Normal People Connell’s GAA shorts under hammer for Ukrainian filmmakers – Highland Radio


These distinctive blue and yellow GAA shorts featured on the show fired up a thousand fan memes, had Gucci design knock-off pairs to sell, and introduced the sport of Gaelic football to Hollywood and beyond. The shorts are also, of course, in the blue and yellow colors of Roscommon, Clare, Tipperary and Ukraine.

Normal People was the BBC’s most-streamed show of 2020, racking up 62.7 million streams since its launch from April to December. The show and everyone involved has multiple nominations and wins including 4 Emmy nominations, 7 BAFTA nominations and a Best Actor win for Paul Mescal, 2 Golden Globe nominations and 15 IFTA nominations with 9 wins for the Best Drama, Direction, Actor in a Leading Role (Paul Mescal), Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Cinematography, Production Design, Screenplay and Sound.

All funds raised from this auction will go through the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland (SDGI), the Ukraine appeal to support filmmakers still documenting the war in Ukraine and the ICFR Ukraine appeal https: //www.icfr.internationally to support filmmakers from Ukraine and Russia who may need to relocate.

Veteran film set auctioneer Sean Eacrett, hosts the timed auction on Sean is “delighted to host this auction for such a good cause”.

The auction is open online from now, Wednesday, June 29, until closing Sunday, July 17 at 6 p.m.

The Normal People’s Auction is organized by Órla Murphy who brought together a group of independent Irish filmmakers (“Filmmakers supporting Filmmakers”) in March to raise funds and awareness (more in the editors’ notes below) . This group has already raised just over €10,000 to support colleagues affected by the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, attracting support from all corners of the industry; representative bodies (Screen Directors Guild of Ireland, Raising Films, Screen Producers Ireland, Women in Film & TV Ireland, Animation Ireland, Set Decorators Guild), The Lighthouse Cinema and international sales agents, alongside team members, directors, screenwriters, producers, production companies. Events aimed at engaging the general public included the sale and raffle of props and costumes donated by Shinawil, Brown Bag Films and Newbridge Silverware, as well as a gala screening by The Lighthouse Cinema, Element Pictures and Eureka Film & Video.

Everyone involved in the project offers their services pro bono.

Orla Murphy said:

“By sending these funds to our fellow filmmakers, we are also sending a message of solidarity, hope and respect.”

Ed Guiney, founder and director of Element Pictures said

“What is happening in Ukraine is absolutely devastating. Along with Lenny Abrahamson, we at Element are proud to support these charities and admire their brilliant work in helping filmmakers.

Darya Busel, chief programmer of Ukrainian documentary festival, said:

“Over the past four months, Ukrainian filmmakers have risked their lives and sanity to document the atrocities of war and to educate the world about war crimes, but not only – they are gathering footage for future films . I am sure that the films that will come out of the work in progress will help us to understand this historical moment, when the whole world must reconsider the principles on which it is built.

These upcoming films will help us face our traumas and reconnect with ourselves. Because the worst thing war does to you is that it takes your life. In every possible way; you can’t plan anything anymore, you get separated from your loved ones, you lose your home and everything you’ve worked so hard for all your life… and in the end, one day, you can even be killed. It’s true that cinema may not change anything in the short term, but it can certainly change a lot in the long term. On behalf of our colleagues at Docudays and Ukrainian cinema, I am very grateful to everyone who has donated to help us do this important work.

Orwa Nyrabia ICFR Ukraine said:

“We created the ICFR because we believed that filmmakers all over the world form a community, that attacking a filmmaker anywhere is an attack on all of us, that with such acts of solidarity we can show the world that filmmakers will stand up for each other. . Thanks to the efforts of our Irish colleagues, this faith is renewed. The fate of our Ukrainian colleagues today concerns us all, and however small or important our contributions may be, they send above all a message that is not financial; ‘we are with you, you are not alone’.


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