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Ireland, The Celtic Way – Winner LA 3D Film Fest

Discover the World of Celtic Spirituality – a high-tech adventure through time
Featuring Fr Seán Ó Duinn, Nóirín Ní Riain, Br. Ronald Gallagher, and Fr. Peter McVerry and others. Soundtrack is coming soon!

Winner of LA 3D-FILM FEST Best 3D Documentary!

3d-winnerbadgeWe will never forget the first time we saw our film, larger than life, in RealD at the 3DFF in Los Angeles, during 3D Week in America.  The screening took place Saturday September 21st 2013 at the Regal Cinemas LA Downtown.  Josh Workman (score, instrumentals), Tim Schaller (cinematography, editing, animation) and Lauren Speeth (producer/director/writer/narrator)  were all in attendance, as were several other members of friends and family.  We enjoyed a brief Q&A with the audience, and then were absolutely thrilled when we learned of our win. On behalf of the entire team at Elfenworks Productions, LLC – THANK YOU 3DFF!   http://3dff.org/

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History of Screenings

IMG_2576If you are interested in a screening, please contact us.  What follows is a history of screenings, from 2014 and prior.

Burlingame United Methodist Church – 3/14/14 – We hope you were able to join us on March 14th at a special screening at Burlingame United Methodist Church, www.burlumc.org, in Burlingame, California.  This screening started with a traditional Irish dinner of corned beef and cabbage. Then, after a brief Q&A with the film’s director and crew, the audience had a special treat: an Irish benediction in song, courtesy Hailey Morgenstern of the BUMC’s band, Healing Stream.

Marin TV – 11/26/12 – Many of our Marin neighbors enjoyed the airings on Tuesday, November 26th at 6pm or Sunday, December 1st at 12 noon.  So, Marin TV (Comcast 26 or AT&T 99)  is airing the film once more: December 12, at 5:00 p.m.

SF Irish Cultural Center – 10/27/13 – A great big THANK YOU to all of you who joined us for a special 2D screening at 3pm on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at the United Irish Cultural Center located at 2700 45th Ave (at Sloat Boulevard), San Francisco CA [Download PDF of flier] and to our audience at Saint Mary’s College, where the film received its premiere East Bay screening in a special sneak preview, in January 2013.  –read more

Audience Raves

“Beautiful film that tells some great stories of Irish folklore.” “Learn things you won’t easily find in books.” “A broad film covering a lot of interesting facts about Celtic history.” “Charming interviews. Liked the animation, well done and well placed.”

About the Film

Nearly three years in the making, Ireland The Celtic Way is a cinematically rich exploration of the land and legends of the emerald isle: Éire Land. Join filmmaker Lauren Speeth, who traces her Celtic roots, discovering surprising indo-European origins, a brave history of warfare, a vivid imagination, and a deep spirituality that still has much to teach us. Elves, fairies, and the role of imagination and spirituality are explored as a key to survival in this beautiful, yet sometimes harsh, terrain. The film opens with crashing waves on rocks in foggy mists. Ireland is presented in all her beauty – Carrowmore, Knock, Newgrange, Holy Wells and more. Historic megalithic sites come to life, in vivid CGI animation. Viewers are treated to wide-ranging perspectives, including: Br. Ronald Gallagher, of Saint Mary’s College; local Irish workers; storyteller Padraig Meehan; Brigid scholar Fr Seán Ó Duinn; singer and theologian Nóirín Ní Riain; and Fr. Peter McVerry, whose Irish sense of interconnectedness informs his work with Dublin’s homeless teens. This film is meant as a transformative experience; viewers take from this film not only a greater appreciation for the historic Celts, but a different way of looking at the world, as well.

  • Mystical Places: Holy Wells, Rag Trees, Tara, Newgrange, Carrowmore, Glenstal Abbey, Knock…
  • Sacred Symbols: Standing Stones, Cairns, Spirals and Knots, Claddagh, Celtic Cross, eternal fire…
  • Gods and Goddesses, Saints and Druids, Elves and Shining Ones, Spirit folk…
  • Legendary myths and songs as old as the hills and as fresh and green as clover!

Film Team

Written, produced and directed by Lauren Speeth. Cinematography, editing, and CGI graphics by Tim Schaller. Illustrations by Kale Barker, Tim Boxell, Mike Dalling, and Kelly Madsen. Stereo Photographs: Donal Murphy. Score and original music: Josh Workman. For full credits, see film ending.  Copyright © 2013 Elfenworks Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Grateful Thanks To:

  • Office of Public Works, Ireland
  • Knock Shrine, County Mayo, Ireland.
  • The Clarence Hotel, Dublin
  • Feather River Fish Hatchery
  • California Department of Fish and Game
  • Royal Irish Academy, Dublin (Ancient Irish Folios: Ogham / Book of Invasions)
  • Saint Mary’s College of California

Until we see you again, Dia Dhuit (God be with you).