Category: News

Fractured featured at the 33rd International Hamburg Film Festival 2017

I’m delighted to announce that Fractured will be showing not one, but a whopping SIX films at the Hamburg Short Film Festival. It will be part of the programming by Ronan Leonard, showcasing “A programme of films that document Ireland, her landscapes and musicians”..   For more information on the screening event, please check out…


Fractured’s Top Ten releases of 2016

John over at The Irish Metal Archive needed a hand rounding up the top Irish releases of the year, and I was happy to help. If you aren’t familiar with the Archive, definitely check it out – John has done a great job with keeping track of the sometimes sketchy history of the metal scene…


Fractured’s 10 Irish Metal Bands…

…You Should Be Listening To.   Overblown were nice enough to invite me over to their site, and I was happy to oblige. The topic of discussion? My ‘top ten Irish Metal bands you should be listening to’. It was in response to the seemingly ‘safe’ list that had been compiled for Metal Hammer (which,…


Fractured at the Indie Cork Film Festival with interview

We were delighted to be a part of this years Indie Cork Film Festival for the 2nd year in a row – a big THANK YOU to Ronan for his organising of the ‘CineCeoil’ screening. We had a showing of the Zh0ra episode and a premiere of a rough cut of Episode Ten. At the…


Fractured as special guest on BlackoutAtSunrise Podcast

Catching up on a few news bits here – I was the guest for episode 21 on the BlackoutAtSunrise podcast, a show dedicated to creative types working in Ireland. I had a great time chatting with Kieran on this, and the topics covered are the series, my own personal music tastes and my plans for…



Interview: The Thin Air

In November, I had the pleasure of chatting with Stevie Lennox from The Thin Air about the series, the reasons for doing it, and the future of it. “You may not have noticed yet, but Dublin-based filmmaker John Mulvaney is doing an invaluable service for the Irish underground scene in his short-form documentary series,Fractured. Each…


Piecing together the fragments – part two

Last month we had a look at some of the various aspects that go into shooting the films in this series. This month, I figured we take some time to see what goes into the editing process.   Usually, after filming with the bands, the first thing I’ll do is sit down and decide: ‘Do…


Piecing together the fragments – part one

While taking time out from editing and filming, I thought I’d spend a few minutes giving a sneak-peak behind the curtain, just to show what goes into making the Fractured series. As each film (usually) focuses on one band or artist, the starting point is quite simple – finding the right band and approaching them…


Talking and Editing

It’s been a busy couple of weeks since FRACTURED launched, and so far, the response has been fantastic. There was a real buzz about seeing fans of extreme music enjoying and sharing the film around, and there was positive feedback from everyone who saw it. We had some enthusiastic press from both onemetal.com and Heavy Blog…