MOTHER AND CHILD
"Nollaig na mBan" is the Irish for "Women's Christmas". Celebrated on the 6th of January, the last day of Christmas, it's historically the day women take off to share a whiskey with friends after the hard work in the home over period. The campaign featured a 60 second short film with 30 second cut downs for broadcast and digital launched on the 6th to raise awareness around coercive control. The campaign also saw the film projected onto Dublin's General Post Office and a domestic home in an affluent suburban area as part of a Herstory lightshow to bring the campaign into the community. The film screened on the 9 o'clock news as a feature in the campaign in which I was interviewed along with the Safe Ireland team.
Writer/Director MARION BERGIN Producer LISA TURNBULL Director of Photography LUKE JACOBS Art Direction/styling CIARA O'DONOVAN Editor SCARELETT BOVINGDON Original Music JO PATTERSON Sound Design INES ADRIANA Colourist LEANDRO AROUCA at ELEMENT POST PRODUCTION Production Company THE NICE THINGS Cast ROXANNA NIC LIAM JAMES O'DRISCOLL CALEB MASON
Dublin is the city in the midst of a building boom with hotels and student accommodation dominating the skyline. With the gentrification of the city, the traditional horse culture is diminshing. Saoirse profiles different generations of men as they struggle to keep their hobbie alive.
Directed and Produced by Marion Bergin Director of Photography NARAYAN VAN MAELE Focus Puller EILEEN TIMMONGS Art Direction/graphics MARION BERGIN Editor CIARAN MURRAY Original Music and Sound Design JAMES D LATIMER Colourist LEANDRO AROUCA at ELEMENT POST PRODUCTION
Shot on location in London's Barbican on 16mm film, "Dreams" presents Genevieve as vocalist, writer and artist. A performance video with a difference, the stylised concept provides the backdrop to a complex and layered sound suspending reality for a storied message in an urban setting.
Directed and Produced by Marion Bergin Director of Photography RORY LANGDONDOWN Focus Puller/Clapper Loader ROSS DIXON Art Director ASH K HALLIBURTON Stylist AMISHA KAPADIA Make up artist ELISE REISSER Art Department Assistants EMILY ENGLAND BRIE AHMED Editor DAN BOLLARD Colourist LEANDRO AROUCA at ELEMENT POST PRODUCTION
AND THE PEOPLE
UNITED NATIONS WOMEN RESPONSE FUND
Premiering on Dazed Digital and used by the United Nations in support of their Covid Women's Response fund, "And The People" takes inspiration from Kitty O'Meara's viral poem "In The Time of Pandemic". A co-direction piece with New York filmmaker Julia Ngeow, the film features user-generated content from people in over 20 countries and 15 languages. The film was created in collaboration with a remote team between New York, London, Dublin. France and Melbourne.
Directors MARION BERGIN and JULIA NGEOW Producers ASH K HALLIBURTON and BOLA OLASHORE Comms SHELEEN JEGASOTHY and LOUISE HICKEY
Music ELLIE OMEIR