An award winning documentary that tells the story of Ger MacNamara, master upholster and world champion power lifter as he embarks on two challenges. Firstly, to repair a rare and collapsed 18th century Bellamy couch and in the same period attempt to break a power lifting record.
John O’Donnell is a writer and lawyer. His work has been published and broadcast widely. Awards include the Irish National Poetry Prize, the Ireland Funds Prize,and the Hennessy Poetry Award. He also won the Hennessy Award for Fiction and the Cuirt International New Fiction Prize. His most recent poetry collection is Sunlight: New and Selected Poems (Dedalus Press 2018). A collection of short stories Almost The Same Blue is forthcoming from Doire Press in 2020. Back to the Rock is his first documentary for RTE’s DocOnOne.