Kilanerin Ballyfad Community Development Association is looking for participants for its community filmmaking project this summer. A documentary or docu-drama about the notorious Hunter Gowan II will be made during the project, with the film focusing on some of the numerous ghost stories about the infamous yeoman, rather than the actual events of the time.

Over the last two hundred years, stories about Hunter Gowan have crossed over into myth and legend, and it’s this larger than life character that will be explored. Facilitated by local filmmaker Terence White, a group of ten adults will learn about the key aspects of documentary filmmaking: research, documentary prep, interview techniques, camera operation, sound recording, lighting, and post-production.

The project will run for four Thursday evenings commencing on 15th June in Shamrock Hall, Kilanerin at 7.30 pm. This will be followed by a two-day shoot on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July, as well as a video editing workshop that will be arranged with the participants.

The film, along with a behind the scenes video, will receive its premiere in a special pop-up cinema in Kilanerin in late July and will also be screened at the Gap Arts Festival in Ballythomas. Following these local screenings, the film will be submitted to Irish and International film festivals and will eventually be uploaded to the association’s website,

Peter O’Connor from the association commented “We are delighted that the County Arts Department is supporting our filmmaking project and believe it’s a great opportunity for members of the community. Hunter Gowan left an indelible mark on the area and we look forward to exploring his legacy in a creative way.”

Terence White has facilitated three successful community film projects in the north Wexford area through the Gap Arts Festival. He has also facilitated projects with Gorey Youth Needs and other youth and community groups in Wexford since 2004. The filmmaking project has been funded and supported by Wexford County Council’s Artist in the Community Scheme. No experience is necessary, but early booking is essential as places are strictly limited. There will be a nominal fee, – €30 for the entire course – with a €20 concessionary rate.

For more information, or to book a place, please phone Tina in Kilanerin Ballyfad Community Development Association 089-4456184 or