GENERATION WHAT
I AM IRISH

From the personal to the profound, the petty and the imperative, Generation What? lifts a virtual lid on young Irish people today, allowing us to better understand their hopes, anxieties, ambitions, relationships, and social, political and moral values.


Welcome to Midas Productions, a company dedicated to creating thought-provoking, entertaining, challenging and informative television programming. Our site details our current and past projects. If you'd like to be a part of our future productions just get in touch...

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Rural Addiction RURAL ADDICTION

Showing character and grit, this two part series documents a vital insight into the lives of those living in rural Ireland and their journey out of drug addiction.

RTÉ2       In pre-production       2x52'



Fir Marú agus Grá

Series two of this this compelling primetime docu-drama offers further insight into the circumstances that drives men and women to murder their intimate partners. The narrative for each story will be pieced together through the evidence presented for trial by the State Prosecution.

TG4       In pre-production       6x25'



Are You Ever Asking For It ARE YOU ASKING FOR IT

This is an authored documentary by Louise O'Neill where she will forensically explore the hidden attitudes towards sexual consent and the rise in sexual assault and rape in Irish society today.

RTÉ2       In pre-production       1x52'



Dick Warner’s Great Fishing Challenge

The great and the good of Irish fishing have issued a challenge – to catch every freshwater species of fish in Ireland that's legal to catch in a calendar year, in all weathers, in every type of waterway – and Dick Warner's the man for the job.

Setanta Ireland / BAI       In pre-production       13x25'



It Tolls For Thee

It Tolls For Thee tells the little-known story of a remarkable Irishwoman who fled Franco's forces in civil war-torn Spain, risked her life to save Jewish prisoners from the gas chambers and was jailed by the Nazis. Mary Elmes, who put her life on the line to save Jewish children from Nazi gas chambers, has become the first Irish person to be honoured as "Righteous Among the Nations" by Yad Vashem, Israel's official memorial to Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

TG4 / BAI / IFB       In production       1x52' / 1x75'



Who Am I

#I Am Irish takes us into the underbelly of the world of 18-34 year olds and allows their key influencers frame the narrative around what it means to be Irish in 2016.

RTÉ2       Broadcast 2016       1x52'



The Enemy Files

When two cultures clash, the loser is forgotten, and the winner writes the history books; books that glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe. The Rising of Easter 1916 is one of the most written about and documented episodes in Irish history. Presented by Michael Portillo, this is a film that offers a key perspective in a genuine understanding of these seismic events: this is the view from the other side.

RTÉ One       Broadcast 2016       1x52'



Fir Marú agus Grá

This compelling, but dark, primetime series of docu-dramas offer a startling, compelling and uncompromising look at the circumstances that drove six men to murder their intimate partner. The narrative for each story will be pieced together through the evidence presented for trial by the State Prosecution.

TG4       Broadcast 2015       6x25'



Sulkies Ireland's Sulky Racers

Although they are often scorned by the mainstream media, Ireland's Sulky Racers care deeply about their horses, but race illegally. This documentary brings the viewer into the heart of this world, and offers a unique insight into a truly fascinating Irish sub-culture…

Short-listed - Best Sports Documentary, Celtic Media Festival 2016
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RTÉ2      Broadcast 2015       1x52'



Born Addicted Born Addicted

Every year more than 130 babies are born in Ireland addicted to methadone. From the minute they are born, these babies are treated with methadone to ease their withdrawal symptoms. Born Addicted explores this issue from all angles: we talk to the doctors, the parents, and children who have grown through this process to adulthood.

RTÉ2      Broadcast 2015       1x52'



Vogue Does Straight As

Every year, you can't miss them; smiling on the front page of The Irish Times, grinning on the Six One News. In this Reality-Bites pop-doc, Vogue Williams explores the world of the Leaving Certificate's Straight A Students; the cream of the Irish crop who join the '600 Points Club' every year!

RTÉ2       Broadcast 2015       1x52'



The Donegal All Black

From the annals of sporting history comes the inspiring true story of
Irishman Dave Gallagher; an emigrant crippled boy, whose leadership
would defy the might of the Empire on the Rugby field and defend
his adoptive New Zealand, on the battlefield.

Setanta Ireland / BAI       Broadcast 2015       1x75'



Dance Emergency

Against the backdrop of seldom-seen 1940's Dublin, we recount an Irish-German artist's forgotten struggle to bring Modern Dance to a conservative Ireland. Interpreted by Olwen Fouere, choreographed by Jessica Kennedy, and featuring an
original score by Conor Linehan.

TG4 / The Arts Council       Broadcast 2015       1x52'



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