To tell the story of his grandfather’s life, Daniel McGarrigle turned to film, animation, and the “Sharing Stories” project run by the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny (Republic of Ireland) and the Nerve Centre in Derry (Northern Ireland).
As part of a social media experiment, “Sharing Stories” is using YouTube and Facebook to promote Daniel’s film “Brighter Days.” Over the next three weeks, they will track how people use social media to view and share the film, and they will present that information to show how artists can use technology to reach an extended audience.
You can get involved
Just by watching the film… (we’ve embedded it below), you are taking part in the experiment. However, you can help the project (and the fine folks in Ireland Northwest) by sharing it with friends.
- Like the Film on Facebook – www.facebook.com/sharingstoriesbrighterdays
- Visit the Film’s Blog – www.sharingstoriesbrighterdays.blogspot.com
- Watch the Film on YouTube – http://youtu.be/gC_T6y9Oy9U
Colm Melly (Daniel’s grandfather) was born in 1923 and lives in Glenties, county Donegal.
Daniel McGarrigle was born in Derry in 1986 and raised in Letterkenny, County.Donegal. A keen artist from a young age, his academic achievements include an MA in Motion Graphics, a Bachelors Degree in Design for Visual Communication and a BTEC Diploma in Art & Design.
More recently Daniel has been an Artist in Residence at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny, county Donegal and worked as a graphic designer as well as a documentary film director and editor. Daniel currently lives in Toronto, Canada.