Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Tara Farrell 

BA [Hons] Film + Television Production

I am a final year student of Film and Television Production in the National Film School at IADT, specialising in producing. During my four years I has been involved in the production of over twenty five short film projects which have been screened at a variety of festivals including the Galway Film Fleadh and the Richard Harris International Film Festival. I enjoys using my strong organisational and problem solving skills to bring stories to the screen and I hope to continue to do this as my career progresses.

Covid Compliant Three Minute Shorts

Due to covid restrictions, it was not possible for us to complete the graduate film projects we in the film and television production course had worked on prepared for during our first term. Instead we were presented with a new brief. This new brief required us to make a three minute short film over the course of two days, to be shot outside with only four people on set including cast and crew. I produced three of the covid compliant shorts, producing them all remotely so as to adhere to the four people on set rule. Although this was a challenging task to undertake, I am very proud of the films we made and I think they are all strong short films despite the challenging circumstances they were made under. The short films I produced were Sham directed by Daniel Seymour and shot by Olivia O’Malley, The Tale Of Felix directed by Robert Bass and shot by Sam Fallover, and A Good Deed directed by Kevin Scott and shot by Rafael de Almeida

The Glocalization of Television; A study of the impact of localization on global television format adaptions

My thesis looked at the business theory of glocalization - the process of taking a global product and adapting it to appeal to local markets - and how it applies to international television format adaptions.

My first chapter looked at how the business of adapting television formats began and how this business affected the television industry.

My second chapter looked at how the process of adapting television formats affected the local markets where the adaptions were taking place. I also examined how this adaption process can be used to train local television crews in how to produce new television genres.

My third chapter looked at how the process of adapting international television formats works here in Ireland and the challenges here that affect the adaptation process.

I thoroughly enjoyed researching this topic as the subject of format television is something I am deeply interested in. I hope to one day apply the knowledge I gained while researching this topic in my work if I am given the opportunity to work in television development.