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9 Lives Productions

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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
Kevin Klanagan

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)

Permission 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.

......more anon...


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