We are absolutely delighted to let you all know that Jockey Eile has been nominated for an IFTA in 2013 in the Best Reality Series category.
This reality series where we sought out Ireland's next aspiring top jockey was filmed in 2011 and aired on TG4 from September 2012 for 6 weeks. The production was amazing and the stories and drama that unfolded during the filming turned it into a "must watch" series.
"I am delighted to get the nomination" says Pierce Boyce, Series Producer and format originator for Abú Media. "It was a mad idea that just worked great and for it to get the IFTA nod is just the icing on the cake. I can't thank the entire Irish horseracing community from stable lads to trainers, jockeys and HRI and Turf Club officials without whom it would not have been possible. But mostly I'd like to mention SBB and Joe OCnnolly, my great presentation team who were a pleasure to deal with and even tipped me a few winners!'
Series 2 is about to go into production and the format is being offered to international distributors so expect to hear a lot more about Jockey Eile in the coming months.
The series Director was Cathal Watters and David O'Brien edited.