The Stick & The Stars
The 9 lives
theme evolved from early
workshops held by the documentary team analysing and project planning
the documentary. Commander Bill King truely has to accept the tag
' The King with 9 Lives' as there
were so many events throughout his adventures when death stared him
in the face, such a title is no exaggeration. This is how the name
of the production company evolved. We have borrowed the title, "The Stick & the Stars", from Bill, as it is the title of his first book.
How did it start -
In October 2003, we gathered in Limerick city for the
official opening of 'Dreaming of Narcissus', part of a trilogy
of experimental films (based on Sigmund Froyd's theories (on ID, Ego, and Superego)
by Tom Flanagan jnr. Tom had met Bill at the New Year's party of 2002
in Oranmore Castle as Bill (92) partied with his grandaughter's
friends into the New Year. Martin Mannion, who had helped us with the logistics of the
Narcissus film, (and a friend of Bill and family) joined in on the
conversation. Then over a few pints the plot thickened......
9LivesProductions are: -
Tom Flanagan snr
Tom Flanagan jnr
Technical support, camera work and logistics have been freely offered and availed of with many thanks.
The Support Team are: -
Martin Mannion (logistics)
Paul Shanahan (camera)
Lorraine Flanagan (photography)
to compile the documentary, intrude on their lives and generally
disrupt the family was happily granted by Leonie and Alec Finn,
Commander Bill and his grandchildren, Heather and Cian.
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