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Radharc Awards Laud ‘The House’ and ‘Tuned In’
27 Oct 2010 :
Today is Better than Two Tomorrows
This year’s Radharc Awards saw Chairman of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Bob Collins present the awards which included Broadcast Documentary for Marmalade Film’s ‘The House’ and the Non-broadcast documentary prize for Wildfire Film’s ‘Tuned In’. The prize winners and the other highly commended projects in both categories were chosen by an industry jury chaired by production entrepreneur, Lelia Doolan.

The broadcast documentary category winner, ‘The House’ is directed by Tanya Doyle and produced by Daniel Hegarty of Marmalade Films. Based on the interaction of a family in a Dublin house the doc explores how themes of alcoholism, abandonment, grief, identity, money and security weave into the tapestry of the family’s dynamic. Accepting the award on behalf of Marmalade Films, producer Daniel Hegarty commented that "We are very proud to win the Radharc Award because I hope the ethos of courage, quality and innovation with which Radharc was founded is reflected in the way that we make our films."

The Highly Commended Award in the broadcast category was presented to Whitethorn Productions for their doc, ‘The Meeting Room’ whilst the Commended Award in the category was presented to Mind The Gap Films for their project, ‘Music Changes Lives’.

In the non-broadcast category, the overall prize was scooped by ‘Tuned In’ from director, Aoibheann O’Sullivan (Forty Foot) and producer, Martha O’Neill (Ordinary Decent Criminal) of Wildfire Films. The short doc a short film examines a busy motor park in West Africa. The category’s Highly Commended award title was claimed by Crossing the Line Films’ ‘Today is Better than Two Tomorrows’.

The Radharc awards team, headed by Peter Dunn, seek every year to award and celebrate the producers of television documentaries which address national or international topics of social justice, morality or faith. The awards are presented under the aegis of the Radharc Trust and honour the memory of the late Fr Joe Dunn, co-founder of Radharc.



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