Monday, March 26

Avoca: colouring the world since 1723

Just finished this short film for Avoca about the original mill in Avoca Village. It's a pretty amazing place full of Heath Robinson-looking machines, clicketing-clacking away. All the handweaving looms are held together with bits of twine and a prayer. Not surprising since it's been around since 1723. Even the power looms, which are needed to keep up with demand, involve continuous hands-on craft and care to thread up and set the warps and repair breaks. Anyway, enough chat, have a look.

Avoca Mill since 1723 from Avoca Ireland on Vimeo.

Camera: Joe Edwards  Post: Piranha Bar  Sound: Beacon Studios  Produced & Directed by Tom.