The President of Ireland Michael D Higgins welcomes James Joyce (John Shevlin) and Godfrey Jordan to his annual Bloomsday Garden Party at his official residence 'Arás an Uachtaráin' (June 16, 2018). Principal photography of the ongoing JJ Documentary Project continued throughout the day and over a 3 week period in Dublin, extending into July.
INDUSTRY/MEDIA PRESENTATION 2018 DUBLIN BLOOMSDAY
SPECIAL EVENT MUSIC & FILM: THE JAMES JOYCE DOCUMENTARY PROJECT
This Bloomsday Eve, Rohan Healy and Godfrey Jordan present a three-hour event of music, screenings and discussion about their film-music collaboration for a new documentary series, to premiere at IMRO HQ.
Sponsored by the Irish Music Rights Organization (IMRO)
The James Joyce Documentary Project provides a platform for filmmakers, graphic artists, writers, poets and performance artists to exhibit their work exploring the life, times and influences of James Joyce who is regarded as one of the most significant authors of the 20th century.
The James Joyce Documentary Project launches with a world premiere trilogy of short films from Dublin-raised, Toronto-based producer Godfrey Jordan.
"Bloomsday ReJoyce" shot during the 2017 Festival, explores Joyce's influence as revealed by a publisher, a Senator, theatre performers, a cleric, a cabbie, art exhibits, Japanese and Farsi translations, pub gatherings and period costume parties involving an amazing cast of real-life characters.
"Portrait of the Milliner as yer man himself" shows an Irish hat-maker demonstrating his skills in a Dickens-era workshop and who later emerges onto the streets of Dublin as the living spirit of "yer man himself." Featuring John Shevlin, the official lookalike at the James Joyce Centre.
"Essentially James Joyce" reveals what happens when Joycean academics mix with artists at an international conference. Ideas and actions are shared, debated, performed and orated, from past studies to future trends in Virtual Reality.
All original soundtracks for the trilogy were composed and performed by the Dublin City Rounders.
The Project has a personal connection for Godfrey Jordan: his father and cousins attended Belvedere College (Joyce's alma mater, the red-brick building in the photo above) and his grandfather was likely a schoolmate of Joyce's since they both attended the Jesuit-run college around the same time period.
To contribute to The Project, please contact info@TelevationMediainc.com
MUSIC VIDEO "ESSENTIALLY JAMES JOYCE" check out this production based on the great song composed & performed by Rohan Healy, Al Healy and David Virgin