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Irish Civil War Doc Series 'Bású na gCarad' in Prep
28 Mar 2011 :
Erskine Childers
Black Rock Pictures are currently in pre-production with Irish language historical series, ‘Bású na gCarad’ which will examine the executions of Erskine Childers and several other prisoners during the Irish civil war. The 6 x 30 minute docu-drama series for TG4 is set to shoot around Ireland for ten weeks, starting in July.

Directed and produced by Jerry O’Callaghan (Broken Harvest), the series will examine the executions of several prominent Irish personalities during the Irish civil war. Episodes 1 and 2 of the series will centre around Irish nationalist, Erskine Childers who was executed in November 1922. Following this there will be one episode dedicated to of four other reputed Irish political figures including Rory O’Connor, Liam Mellows, Joe McKelvey and Dick Barrett.

The cast who will feature in the series’ dramatic reconstructions has not yet been finalised. Pat Butler is script consultant for the series and the show’s director of photography is Ronan Fox (Croke Park Lives) who will shoot the series on XD Cam. ‘Bású na gCarad’ will be edited late this summer by Will Harris.



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