Friday, April 13, 2012

A good cause - spread the word!!

An email from John O'Regan at Gandon Editions in Co. Cork about an important book project... email him at the address below and he will send you a form with payment/donation details.

You recently carried a piece on the untimely death of Patrick Jolley. Perhaps you could spread the word about one of those rarest things - a book on an Irish filmmaker !

As you may know, we were working with Paddy on a major book and dvd of his work - production of which was largely complete before he left for India. The detailed feedback on the book proofs continued from India, and Paddy had virtually signed off on it before his tragic death in mid-January. So this book and dvd are exactly as Paddy envisaged and planned, down to the last detail.

The hardback book by Nicolas de Oliveira and Nicola Oxley covers Paddy's feature films, shorts and photographic series ... and is copiously illustrated with over 300 illustrations, from wonderful full-page stills and photographs, to fascinating arrays of stills from all of the films. The accompanying dvd features all of the films up to and including "The Door Ajar" (2011).

Paddy's partner Lu and his family, together with Gandon Editions and the authors, all fervently want to see this book published as a testament to his unique talent as an artist. We would like to have the book and dvd out in time for the planned memorial service at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in late May.

We are appealing to Paddy's friends and colleagues to support this unique book in his memory. We need to make up a shortfall of €10,000 in funding towards the book. While all contributions are welcome, we would particularly appreciate some larger contributions in order to ensure that we reach our target. Donations can be made by contacting Gandon Editions (see below). All who contribute will be acknowledged in the book, and receive complimentary copies upon publication. Contributions should be made ideally by the 20th April, in order to ensure inclusion in the acknowledgements (although we will endeavour to include all received before the end of April).

Please circulate this letter as soon as possible - as the book will be launched on 25th May - to friends and colleagues of yours and Paddy's who might like to contribute.

Kind Regards

John O'Regan
Editor/Designer, Gandon Editions
Oysterhaven, Kinsale, Co Cork, Ireland
e-mail: / tel: +353 (0)21-4770830

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