Ὅson Live, Phenou / While You Live, Shine
Direction: Paul Duane
Country of Production/Country: Ireland, Greece, U.S.A. / Ireland, Greece, U.S.A.
Production Year/Year: 2018
Language/Language: English / English
Subtitles/Subtitles: Greek / English
The American musicologist Christopher King is one of the most important collectors of 78-speed discs in the world. When he discovers the music of Epirus, his life changes dramatically. Ὅson Zῇs, seems to borrow its title from the oldest written song in the world - a lament engraved on a tombstone in Asia Minor - and opens a window to the grandeur of Epirus art and its collective experience.
American musicologist Christopher King is one of the most important collectors of 78 rpm records in the world. When he discovers the music of Epirus, his life changes dramatically. While you live, shine borrows its title from the world's oldest written song - a dirge engraved on a tombstone in Asia Minor - and opens a window into the greatness of Epirus art and its collective experience.
Paul Duane has been creating drama and documentary films for twenty years. In A House's feature documentary That Ceased To Be won the IFTA Award in 2015 and the Grierson & IFTA Award-nominated feature documentary Barbaric Genius was named "Exciting - Four Stars" by the Guardian's Peter Bradshaw. His documentary about bank robber, Jerry McGill, Very Extremely Dangerous, was featured as "An exciting ride on the wrong side of the tracks" by the Sunday Times. He created and produced in collaboration the IFTA-winning drama series Amber, which achieved record votes in the Irish broadcast in January 2014 and has sold retransmissions to America, Australia, Canada, Scandinavia and BBC4. Prior to that he was co-creator of the internationally successful television series Secret Diary of a Call Girl.
Paul Duane has been making films, both drama and documentary, for twenty years. He produced the 2015 IFTA-award-winning feature documentary In A House That Ceased To Be, and his Grierson & IFTA nominated feature documentary Barbaric Genius was called “enthralling – four stars” by the Guardian's Peter Bradshaw, while his documentary on rockabilly bank robber Jerry McGill, Very Extremely Dangerous, was called “a riveting ride to the wrong side of the tracks” by the Sunday Times. He co-created & co-produced the IFTA-winning RTE drama series Amber, which achieved record breaking ratings on its Irish broadcast in January 2014, has sold to US, Australian, Canadian and Scandinavian broadcasters and to BBC4. Before that he was a co-creator of the international hit tv series Secret Diary of a Call Girl.