‘A New Niamh’ RTE Radio Documentary

A New Niamh is the challenging yet heartwarming story of Niamh Mooney. Niamh is making a pledge to stop shoplifting and to turn her life around. She wants to devote more time to her comedy gigs and poetry performances. The documentary was devised and recorded by Angie Mezzetti and co produced by Ronan Kelly from the Doc On One team in RTE Radio.

The recording was two two years in the making and it brings voices seldom heard to the airways. Niamh has a huge following on #Facebook for her comic live posts. She wants to carve out a new carer for herself in writing and performing her poetry and her comedy. She has had a colourful life which has had its fair share of heart break. Niamh is a survivor. She has come through drug addiction, years of shoplifting and had to surrender her son to care for a while during his early life. But she is turning her life around and the radio documentary ‘A New Niamh’ captures her life at this point of change.

What starts out as a pledge to stop shoplifting her groceries, reveals a story of one woman discovering her inner strength and talent with words.

The programme was first broadcast in November 2017 and is available to listen to and download on the RTE Doc On One website just click on the following link now A New Niamh Radio Documentary

Niamh Mooney

Niamh Mooney Poet and Comedienne

Here’s a little extra clip that is funny but isn’t on the final documentary. It’s called Wobbly Bits and it is about Body Image and self acceptance

Wobbly Bits Poem by Niamh Mooney

 

The Irish Hospice Foundation

Ocarina have worked extensively with the Irish Hospice Foundation to develop both internal training videos and a range of awareness-raising campaigns including:

These videos give an insight into how the foundation is changing the journey to the end of life and improving the provision of bereavement care for patients and families in Ireland.

Promotional Video

This short video shows some of the ways that the Irish Hospice Foundation is helping patients and families at end of life. It also shows some of the innovative ways that people raise funds for the work of the foundation.

Hard to Say – Communications Training DVD

Working closely with the medical advisers, Ocarina produced two new communications training scenarios for the training programme. These are designed to assist medical and nursing staff working with patients and families in difficult circumstances and particularly where they have the job of communicating news that can be Hard to Say.

This DVD is now an important training tool used in medical education in Ireland and in the UK. It is available from the Irish Hospice Foundation.

Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme: Journeys To The End of Life

Ocarina in 2009 completed a major awareness raising DVD, ‘Journeys To The End Of Life’, for the Irish Hospice Foundation’s Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme, which aims to improve the experience of patients in palliative care.

For more information, see www.hospicefriendlyhospitals.net.

Introduced by Gabriel Byrne, seven sections in the DVD explore many aspects of end of life care in Ireland. The video below is an extract from one part and was filmed in Beaumont Hospital with the cooperation of staff.

Contributors to the full DVD included Seamus Heaney, Gabriel Byrne, the staff of Cork University Hospital, Beaumont Hospital Dublin, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda and Wexford General Hospital. The staff of the Irish Hospice Foundation’s Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme, Mel Bates of ICGP, Macartan Hughes National Ambulance Service College and Brian Power, Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council also made valuable contributions.

There are also a number of short, awareness-raising videos produced as part of this Hospice Friendly Hospitals programme:

‘What’s Your Name?’ Negotiating the System

‘What’s Your Name?’ is a dramatised day in a patient’s journey through the hospital system, starring actor Peadar Lamb and real members of staff at the hospital.

https://vimeo.com/70662030

Bereavement Support Service

This video promotes the training courses and support provided by the Irish Hospice Foundation for organisations and individuals.

Nurses for Night Care

This short video highlights the free Nurses for Night Care service provided by the Irish Hospice Foundation:

Hospice Home Care for Children

This video highlights the service provided by the Irish Hospice Foundation for the families of children with life limiting conditions:

https://vimeo.com/70634202

Family History DVD Productions

family history

Famous ancestors? Celebrate them!

We can record and edit your family stories onto DVD format or to an online video. Using old family photographs and where possible using old cine and video footage we can write up and narrate your family story with anecdotes about special people and memorable events over the generations. Interviews with older family members add a special touch and can be easily and diplomatically arranged.

Call us for information 012895264

What our clients say…

“The video that Ocarina made for my Dad’s 80th birthday made his celebration very special. It really brought our family history to life and gave the kids a bigger picture of the family and a greater understanding of how their grandparents and great-grandparents lived.”

Nigel McDermott

‘Gene Pull’ Genealogy Documentary

Gene Pull is a moving 40 minute documentary created by Ocarina, following the stories of Don, Cristina and Corinne. They are three descendants of Irish emigrants who feel a strong pull in their blood to make the return journey to the land of their forefathers and mothers – one that their ancestors were not often able to do. Cristina Abaca from Buenos Aires, Don Drach from Washington and Corinne Dwyer from New York all have their own stories of discoveries, motivations and recuperation to tell.

Gene Pull the documentary, follows these people’s journeys of discovery and their different reasons for reconnecting with Ireland.