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Remember the giant shark spotted in Cork? It's featuring in a new doc
Some documentary makers just happened to be in the right place at the right time.

LAST SUMMER SOME bathers in Cork got quite a shock when a giant basking shark decided to pay a visit to Cape Clear bay.

Some documentary makers just happened to be in the right place at the right time, and managed to capture some amazing footage of the huge creature (which is harmless).

Producer Jason Gaffney said they were shooting footage for their new documentary  titled Aonrú - which is about the island’s demise – and were fortunate enough to be shooting when the shark arrived near some kayakers.

Watch the footage below:


Lost Productions / Vimeo

Aonrú, which is co-funded by Cork County Council and Bord Iascaigh Mhara, is entering the film festival circuit from May 2015.

The film has already been officially selected for competition at this years Fastnet Short Film Festival 2015.

The footage of that day plays just one small part in a film that hopes to capture the lifestyle of people living on Cape Clear Island, their fears about the future and their perspective on how and why the fishing industry fell into such rapid decline, said Gaffney.

We also wanted to shoot the island in a way that would bring it to a wider audience. It’s a stunning part of the world and one that few people know about.

Aonrú presents a unique portrait of the island from the air, the ground, the sea and beneath the water.

The documentary also has some well-known names on board. Danny Crowley (Game of Thrones) provided sound while Annie Atkins (Grand Budapest Hotel) is heading graphic design ahead of Aonrú’s worldwide festival launch May 2015.


Lost Productions / Vimeo

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