Laois Filmmaker showcases latest documentary

Laois Filmmaker showcases latest documentary

‘Graffiti Artists Caught on Film’

Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, 8pm, 22 August 2014 – Laois-based film maker with growing national reputation, Louis Vincent Deacy, will see the premiere of his latest film ‘Grafféire’, a culturally significant documentary, about the graffiti scene in Ireland.

Louis Deacy's latest documentary is being screened in Portlaoise and Stradbally

Louis Deacy’s latest documentary is being screened in Portlaoise and Stradbally

The film features unique interviews with top Irish graffiti writers and insights by respected commentators. ‘Grafféire’ traces the heritage of Irish graffiti; examines its associated codes and conduct; explains its terms and language; and reflects on what compels graffiti writers to continue to do what they do.

Meticulously researched, the documentary contains candid never-seen-before footage shot on locations across the country and around the clock. Intelligent, graphic and illuminating, this is a must see film for anybody who wants to understand the obsession that is graffiti in Ireland which is accessible to both ‘graffiti writers’ and ‘non-writers’.

The film was partly funded by a Laois County Council Arts Act Grant and will be shown at the Dunamaise Arts Centre at 8pm on the 22nd August and at the Arthouse, Stradbally, at 7.30pm on the 5th September. Admission is free to both screenings.

Louis Deacy is a film maker and photographer who has completed three films. In 2013 he was commissioned to produce a film which documented the Irish phase of the ‘Contemporary Self Portrait Project’, which is a European partner project between the leading art academies in Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Latvia and Ireland. ‘I Write Soul’ is a candid documentary which sheds light on the undercover world of an active Irish graffiti writer which lead to ‘Grafféire’. Louis studied at Ballyfin Patrician College and Abbeyleix VEC before graduating from NCAD Fine Art Media in 2014. He has taught camera skills and video editing in Dublin. He is currently filming the development of Brendon Deacy’s forthcoming exhibition about James Fintan Lalor which will be premiered at the Dunamaise on 17th of October.

For further information contact Louis Deacy: 0857517134
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