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Here is what the new 'People's Angelus' will look like

Alongside new professional films members of the public have made a contribution.

RTÉ HAS RELEASED the new films that will be broadcast as part of a revamp of the Angelus.

These one-minute films are being broadcast at 6pm every evening, with the first broadcast having gone out earlier today.

Alongside these the broadcaster has produced ‘The People’s Angelus’, which is made up of submissions from the public.

A request for submissions went out back in May when the State broadcaster said that it was aiming to revamp its “most controversial” religious broadcast.

The new films 

A set of films was commissioned from Kairos Communications after a tendering process.

the angelus - 2 A still from the second episode of 'The People's Angelus' RTÉ RTÉ

The films have a variety of subjects as their themes, including a sand sculptor and a carer.

Locations across Ireland were used, including the Islandbridge Memorial in Dublin, the Holy Well in Tobernalt, Co Sligo and a traditional bookbinder’s workshop in Athlone.

These professionally made films will be broadcast in the 6pm slot from Monday to Thursday.

The People’s Angelus 

Alongside the professionally produced films, RTÉ will use the 6pm slot on Friday to broadcast ‘The People’s Angelus’.

The films submitted for inclusion used a wide range of mediums, from animation to stills photography.

people's angelus A still from the first 'People's Angelus' RTÉ RTÉ

In the first of the new films, an animation (not dissimilar to the video for A-Ha’s 1985 hit ‘Take On Me’) shows a man waking up and going about his day before a circular shape appears on the wall beside him and changes into a mountain.

The films can be viewed on RTÉ’s website here. 

Read: Meerkats, mistresses and Robbie Henshaw’s carb mountain: This RWC angelus parody is perfect

Also: Someone turned the Angelus into an action movie and it’s the tensest thing ever

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