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In post production The Raven

We waited all summer for the long nights to finish shooting and this autumn, we continue with the Raven. The Raven, a poem by Edgar Allan Poe has been adapted for the screen in this beautiful yet terrifying production. It stars the incredible Michael Bates as the tormented Edgar and the alluring Áine de Siún as Lenore where we are taken into the mind of a man whom has lost his love Lenore. The director has suggests some question's in this very famous poem, What happened Lenore? and what happens Edgar after his visit from the raven? Partly co produced by Eamonn Titty of Reckoner Productions and filmed on location in some of Dublin's most iconic locations. These include the James Joyce house where 'The Dead' is set in Joyce's book The Dubliner's and the wonderful Botanical Gardens.

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In festivals: The Nymph

Set in an enchanted forest, the hunter slays a white wolf. That night he is visited by a forest Nymph who lures him to deeper into the forest. The Nymph is Damian Draven's directorial debut and shot in the fairy gardens in Blarney Castle in Cork. With fantastical otherworldly characters, theme and setting, the film depicts The Hunter ( Martin Galligan ) barbarous in his forest domain, the ultimate predator, until a beguiling creature appears, The Nymph ( Anna Ilaya Ozolina ) and a bewitching choreographed seduction begins.

Describing the film as “a nocturnal dream about the equilibrium of nature”, the story was inspired when Damian heard Debussy’s Clair de Lune for the first time. “I had never heard a more beautiful, moving piece of music. It was like being in a dream and I listened to it over and over again. Three maybe four dozen times! I began writing about how each note made me feel and storyboarded what I was visualizing.”

The Nymph was initially written as an animated piece. However after seeing Anna perform ballet in Cork, Damian was further inspired to move the project in a new direction “I was mesmerized by her poses which resembled animation ‘keyframes’, her movement, grace and devastating beauty…I thought of a Greek Siren, luring sailors to their peril! She was The Nymph…and the seed was planted, but it really began to generate when I visited the fairy gardens in Blarney Castle. Now I had my location. Momentum was gathering.” Interview by Caroline Farrell.

Winner Best Film O.I.C Film Festival 2015.

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Music Videos: 'Never Alone'

Performed by the Never Alone Collective this powerful music video was boradcast on TV3's Ireland Am to highlight teenage suicide awareness.

Never Alone was written by Luke S. Clerkin and Gavin Doyle.
Music video written, directed & edited by Damian Draven.
Shot by Andy Murray and Damian Draven.
Produced by Marian Shanley West and Andrew Doherty.
Music recording/engineering by Cian Donohoe (Block C Studio).
Mastering by Mark Reddy.

Barry (Bullied kid) performed by Harry.
Extra's from the Talented Kids Performing Arts School & Agency.
(Maureen V Ward) talentedkids@hotmail.com
Barry's parents performed by Alan Talbot and Marian ShanleyWest.

Teenline: 1800 833 634
www.teenline.ie

Shot on location in Templebar, Dublin, St Dominick's Resource Center Tallaght and the Stubbs/Corrigan house.

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Promotional: White Shadows

Oracle Pictures presents White Shadows, which has been shortlisted for the RTE / Filmbase short film award.
Performed by: Áine de Siún
Make Up: Gillian Browne
Animator and modelling: Andrew Short
Additional animation by Ciara Gannon
Gaffter: John Corcoran

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Promotional: Seanchaí

Long before the written word came to be, there was a tradition. The tradition of the storyteller, the Seanchaí.

Starring Owen Roe as the Seanchaí.

Created By Alan Dunne. Produced by Damian Draven at Oracle Pictures and Sinead O' Riordan at ORion Productions. Art Department Ciara Gannon, Eric Cooper, Oleg Ru and Noel Doonan. Hair & MU by Tee Elliott, Adriana Laguna and Wai-Har Healy. Sound: Oliver Deegan Photography by Taine King. 1st AC: JJ Sullivan, 2nd AC: Susan Gorzalczynska. 3rd AC Cainneach Mac Eoin Music by Stíofán De Roiste.

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