The Notorious: The Series
Following the success and critical acclaim of our celebrated documentary, ‘The Notorious’, Motive Television has linked up with Conor McGregor again for a six-part series. Filmed over a half a year, and with exclusive and unadulterated access to the world’s most explosive UFC fighter, ‘The Notorious: The Series’, tracks the rise of McGregor as he gets closer and closer to his shot at the world title. The series begins this Monday 26th January on RTE 2 at 10 PM.
Documentary | RTE 2 | 6×25’
A Sporting Chance
Motive Television has teamed up with co-production partners Gyre & Gimble to produce a major literacy and educational series for Setanta Sports. Supported by the BAI Sound & Vision Fund, the series called A Sporting Chance, uses the power of sport to transform the lives of a group of young adults from Limerick. In the series we team up with Munster Rugby and Solas (formerly FAS) to use rugby and sport as a means to encourage people back into education. Over 12 weeks the group take on a sports journalism programme by day and in the evenings they are coached by former Munster rugby stars in preparation for a prestigious international tag rugby competition in London.
Documentary | Setanta Sports | 3×50’
The Estate 2
Principal photography has begun on the second series of The Estate. Commissioned by Owen McCardle and Jeff Ford for TV3 this years series is based in Darndale in North Dublin. Across the three part series the residents of Darndale tell their own unique and individual stories. Real people, real lives, real issues. Series 1 sparked debate and praise in equal measure. Liam Fay described The Estate as a ‘restrained, unobtrusive and old-fashioned documentary that allows viewers make up their own minds… A documentary that actually does some documenting… It’s greatest strength is a willingness to focus on the the light as well as the shade’. Series 2 aims to replicate and add to this critical success.
Documentary | TV3 | 3×46’
Principal photography has begun on one-hour documentary ‘The Notorious’ directed by Patrick Timmons Ward about Crumlin UFC fighter Conor McGregor. Commissioned by Bill Malone and Eddie Doyle for RTÉ Two it tells the story of how in the world’s fastest growing sport McGregor stands on the threshold of becoming one of its global superstars. Four years ago Conor McGregor was an apprentice plumber grinding out a living on the building sites of Dublin city; now the path is set for him to become UFC’s ultimate fighter. With the mouth of Mohammed Ali and the ability to match the talk, Conor is being groomed for mega stardom. In this special one-hour documentary we enter the high-stakes world of professional cage fighting as he prepares to make his UFC debut in America this summer.
Documentary | RTÉ | 1×52’
Pre-production on Prison Families, a two part BAI Sound & Vision series for TV3 has commenced. Directed by Matt Leigh (The Estate, The Nurse) the documentary looks at the reality of having a family member in prison. Each individual or family story will be intercut to reveal family life under the strain caused by a relative’s imprisonment. Moments of personal and economic hardship will be coupled with moments of joy and happiness as the series reveals that life on the outside can be a tough sentence as well.
Documentary | TV3 | 2×50′
The Long Walk
Pre-production has begun on a two-part golf documentary to be directed by IFTA award winning director Garry Keane (We Got Game, No Time To Die). In ‘The Long Walk’ we enter the pressure cooker world of professional golf played by those on the margins of the professional game. Over the business end of the 2013 season the documentary follows a number of golf pros as they attempt to hold their own in the ultra competitive and unforgiving world of professional golf. It will chart their ups and downs, the successes and disappointments as they sacrifice everything in pursuit of their sporting dream. The project is being made with the support of Setanta Sports and the BAI Sound & Vision Fund.
Documentary | Setanta Sports | 2×52’