Category Archives: Documentary

The Bass Player: A Song For Dad

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The Bass Player has been nominated for an Irish Film and Television Academy Award

“Masterfully Told.” – The Irish Times “Outstanding film.” – Sunday World “Heartwarming.” – The Sun

“The Bass Player: A Song for Dad was the critics’ choice in the Irish Times, The Irish Sunday Independent, The Sunday Business Post and The Sun.

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Without a Net

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Without A Net from Eyefull Tower Films on Vimeo.

“Without a Net,” broadcasted on Link TV, follows the plight of Sofia, a young African mother who struggles to save her baby from the deadly disease, malaria. Beautifully filmed, this intimate portrait brings us on a journey to a remote tribal village in Tanzania. Here, local medical personal work tirelessly to educate the community, as well as the many efforts taking shape at the world-renowned research clinic in Bagamayo. Despite the tragedy, at the heart of the film is the struggle to triumph over malaria as Tanzanian doctors and medical researchers lead the world in developing new treatments to combat this deadly pandemic. Few films are as adept at portraying a personal African perspective.

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Sikhs in America wins an Emmy

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Media Factory’s Marissa Aroy and Niall McKay garnered an Emmy award for their documentary, “Sikhs in America,” in the category of Best Historic/Cultural Program. The 26-minute PBS documentary profiling the Sikh community in the United States will air nationwide in May as part of the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and will be broadcast on KQED on May 19th at 7.30 PM.

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Kaleid on PBS’s KQED

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To see the Kaleid piece, go to “Kaleid,” on the KQED SPARK web site.

As Silicon Valley’s next-door neighbor, San Jose is often considered prime stomping grounds for techies and corporate desk jockeys — not necessarily the sort of place one would expect to find a burgeoning underground art movement. The Media Factory’s Niall McKay produced this piece for KQED Television in San Francisco.

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