As well as making our own in-house project short films Claíomh personnel have been involved in media work since the 1990's where their skills as swordsmen and actors - alongside their ability to provide fully researched props, armory and costume - have made them an invaluable asset to various productions over the years. In an age of HD camera and a discerning and well informed public - attention to detail is of the utmost importance if your work is to stand the test of time - this is where Claíomh's expertise can help your production!
A few examples of film and television productions in which Claíomh personnel were involved include:
This pic is from a break in choreography from the BBC's Flight Of The Earls where we were working on the close combat close ups for the series in Benburb, Co Armagh in April 2006. The figure on the left is wearing the 'feileadh mór' (or belted plaid, great kilt etc). Interestingly the earliest record of this quintessential Scottish garment is actually from Ireland in Tir Connel in 1594 as worn not by native Irishmen but by Redshank mercenaries of West Highland origin. In the centuries previous to this the ubiquitous Highland attire was the léine and the padded cotún - the former for civilian attire, the latter for war.
ACT = Actor
ARM = Armourer
C = Choreographer
E = Extra
FE = Featured/Combat Extra
I = Interviewee
P = Props (including set)
W = Wardrobe
Other Combat and General Extra work has included:
ROMANTIC ROAD (2013), REIGN (2013), VIKINGS Series 1 (History Channel 2012), RIPPER STREET (BBC 2012), ALL IS BY MY SIDE (Jimi Hendrix biopic 2012), WHAT RICHARD DID (2011), SANCTUARY (2011), SHADOW DANCER (2011), ALBERT NOBBS (2011), CAMELOT Series 1 (Starz 2010), THE TAKE (Sky One, 2009), OMAGH (2004), 66 DAYS a.k.a. H3 (2001), THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS (2001), ST PATRICK - THE IRISH LEGEND (2000) and THE MOST FERTILE MAN IN IRELAND (1999)
Claíomh have also been known to put on their own plays encompassing tales from Irish history and folklore endowing these stories with an earthy reality with their authentic costume and dramatic