On a River in Ireland

Colin Stafford Johnson follows the River Shannon, Ireland’s greatest waterway for 340km, as it carves its way through the heart of the country, through a vast palette of landscapes, where wild animals and plants thrive. Using the latest camera technologies, it brings a number of firsts to Irish natural history filmmaking – from Water Bats filmed hunting at night to a Kingfisher hunting underwater – all filmed at over 1000 frames per second. Breathtaking footage reveals Ireland as never before.

Director: John Murray

John Murray is managing director of Crossing the Line Productions, one of Ireland’s leading film producers. Over the last 20 years, he has directed over 30 films for some of the world’s leading broadcasters. John completed a degree in Zoology before joining RTÉ as a presenter and reporter on nine science, environmental and health series. In 1991 he made his first film chronicling the first Irish expedition to attempt an 8000m Himalayan peak and since then has made films on Everest, the North Pole, through the Northwest Passage, across Siberia and the Sahara amongst many other locations.

60 Min.
Director: John Murray
Cinematography: John Murray
Editing: Emer Reynolds
Music: Kila
Narrator: Colin Stafford Johnson
Editor: RTE, Ireland
Awards: Best Score 2014
Nominations: Best Story 2014,
Best Score 2014,
Best Ecology and Science Film 2014
Website URL: www.ctlfilms.com