Feargal Ward / FSE Films

Tension Structures

Tension Structures

(2019, 45 mins, Reel Art / The Arts Council / Centre Pompidou)

co-directed with Adrian Duncan. Produced, edited and filmed by Feargal Ward. World premiere IDFA 2019 view +
Day Of The Lords

Day Of The Lords

(2019, 5 mins, New Order / Warner Music)

co-directed with Adrian Duncan. Produced, edited and filmed by Feargal Ward. Joy Division’s landmark 1979 album Unknown Pleasures reinterpreted by 10 directors for the record’s 40th anniversary. view +
Floating Structures

Floating Structures

(2019, 64 mins, Reel Art / The Arts Council / Centre Pompidou)

co-directed with Adrian Duncan. Produced, edited and filmed by Feargal Ward. An unknown engineer resigns, abandoning his profession forever. A rail trip is undertaken, from the site of a long-demolished bridge in a quiet Bavarian town to a giant cloud made of fabric in Paris. As the journey unfolds we discover that we are encountering works belonging to the greatest structural engineer of the 20th century. Part homage, part lament; Floating Structures is a transcendental meditation on mankind’s obsession with constructing worlds, of great ambitions and spectacular failures, and of everyday triumphs and generational loss. view +
The Lonely Battle Of Thomas Reid

The Lonely Battle Of Thomas Reid

(2017, 80 mins, Irish Film Board / NDR)

Directed, co-written and filmed by Feargal Ward. World Premiere in the main competition at IDFA Amsterdam. A feature-length documentary about an isolated farmer who finds his way of life threatened as forces conspire to remove him from his lands. 2018 festivals include Hot Docs Toronto, Sheffield DocFest, Zagrebdox, Documenta Madrid, Munich DokFest, and Moscow International Film Festival. Winner best Irish film ADIFF 2018 and best documentary at the London Irish film awards. Broadcast on German (NDR) and Irish tv (RTE) in 2019. Finnish broadcast (YLE) to take place in 2020. view +
Memory Room

Memory Room

(2018, 24 mins, The Arts Council)

co-directed with Adrian Duncan. Produced, edited and filmed by Feargal Ward. An experimental art film retracing the steps of a forester sent to the Arctic Circle to procure poles for post-war electrification projects in Europe. World Premiere at IDFA 2018. Selected as part of EVA International Art biennial 2018. Subsequent festival screenings at Trento Film Festival in Italy, DocFest Ireland (Belfast) and Dokufest (Kosovo). view +
The Great Wall

The Great Wall

(2015, 75mins, Reel Art/The Arts Council)

directed by Tadhg O'Sullivan, director of photography Feargal Ward. A feature documentary exploring European borders and power through the short story The Building of the Great Wall of China by Franz Kafka

The Great Wall premiered at CPH:DOX Copenhagen before screening at MOMA New York as part of Documentary Fortnight . Subsequent festival screenings included DOCSS Sardinia (Best Film Award), Docpoint Helsinki, San Fransisco DocFest, Open City Documentary Festival (London) and FID Marseille 2016. view +
Yximalloo

Yximalloo

(2014, 75 mins, Irish Film Board)

co-directed with Tadhg O'Sullivan. Filmed by Feargal Ward. Yximalloo premiered at FID Marseille in 2014 where it won the Prix Premier prize. Subsequent film festival screenings include New Horizons Film Festival (Wroclav, Poland), the 43rd Festival de Nouveau Cinema (Montreal, Canada), the 59th Cork Film Festival and Olhar de Cinema ‘15 (Curitiba, Brazil).    view +
This Land 1970-1979

This Land 1970-1979

(2013, 13 minutes)

This Land  is a single channel video piece that was screened in the Joinery Gallery, Dublin as part of the show The Land with artist Adrian Duncan in September 2013 and as part of Culture Night 2013.Through (re)appropriation of archive, this film explores the narratives and ideas, values and ideologies projected onto the archive by the State broadcaster, and how these representations may influence our sense of shared collective memory. view +
Quarantine

Quarantine

(2012, 15 mins, Irish Film Board 'Reality Bites')

co-directed with Tadhg O'Sullivan. Filmed by Feargal Ward. An intimate portrait of one woman's solitary time with illness, fate and faith. It received a special mention at the 56th Cork Film Festival and was broadcast by RTE in 2014. view +
No Sound

No Sound

(2011, 3mins 40secs)

Music Video for Thread Pulls, directed by Feargal Ward view +
What We Leave in our Wake

What We Leave in our Wake

(2010, 70 mins, Harvest films & Irish Film Board)

directed by Pat Collins, camera: Feargal Ward & Colm Hogan. Screened as part of Dublin Contemporary and broadcast by RTE. view +
Bow Street

Bow Street

(2009, 25 mins, The Arts Council)

directed by Tadhg O'Sullivan. Filmed by Feargal Ward. A narrow Dublin street of bustling barristers, bowed street-drinkers, box-ticking tourists, broke or broken seekers-of-a-free-lunch. An urban film-portrait that hurries and slows to the criss-crossing paces of a hundred passers-by.Winner best short documentary at 2010 Galway Film Fleadh. view +
Boxing

Boxing

(2008, 22 mins)

co-directed with Tadhg O'Sullivan. Filmed by Feargal Ward. A poetic portrait of an inner city Dublin boxing club, the characters who frequent it and the area surrounding it. An uncommissioned, self-funded work, Boxing was shot over several months and combines observational strands, staged elements and still photographs to create a study of masculinity and the city. view +

About

Feargal Ward is a filmmaker based in Berlin and Dublin. His award-winning work has been screened, exhibited and broadcast worldwide. He also collaborates with other filmmakers and artists on projects of shared interest.

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