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Tile Films' Sacred Sites: Egyptian Priestesses lands trophy at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards
02 Oct 2019 : News Desk
Stephen Rooke receives the Silver Dolphin Trophy from Festival Director, Alexander Kammel.
Tile Films has won a Silver Dolphin Trophy for the best docudrama at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards in France.

Attending the event with over 300 other guests from 30 countries, Producer and Director Stephen Rooke picked up the award for the docudrama film Sacred Sites: Egyptian Priestesses on behalf of Tile Films and their broadcast client Smithsonian Channel. This is the tenth award the film has won over the last year.

Sacred Sites: Egyptian Priestesses tells the incredible story of a surprising undercover power structure in ancient Egypt, led by women: an elite succession of priestesses called the God’s Wives of Amun, who wielded extraordinary influence. Until recently they were all but forgotten, but this docudrama film investigates Egypt’s sacred sites to rediscover their story and the mysterious source of their power.

Filmed on location in Ireland, Egypt, Morocco and the USA, Sacred Sites: Egyptian Priestesses was directed by Tile Films’ Managing Director Stephen Rooke (Sacred Sites Season 1, Aerial Britain, Saving the Titanic, Waterways) and written by Tile Films’ Head of Development, David Ryan (Sacred Sites: Season 1, After Braveheart, Cromwell in Ireland). Producers were Stephen Rooke and Laura Danaher (Sacred Sites: Season 1, Death or Liberty).

The film was narrated by Eric Meyers. Directors of Photography were Colm Hogan and Piaras Mac Cionnaith. The Sound Recordists was Michael Cassidy, while audio mixing was conducted by Killian Fitzgerald of Avatar Audio Post Production. The film was edited by Jim Dalton. Post production was provided by Outer Limits with Eugene McCrystal as colorist, Rory Gavin as online editor, Andy Clarke and Kevin O’Brien in charge of VFX. Music was composed by Giles Packham. The production designer was Lynne Williams of Irish Arms and Maeve Kenny and Maggie Fagan were production managers. The drama re-enactments were filmed in Ireland and Morocco with a main cast of eleven and some hundred extras working on the production.

Sacred Sites is produced by Tile Films from its production office in Dun Laoghaire for the Smithsonian Channel in Washington DC. Stephen Rooke is executive producer for Tile Films, while David Royle and Tim Evans are executive producers for Smithsonian Channel. 




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