Scéal, the development scheme that offers talented new Irish-speaking writers/directors an opportunity to adapt a well-known story from Irish language literature or folklore towards a half hour short film, is currently airing on TG4. Chosen stories were adapted from Irish language short stories, poems, folklore and other work that represents the Irish tradition of storytelling.
12 short films have previously been produced for TG4 and the BAI under schemes, Síol, Údar and Scéal. Scéal gave six writers and directors new works to develop under the tutelage of experts in both script writing and television directing.
These six films will be broadcast on TG4 thoughout January and February. It began on the 7 January and will continue for six weeks, broadcasting every Tuesday with a repeat on Sundays. The series will continue for six weeks. Broadcasting dates and further information for each of the six films can be found here.