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Breaking The Beat: 10 Years Of Bulabeats Records

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Ten years ago, frustrated with the direction and dominance of the mainstream music industry, aspiring Irish breakbeat producer Johnny Pluse set up his own independent record label. As Bulabeats begun to garner more attention they were quickly inundated with DJ’s and producers from around the world that had been waiting for a platform and a home for their collective sound.

  • Noel Smyth
    Fancy Crazy - Kind Heart
  • Aidan Farrelly
    Derek Ryan - Raggle Taggle Gypsy
  • Johnny Pluse
    Executive Producer
  • Noel Smyth
  • Aidan Farrelly
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    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2015
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  • IndieCork
    Cork, Ireland
    October 8, 2015
    World Premier
  • Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival
    Dublin, Ireland
    October 9, 2015
    Dublin Premier
  • Chicago Irish Film Festival
    Chicago, IL
    March 5, 2016
    North American Premier
Director Biography - Noel Smyth, Aidan Farrelly

Aidan Farrelly and Noel Smyth set up Bad Apple Films in 2012 with a focus on delivering quality entertaining film and video productions that have an emphasis on musical elements in Irish society. The collaboration of two visual artists with a working knowledge of the music scene has produced award winning music videos, web-tv series, promotional material and documentary. Further examples of their work can be found at

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Official Selection Galway Film Festival 2011 for the short film

Winner - Best Video MRU Awards 2012 for 'Seven Seas'