2004, 52 Mins
This special film explores the age old story of weather and man’s relationship This is a special documentary on the subject of Irish weather and of people preoccupied with its prediction. The tradition of weather watching in Ireland has been passed on from generation to generation.
Remarkably, its practitioners maintain a reasonable degree of accuracy, borne solely out of constant observation of the changing elements, passing seasons and the movements and habits of birds and animals. The film brings together the diverse arts of reading the weather in a poetical, meditative look at the Irish national pastime.
This special film explores the age-old story – that of weather and man’s relationship with it in a contemporary, exciting and modern way. Using a creative mix of film formats, we document the lives of four very different characters from around Ireland for whom the weather plays a central role in their daily lives.
A Wildfire production for TG4 in association with Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board and YLE (Finland)
Director of Photography – John T Davis
Editor – Isobel Stephenson
Researcher – Muireann De Barra
Music – Laura Forrest-Hay
Producers – Martha O’Neill, Adrian McCarthy
Director- Oda O’Carroll