Archive for October, 2008

He Dies In The End. Best film in Cork Film Festival’s Made In Cork

Posted in Commentary on October 29, 2008 by eoinohannrachain

Having seen all 16 of the Made In Cork films this year, I was a little disappointed by the judges decisions. When it comes down to it though, I guess, it’s all a matter of personal taste.

I liked Robert O’Halloran’s Friend, Christopher O’Neill’s Closure, and Patrick O’Shea’s Penny a lot, but for me the stand-out film was He Dies In The End by Damian McCarthy. Check it out below and see what you think yourselves.


Night Swimming Press Release

Posted in Night Swimming on October 24, 2008 by eoinohannrachain

Too Highbrow & Clinic Media present Kenneth Hickey’s Night Swimming, a character driven story of love, madness, death and loss. Directed by Eoin Ó hAnnracháin, it stars the exciting talent of James Browne & Kate McSwiney O’Rourke.

In the darkness Jason is forced to deal with the shadowy regrets of the past. We witness his tortured attempt at unraveling how fate has led him to an ending he never wanted. With his wife, Lorna, he must relive his relationship from start to finish, scene by scene, over the course of one night, until some understanding can be gained. But insight can come too late for salvation. And sometimes it doesn’t come at all…

Writer Kenneth Hickey is among the most exciting literary talent to emerge from Cork in recent years. Hickey has had his work published not only in Ireland, but England and the USA. He was the winner of the Eamon Keane Full Length Play Award in 2005 and was short listed for the award again in 2007. His one act play Song of the Shore was produced as part of the Windsor Fringe Festival in 2006, as well as by the Theatre Studio Inc. New York in 2007. His plays are regularly given rehearsed readings by Moving Parts Theatre Paris. Artistic director of Too Highbrow, this will be Hickey’s fourth production of his writing.

Director Eoin Ó hAnnracháin earned rave reviews for his Howie the Rookie, part of the New Directors Festival in The Granary Theater 2007. He is one of the founding members of Clinic Media with David O’Byrne, whose first project was Howie The Rookie and next is their self-penned, Falling Slowly. Ó hAnnracháin’s work has been described as, “Fantastic and entirely credible….a fine achievement”.

Night Swimming stars two of Cork’s finest young actors; James Browne and Kate McSwiney O’Rourke. Best known for his role in Strength and Honour, James Browne has treaded the boards with companies such as Meridian in the past and is returning to the stage for Night Swimming. Kate McSwiney O’Rourke has earned critical acclaim for her “dedicated & stunning” performances in productions such as, 4.48 Psychosis, Lifeboat, Othello and, Vanity, Vapours & Dizzy Debutantes. Both actors recently appeared in Christopher O’Neill’s popular Cork short, Closure, in this year’s Cork Film Festival.

11th – 15th of November
Cork Arts Theatre, Carroll’s Quay, Cork.
Bookings 021 4505624.
Tickets €15/€10

Night Swimming Poster Revealed!

Posted in Night Swimming on October 24, 2008 by eoinohannrachain

Kate McSwiney O’Rourke and James Browne to go Night Swimming

Posted in Night Swimming on October 2, 2008 by eoinohannrachain

Clinic Media and Too Highbrow are delighted to announce that Cork actors Kate McSwiney O’Rourke and James Browne will be playing the lead roles in Kenneth Hickey’s Night Swimming. It is James second time working with Clinic.

Hickey’s two-hander is a very demanding script so we are delighted to have gotten such good actors for the parts. There were many talented performers under consideration but the pairing of Kate and James was the one that best suited Eoin’s vision of the play.

Pre-production work is ongoing with the crew and the rehearsal schedule being put in place. Rehearsals begin on October the 13th.

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Night Swimming
11-15 November
Cork Arts Theatre

Production Assistant and Costume Designer Required

Posted in Night Swimming on October 1, 2008 by eoinohannrachain

Clinic Media & Too Highbrow present

A character driven story of death, love, madness and loss.

Written by Kenneth Hickey
Directed by Eoin Ó hAnnracháin

Production Assistant
Costume Designer

We are looking for people who have some experience and can show their own initiative to fill the roles of a Production Assistant and Costume Designer.

Please send an email of interest, outlining your experience to or
Before Wednesday the 8th of October

Rehearsals will begin on October 13th, with performances running 11th – 15th of November in the Cork Arts Theatre, Carroll’s Quay.

NB: This is a profit share production.