Eireball Documentary

In association with Type 2 Ireland, Tazmania Studios and the Eireball Run, Liam will be overseeing direction of principal photography and post production for a documentary film of the 2012 Eireball charity Volkswgen ride.

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The 7th Annual Eireball Run takes place from 11th to 19th August, 2012.  The Eireball Run is a grueling week long sponsored drive. Each year a challenging route is set and a convoy of classic Volkswagens winds its way around the island of Ireland. This year’s route will see the convoy take to the spectacular coastal roads of Ireland. Considering that the average age of the vehicles is 30 years old mayhem and breakdowns are all part of the fun when on the Eireball Run!

The iconic VW Bus is the vehicle of choice of most partcipants but Beetles and Karmann Ghias also take part. The quirky classics from the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and further afield, crammed with children, dogs and surfboards, dedicate a week of their summer to the Eireball charities. With the ever present talk of recession what better way to spend your holiday than travelling around Ireland with your camper van or tent? Petrol and food are the only expenses as most of the camping spots belong to members of type2ireland – a diverse group including business owners, professionals, trades people, musicians and comedians to mention just a few – or to generous members of the public who donate their campsites for the event.

To date over €50,000 euro has been raised by the Eireball Run and 100% of the proceeds are donated to the Eireball charities. This year all funds will be shared between MS Ireland and The Samaritans

Liam will spent the week travelling with the convoy and recording the moments that make the Eireball Run special. With any event like this, whilst the driving is important, it is the moments inbetween that Liam wished to capture. Produced by Eireball organiser Louisa O’Callaghan, the documentary will run for an hour and hopefully be premiered at the annual Camp gathering in October.

This year marks the seventh year for Eireball, and the route winds its way anti-clockwise around both countries of the Emerald Isle, starting in Arklow and ending in Kilmaganny.

Liam has previously photographed parts of the Eireball Run, including this shot from 2011 in Roundstone, Co. Galway.

Current Progress:

August 2012 – That’s a wrap!
The principal photography of the documentary – filming from the run – has now been completed. Many thanks to everyone who helped the production crew during the week. Now the task of sorting and editing clips begins!