FRACTURED THREE: Invictus Productions – Staring into the Void

For the third film in the series, I spent some time with Darragh O’Leary – proprietor of Invictus Productions, Ireland’s longest running metal label. Invictus started in 1999, and has grown from its humble tape-trading days to the respected business it is today. Not only has Darragh signed some of Ireland’s finest metal talent –…


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…


Interview with Le Cool Dublin

“We spoke to John Mulvaney, filmmaker, who has created a series called Fractured which takes a microscope to Ireland’s underground music scene. You can watch here and find out more here. How did you first become interested in alternative music? It was a natural progression from the music I was listening to from a young…


Interview with Metal Ireland

Last week I had the pleasure of having a quick chat with Metal Ireland regarding the film series, and what exactly it’s all about – from why I’m doing it, to what goes into the films. Here’s an extract – you can read it in full at the link below. “So John, what’s the plan…


FRACTURED: TWO “Brian Conniffe – An Altered State”

For the second film in the series, I had the pleasure of working with the incredibly busy Brian Conniffe. Brian is a musician specialising in experimental electronics – drone, power electronics, dark ambient – and also in composing scores for film, such as with the experimental filmmaker, Michael Higgins. He has produced a massive body…


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…


FRACTURED: ONE – ABADDON INCARNATE – FOREVER PESSIMIST

For me, it makes perfect sense that Abaddon Incarnate would be the first band I film with for FRACTURED. Despite them forming in 1995, I’d been aware of several members from their ‘Bereaved’ days, and specifically the track, ‘Demon Spawn’. Ever since, these guys were always on the radar for myself and friends who were…


What is FRACTURED?

Ireland can be a strange little place sometimes; we’ve developed a reputation for great music globally, but unless it falls into a specific mainstream musical category, chances are, you’ll never hear about it. Not even in Ireland. It most likely comes down to personal taste; grindcore, doom, death metal, punk, hardcore, experimental electronics and drone…