Distilled Ideas aims to make engaging factual films that are compelling and beautiful to watch. Our films have been screened at international film festivals in every continent and we are delighted that some of our most recent short documentary films have won a few awards.

In Doubt – The Mark Marku Case [2015]

How hard would you fight to free the one you love?

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Car Park Cultivation [2011]

The plot on the busy South Circular Road in Dublin city was an abandoned car parking lot. It was covered in old, scrubby tarmac and -like countless other sites in Ireland in 2007- it was in the queue for planning permission to develop it into a 3-story apartment block. Artist and local resident, Seoidín O’Sullivan, approached the landowner and he gave permission for a group of residents to use the site as a temporary community garden.

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Tuned In [2010]

In a dusty, dilapidated school on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital city, Abuja, a group of actors and radio technicians come together in searing 40’C heat to record the 17th series of ‘Story Story’. This much loved radio soap opera is set in a bustling motor park somewhere in West Africa, and it uses drama to trigger discussions on a variety of topical issues.

‘Tuned In’ takes us behind the scenes to meet the cast and crew as they reunite in Abuja and record the entire series in an intense and gruelling 2-week schedule.

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Making Deep End Dance [2010]

How was the subaquatic dance film “Deep End Dance” made?

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8 Things to Remember [2009]

Since early 2003, well over a million US troops have passed through Shannon Airport on their way to active service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Shannonwatch planespotters have been there from the beginning, documenting the chartered troop carriers landing at this civilian airport in a neutral country.

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