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In The Deep Shade is a feature length film about The Frames.

Filmmaker Conor Masterson worked closely with the band over 18 months, beginning on their 20th anniversary tour in 2010.

'The Frames have always been very positive collaborators. I felt this was an opportunity to make a film that could explore their creativity as people and musicians as well as capturing some of their very dynamic and exciting live performances in close up.'

The film is for sale on DVD from The Frames' website www.theframes.ie or iTunes.


'In the Deep Shade' is currently showing at selected venues worldwide...

19-25 April 2013 ~ Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin, Ireland

24 April 2013 ~ Art Theatre Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

24 April 2013 ~ Laemmle Monica 4-plex, Santa Monica, CA

27 April 2013 ~ Queens Film Theatre, Belfast, Northern Ireland

30 April 2013 ~ Actor's Studio Cinema, Brussels, Belgium

02 May 2013 ~ Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR

03 May 2013 ~ De Unie, Rotterdam, Netherlands



Achieves a level of intimacy that is able to relay the band’s beautifully delirious wall of sound... The documentary is about the creative process.. lets the naked energy of the band’s performance on stage do the work.
– Steven Galvin, FILM IRELAND

Masterson’s striking artistry is a joy to watch, the final result is one of gorgeous and emotive intimacy. What does become evident is the band’s electrifying performances.
– Roe McDermott, HOT PRESS

**** Gorgeous monochrome chronicle ... This is an art doc, a shapely, bespoke movie around The Frames
– Tare Brady, THE IRISH TIMES
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A hugely enjoyable film, that will appeal to existing fans and those new to the music of The Frames
– Andy Moore, Film Programmer @ PICTUREHOUSE

A slow burning mood piece....deliberately understated and anti-drama. Visceral concert footage and gently lingering, slightly painterly, ambient observational imagery. The performance footage is electrifying. The music is astounding, the visuals are frequently stunning
– THE MOUTH MAGAZINE


In the deep shade is available to stream online at the following providers:


Conor Masterson's film In the Deep Shade is not a definitive career-spanning documentary of The Frames. Nor is it a fly-on-the-wall expose or an us-against-the-world hero saga. It is, simply put, a stark portrait of an extraordinary band, filmed during their 20th anniversary tour.

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