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Camera, set, and action……. Killarney youngsters set up new film group

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GETTING CREATIVE: Killarney Youth Filmmakers plan to hold their first meet up in the town today (Saturday). Pictured l-r were: Leone Wright, Claudia Clifford, Johnny Horgan, Rían Gill, Mieke Vanmechelen (Kerry Filmmaker in Residence), Alexandra Bozic (The Official Killarney App) and Ollie Ojegbenro. Photo: Michelle Crean

 

By Michelle Crean

 

It’s lights, camera and action for Killarney teens who have come together and formed a brand new filmmakers group.

Killarney Young Filmmakers, for teens aged 16 to 19 years – plan to learn all about

story writing, storyboarding, directing, acting, camera, sound and editing.

It was set up by 18-year-old Ollie Ojegbenro, who was awarded the Young Irish Film Bursary at the National Youth Film School in August.

The Sixth Year Sem student was looking for a creative outlet for Killarney teens like himself – and is now planning their first public meet up today (Saturday), and all are welcome to come and learn more about the group.

It takes place in the Curious Cat at 4pm where they’ll chat about their very first production ‘Feeling Clean’ – a film focusing on young people and substance abuse.

This week they created a GoFundMe page: Killarney Young Filmmakers, to help raise funds for film projects and equipment and are delighted to have the support of Kerry Filmmaker in Residence Mieke Vanmechelen and Alexandra Bozic from The Official Killarney App.

“At present we’ve about 30 in the group and hopefully we’ll have more as we spread out,” Mieke told the Killarney Advertiser.

“This is a fledgling project and we’re only finding our feet. The goal is to get youth in Killarney and surrounds to learn about filmmaking, scriptwriting, behind the scenes work, and content creation.”

The not-for-profit group are hoping to initially raise €3,000 for set up costs but said it’ll need continuous support. For more information or to get involved ring 089 9470355.

 

 

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Family to run in memory of the late Linda Eviston

By Sean Moriarty The family of a much-loved Killarney woman who passed away from cancer almost a year ago plan to run a marathon past her favourite local landmarks in her memory. Linda Eviston died on October 10 last after a long battle with cancer. Her husband Patrick and son Erik, with the support of […]

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By Sean Moriarty

The family of a much-loved Killarney woman who passed away from cancer almost a year ago plan to run a marathon past her favourite local landmarks in her memory.

Linda Eviston died on October 10 last after a long battle with cancer.

Her husband Patrick and son Erik, with the support of her daughter Alannah, will run a 42.2km course, on the day before her anniversary to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society.

The route will be based on landmarks that were an important part of Linda’s life. Starting from the family home in Dromkerry, before heading for the town centre and passing the Eviston House Hotel, Linda’s grandmother’s home at Park Road, Linda’s childhood home and national school in Glenflesk, Loreto where Linda attended secondary school, back to Killarney and finishing at Linda’s pride and joy – Brook Lodge Hotel.

“It is tough but we wanted to do something in Linda’s memory and help other people who might find themselves in similar circumstances,” Pat told the Killarney Advertiser. “We originally hoped to do the Dublin City Marathon but that got cancelled. This route is much better, but much tougher as it’s more hilly.”

All proceeds will be donated to the Irish Cancer Society and donations can be made via: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/inhonouroflinda.

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Women bravely bare all for Kerry’s first ‘Dip in the Nip’

By Michelle Crean  It really was girl power at its finest – as 170 women of all ages braved the elements on Sunday to bare all for charity at the weekend. Shore Acre in Camp was the location which was only revealed to the participants for Kerry’s first ever ‘Dip in the Nip’. And amongst […]

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By Michelle Crean
 

It really was girl power at its finest – as 170 women of all ages braved the elements on Sunday to bare all for charity at the weekend.

Shore Acre in Camp was the location which was only revealed to the participants for Kerry’s first ever ‘Dip in the Nip’. And amongst the all female grouping were some Killarney ladies who joined in the empowering adventure for what was described as “a special and unforgettable morning” all in aid of Recovery Haven Kerry.

According to Marisa Reidy from Recovery Haven, the women were of all ages and all walks of life who came together for so many personal reasons.

“Some were still on their own cancer journey, some were celebrating coming out the other side and of course, many were there to honour friends and loved ones who they had lost to cancer, but we were all equal on the day – flaws and all,” Marisa, who also took part in the event, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“It was a truly uplifting and exhilarating experience and we are so, so grateful to each and every lady who joined us for a morning we will never forget. One woman described it as ‘companionship among strangers’ and that really sums it up perfectly. It was emotional, there were some tears, but lots of laughter and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. When the ladies hit the water, they all formed a circle and held hands in a gesture that was totally unplanned – it just happened organically and it was quite overwhelming.”

She added that a very special mention has to be made to Michaela and John Edwards and their team from Wild Water Adventures for their support and expertise in ensuring no stone was left unturned in making it a fabulous, safe event.

“It was an all-female team from beginning to end, from our own volunteers, stewards, registration, Gardai, teas and coffees, lifeguards, sea rescue – girl power at its finest! Now all that’s left to do is start planning for 2022!”

Donations are still being taken via the link on the Recovery Haven Kerry Facebook page.

“So far we are close on €9,000 which is just fabulous.”

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