Arthur inspired by cig ban
A 22-YEAR- OLD North Wicklow film maker has used the new smoking ban to win international recognition and snap up four top prizes in a prestigious competition run by Kodak.
Arthur Mulhern of Eagle Valley, Enniskerry, a third year student at the Dun Laoghaire Film College, won an amazing four prizes in the competition, which is open to all young filmmakers in the UK and Ireland.
He scripted and filmed an advertisement aimed at encouraging smokers to give up their habit in the runup to the introduction of the smoking ban.
Some 10 people worked on the film, but the core team which travelled to London for the award cere- mony with Arthur were cinematographer Richard Walsh and editor Fiona Starogardski.
At the glamorous ceremony, the trio were awarded first place for choice of brief, third place overall, second place for editing and third for cinematography.
Delighted with the results, Arthur and his crew returned from London with a suitcase full of plaques and a voucher for film stock and equipment.
Arthur's final exams are only weeks away and he is currently working on his end-of-year project – a music video.
Understandably, for a student, such an endeavour is a costly undertaking. As such, Arthur is seeking sponsorship from the local business community to help him raise the €3,000 that will be necessary to complete the project.