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Concorde Anois

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Concorde Anois was a short lived film production company based in Ireland that operated in the late 1990s. It was an off shot of Roger Corman's Concorde Pictures.

History

Corman was invited to set up operations in Ireland by the Irish government, keen to develop filmmaking in the west of the country. He built studios in Connemara, County Galway. He received a start-up grant from Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht Michael D. Higgins.[1]

Around twenty films were made, using Irish crew and actors. They were mostly in exploitation genres such as action adventure, suspense thrillers, science fiction and horror[2]

The assistance provided by the Irish government became controversial when the content of some Corman productions such as Criminal Affairs was criticised in the press.[3][4][5][6][1]

A documentary was later made about the studio called It Came from Connemara!.

Films

References

  1. ^ a b Brian Reddin (3 May 2017). Roger Corman i gConamara [Roger Corman in Connemara] (TV documentary) (in Irish and English). Ireland: TG4. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  2. ^ " Funny, but they almost don't look like B movies"£ By P. M. (1997, Jan 05) New York Times
  3. ^ "\Equity says its dispute with Corman is purely industrial" Michael Foley, M. C. (1997, Aug 29) The Irish Times
  4. ^ "CORMAN UNCOVERED" Linehan, H. (1997, Aug 22) The Irish Times
  5. ^ Whitington, Paul (21 September 2014). "Movies – A documentary recalls the mayhem of Roger Corman's time in Connemara". The Independent.
  6. ^ "Corman Uncovered". Irish Times. 22 August 1997.


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