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Dawn Chorus

Short film shot over 12 hours on 10/11th May 2019 in first light in a regenerating native woodland, the Pure Camping native woodlands, Co Clare, Ireland with environmentalists Trea and Kevin Heapes :

  • Tony Whelan
  • Tony Whelan
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    16 minutes 39 seconds
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    May 31, 2019
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    2,000 EUR
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    Digital Super35
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Director Biography - Tony Whelan

I happened upon the television and film industry in 1993. Before that I made do in a variety of ways. Banking. Construction. Computing. Running a pub. Running away; England. Australia. America. Canada. Home again. Lecturing. Journalism. Sailing boats on the big blue sea.

The RTE Sport Department was my springboard into filmmaking and I am forever indebted to the late Tim O'Connor and the chance he took. Wild days. I went on to be trained as a director with the BBC. That was '98.

Remarkable jobs followed producing and directing across many genres. I got to collaborate with great people who didn't balk at my ambition to make mistakes while working on a slate of documentaries and films.

Lately I produced Rough Rider - The Paul Kimmage Story and directed and filmed The Humpback Whales of Cape Verde.

Now I want to collaborate with a community of supporters through Patreon to make the films we all want made. Films about the sea and the land and how we can all contribute to making the environment a better place.

In June-July last year I filmed for seven weeks in the subarctic following the IWDG Ireland to Iceland Humpback Whale Expedition. The film documenting this remarkable journey On The Trail of the Humpback Whale is scheduled for completion this year (2019)

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Director Statement

This film was a joy to film and produce, Trea & Kevin and their home and life project a unique alignment . In a time of climate chaos, hope :