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October 4, 2016 Posted by Silvestre Leave a Comment

As part of a three videos documentary, here you have the second one of the whole project Eoin was doing a couple of years ago with @Sightsavers. Enjoy the second part of A Gif of Sight, which will be released next October 13th, featuring “the stories of three people undergoing cataract surgery”.

In July 2014, actors Eoin Macken (The Night Shift, Merlin) and Tim McDonnell travelled to Northern Mozambique to witness Sightsavers’ work in the field and captured their experience on film.

Their 30-minute film, A Gift of Sight, which will premiere on our Million Miracles website on World Sight Day (Thursday 13 October), features the stories of three people undergoing cataract surgery.

This is Henrique’s story.

Having cataracts in both eyes has meant 76-year-old Henrique da Cruz has been blind for the last 10 years. He has five children and 16 grandchildren, two of whom, due to his cataracts, he has never seen.

Henrique lives with his son and his son’s family, and, aside from a rope system that his family built to allow him to feel his way to the toilet, he has no independence and no longer feels able to work like he used to. He says of his situation: “I feel sad and very limited. I can’t go around alone and completely depend on others.”

When Henrique was examined by staff at Anchilo Health Centre’s outreach service, it was discovered that he only had a tiny amount of light perception and would therefore need to undergo surgery on both eyes to remove the cataracts that had been worsening over time.

When asked how he was feeling about the surgery he said he was hopeful that he’d be able to see again, and be able to resume his farming work. But most of all he was looking forward to seeing his two baby grandchildren for the first time.

A Sightsavers project car was sent to transport Henrique to the new eye care facility at Nampula’s hospital, 30 kilometres away from his home, where Dr Anselmo performed his cataract surgery.

The following day Henrique was quiet and subdued as his bandages were removed, but he quickly livened up as he discovered he was able to walk confidently down the corridor without being led by his son or daughter-in-law. Henrique was overjoyed. He said, “I am very happy I can see again. I can see people and cars!”

“I feel alive again and it is so good!”

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September 29, 2016 Posted by Silvestre Leave a Comment

Remember that trip the wonderful Eoin Macken was preparing some months ago? Remember his whole adventure through it and how Mozambique literally changed something in his life? Well, the waiting finally came to an end, and we’re able to get a big glimpse about his memories around there with blind people who, thanks to SightSavers, got the chance to keep his sight and get it back!

Here you have the video, and we’re going to keep this post updated since it seems there are two more videos about the whole process so… stay tuned! But for now, enjoy the first part of A Gif of Sight, which will be released next October 13th, featuring “the stories of three people undergoing cataract surgery”.

In July 2014, actors Eoin Macken (The Night Shift, Merlin) and Tim McDonnell travelled to Northern Mozambique to witness Sightsavers’ work in the field and captured their experience on film.

Their 30-minute film, A Gift of Sight, which will premiere on our Million Miracles website on World Sight Day (Thursday 13 October), features the stories of three people undergoing cataract surgery.

This is Agira’s story.

Agira has been reliant on her son to provide her with food since her bilateral cataracts worsened and she was no longer able to farm. She continued to carry out tasks such as basic cooking and collecting water because of their familiarity but her deteriorating sight was beginning to affect this. She would follow the familiar path to the water hole, but if there were any obstructions, she would become disorientated.

A regular outreach service was established at the Anchilo Health Centre, a short drive from Agira’s home, making the services available to her much more accessible. The clinic identified Agira’s cataracts and she was referred for the treatment that she so desperately needed.

Before the service came to Anchilo, Agira didn’t know that it was even possible that her sight could be restored. In order for her to make her cataracts surgery, a Sightsavers project car collected Agira to transport her to the Nampula Eye Clinic for treatment. Without this provision, raising the cost of the journey to and from Nampula would have been near impossible for her.

Before her cataract operation, Agira said she was most excited to see her friends and family clearly again.

On the day following the operation, her bandages were removed and Agira was instantly full of smiles and began shaking the doctors’ hands. She said, “I am feeling no pain. I am so happy. I can see you all!”

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September 29, 2016 Posted by Silvestre Leave a Comment

We finally got it, guys! Head up to Amazon just right now in order to get the chance of ordering the first two seasons of the NBC medical drama, ‘The Night Shift’. Don’t miss the opportunity, it’s always nice to support our favourite TV Shows (more if it happens to be about our beloved man, Eoin Macken, here you have the link!

We’ll gonna add both DVDs to our sidebar as soon as possible aswell so you’ll always see them easily!

An ensemble medical show about a group of ex-Army doctors who work the night shift at a hospital, and do whatever it takes to help their patients. Using battlefield-tested medical skills, doctors clash with hospital bureaucrats who are more worried about the bottom line than the lives of their patients.

Amazon’s CreateSpace MOD (manufacture on demand) program has added pre-order listings for both The Night Shift – Season 1 and also The Night Shift – Season 2 on DVD. The 8-episode first season will come on 2 discs for $35.99 SRP. The 14-episode second season will come on 3 discs, and is priced at $45.99 SRP. (source)

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September 25, 2016 Posted by Silvestre Leave a Comment

Thanks to the Irish Screen America, The Green Rabbit and The Icre-Cream Girl – a 18 minutes short film written and directed by Eoin Macken – got his premiere yesterday afternoon (September 24th) in Los Angeles. Eoin Macken, our writer and director man, attended the screening and had an interesting Q&A that we would have loved to listen! But, since we weren’t there, at least we got some pictures thanks to the Irish Screen America facebook page, thank you so much for covering it and letting us see our beloved man!





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September 24, 2016 Posted by Silvestre Leave a Comment

Hey folks! Since I have more time to spend on the site, I had finally the chance of adding to the gallery the huge amount of 116 pictures of our man, Eoin Macken, on set playing TC Callahan in the last season of our new favourite TV Show The Night Shift.

Thanks to the awesome and wonderful @Gabestuff for the whole cover during the sets of The Night Shift, taking pictures and making everything better with his presence! We really appreciate it, Gabe! It’s such a pleasure to see, day by day, the amount of pictures you post in order to give us a closer look to the TV Show!

Also, don’t forget to take a look at Gabe Sachs on Vimeo in order to see more and more Behind The Scenes stuff about the last season of The Night Shift + the rest of the seasons! Like, this one, for example! The amount of videos is awesome, and the whole cast seems so profesional and amazing while the recording!





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September 24, 2016 Posted by Silvestre Leave a Comment

Hey hey hey! As you all know, the Irish Screen America showcasing is happening these days and our man, Eoin Macken, is having a good time there because his short film, The Green Rabbit and The Ice-Cream Girl, is about to get it premiere soon (today, actually, September 24th).

So, thanks to the wonderful Irish Screen America’s official facebook page, we got the chance of seeing him in the opening of the whole event! Take a look at our gallery in order to see two pics that I’ve already added of sir Eoin Macken taking part of it with some more guests! May I say he always looks so handsome? You rock, man!





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September 23, 2016 Posted by Silvestre Leave a Comment

October 07, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Location: The Theater at Madison Square Garden

Screen Gems comes to New York Comic Con for the first time with a sneak peek inside two of their landmark horror film franchises.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter: Alice (Milla Jovovich) must return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.

Underworld, Blood Wars: The next installment in the blockbuster franchise, UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.

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Hey yo, guys! Don’t know if you already knew about this but, our beloved Eoin Macken is attending ew York Comic Con next October 7th as part of the Resident Evil’s cast! Head up to the con in order to see him in an, surely, amazing panel about the upcoming film that premieres next year!

In my case, thanks to the lovely @iamqueenfal for the info!

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