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Crossing the Line Productions are Emmy multi award-winning documentary producers making highly crafted films featuring powerful global and Irish stories on subjects ranging from wildlife to science to history. We aim to be passionate & authentic storytellers in all genres, bringing cinematic values to every project.

 

Our most recent feature documentary ‘The Farthest’ on the Voyager space mission was made in association with Tangled Bank Studios, PBS, Screen Ireland, BBC, ZDF/Arte & RTÉ and won an Emmy Award in 2018. Company films have been nominated for a total of 9 Emmy Awards in recent years. In July / August 2018 our series 'The Game - The Story of Hurling' was broadcast on RTÉ to a massive reaction.

 

We have also been three times winners of Best Documentary series at the Irish Film & TV Awards. In 2017 we won the UK’s most prestigious documentary prize – a Grierson Award for our acclaimed ‘Wild Ireland’ as well as best wildlife film in the world three years running at the 'Oscars' of the genre – the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival in the USA and the Wildscreen festival in the UK. We currently have production contracts with many of the world’s leading broadcasters and funders including the BBC, PBS, ORF, SVT, RTÉ, France TV & Creative Europe.

 

We constantly strive to explore new horizons developing and producing ambitious documentaries for the domestic and international markets.

 

 

RECENT NEWS: 

 

'THE FARTHEST' WINS EMMY FOR OUTSTANDING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DOCUMENTARY

At the 39th News and Documentary Emmys held in New York, 'The Farthest' scooped the award for Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary. Directed by Emer Reynolds and produced by John Murray & Clare Stronge, 'The Farthest' celebrates the remarkable Voyager space mission and the even more remarkable men and women behind the two little spacecraft that are still venturing through space to this day.

Accepting the award on the team's behalf, producer John Murray explained what a privilege it was to make the film; "..we're a small company from Ireland and to be allowed to make this film is just unbelievable".

‘The Farthest’ was made in association with Screen Ireland, HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, RTÉ, BBC, ZDF, Arte, PBS. Developed with the support of the Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA of the European Union and produced with the support of investment incentives for the Irish film industry provided by the Government of Ireland. 

 

WILD IRELAND RECEIVES TWO NOMINATIONS AT THE WILDSCREEN FESTIVAL 2018

Considered by many to be the "Oscars" of the wildlife film-making world, Crossing the Line are thrilled to have received two Wildscreen Festival nominations for 'Wild Ireland: The Edge of the World' in the categories of cinematography and script.

Showcasing the wildlife and transcendent beauty of Ireland’s Atlantic coast, the series has already won some of the UK’s most prestigious documentary prizes – a Grierson Award and a Royal Television Society NI Award. In Ireland the TG4 version Éire Fhiáin also won An tOireachtas 2017 Award. Most recently, Director of Photography Domenico Pontillo won the Best Camera awards at the 2018 IFTAs for his work on the project.

The opening show was watched by 2.9 million viewers on the BBC and was broadcast as a two hour special on PBS in the US and was a smash hit getting over 2.5 million viewers. Backers include TG4, BBC NI, ORF, PBS, NDR, France TV & Creative Europe and future broadcasts are also confirmed on SVT & YLE in Scandinavia and SBS in Australia amongst many others. 

 

  

THE FARTHEST WINS BEST FEATURE DOC AT THE IRISH FILM & TV AWARDS 2018

Coming off the back of a very successful festival run, a US & UK / Ireland theatrical release and having received praise from critics and audiences alike, THE FARTHEST took home the George Morrison Award for Best Feature Docmentary at the Irish Film & Television Awards on Feb 15th 2018. Accepting the award on behalf of the whole crew, director Emer Reynolds said "a bit like the spacecraft, this film has travelled further than we could ever have dreamed."

THE FARTHEST's sound team - designer Steve Flanagan and recordist Kieran Horgan - also won the Best Sound Award for their incredible work on the film.

Produced by John Murray and Clare Stronge, THE FARTHEST tells the amazing true story of the iconic Voyager space mission. It is one of humankind's greatest achievements. More than 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space - the first human-made object ever to do so. Slowly dying within its heart is a nuclear generator that will beat for perhaps another decade before the lights on Voyager finally go out. But this little craft will travel on for millions of years, carrying a Golden Record bearing recordings and images of life on Earth. In all likelihood Voyager will outlive humanity. THE FARTHEST celebrates these magnificent machines, the men and women who built them and the vision that propelled them farther than anyone could ever have hoped.

A CROSSING THE LINE PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH HHMI TANGLED BANK STUDIOS, IRISH FILM BOARD/BORD SCANNÁN NA hÉIREANN, IN COPRODUCTION WITH ZDF IN COOPERATION WITH ARTE, BBC, RTÉ AND PBS

“Dazzling” The New York Timeshttps://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/10/movies/review-a-true-life-journey-into-interstellar-space-in-the-farthest.html?_r=0

“The Farthest” is exactly what the world needs right now” The LA Timeshttp://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-capsule-farthest-voyager-in-space-review-20170809-story.html

“Out of this World” The Hollywood Reporterhttp://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/farthest-1028187

"Stirring sense of awe about mankind’s innate desire for adventure, discovery and communion with all that surrounds it." Variety: http://variety.com/2017/film/reviews/the-farthest-review-1202522358/

 

 

Thursday
Nov012007

Some of our past productions