00:28
Mark  Baker Mark Baker Beyond The Hole In The Road - 30 Short
Stories by JM Burr
Dublin City FM Drama Arts/ Culture 3,100 95 English 30 00:02
Mark  Baker Mark Baker Burly Dublin Dublin City FM Documentary Society 3,200 95 English 1 00:58
Mark  Baker Mark Baker Ireland And The Circus Dublin City FM Documentary History/ Heritage 4,200 95 English 3 00:28
Peter Grogan Peter Grogan Dick Hogan - One Man And HIs Songs Dublin City FM Documentary Arts/ Culture 3,750 95 English 3 00:58
Peter Grogan Peter Grogan Inch By Inch, Row By Row - The Story of the Malahide
Allotments
Dublin City FM Documentary Society 2,945 95 English 1 00:58
Peter Grogan Peter Grogan Rio Hogarty - A Heart So Big Dublin City FM Documentary Society 3,300 95 English 1 00:58
Sarah Lavin Dublin South Mechanical Meitheal Dublin South FM Documentary Society 2,500 95 English 1 00:45
Sarah Lavin Dublin South Unity Through Music
- The Discovery Gospel Choir
Dublin South FM Documentary Society 2,500 95 English 1 01:00
Paul Loughran NEAR If Ever You Go: A Northside Dublin Perspective NEAR 90fm Entertainment Arts/ Culture 16,000 95 Bi-lingual 10 00:28
Paul Loughran NEAR Poetic Lives NEAR 90fm Entertainment Arts/ Culture 5,700 95 Bi or Multi Lingual (with
English)
6 00:28
Paul Loughran NEAR Northside Football 2 NEAR 90fm Entertainment Society 6,000 95 English 4 03:00
Paul Loughran NEAR P.O.S.H NEAR 90fm Documentary History/ Heritage 5,500 95 English 4 00:28
Paul Loughran NEAR Rivitin History 2 NEAR 90fm Drama History/ Heritage 6,300 95 English 2 00:40
Iain O'Connor Phoenix FM Hallelujah! A Clown Nativity! Phoenix FM Drama Arts/ Culture 2,550 95 English 1 01:00
Iain O'Connor Phoenix FM The D15 Spring Break Phoenix FM Entertainment Arts/ Culture 1,384 95 English 1 03:30
Iain O'Connor Phoenix FM You Don't Have to be Bruised to be Abused Phoenix FM Education Society 3,700 95 English 5 00:28
Iain O'Connor Phoenix FM Pulse of My Heart - The Life and Times
of a 1916 Family
Phoenix FM Documentary History/ Heritage 3,000 95 English 1 01:00
Mairead Finnegan Raidió Corca Baiscinn Mike Doctor- West Clare Poet Raidió Corca Baiscinn Documentary Arts/ Culture 2,337 95 English 1 00:50
Mairead Finnegan Raidió Corca Baiscinn Once upon a time Raidió Corca Baiscinn Documentary Children's 2,744 95 English 6 00:10
Mairead Finnegan Raidió Corca Baiscinn Shellshock Town Raidió Corca Baiscinn Documentary History/ Heritage 2,642 95 English 1 00:40
Jim Doherty South West Donegal C R SWDCR Books Across Borders South West Donegal Community
Radio
Documentary Society 7,500 95 English 6 00:27
Paul Mcdermot Learn&Sing Productions Lights! Camel! Action! - the story of
Stump
UCC 98.3FM Documentary Arts/ Culture 3,160 95 English 1 00:58
Margaret Blackburn UCC 98.3 FM The Great Book of Ireland UCC 98.3FM Documentary Arts/ Culture 2,600 95 English 1 01:00
Kieran Hurley UCC 98.3 FM The Road to Shatila Refugee Camp UCC 98.3FM Documentary Society 4,444 95 English 4 00:30
Victor Hayes Victor Hayes The House-Share UCC 98.3FM Drama Society 9,000 95 English 6 00:20
Liam O'Mochain Siar A Rachas Muid
Productions
Sean Nós/Nós Nua West Dublin Access Radio Entertainment Arts/ Culture 13,000 95 Bi-lingual 13 00:30
Liam Flanagan West Dublin Access Radio Ten Minute Terror's West Dublin Access Radio Drama Arts/ Culture 6,300 95 English 12 00:10
Liam Flanagan West Dublin Access Radio Migrant Media West Dublin Access Radio Documentary Society 2,400 95 English 1 03:00
Liam Flanagan West Dublin Access Radio Áras Chrónáin – An Scéal go dtí seo West Dublin Access Radio Documentary History/ Heritage 2,000 95 Bi-lingual 1 00:01
Liam Flanagan West Dublin Access Radio School Stories West Dublin Access Radio Documentary History/ Heritage 6,000 95 English 6 00:30
Liam Flanagan West Dublin Access Radio The Story of St. James's; Ireland's Oldest Brass and Reed band West Dublin Access Radio Entertainment History/ Heritage 4,500 95 English 2 00:58
Geraldine O'Sullivan Geraldine O'Sullivan Irish Coffee Undressed West Limerick 102 Documentary History/ Heritage 3,128 95 English 1 00:45
Connie Broderick Keeshla
Limited
Are far away fields Greener? West Limerick 102 Documentary Society 2,000 95 English 1 00:40
Mairéad Ní Mhathúna Mairéad Ní Mhathúna Alien Gaeilge West Limerick 102 Documentary Society 2,000 95 Bi-lingual 1 00:30
Joe Mcgill West Limerick 102 Filí na Máighe' West Limerick 102 Documentary History/ Heritage 2,600 95 English 1 00:40
203,533