The O’Kalem Collection (1910-1915)

The O'Kalem Collection (1910)

The O’Kalem Collection (1910)

The ‘O’Kalems’ was the affectionate name given to members of New York’s Kalem Film Company, primarily Gene Gauntier and Sidney Olcott, who between 1910-1915 produced almost thirty films dealing with Ireland and Irish subjects. The O’Kalem Company made history by producing not only the earliest series of fiction films made in Ireland, but also the first films to be shot on both sides of the Atlantic. The majority of these were filmed in and around Killarney Co. Kerry, making extensive use of the dramatic landscape and using locals as extras.

Filmed In Killarney & Beaufort, Co. Kerry