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A Proper Pint: O'Loclainn's Whiskey Bar - Ballyvaughan, Ireland

"A Proper Pint" is a film that celebrates pub culture in Ireland and the role of the pub as an essential part of a rural community.

Produced and Directed by Keven Siegert, this program features O'Loclainn's Irish Whiskey Bar in Ballyvaughan, Ireland.

  • Keven Siegert
  • Keven Siegert
  • Thomas A. Sawyer
    Director of Photography / Sound
    Thomas A. Sawyer has been creating award-winning media for over 30 years. He was a Grand Prize winner at the 1983 Alpha Epsilon Rho Student Awards, and a Telly award winner last year. He was a former board member and past president of the Iowa Motion Picture Awards, as well as a former board member for the Iowa Association for Communication Technology. He started his own production company in 1992, TS Media, and has a long list of satisfied customers. Tom loves performing, recording and listening to music, attending live performances, camping, canoeing, bicycling and home-brewing.
  • Gregory j. Glanz
    Gregory J. Glanz has spent a lifetime pursuing creative writing and storytelling. Whether he is researching the historical or crafting the fantastic, he has a passion for the hidden tale, the ignored subject, the absurd. His stories have appeared in a number of fantasy and science fiction magazines, as well as on their own in his newly released book, In Human Shadow. His documentary production experience allows him to interact with video artists and their subjects to compose unique and compelling narratives.
  • Debi Siegert
    Executive Producer
    Debi worked for over twenty years in management, advertising and media production. She left the corporate world in 1993 to raise her family and to persue a more creative life working as a mixed media artist. Debi loves travelling, shopping, cooking, going out with friends and all things "art".
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 29, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Los Angeles Independent Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    Best Travel Film
  • Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
    Dubuque, IA
    April 26, 2015
    World Premiere
  • TruDoc Documentary Festival
  • International Tourism Awards
  • The Brightside Film Festival
  • Dingle International Film Festival
  • Phoenix Film Festival
  • Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival
  • The Wanderlust Film Festival
  • Chagrin Documentary Film Festival
  • Jerome Indie Film and Music Festival
Distribution Information
  • Dreamscape Media
    Country: United States
Director Biography - Keven Siegert

Keven Siegert has been producing documentary films and video for about thirty five years. He is a recipient of the “Golden Raster” award for lifetime achievement in media production from the Health and Sciences Communication Association (HeSCA) and winner of multiple international film festivals including Best of Show at the New England Independent Film Festival. In 2000, Keven was named “Video Artist of the Nineties” by the Tucson Citizen and was awarded a Pima County Artists Fellowship.

Keven is an avid outdoorsman and often conveys his experiences in the wilderness to his work as a painter and photographer. He produces artistic projects in many mediums through his production company, Telepathic Stuntman ( and maintains an active blog promoting Creative Visualization.

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Director Statement

The idea for "A Proper Pint" originated after a visit to The Olde White Hart, a tiny pub in the rural village of Lyddinton, England. I was struck by how people there connected with each by meeting each night and exchanging news and information, while having a pint or two. I explored villages in rural Ireland and found similar communities, many of which are struggling to survive due to the economy and other factors.

In an age where technology and the fast pace of life has diminished our ability to communicate with each other in an interpersonal way, places like these are true gems and reminders of the importance of face to face interactions. I hope that by documenting the role of pubs in a rural community, that people will come to appreciate the value of a good chat.