The High Life
The High Life is a documentary about Coonagh Airfield in Limerick. Throughout we explore the historical importance of the club, how it came to be, and the people who fly there. Coonagh Airfield houses the Limerick Flying Club, which has been in operation since the 60’s. My concept for this project largely circles around my own experiences growing up hearing my mother speak about flying and the love she had for touching the skies. I wanted to create a documentary with that same feeling where the audience is left leaving somewhat wonderstruck by the anecdotes and realities of people who chose to operate aircrafts out of love and passion. I want to showcase the completely different world that these ordinary people live in when they arrive at Coonagh. They stop being mothers, fathers, workers, etc, and they become pilots and handlers of these mighty machines. If someone so ordinary as my own mother could fly planes, then anyone could.