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beActive returns to factual for Setanta’s “The Club”

Transmedia production company beActive is going into production on The Club, a factual series focusing on female players from a Gaelic football club, for Ireland's Setanta Sports.
August 15, 2011

Transmedia production company beActive is going into production on The Club, a factual series focusing on female players from a Gaelic football club, for Ireland’s Setanta Sports.

The six-part, 30-minute series looks at the lives on and off the pitch of Clondalkin GAA players, and is directed by Mairtin de Barra.

Funded by The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Setanta Sports and beActive, the series will be filmed in Dublin and will air on the sports broadcaster in early 2012.

This marks the second factual production from the Portugal-headquartered transmedia company, the first being four-part TV series Yes I Can. Blind adventurer Mark Pollock hosts that series, in which disabled people partake in extreme sports. Both series are funded through the Broadcasting Authority Sound and Vision scheme, with international sales handled by beActive.

Triona Campbell, beActive’s co-founder and series producer, said: “This series is pure feel-good primetime TV. The women are inspirational and are battling both on the pitch and in their day-to-day lives against the types of issues we are all facing today.”

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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