BALLYROGAN FILMS is an artist run film production company based in Co. Wicklow Ireland. The company formed in 2015 by resident director Robert Manson to house his first feature film LOST IN THE LIVING, which premiered at the Achtung Berlin film festival, winning the Best Director Award, the film was developed through MEDIA funded ENGAGE. HOLY ISLAND our second feature film to be produced in recent years was funded by the Arts Council of Ireland's Authored Works scheme and had its world premiere at the 66th Cork Film Festival (2021) The film screened at festivals in India, Spain and the US and was released theatrically in Ireland in October 2022 and is scheduled for kino release in Germany in May 2024. Recently completed experimental Documentary features; AFTERNOON IN JUNE, and featurette SUMMER AND WINTER had world premieres in Genoa (Italy) and Ji.hlava IDFF (Czech) a week apart in October 2023. 

SUMMER AND WINTER

DOCUMENTARY FEATURETTE, 41'

Director, Producer, Editor - Robert Manson

Sound Mix and Edit - James Latimer

Narration - Naima Laube and Ben Plunkett Reynolds

Graphic Design and Titles - Studio Tinnef

Post Production - THƎ.Post Republic

Colour - 4:3 - Stereo & 5.1

Ballyrogan Films © 2023






An epic poem of literary quotes, soundscapes and slide film images from the former DDR.

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27th JI.HLAVA IDFF, 2023

AFTERNOON IN JUNE

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE 60'

Director, Producer, Editor & Sound - Robert Manson

Sound Mix and Edit - Robert Fuhrmann

Graphic Design and Titles - Studio Tinnef

Original Music - H Graves and The Casino Royal

Post Production - THƎ.Post Republic

Super 8 Film Processed - Andec Filmtechnik

Arts Council of Ireland - Fionnuala Sweeney, Audrey Keane

Colour - 4:3 - Stereo & 5.1

Format - Super 8MM

Funded by the Arts Council of Ireland

Ballyrogan Films © 2023



A journey through antiquated Europe. Retreading past ‘Joie de Vivre’

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FLIGHT/ Mostra Internazionale del Cinema di Genova - 2023

HOLY ISLAND

FEATURE, DRAMA 87'

Writer / Director / Co-Producer Robert Manson

Produced by Claire Mc Cabe

Funded by the Arts Council of Ireland

16mm • Super 8mm • 5K Red

Black & White • Colour

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Twitter @holyislandfilm

Instagram @holyislandfilm

Samson Films & Ballyrogan Films © 2021



Rosa and David, two lost souls, try to escape a desolate purgatory town. They must find a rare ticket, and overcome their own personal struggles, before becoming stuck in this limbo forever.

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66th Int. Cork Film Festival - Ireland - 2021

52nd Int. Film Festival of India - Goa - 2021

22nd Santa Fe Film Festival - USA - 2022

21st Ashland Independent Film - USA - 2022

11th Richmond Int. Film Festival - USA - 2022

*Best Cinematography* - FICIMAD - 2022

23rd Filmkunstmesse Leipzig - Germany - 2023

Irish Film Festival Australia - 2023

LOST IN THE LIVING

FEATURE, DRAMA 77'

Writer / Director / Co-Producer : Robert Manson

Producer: Lisa Roling

Cinematography: Narayan Van Maele

Starring: Tadhg Murphy & Aylin Tezel

Format: Red 2K 24fps

Company: Ballyrogan Films © 2015

Watch it here


Oisín, a musician from Dublin looses himself in the bohemia of Berlin.


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*Best Director* 11th Achtung - Berlin, Germany - 2015

27th Galway Film Fleadh - Ireand - 2015

Flimmerzimmer #22, Berlin, Germany - 2015

60th Cork Film Festival - Ireland - 2015

Krautfilm - Berlin, Germany - 2016

Irish Focus screening - IFI, Dublin - 2016

4th Boddinale - Berlin, Germany - 2016

*Board of Directors award* 4th North Carolina Film Awards - USA - 2016

Shebeen Flick Irish film festival Berlin - Germany 2016

34th International Film Festival Uruguay - 2016

Irish Australian Film Festival - 2016

4th AIFF - Ariano Film Festival - Italy - 2016

European Film Weeks - Finland - 2017

German Irish Film Summit - Berlin, Germany - 2022




SIGNPOST MEN

SHORT, DRAMA 11'


Writer / Director / Editor : Robert Manson

Producer: Sarah Gunn

Cinematography: Narayan Van Maele

Starring: Daniel Samya, Annabell Rickerby

Format: Arri Alexa 2K - Stereo & 5.1

Thanks to the SDGI & Alexa Take series

A day in the life of a Sandwich board man on the busy streets of Dublin. He is largely ignored as he tries to make up his mind to stay or leave the city.








DRIVING THROUGH DUBLIN

SHORT, EXPERIMENTAL 3'
DIRECTOR : ANDREW MANSON Circa 1982'

4K restoration