By KLTV Newsdesk –
Two accomplished filmmakers from Cork, Ireland, Emma Bowell and Eddie Noonan, with over two decades of experience in the industry, are making waves in the world of media production.
The duo recently visited Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, to meet with the team at Kirklees Local Television, a grassroots social enterprise specialising in Media Production and Archiving.
The meeting was an excellent opportunity to forge a new connection and collaborative partnership between the two organisations.
A wealth of experience
Having co-founded Frameworks Films in 1999 and played a pivotal role in establishing Cork Community TV in 2007, Emma and Eddie have recently embarked on a new venture, the Cork Community Media Hub, aimed at providing a wide range of services to the community in filmmaking, media production, broadcasting, archiving, and training.
Over the years, they have produced numerous award-winning documentaries, short films, and television programs that have earned them a reputation for their creative storytelling and commitment to social issues.
Recently, Emma and Eddie took a significant step towards expanding their horizons by engaging with the team at Kirklees Local TV, based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
Local television by and for the community
Kirklees Local TV is a grassroots social enterprise specialising in media production, and it has been actively contributing to the community since 2011.
The two groups met to share insights and thoughts on independent filmmaking, grassroots archiving, and the business of running a social enterprise in 2023.
Emma and Eddie were given a tour of the facilities, including a look at KLTV’s custom-built in-house studio, featuring full live recording and remote live streaming capabilities.
Future collaboration between the two socially conscious media enterprises promises to be an exciting fusion of creative talent and community-focused initiatives. It aims to facilitate the exchange of ideas, resources, and expertise, fostering a greater sense of collaboration and connectivity among local communities.
Emma and Eddie expressed their enthusiasm for this collaboration, highlighting the potential for creating impactful content, nurturing local talent, and empowering communities.
Speaking at the end of the meeting, Emma said: “It’s just been absolutely inspiring to come here and see what KLTV has achieved in 13 years.
“We know how difficult the journey can be, but to see that KLTV has persevered, and I suppose that’s been our belief always, is that if you really believe in something, you’ve got to stick with it through this, the good times and the bad.
“But to see that you’ve actually been through it, KLTV’s set-up here is absolutely fantastic.”
The duo further expressed their aspiration to have a similar comprehensive media hub, sharing their admiration for the studio facilities and editing suites they saw.
They stressed the significance of having a central operational base, which not only allows for outreach but also provides a recognisable space for the community.
Eddie added: “I don’t think there is any people or any persons out in the community who would feel they wouldn’t be wanted here.
“KLTV has captured almost everybody in the community.”
Ultimately, Emma and Eddie came away with the belief that combining the experience of Cork Community Media Hub and Kirklees Local TV can lead to innovative storytelling and production that resonates with a broader audience.
Kirklees Local TV’s team is equally excited about the partnership, seeing it as an opportunity to share best practices, expand their reach, and strengthen their commitment to community media production.
Christopher Morgan, Chief Editor at Kirklees Local TV, expressed his enthusiasm for this collaboration, stating: “This is an inspiring opportunity. By joining forces with Emma and Eddie and their team at Cork Community Media Hub, we can amplify our impact and bring more engaging, locally relevant content to our communities.
“It’s a win-win for both organisations and the communities we serve.”
Early next year, Chris and the KLTV team look forward to visiting Cork themselves to see the other side of how Emma and Eddie run and manage their own social enterprise.
The visit will be an excellent opportunity to cement further links between the communities of Cork and Kirklees.
As Emma and Eddie continue to make their mark on the world of filmmaking and community engagement, their collaboration with Kirklees Local TV is sure to contribute to the creation of vibrant, locally driven media content and empower communities on both sides of the Irish Sea.
If you’d like to learn more about Emma and Eddie and the work they do, you can visit their website: https://frameworksfilms.com/