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Film Ireland Podcast
Podcast by Film Ireland
5 days ago
2021 Galway Film Fleadh Filmmakers' Roundtable
In this Film Ireland podcast Gemma Creagh talks to filmmakers ,Annika Cassidy, Diarmuid Donohoe and Kamila Dydyna whose short films are screening at this year's Galway Film Fleadh (20-25 July). https://filmireland.net/
Jul 16, 2021
The DocArena Podcast: Episode 7 - Kim Bartley (Pure Grit)
In this episode of The DocArena Podcast, Ross Whitaker talks to Kim Bartley, the director of Pure Grit, which is screening at this year's Galway Film Fleadh. Pure Grit is both a thrilling tale of extreme bareback horse racing, and an intimate love story. Chronicling three years in the life of a young Native American bareback horse racer, her unwavering determination, and the relationships that sustain her. Sharmaine is a former horse racing champion, determined to ride and win. It's been a year since she last raced. A year since her sister was paralysed in a catastrophic accident on the track. Sharmaine quit racing to care for her. In the stunning Wyoming wilderness of the Wind River reservation, Sharmaine and her new girlfriend Savannah begin to build a life for themselves. They hope for better. But the atmosphere at home soon deteriorates and the young lovers are forced to leave for the industrial Commerce City, Denver. The city brings freedom and opportunity, but also distractions and a strain on their fledgling relationship. When racing season starts up, Sharmaine and Savannah hit the road and put it all on the line. With a new horse from her city earnings, Sharmaine sees the potential for a fresh start, but life, like the race track, doesn't always go according to plan. Pure Grit screens on 23rd July & online at the Galway Film Fleadh (20 - 25 July). Ross Whitaker is a documentary filmmaker (Katie, The Boys in Green, Between Land and Sea) and is a former editor of Film Ireland Magazine and programmer of the IFI Dublin Documentary Film Festival @RossWhitakerTV Podcast music composed by michaelflemingmusic.com Film Ireland Podcasts
Jul 2, 2021
The DocArena Podcast: Episode 7 - Sophie: A Murder In West Cork
In this episode of The DocArena Podcast, Ross Whitaker talks to some of the team behind Sophie: A Murder in West Cork. Director John Dower, and exec producers Suzanne Lavery and Simon Chinn. This three-part Netflix series examines one of Ireland's most famous murder cases, the death of French producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier in the town of Schull, West Cork in 1996. The brutal murder, which shocked the country, triggered one of the biggest murder investigations Ireland had ever seen and became a national obsession. The documentary charts the circumstances of her death, unravelling the extraordinary story from its beginning, 24 years ago to the present day. With exclusive access to Sophie Toscan du Plantier's family, the series brings together, for the first time, the views of her family with Ian Bailey, the man at the centre of the investigation. Subscribe http://filmireland.net/
Jun 18, 2021
The DocArena Podcast: Episode 6 - Jerry Rothwell
In this episode of The DocArena Podcast, Ross Whitaker talks to Jerry Rothwell, director of The Reason I Jump. Based on the bestselling book by Naoki Higashida, The Reason I Jump is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world. The film blends Higashida’s revelatory descriptions of his autism, written when he was just 13, with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people. It opens a window into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe, a rich tapestry that leads us to Naoki’s core message: not being able to speak does not mean there is nothing to say. http://filmireland.net/
May 28, 2021
The DocArena Podcast Episode 5 – Maeve O’Boyle
In this episode of The DocArena Podcast, Ross Whitaker talks to filmmaker Maeve O’Boyle. Maeve is the editor and co-director along with Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy, of The 8th, the first independently made documentary about the triumphant referendum campaign led by a group of women including Ailbhe Smyth and Andrea Horan to repeal the Eighth Amendment and change Ireland’s abortion laws after a 35-year long struggle. While featuring voices from both sides of the debate, the primary focus of this new documentary is on the dynamic female leaders of the pro-choice campaign. The film closely follows veteran pro-choice campaigner Ailbhe Smyth, co-director of the ‘Together for Yes’ campaign, and self-described glitter activist and co-presenter of the podcast Don’t Stop Repealin’, Andrea Horan, as they chart a bold strategy of grassroots activism and engineer the near impossible. This dramatic story is underscored by a vivid exploration of the wrenching failures that led to this defining moment in Irish history. ______________________________ “Welcome to The DocArena Podcast in association with Film Ireland. My name is Ross Whitaker and every fortnight, I want to dig deeply into the motivations of documentary filmmakers – how do they choose their subject material and what approaches and strategies do they employ to fund, craft and distribute their work… " http://filmireland.net/
May 21, 2021
The DocArena Podcast: Episode 4 – Dror Moreh
In this episode of The DocArena Podcast, Ross Whitaker talks to filmmaker Dror Moreh, whose 2012 documentary 'The Gatekeepers' was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 85th Academy Awards. Moreh's latest film, 'The Human Factor', is the behind-the-scenes story from the last 25 years of how the United States came within reach of pulling off the impossible –securing peace between Israel and its neighbours. Today, the need to learn from past mistakes couldn’t be more urgent. http://filmireland.net/
May 14, 2021
The DocArena Podcast: Episode 3 – Lance Oppenheim
In this episode of The DocArena Podcast, Ross Whitaker talks to Lance Oppenheim, a filmmaker from South Florida. Lance's debut feature documentary, Some Kind of Heaven, explores life inside the palm-tree-lined streets of The Villages, America’s largest retirement community in Florida. Referred to as the “Disneyland for Retirees,” this planned community is home to over 130,000 seniors. It offers residents a utopian version of the American yesteryear: wide, safe streets, perfectly manicured lawns, and countless activities all in service of enjoying their golden years. While most residents have bought into its packaged positivity, we meet four residents living on the margins, striving to find happiness. Married couple Anne and Reggie wrestle with Reggie’s deteriorating grip on reality, Barbara, a widow, seeks second love, and Dennis, an 82-year-old bachelor living out of a van, looks for a way out of a peripatetic existence. By turns biting, tender, and surreal, the film demonstrates that no matter our age, we are always becoming. With strikingly composed cinematography, Some Kind of Heaven challenges our stereotypes around aging, emboldening its characters to live as vibrantly as possible in the time they have left. http://filmireland.net/
Apr 30, 2021
The DocArena: Podcast: Episode 2 - Johnny Gogan
“Welcome to the DocArena Podcast in association with Film Ireland. My name is Ross Whitaker and every fortnight, I want to dig deeply into the motivations of documentary filmmakers – how do they choose their subject material and what approaches and strategies do they employ to fund, craft and distribute their work…” In this second episode of DocArena, Ross talk to Johnny Gogan, whose latest film, Groundswell, brings into focus an isolated Irish border community faceing down the powerful fracking industry. The film follows the establishment of a broad-based campaign in these counties which spread nationally and internationally, leading to the passing of a seminal low in the Dáil banning fracking in 2017. With over 40 contributions from participants on both sides of the Atlantic including actor and campaigner Mark Ruffalo, Sandra Steingraber, Eddie Mitchell, Dianne Little and Nuala McNulty, Groundswell is a very affirmative story about the power of community and creativity, but also about the persistence of the oil and gas industry beyond Peak Oil. Groundswell is available on digital platforms from 30th April. http://filmireland.net/
Apr 30, 2021
The DocArena Podcast: Episode 1 - Lisa Immordino Vreeland
"Welcome to the DocArena Podcast in association with Film Ireland. My name is Ross Whitaker and every fortnight, I want to dig deeply into the motivations of documentary filmmakers – how do they choose their subject material and what approaches and strategies do they employ to fund, craft and distribute their work..." In this inaugural DocArena podcast, Ross talks to Lisa Immordino Vreeland (Love, Cecil, Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict, Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel), whose latest film, Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation, brings the two forces together in a unique and fascinating tête-à-tête, comparing and contrasting their trajectories through dueling voices — the writers’ own, culled from archival footage, and the voices of actors Jim Parsons and Zachary Quinto (The Boys in the Band) portraying, respectively, Capote and Williams at various stages of their lives. Both created rich, imaginary worlds and characters (Blanche DuBois, Holly Golightly) that left indelible marks on the era — and both paid the price of colossal success and fame through alcoholism and periods of artistic stagnation. Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation - available in virtual cinemas & on Dogwoof on Demand and other platforms from 30th April. http://filmireland.net/
Apr 28, 2021
Pat Collins, Director of 'Henry Glassie: Field Work'
Pat Collins, Director of 'Henry Glassie: Field Work' by Film Ireland
Mar 28, 2021
Treasa O’Brien, Director of 'Town of Strangers'
In this podcast, Gemma Creagh talks to Treasa O’Brien, director of Town of Strangers A stranger arrives in the town of Gort and announces that auditions will be held in the town hall for a new film. “Come and tell me your stories, your dreams, your lies, your memories, any gossip. All genders, nationalities and languages welcome. No acting experience necessary” is announced by the director via a loudspeaker on her van as she drives through the town. One by one, people sit into an armchair on the set of a kitchen, surrounded by old props found in the Town Hall that could have been from John B Keane’s The Field, which had been produced by the local theatre group the year before. And they tell their stories…. Town of Strangers screens on IFI@Home from 19th March 2021 http://filmireland.net/
Dec 31, 2020
Sarah Cullen & Richard Drumm return to the world of pod after a long hiatus - reunited over zoom, our dynamic duo take a look back at the year in film.
1 hr 32 min
Dec 12, 2020
Interview with Kieron J. Walsh, Director / Co-writer of 'The Racer'
In this Film Ireland Podcast, Paul Farren talks to Kieron J. Walsh, Director / Co-writer of The Racer. In summer 1998, the opening stages of Le Tour de France are relocated to Ireland. At the start of what will likely be his last Tour, cyclist Dom Chabol (Louis Talpe) is dropped from the Team he has dedicated his life to. Team masseur and best friend Sonny (Iain Glen), who helped keep Dom at peak performance through illegal blood doping, fails to reassure him about his future. However a chance liaison with Lynn (Tara Lee), a young Irish doctor, softens the blow, and Dom starts to accept – and even enjoy – the idea of civilian life. But just as he gears up to head home, another teammate is knocked off the Tour and Dom is thrown back into the saddle. Now with the years of doping having taken a toll on his body, the racer may pay the ultimate price for a final shot at the glory that has eluded him his entire career… The Racer is in Irish cinemas from 11th December 2020. http://fi…
Dec 4, 2020
Podcast: Interview with Mary McGuckian, Writer / Director of 'A Girl From Mogadishu
In this Film Ireland podcast, Gemma Creagh talks to Mary McGuckian, whose film A Girl From Mogadishu is released in cinemas across Ireland. The film portrays Female Genital Mutilation activist Ifrah Ahmed, who, after fleeing war-torn Somalia in 2006, is trafficked to Ireland. A traumatic medical examination when seeking asylum reveals the extent of her mutilation as a child. Traumatized by the memory, she channels the experience into a force for change and emerges as a formidable campaigner against Female Genital Mutilation at the highest political echelons in Ireland, across Europe and finally back in the country of her birth, Somalia.
Dec 2, 2020
Podcast: Interview with Alistair Owen, author of 'The Art of Screen Adaptation'
In this Film Ireland podcast, Paul Farren talks to Alistair Owen about his book ‘The Art of Screen Adaptation’. In the age of cinema and TV adaptation, Alistair Owen asks a crucial question; how do you transfer a story from the page to the screen? Owen navigates this and others in conversation with some of the top screenwriters of our time, including Hossein Amini, Jeremy Brock, Moira Buffini, Lucinda Coxon, Andrew Davies, Christopher Hampton, David Hare, Olivia Hetreed, Nick Hornby, Deborah Moggarch, David Nicholls and Sarah Phelps. Exploring fiction and nonfiction projects, contemporary and classic books, films and TV series The Art of Screen Adaptation reveals the challenges and pleasures of reimagining cinema and television, and provides a frank and fascinating master class with the writers who have done it – and have the awards and acclaim to show for it. http://filmireland.net/
Nov 8, 2020
Cork International Film Festival Roundtable
In this Film Ireland podcast, Gemma Creagh talks to 3 filmmakers, David Prendeville (Sins of a Werewolf), Edwina Casey (Algorithm) and Maureen O’Connell (Hum), about their short films screening at this year’s Cork International Film Festival. The short films are available to watch on the online Virtual Festival platform from 9 – 15 November 2020. http://filmireland.net/2020/11/08/podcast-cork-international-film-festival-roundtable/ https://corkfilmfest.org/
Nov 5, 2020
Podcast: Interview with Anna Kopecká, Cork Film Festival Director of Programming
In this Film Ireland podcast, Gemma Creagh chats to Anna Kopecká, Director of Programming at the Cork International Film Festival. The festival runs online this year and Anna gives us an inside look into the Ireland's oldest film festival. http://filmireland.net/2020/11/05/podcast-interview-with-anna-kopecka-cork-film-festival-director-of-programming/
Oct 28, 2020
Interview with Artist and Filmmaker Andrea Mastrovito
In this Film Ireland podcast, June Butler talks to artist and filmmaker Andrea Mastrovito, whose new work of horror film-art I am NOT legend, screens as part of the 2020 Bram Stoker Festival. http://filmireland.net/2020/10/28/podcast-interview-with-artist-and-filmmaker-andrea-mastrovito/
Oct 15, 2020
Interview with Vivienne Dick, Director of 'New York Our Time'
In this Film Ireland podcast (recorded earlier this year) Gemma Creagh talks to the internationally-celebrated filmmaker and artist Vivienne Dick about her latest film 'New York Our Time', an intimate and philosophical documentary that contrasts the concerns of present day living in New York with the bohemian wildness of the city in the late '70s, reflected through the lives of artists, musicians and friends of the filmmaker. 'New York Our Time' premiered at the Dublin International Film Festival 2020 and can be live streamed from Friday, 16th as part of the Kerry Film Festival. http://filmireland.net/
Oct 9, 2020
Interview with Producer John Wallace
In this Film Ireland podcast, Gemma Creagh talks to producer John Wallace, co-founder of Cowtown Pictures with Alan Maher. Earlier this year John was selected as Ireland’s Producer on the Move for the EFP (European Film Promotion) networking programme, which usually takes place at the Cannes Film Festival but this year took place online. His latest film, Rialto, was released in cinemas on 2nd October 2020. http://filmireland.net/
Oct 4, 2020
Interview with Peter Mackie Burns, Director of 'Rialto'
In this Film Ireland podcast, Gemma Creagh talks to Peter Mackie Burns, the Director of Rialto, which is released across Irish cinemas on October 2nd and in Dublin Cinemas from October 10th once cinemas re-open. In the wake of his father’s death, Colm (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) must come to terms with his actions and find the resolve to halt the crumbing facade of his home, his family, and everything he has built. Rialto is released in Irish cinemas 2nd October and in Dublin 10th October 2020.
Sep 25, 2020
Director Daniel Holmes & Producer Matthew Toman of 'Street Leagues'
In this Film Ireland Podcast, Gemma Creagh talks to Director Daniel Holmes & Producer Matthew Toman about their film Street Leagues, which tells the inspiring story of the Irish Homeless Street Leagues – where homeless people and recovering addicts use the power of sport to regain their self-worth and reclaim their lives. In cinemas from 25th September 2020. http://filmireland.net/
Sep 18, 2020
Wayne Byrne on Film Writing
In this podcast, Paul Farren talks to Irish journalist, film historian and author Wayne Byrne about the craft of writing about film. From his early days reviewing films for the Leinster Leader, through writing his first book, Include Me Out: The Cinema of Tom DiCillo, to working on his latest project on the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, Wayne reflects on his journey to date and how he approaches writing about film and why he does it. http://filmireland.net/
Jul 9, 2020
Director Phil Sheerin and Writer David Turpin of 'The Winter Lake'
In this Film Ireland podcast director Phil Sheerin and writer David Turpin chat to Gemma Creagh ahead of the premiere of their atmospheric drama at the Galway Film Fleadh. With nowhere else to go, Tom (Anson Boon) and his mother, Elaine (Charlie Murphy), return to her childhood home in Ireland. While exploring, Tom makes a disturbing discovery in the nearby seasonal lake that forces him into a troubling personal dilemma. After meeting the father (Michael McElhatton) and daughter (Emma Mackey), from the neighbouring farm, their complex web of secrets and lies are revealed to pull Tom and Elaine into a violent confrontation with the darkest parts of human nature. Cast: Anson Boon, Charlie Murphy, Michael McElhatton, Emma Mackey, Mark McKenna The Winter Lake screens at https://www.galwayfilmfleadh.com/ from Friday, 10th July at 9:00 PM. Followed by Q + A with cast and crew.
Jul 4, 2020
Will Fitzgerald, Galway Film Fleadh Programme Director
In this Film Ireland podcast Gemma Creagh talks to Will Fitzgerald, the Galway Film Fleadh Programme Director ahead of this year's festival about the challenges he faced moving the festival online and what Irish films are on offer this year.
Jun 29, 2020
Imogen Murphy, Director of 'Dead Still'
In this Film Ireland podcast, Director Imogen Murphy talks to Natasha Waugh about ‘Dead Still’. Set in 1880s Ireland in the Victorian era heyday of ‘postmortem photography’, this six-episode period drama follows renowned memorial photographer Brock Blennerhasset played by Michael Smiley (Luther). When a series of murders threatens to sully Brock’s reputation, a tenacious detective drags him into an investigation of Dublin’s criminal underbelly. Dead Still is directed and co-created by Imogen Murphy. Dead Still is currently streaming in the US and Canada on Acorn TV and is released in the UK, Australia and New Zealand on 29th June. Imogen Murphy is an award-winning Irish director. Her TV credits include Cant Cope Wont Cope, Red Rock and Holllyoaks. Her short film Cry Rosa was nominated for a Royal Television Society award and an IFTA award. Most recently she was lead director and co-story writer on Dead Still www.imogenmurphy.com http://filmireland.net/
Jun 17, 2020
Steven Berkoff, 'Tell Tale Heart'
In this Film Ireland podcast, Paul Farren talks to Steven Berkoff about his feature film adaptation of the Edgar Allan Poe chiller The Tell-Tale Heart Staying faithful to Poe’s original short story of 1843, the film is a spine-chilling retelling of the dizzying tale of Edmund (Berkoff), a solitary figure who endeavours to convince the viewer of his sanity, whilst describing a murder he has committed. Haunted by the still beating heart of the dismembered body of his victim which he has hidden under the floorboards and under investigation by the police, the unhinged killer finally gives himself away driven mad by the sounds inside his head. Tell Tale Heart is available on DVD from 11th June 2020 and on various digital platforms including Amazon, Apple TV and Google Play. Directed by Stephen Cookson. Adapted by Steven Berkoff and Stephen Cookson from a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. Starring Steven Berkoff, Henry Goodman, Dudley Sutton.
Jun 4, 2020
David Freyne, Writer / Director of ‘Dating Amber’
In this Film Ireland podcast, Gemma Creagh talks to David Freyne about his latest film Dating Amber. Set-in Ireland during the mid-90’s, Eddie and Amber decide to stage a relationship in order to stop everyone speculating about their sexuality. Eddie is keen to follow his Dad into the military, while Amber dreams of moving to the liberal hub of London. However, their ‘ideal’ arrangement begins to fall apart, forcing Eddie deeper into denial as Amber realises that a perilous future awaits her best friend unless she intervenes. Dating Amber is available on Amazon Prime Video from 4th June in Ireland & the UK. http://filmireland.net/
May 31, 2020
Antonia Campbell Hughes, Writer / Director of 'Acre Fall Between'
In this Film Ireland podcast, Gemma Creagh talks to Antonia Campbell Hughes about her short film Acre Fall Between. On a desolate Northern Ireland border, a man (Mark O’Hallor an) begins a desperate search for his family, knowing the future he feared is nigh. Acre Fall Between features in The Uncertain Kingdom – the groundbreaking anthology of 20 short films released on demand on 1st June on BFI Player, Curzon Home Cinema, iTunes, & GooglePlay. Climate change, migration, disability, homelessness and sexuality are just some of the subjects explored in The Uncertain Kingdom, a ground-breaking anthology of 20 short films from twenty directors that together offer a unique snapshot of the UK in 2020. From comedies and dramas, through documentaries and experimental pieces, made by a mix of established names and new talent, the collection reflects the state of our nation as seen by the 20 filmmaking teams behind them. Find out more at https://theuncertainkingdom.co.uk http://filmir…
May 21, 2020
Nick McLean, Cinematographer
In this Film Ireland podcast, Paul Farren talks to Nick McLean, one of the most acclaimed camera operators in American cinema, during which time he shot many classics including McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Heaven Can Wait, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Deer Hunter, Marathon Man, Being There and The Goonies and television shows including Evening Shade, Cybill, and Friends. http://filmireland.net/ Nick is the subject of a book by Irish film journalist and author Wayne Byrne, co-written with McLean himself, which takes readers on an entertaining journey through five decades of Hollywood filmmaking.
May 15, 2020
Keith Walsh, Director of 'When All is Ruin Once Again'
In this Film Ireland podcast, Gemma Creagh talks to Keith Walsh about When All is Ruin Once Again, a film about rural life in the midst of great local, national and global change. When All is Ruin Once Again was filmed over a 7 year period amongst the communities of Gort in South Galway and Crusheen in Co. Clare where the filmmakers live. A new motorway ploughs forth through the landscape, a glaring symbol of our modern age. The film weaves an expansive tapestry of reflections from bog-lands, fire-sides, race tracks and hurling pitches;all while the country is hit by the worst economic crisis it has ever faced and the realisation that we are living unsustainably slowly dawns. W.B Yeats, who lived and wrote in the area where the film is set, provides the title’s prophetic words and prompts us to consider the value of memory and the impermanence of our existence. All is in flux. The mis-use of our natural resources percolates beneath the surface and rises up in the form of rising f…
May 1, 2020
Anna Rodgers, Directer of 'When Women Won'
Photo credit: Derek Speirs In this Film Ireland podcast Gemma Creagh talks to Anna Rodgers whose documentary When Women Won screened at this year’s Dublin International Film Festival. When Women Won tells the emotional inside story of the Together for Yes campaign to repeal the 8th amendment and change Irish society forever. In the aftermath of the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar, three Irish feminists joined forces and set about establishing a grassroots, women-led social movement. Working with teams in every county in Ireland, they ultimately delivered a landslide victory. Compelling and insightful, this documentary brings you back to the highs and lows of the tumultuous campaign, and captures the most seismic shift in Irish society in the past 35 years. Anna also talks about Creative Kids, a documentary inspired by the roll-out of Creative Schools, focussing on creativity and the Arts in primary and secondary schools all around Ireland. Creative Kids broadcasts on Sunday,…
Apr 28, 2020
Nick Rowland, Director of 'Calm with Horses'
In this Film Ireland podcast, Gemma Creagh talks to director Nick Rowland about his feature debut, adapted by Joe Murtagh from Colin Barrett's novella Young Skins. Ex-boxer Douglas ‘Arm’ Armstrong (Cosmo Jarvis) is the faithful and violent right-hand-man to the drug-dealing Devers clan, ready to dole out beatings at the whim of his best friend, and the family’s unpredictable protégé, Dympna (Barry Keoghan). Arm’s struggle to find his place in the world has consequences on his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Ursula (Niamh Algar) as she strives to find a better life for herself and their young son Jack. http://filmireland.net/
Apr 24, 2020
Podcast: Neasa Hardiman, Writer / Director of 'Sea Fever'
In this podcast Natasha Waugh talks to BAFTA-winning writer and director Neasa Hardiman about her debut feature Sea Fever. For marine biology student Siobhan, it was supposed to be a research excursion with a trawler crew fishing the West Irish seas. But when they hit an unseen object and become marooned, a mysterious parasite infects their water supply. Soon the oozing force infiltrates the entire vessel and turns Siobhan’s journey into a claustrophobic fight for survival. Can they stop the mysterious water borne parasite from spreading before it’s too late? Sea Fever is available on VOD platforms from Friday, 24th April. Amongst the discussion Matasha and Neasa discuss: -her intention behind the film -reflecting transnationalism -the film inhabiting both a cinema of political meaning and a cinema of spectacle -the conflict between magical thinking and the scientific method -the ethics of contagion -probing the cliches of scientists in cinema -the lead character Siobhan owni…
Apr 20, 2020
Lenny Abrahamson, Director of 'Normal People'
In this podcast Natasha Waugh talks to director Lenny Abrahamson about his work on the BBC series Normal People. Adapted by Sally Rooney from her acclaimed 2018 novel alongside writers Alice Birch and Mark O’Rowe, Normal People is a 12-part drama for BBC Three in partnership with Hulu. It will star Daisy Edgar-Jones (War Of The Worlds, Cold Feet) as Marianne and Paul Mescal in his first television role as Connell, in an exquisite and compulsive modern love story about how two people can profoundly impact each others’ lives. Lenny Abrahamson directs episodes 1 – 6. Hettie Macdonald directs episodes 7 – 12. Normal People will land as a complete boxset on BBC Three on Sunday, 26th April . It will also air on BBC One from Monday, 27th April at 9pm with weekly double episodes. Normal People will air on RTE One on Tuesday, 28th April . Normal People consists of 12 episodes, with each episode half an hour long. http://filmireland.net/
Apr 9, 2020
Mary Kate O Flanagan, Screenwriter and Story Consultant
In this podcast Gemma Creagh talks to award-winning screenwriter and story consultant Mary Kate O Flanagan. Mary Kate O Flanagan was born in Dublin, Ireland and grew up bi-lingual. She spent her teenage years in Denmark where she attended an international school. Since leaving school she has studied French, Italian and Biblical Hebrew and lived in Italy and London before returning to her native Ireland. Her experiences of living in different European countries informs her work with screenwriters across Europe. Her main work is in helping writers to write cinema stories that cross borders, while preserving their authentic voices. She spends two months a year in Los Angeles collaborating with her former teachers at USC. Mary Kate is a working writer who has won awards for her screenwriting projects and is a published short story writer and journalist. http://filmireland.net/
Mar 27, 2020
Lorcan Finnegan, Director & Garret Shanley, Writer of Vivarium
In this Film Ireland podcast, Paul Farren talks to director Lorcan Finnegan and writer Garret Shanley about their film Vivarium, which is available on digital from 27th March. During their search for the perfect home, Gemma (Imogen Poots) and Tom (Jesse Eisenberg) find themselves trapped in a mysterious labyrinth-like suburban neighbourhood named Yonder. All attempts to escape end in failure, culminating in the discovery of a baby on the pavement outside house number 9 with the instructions ‘raise the child and be released’ . Listen to the podcast as Lorcan and Garret take us inside number nine... http://filmireland.net/
1 hr 7 min
Mar 9, 2020
Podcast: John Boorman Interview
On Thursday, 12th March, to celebrate the publication of John Boorman's new book Conclusions, the IFI will host screenings of short films I Dreamt I Woke Up and Tree Poems, plus a public interview with the Oscar-nominated director. In this podcast, Paul Farren talks to John Boorman about his book and career, including - the reasons behind the book - working with Lee Marvin (Point Blank) - Hell and the Pacific and Toshirō Mifune - Irish actors and crew on Excalibur - trying to adapt Lord of the Rings - Leo the Last, a law case and its revival - Deliverance, Burt Reynolds and stealing stories - Driving around with Lee Marvin on the roof of his car http://filmireland.net/
Feb 24, 2020
2020 Dublin International Film Festival Roundtable Podcast
Ahead of the 2020 Dublin International Film Festival, three filmmakers whose films are screening at the festival joined Gemma Creagh on the latest Film Ireland podcast. Pictured above, Tristan Heanue (Ciúnas), Iseult Howlett (The Grass Ceiling) and Suri Grennell (Wrath) came into the studio to talk about their films and the craft of filmmaking. http://filmireland.net/
Feb 14, 2020
The Reel OSCAReS Horror Show 2020
Welcome to the 2020 Reel OSCAReS Horror Show Awards Ceremony. On a dark Winter's Eve under a misty stained Dublin sky, our gruesome gang of ghouls gathered to present the awards for artistic merit in the horror film industry. Tune in to hear Conor McMahon, Sarah Cleary, Ali Doyle and Paul Farren bare their fangs and flex their chainsaws and announce the nominations and winners in the following categories: Best Scene Best Script Best Actor Best Actress Best Score Best Documentary Best Disappointment Best Director Best Film
1 hr 38 min
Feb 12, 2020
Ciaran Cassidy, Director of 'Jihad Jane'
In this podcast Gemma Creagh talks to Ciaran Cassidy, whose film Jihad Jane is in cinemas Friday, 14th February. In March 2010, the arrest on terror charges of a blonde haired, blue-eyed, American woman who called herself ‘Jihad Jane’ made headlines worldwide and was described as the 'new front in the war on terrorism.' The story of Coleen LaRose, a forty six-year-old woman, who had radicalised in rural Pennsylvania led the evening news bulletins. What made the case more surreal and confusing was the arrest of another American woman, Jamie Paulin Ramirez, a Colorado native — this time in Waterford, Ireland. In this podcast, Ciaran talks about his film plus getting into film his first films and learning the process of filmmaking his approach to storytelling and its different genres what draws him to particular stories Jihad Jane how the story unravelled the characters involved positioning the story and maintaining a balance the editing process http://filmireland.net/
Dec 31, 2019
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 39 - Farewell 2019!
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 39 - Farewell 2019! by Film Ireland
Dec 23, 2019
The Wild Bunch at 50
In this podcast, Paul Farren & Wayne Byrne discuss Sam Peckinpah’s masterpiece The Wild Bunch, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. Paul and Wayne look back on the film’s legacy and celebrate its “ballet of violence” plus: how Peckinpah turned the Western genre on its head the response to the film at that time Peckinpah’s career & style themes and symbols running through his films the personal Peckinpah different readings of the film his collaborators the death of the Western the legacy The Wild Bunch leaves http://filmireland.net/
Dec 20, 2019
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 37- Crime is Cool Kids
Our podders return after a Film Ireland funded extended holiday to look back on the last couple of months in film. Dividing their time between tropical islands and cinemas in Dublin, Sarah Cullen and Richard Drumm take out their film scalpel and get under the skin of Extra Ordinary, Joker, Harriet, The Irishman, The Laundromat, La Belle Époque, Hustlers, Gemini Man and Ready or Not. http://filmireland.net/
1 hr 5 min
Dec 13, 2019
Wayne Byrne, Author of 'Burt Reynolds on Screen'
In this podcast, Paul Farren talks to author Wayne Byrne about his latest book Burt Reynolds on Screen, the first critical overview of Reynolds’ work which examines his complete filmography, featuring candid discussions with costars and collaborators, exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and a wealth of film stills.
1 hr 6 min
Dec 12, 2019
Aoife Crehan, Writer/Director of 'The Last Right'
Aoife Crehan, Writer/Director of 'The Last Right' by Film Ireland
Dec 4, 2019
Ruth Barton, Author of 'Irish Cinema in the Twenty-First Century'
In this podcast, Natasha Waugh talks to Ruth Barton about her latest book Irish Cinema in the Twenty-First Century, a comprehensive overview of contemporary Irish cinema. Natasha and Ruth discuss: -what makes an Irish film -preoccupations within Irish cinema -a multiplicity of filmmakers making a multiplicity of films -the success of the animation industry -gender representation -short film -the fetishisation of social outsiderdom -Northern Irish cinema -the lack of diversity in the industry -what's next for Irish cinema Ruth Barton is Associate Professor in Film Studies at Trinity College Dublin. She has published widely on Irish cinema and her works include Irish National Cinema (2004) and Acting Irish in Hollywood (2006). She is a regular film critic on RTÉ radio’s Arena. Irish cinema in the twenty-first century is available to buy now. http://filmireland.net/
1 hr 10 min
Nov 20, 2019
Festival Podcast Roundtable: Iffy
Festival Podcast Roundtable: Iffy by Film Ireland
Oct 31, 2019
Gerard Mannix Flynn, Writer & Co-Director of 'Land Without God'
In this podcast, Gemma Creagh met up with Gerard Mannix Flynn, in The Westbury Hotel in Dublin to talk about his film - co-directed with Maedhbh McMahon & Lotta Petronella - Land Without God, which examines the legacy of institutional abuse by the Irish Church and State over the last century. http://filmireland.net/
Oct 24, 2019
Reel Horror Show - Episode 14: Halloween Special
In this eerie episode of the Reel Horror Show, special ghoulish guest Stephen "Screaming " Shields [writer, The Hole in the Ground] joins regular monstrous mutant hosts Conor "McMayhem" McMahon, Ali "Horror" Doyle and Conor "Howling" Dowling to open a coffin of consternation and carve up the corpse within. Uv-voov shredded thistle organ... welcome. In this episode, the ghastly gang talk about - "Screaming" Stephen's experience of his debut horror feature, his horror influences & writing process - some horror-watching recommendations - a hefty look at IT: Chapter Two - chats from the set of Irish horror comedy Extra Ordinary - a preview of what's screaming at this year's Horrorthon at the IFI - the perfect double bill for Halloween viewing http://filmireland.net/
1 hr 13 min
Oct 22, 2019
Shelly Love, Director of 'A Bump Along the Way'
In this podcast, Gemma Creagh chats to Shelly Love, the director of A Bump Along the Way which introduces us to Pamela, a boozy 44-year-old single mother whose teenage daughter Allegra disapproves of her care-free lifestyle. Their fragile relationship is further tested when Pamela becomes pregnant after a one-night stand. Shelly discusses -her background in film -the choreography of directing -how A Bump Along the Way came together -prepping for the project -the production design on the film -working with Die Hexen on the soundtrack -working with 50 / 50 cast & crew + Abbey the dog -working on the edit with Helen Sheridan at Yellowmoon post----production facilities -how the film has been received A Bump Along the Way is released in Irish cinemas on 11th October 2019. http://filmireland.net/
Oct 4, 2019
IndieCork 2019 Roundtable Podcast
Ahead of the this year's IndieCork (6 - 13 October), Gemma Creagh sat down with 2 filmmakers whose films are screening at the festival. Rachel Smyth's film Pit Stop tells the story of one woman’s attempt to flee an abusive relationship. Kerrie Costello's film Nina introduces us to Sarah as she returns to a house to pack up. http://filmireland.net/
Oct 2, 2019
Tom Burke, Director of 'Losing Alaska'
In this podcast, Paul Farren talks to Tom Burke, the director of Losing Alaska, which tells the story of a small community in Alaska called Newtok who are dealing with a slow-moving disaster. The 375 inhabitants of Newtok feel the winter storms grow more fierce each year and steal their coastline, they watch their homes disappear into rolling seas as the melting permafrost erodes the edges of their town. The plan is to abandon the town and start again 9 miles up the river on higher, more solid ground. The community is divided between those determined to stay, and those equally determined to move. They are fighting the weather, the indifference of state agencies and now, finally, each other. As well as discussing the intricacies of the ways of life of the people of Newtok and the challenges they face, Tom talks about how the project came to be, telling a big story through the prism of a small situation, people trying to survive in a changing world, the nature of documentary, telling p…
1 hr 6 min
Sep 19, 2019
The IFI Documentary Festival Roundtable Podcast: Paul Webster, Peter Kilmartin, Nodlag Houlihan
Ahead of the 2019 IFI Documentary Festival (25-29 September) Gemma Creagh talks to three filmmakers whose films feature in the Shorts Programme, which takes place on the 28th September. Nodlag Houlihan (Reality Baby ), Paul Webster (The Vasectomy Doctor ) and Peter Kilmartin (Sunny Side Up) join Gemma to talk about their films and what it takes to put together a documentary. http://filmireland.net/
Sep 13, 2019
Mike Ahern & Enda Loughman, Co-Directors/Co-Writers of 'Extra Ordinary'
In this podcast, Paul Farren talks to Mike Ahern & Enda Loughman, Co-Directors/Co-Writers of Extra Ordinary, a supernatural comedy which tells the story of Rose, a sweet and lonely small town driving instructor who must use her supernatural ‘talent’ to save the daughter of a local man from a washed up rock-star looking to use her in a satanic pact that will reignite his fame. Mike & Enda discuss things that go bump in the night, getting the project from script to screen, and working with Maeve Higgins, Will Forte, Barry Ward and Terri Chandler. They also talk about their early days in IADT and experimenting on mini-VHS tape, making music videos, ads, the influences behind their work and being practical with visual effects . Extra Ordinary is released in Irish cinemas 13th September
Sep 2, 2019
Reel Horror Show: Episode 13
Reel Horror Show's Mark Sheridan is joined by Dr Sarah Cleary in this special episode to explore the cobwebbed tunnels of horror. Sarah discusses how the horror genre is being controlled, regulated and restricted in response to its alleged effect on children. Other topics include horror as the messenger and reflecting ourselves and society back to us. Trump horror. A take-down of Stranger Things and the comfort blanket of '80s nostalgia. Franchises! Zombies!! - watching Diary of the Dead in the context of Love Island. The Exorcist as a conservative narrative. Is there ever a cause for censorship? An examination of I Spit on Your Grave. The discomfort of seeing the human in the monster and how horror has always explored how the monster isn't necessarily evil. A look at Midsommar's folk horror. The condition of Irish horror and where it can go. Plus a Rob Zombie love-in. And to quote Sarah - "a good horror should always leave us a little bit looking over our shoulder as we leave the…
1 hr 23 min
Aug 30, 2019
The Bleeding Pig Film Festival Roundtable Podcast
In this podcast Gemma Creagh is joined by Emma Fagan, programme manager of The Bleeding Pig Festival (9-11 September) and filmmakers Mia Mullarky (Mother & Baby) and Laura O'Shea (Hold the Line), whose films are screening at the festival.
Aug 27, 2019
Ivan Kavanagh, Writer/Director of 'Never Grow Old'
In this podcast, Paul Farren talks to Ivan Kavanagh about his latest feature Never Grow Old and the influences behind it, and discuss the Western genre and its enduring appeal. Ivan also talks about working with John Cusack, Emile Hirsch and Déborah François and the craft of filmmaking. In Never Grow Old, Irish carpenter and undertaker Patrick Tate (Hirsch) lives with his young family on the outskirts of a small frontier town on the California trail during the 1849 gold rush. It’s a tough but relatively peaceful place, until outlaw Dutch Albert (Cusack) and his gang take over, killing anyone who stands up to them. Patrick initially plays a dangerous game, profiting from the outlaws’ mayhem, but it is only a matter of time before he must protect his own from the bloodshed. Starring Emile Hirsch (Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, Into The Wild), Déborah François (L’Enfant) and John Cusack (High Fidelity, Being John Malkovich), Never Grow Old was filmed in Galway and Luxembourg a…
Aug 23, 2019
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 37- Sexy Thrillers... There's No Buckets Involved
Sarah Cullen and Richard Drumm return to give us their latest contemplations and ruminations on film. This episode's reviews include The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid, Never Grow Old and Toy Story 4. Netflix fodder Secret Obsession and Kidnapping Stella, plus a daylit look at MidSommar, Woman at War, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Good Boys. http://filmireland.net/
1 hr 21 min
Aug 19, 2019
The Dublin Feminist Festival: Filmmaker Carmen García & Programme Manager Dr Jennifer O'Meara
In this podcast, Gemma Creagh is joined by Carmen García and Dr Jennifer O'Meara to talk about the Dublin Feminist Film Festival, which runs 22 - 24 August 2019. Carmen García is a feminist videojournalist, journalist and filmmaker. Her film Tra na mban / Ladies Beach screens at the festival as part of the shorts programme on Thursday, 22nd August. Dr Jennifer O'Meara is an Assistant Professor in Film Studies at Trinity College Dublin, and a programming manager for the Dublin Feminist Film Festival. Tra na mban / Ladies Beach (2019) Mexico (6.36) Dir. Carmen Garcia Gonzalez In the west coast of Ireland, a group of Irish women 40 to 80 years old swim every morning in the Atlantic cold waters come rain or shine. Martell, who hasn’t missed a day in 10 years now, let us know how is it for her and the swimmers to meet at the Ladies Beach in Galway, vent together under the cold water and share a hot coffee and a warm chat afterwards. A tight-knit bunch brought together by their love t…
Aug 12, 2019
Garry Keane & Andrew McConnell, Co-Directors of Gaza
June Butler talks to filmmakers Garry Keane and Andrew McConnell about their documentary Gaza, a portrait of the resilience of people in the most challenging of circumstances and living under the constant threat of a looming war. http://filmireland.net/
Jul 29, 2019
GAZE International LGBT Film Festival Roundtable 2019
In this podcast, we welcome three filmmakers whose works are screening at this year's GAZE International LGBT Film Festival (1 - 5 August). Maya Derrington, Katie McNeice and Tom Speers join Gemma Creagh to talk about their films and filmmaking. Plus festival director Roisín Geraghty pops in to give us a quick look at this year's programme. http://filmireland.net/
1 hr 2 min
Jul 18, 2019
Hugh O'Conor, Director of Metal Heart
In this podcast, Gemma was joined by writer Stephen Shields (The Hole in The Ground, 2019) to chat to Hugh O'Conor about his feature directorial debut debut Metal Heart. Hugh talks about pitching "Twin Peaks in Terenure" to writer Paul Murray, the development process, a darker version, casting and working with the actors. Hugh explains how his own background as an actor influences his directing and learning from other directors he's worked with as an actor. Finally, Hugh sheds light on getting the soundtrack right, Louise O'Neill's influence on the script and creating a complex bad guy. http://filmireland.net/
Jul 11, 2019
Galway Film Fleadh Filmmakers Roundtable
In this podcast, Gemma Creagh sits down with three filmmakers whose short films screen at this year's Galway Film Fleadh. Director Rioghnach Ni Ghrioghair (Break Us), writer Sarah Ingersoll (The Bridge) and producer Marissa Aroy (The Ferry) join us to talk about their films, their roles as director, writer and producer and their individual approaches to the craft of filmmaking. http://filmireland.net/
Jul 6, 2019
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 36 – I'm Jesus. I Want Cocaine.
Sarah Cullen and Richard Drumm return to open up the bonnet of film. In this episode, our podders shine a light on Netflix fodder Rim of the World, I Am Mother, When They See Us and The Perfection and take a look at some recent cinema releases including Too Late To Die Young, Diego Maradona, Brightburn, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, High Life, Godzilla: King of the Monsters and In Fabric. http://filmireland.net/
1 hr 20 min
Jul 4, 2019
Prisoners of the Moon - Johnny Gogan, Director & Nick Snow, Writer
In this podcast, Gemma Creagh talks to director Johnny Gogan and writer Nick Snow at a special screening of Prisoners of the Moon at the IFI. The film tells the story of Arthur Rudolph, a scientist who played a key role in NASA’s historic 1969 moon landing. Rudolph was one of over 100 Nazi V-2 rocket engineers secretly brought to America in 1945 to work on the Cold War missile programme. He became a key figure in NASA’s space race, but was arrested in Toronto in 1990 on suspicion of being a war criminal. The dramatised trial (featuring Jim Norton and Cathy Belton) animates this revelatory documentary which uses archive material, expert witness interviews, and the testimony of Jean Michel, a slave labour survivor of the subterranean wartime V-2 Rocket. http://filmireland.net/
Jul 1, 2019
Jaro Waldeck, Cinematographer
In this podcast, Gemma Creagh talks to Jaro Waldeck about filmmaking and her career in cinematography. Jaro talks about learning her craft, training opportunities and getting into the industry. Jaro is a DOP with Master of Arts in Cinematography from FAMU Prague and a Bachelor of Arts in Cinematography from Columbia College Chicago. She interned with Academy Award nominee Phedon Papamichael, ASC, and won several Best Cinematography Awards in Ireland and Scotland. Jaro has worked on projects ranging from short narrative and documentary films to music videos, TV documentaries and commercials and promos. She is a member of Czech Society of Cinematographers and a board member of Women in Film and Television Ireland. As well as focusing on lighting and camera operating, Jaro has four years combined experience teaching cinematography and supervising student ﬁlm-shoots. Her skills and experience involve working with all modern digital semi-pro and fully professional cameras and workflows,…
Jun 18, 2019
Reel Horror Show: Episode 12
Our grotesque gathering of ghouls and goblins return to spread mischief in the latest episode of the Reel Horror Show. Ali Doyle, Conor Dowling, Conor McMahon and Mark Sheridan are all chained at the ankle to a pipe and will only be set free by discussing horror for over an hour - will they succeed and be freed or will they fail and be handed a hacksaw by their evil editor. Films that come under the horror hammer include Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, Escape Room, The Silence, Us, The Twilight Zone, Mom and Dad, Insidious IV, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Victor Crowley, The Cure for Wellness, Unfriended: Dark Web, Slenderman, Possum - "it's a guy, with a bag, with a spider in it...", The Haunting of Sharon Tate, Necromancer, Patchwork, May, Pet Sematary. http://filmireland.net/
1 hr 29 min
Jun 7, 2019
John Butler, Writer/Director Papi Chulo
Set in modern-day Los Angeles, Papi Chulo tells of a down-on-his-luck weatherman (Matt Bomer) who is shaken by the end of a relationship. He has an on-air meltdown, prompting concerned bosses to persuade him to take some time out. To fill his days, he employs a Latino migrant worker (Alejandro Patiño) to paint his home but also to keep him company. Despite their cultural, age and language differences, they connect.Paul Farren sat down with writer/director John Butler to talk about creating his comedy/drama, the themes of empathy and unlikely friendship, the talents of Matt Bomer and Alejandro Patiño and working with DOP Cathal Watters and composer John McPhillips. http://filmireland.net/
May 24, 2019
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 35 - Drop Kick a Puppy
Sarah Cullen and Richard Drumm address the nation and share their latest jibber jabber on some new films that people have made for you to see, including dream-chasing and drug-taking in Wild Rose, spotting Dublin streets in Greta, and high-school yarns in 8th Grade and Book Smart.Sarah takes a look at three Netflix films with women drinking in Wine Country, a lack of murders in Who Would you Take to a Desert Island, and alive ghosts in Suzzanna Buried Alive,Richard takes his seat at the High Table and discusses the endless shoot-outs of John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, nonsense in the cinema at Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, and the pointlessness of Vox Lux.And finally there's the glass cliff of Avengers: Endgame. http://filmireland.net/
1 hr 19 min
May 20, 2019
In this podcast, Natasha Waugh talks to Jon Hozier-Byrne, a filmmaker from Dublin, Ireland. John has a BA and an MA in Film Studies from University College Dublin, where he taught film until 2014, when he founded Stoneface Films. Since then, he's had his directorial work featured in the Cannes Film Festival, and created music videos for the likes of We Cut Corners, Hozier, Mick Flannery, and Hometown.
1 hr 7 min
May 15, 2019
Cormac Fox, Ireland’s EFP's Producer on the Move at Cannes 2019
This month at the Cannes Film Festival, 20 up and coming producers from 20 different countries from throughout Europe participate in ‘Producers on the Move’. The initiative is aimed at connecting young, enterprising European producers with potential co-production partners, strengthening their industry networks and, at the same time, providing a solid and visible platform for this next generation of European filmmakers. They take part in project pitching, 1:1 meetings and case studies, social events and an extensive press campaign, which includes online presentation and profiles in the international trades. This year Cormac Fox of Vico Films was selected as Ireland's EFP Producer on the Move for 2019.Cormac has produced several feature films for Vico Films, including Fiona Tan's History's Future, which premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2015, Peter Foott's 2016 local breakout hit The Young Offenders, and Sophie Hyde's Animals which had its world premiere…
May 10, 2019
Carmel Winters, Writer/Director of 'Float Like A Butterfly'
Float Like a Butterfly is a powerful and timely story of a girl’s fight for freedom and belonging. Some people say it doesn’t matter whether you win or lose. But for Frances losing is not an option – at stake is her own freedom, her mother’s honour and her father’s faith. In this podcast, Paul Farren talks to Carmel Winters about her film and the art and craft of filmmaking. http://filmireland.net/
Apr 19, 2019
Alan Mulligan, Writer/Director of 'The Limit Of'
James Allen (Laurence O’Fuarain) is a successful, controlling, thirty-something banker living alone and working in Dublin city at the tail-end of the recession. When a family tragedy occurs at the hands of his employer he decides to take action which forces him to face a terrible childhood secret. Meanwhile, his mysterious co-worker Alison (IFTA-nominated Sarah Carroll) has her own agenda, which puts her on a collision course with James, triggering a dark spiral of deceit, revenge, and murder. Gemma Creagh met up with writer/director Alan Mulligan to talk about his look at modern-day greed and desire, and society’s ever-growing need for control. http://filmireland.net/
Apr 18, 2019
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 34 - Eat Your Slops
In a Brexit-themed show, our podders, Sarah Cullen and Richard Drumm, discuss junk-checking in Captain Marvel, whip out the Irish Bleakometre for The Miami Showband Massacre, The Hole in the Ground, and Shooting the Mafia. There's chat about the buffed fingers of Free Solo, the Peeping Toms of Under the Silver Lake, the harsh yellows of At Eternity's Gate with Willem Dafoe's demon face and the tragic horror of Us. http://filmireland.net/
1 hr 20 min
Apr 6, 2019
Reel Horror Show: Episode 11
Our possessed posse return after a hiatus in the netherworld. Summoned back to earth, Conor McMahon, Mark Sheridan, Ali Doyle and Conor Dowling cast a darkened eye over the likes of Suspiria, The Hole in the Ground, Halloween, The House that Jack Built, Anna and the Apocalypse, The Guilty, One Cut of the Dead, Overlord, Castle Rock, Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror, He's Out There and The Monster. Caution. This podcast may contain thigh-slapping. Oo welcome, ahhh oo magu welcome to the Reel Horror Show.
1 hr 10 min
Mar 15, 2019
Stephen Shields, Writer of 'The Hole In The Ground'
In this podcast, Gemma Creagh talks to Irish writer Stephen Shields about his debut feature film The Hole in the Ground (2019). Stephen also talks about his work on Zombie Bashers (2010) and Republic of Telly (2009) and gives us an insight into the craft of writing. http://filmireland.net/
Mar 9, 2019
The legendary cinematographer Nick Mclean is currently in Ireland for a series of events honouring his work. We were fortunate enough to have Nick join us to chat with Paul Farren about his illustrious career. Nick is joined by film historian Wayne Byrne, who co-authored a book with Nick which details McLean’s life and work on some of the biggest films and television shows of the past fifty years. Nick takes us inside Hollywood and shares some fabulous stories, working with the likes of Steven Spielberg, Robert Altman, Vilmos Zsigmond, László Kovács, Brian De Palma, Burt Reynolds, Warren Beatty, Hal Ashby, Clint Eastwood, Mel Brooks, Richard Donner on The Goonies and Superman and working on Friends.
Feb 27, 2019
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 33 - Sandblasted and Dehydrated
Sarah Cullen and Richard Drumm are back in your ear to deliver their take on the Oscars. Plus amongst their reviews, Sarah implores you not to see Dragged Across Concrete, Richard ponders the point of Cold Pursuit, starring Liam Neeson as an avenging Mr Plough and there's love for If Beale Street Could Talk and a look at… a look at… a look at Happy Death Day 2U. Outside of the cinema, there’s a bit of Netflix chats and on the Irish cinema front Richard finds himself liking Cellar Door. http://filmireland.net/
1 hr 15 min
Jan 25, 2019
Viko Nikci, Writer/Director of 'Cellar Door'
Cellar Door tells the story of young lover Aidie as she searches for her son while in the grip of the Church. But as she gets closer to the truth, she suffers uncontrollable shifts in time and place that send her spiralling. Gemma Creagh sat down with writer/director Viko Nikci to open up the Cellar Door and find out more about his moving mystery thriller. In cinemas from 25th January 2019. http://filmireland.net/
Jan 10, 2019
Filmmaker Kate Dolan was recently named in the Irish Times Top 50 people to watch in 2019: Ireland’s hottest young talent. Gemma Creagh sat down to talk to Kate about her career to-date and what we can look forward to in 2019. http://filmireland.net/
Dec 31, 2018
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 32 - Space Jesus & Sudden Male Nudity
Sarah Cullen & Richard Drumm return to your ears after a forced lengthy absence in 2018. We hope to find a home in 2019 and have them back for their almost-regular film ruminations. For now, we set up shop in an abandoned room and reflected on the year in film... The pod kicks off with our buffs looking at their favourite Irish films of the year and includes Richard finally asking Sarah if she's "got any yokes". Our best branding people came together to title a special section for this episode called "The 2018 Oscar Films that Only Came Out Here in 2018 but Are Technically 2017 Films", including a look at the politics of Phantom Thread and the fish-sex movie. After discussing the sudden appearances of naked men, Sarah and Richard pull apart their favourite films of the year, discuss recurring tropes in the year in film, including assimilation, Motherhood as a horrifying thing, highbrow trash and how deaths of wives and girlfriends give men the opportunity to become violent and get…
1 hr 55 min
Dec 21, 2018
Nuala O'Connor, Director Of 'Keepers Of The Flame'
Jonathan Victory spoke to Emmy Award winner Nuala O’Connor about her feature directorial debut, Keepers of the Flame, which tells the universal story of generations dealing with the consequences of war and civil war; of what is remembered and what is forgotten. Please note the interview was conducted by phone. http://filmireland.net/
Dec 20, 2018
Capital Irish Film Festival: Chairman, Paddy Meskell & Director, Pat Reilly
John Collins spoke to Chairman of the Capital Irish Film Festival, Paddy Meskell and Festival Director Pat Reilly about the origins and evolution of the festival, the importance of an Irish film festival in Washington and the challenges the festival faces. The Capital Irish Film Festival celebrates annually the best of new Irish features, documentaries, shorts and animation, and particularly welcomes Irish language films.
Dec 12, 2018
Capital Irish Film Festival: Editor, Tony Cranstoun
John Collins spoke to Tony Cranstoun, editor of The Farthest, which closed this year’s Capital Irish Film Festival in Washington D.C. John was good enough to send us on his recording of their conversation. The Farthest chronicles NASA's 1977 launch of twin space probes, sent to capture images of remote planets and bear messages from Earth. http://filmireland.net/
Dec 11, 2018
The Belly Of The Whale, Director Morgan Bushe & Actor Lewis MacDougall Nov 2018
The Belly Of The Whale is set over a long bank holiday weekend. Misfit teenager, Joey Moody, returns to his home town in a bid to reopen his family’s crumbling caravan park and salvage his friendship with his best friend, Lanks. Meanwhile, on a mission to find the money to cover his wife’s medical expenses, Ronald Tanner, a fractured soul, risks his meagre life savings on a get rich quick scheme that ends in abject failure and humiliation at the hands of local big shot Gits Hegarty, pushing Ronald over the edge and off the wagon. After Joey accidentally burns down Ronald’s camper van and is forced to find the cash to repay him, the strange pair find themselves bonded together in misfortune. In an effort to change their shabby circumstances they concoct a plan to rob the Pleasurama, the local amusement arcade, and the domain of the iniquitous Gits. Gemma Creagh chats to Morgan Bushe about The Belly of the Whale his debut feature as a director and Lewis Mac…
Nov 19, 2018
Aoife O'Toole, Dublin Feminist Film Festival Manager
Gemma Creagh talks to Aoife O'Toole, the Dublin Feminist Film Festival Manager, about what we can expect at this year's festival with screenings in the Light House Cinema 21st and 22nd November plus Special Launch Events taking place on 20th November in The Generator Hostel, Smithfield. The Dublin Feminist Film Festival Manager runs 19 - 21 November. http://filmireland.net/
Nov 9, 2018
Natasha Waugh, Director of 'Mother'
Natasha Waugh's latest short film, Mother, screens at this year's Cork Film Festival. In the film, hardworking mam Grace, played by Hilary Rose, has the perfect happy family: a loving husband and two wonderful children. But when her husband arrives home one day with a brand new kitchen appliance, she slowly starts to realize that there might not be room for both of them in this house. Gemma Creagh sat down with Natasha to find out more about her quirky short, her journey into film and her IFTA-nominated 2016 film Terminal. http://filmireland.net/
Sep 25, 2018
On the Red Carpet: The Little Stranger
Gemma Creagh was at the European premiere of Lenny Abrahamson's new film The Little Stranger at the Light House cinema in Dublin and talked to Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Lenny Abrahamson and Ruth Wilson. Lenny Abrahamson's new film The Little Stranger tells the story of Dr. Faraday (Domhnall Gleeson), the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1948, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. But it is now in decline and its inhabitants – Mrs. Ayres (Charlotte Rampling), Roderick Ayres (Will Poulter) and Caroline Ayres (Ruth Wilson) - are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family's story is about to become entwined with his own. http://filmireland.net
Jun 29, 2018
Capital Irish Film Festival: Elynia Betts, Director of Maeve and the Moon
John Collins spoke to Elynia Betts, whose short film Maeve and the Moon screened at this year's Capital Irish Film Festival in Washington D.C. When her father offhandedly remarks that her mother is "asking for the moon," imaginative and resilient Maeve decides to set off on her own to find the moon and bring it home. filmireland.net/
Mar 28, 2018
Capital Irish Film Festival: Colin McIvor - Director of 'The Zoo'
John Collins spoke to Colin McIvor, whose film Zoo, featuring Ian McElhinney, Amy Huberman, Toby Jones and Penelope Wilton, opened this year's Capital Irish Film Festival in Washington D.C. Zoo recounts the story of young Tom and his misfit friends, who fight to save 'Buster' the baby elephant during the German air raid bombings of Belfast in 1941. Zoo screened at the Capital Irish Film Festival on Thursday, 1st March. Zoo is released in Irish cinemas on 29th June 2018. http://filmireland.net/
Dec 29, 2017
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 31 – A Giant Pile of Falsehoods
In this end of year peachy pod, Sarah Cullen and Richard Drumm reflect on 2017 and pick out their top movies, plus their worst moments - including Richard's newly diagnosed persicaphobia. There's also a round-up of some recent films, including ItTolls for Thee, Battle of the Sexes - featuring Sarah's tennis rant, The Death of Stalin, Thor: Ragnarok, The Disaster Artist, Call Me By Your Name, The Last Jedi - and all its sex scenes. Happy new year...
Dec 23, 2017
End Of Year Reel Horror Show: Episode 10
To see the year off, our yuletide yetis, Ali Doyle, Conor Dowling, Conor McMahon and Mark Sheridan gathered together roasting corpses on an open fire and discussing their latest horror oglings. They also mull over haunted house films and recommend a few Christmas horrors to see you through the festive season. Happy horrordays from everyone at Reel Horror Show http://filmireland.net/
Dec 21, 2017
SuperPod: 2017 - A Year of Heroes
The cybernetically reconstructed Richard Drumm is joined by antiquities dealer Paul Farren to aim fire at Justice League and Thor Ragnarock and look back on the year of Superhero and Comic Book Films, mull over top Fives, and gaze into the future to see what's in store for 2018. Contains spoilers...
1 hr 5 min
Dec 8, 2017
Alan Maher, producer of 'Song of Granite'
Gemma Creagh sat down with Alan Maher of Marcie Films to discuss the ins and outs of producing Pat Collins' Song of Granite, the life story of traditional Sean-nós singer Joe Heaney, from County Galway. Song of Granite is in cinemas from 8th December 2017 http://filmireland.net/
Dec 2, 2017
Reel Horror Show: Episode 9
The macabre members of Reel Horror Show return to feed your nightmares. Fresh from their Halloween live recording at Filmbase, the troop of terror re-assemble in the mangled form of Ali Doyle, Conor Dowling, Conor McMahon, and Mark Sheridan. Listen to them — children of the night. What music they make. http://filmireland.net/
1 hr 37 min
Nov 23, 2017
The Actors' Room: Geraldine McAlinden
In this episode of The Actors’ Room, Lynn Larkin chats to Geraldine McAlinden. Originally from County Armagh, Geraldine trained originally as a solicitor and worked in the UK and Ireland. She trained and worked part-time as an actor and director for theatre until 2012 when she left law to take up a place in the first one year Screen Acting programme run by the Factory now Bow Street Academy. During that time she trained with Kirsten Sheridan, Shimmy Marcus, Lance Daly and Maureen Hughes during the one year Screen Acting Programme in The Factory (now Bow Street) and with the Gaiety School of Acting and the Focus Theatre. She is a member of The Actor’s Studio in Bow Street. Film credits include the features The Secret Scripture, The Truth Commissioner, How to be Happy, ANTON and Portrait of a Zombie (Winner of the 2013 Underground Film Festival’s Best Independent Feature award). Geraldine’s performance in Portrait of a Zombie led to her being long listed for an IFTA for Best…
Nov 11, 2017
Gerry Gregg, Director of 'Condemned to Remember'
June Butler talks to director Gerry Gregg about his film Condemned to Remember in which Irish Holocaust Survivor Tomi Reichental celebrates his 80th birthday in a Dublin Mosque and embarks on epic journey across a Europe in turmoil. http://filmireland.net/
Nov 2, 2017
Conor McGregor: Notorious - Interview with Director Gavin Fitzgerald and Producer Jamie D’Alton
Jonathan Victory talks to director Gavin Fitzgerald and producer Jamie D’Alton about making Conor McGregor: Notorious. Filmed over the course of 4 years, Conor McGregor: Notorious is an access-all-areas account of McGregor's personal and professional journey from claiming benefits and living in his mum's spare room with his girlfriend to claiming multiple championship belts and 9-figure pay packets. Featuring exclusive interviews, unprecedented access and fight footage, this is the ultimate behind-the- scenes look at a sporting icon and his meteoric rise. http://filmireland.net/
Oct 29, 2017
Real Horror Show Live/Evil Recording @ Halloween 2017
The gruesome gang return from the dead for a very special live recording in front of an unholy audience in the dungeons of Filmbase. Regulars Mark "flesh-eating" Sheridan and Conor "axe-wielding" McMahon were joined by very special guests Zoe "zombie-hunter" Kavanagh and David "candelabrum-in-the-wind" Turpin to dissect all things horror. The frightful four chew over their own particular love of horror, making horror films and what puts the shivers in their shizzle, amongst other devilish discourse. Film Ireland would like to make it clear that all blood sacrifices on the night were voluntary and a result of the victims' own free will. Happy Halloween!
Oct 17, 2017
Linda Cullen Interview
In this podcast Sarah Cullen chats to Linda Cullen, co-director of The 34th, which tells the story of the driven and dedicated people who formed Marriage Equality in Ireland, and developed it into a highly effective grassroots force with one clear goal in mind - the extension of Civil Marriage to same sex couples. Through revealing interviews and archive material, former board members and staff outline the strategising, fierce battles, sheer hard graft and personal cost of running such an all-consuming campaign. From the KAL (Katherine Zappone & Ann Louise Gilligan) case to a YES vote on 22nd May 2015, this documentary spans a decade culminating in the 34th amendment to the Irish constitution, allowing same sex marriage. The 34th screens at the Light House Cinema on Wednesday, 18th October at 6.30 http://filmireland.net/
Oct 4, 2017
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 30 – Meat House
Sarah Cullen and Richard Drumm return to aurally go where no pod has gone before bring both chit and chat to the latest Film Ireland Podcast. In this episode our dastardly duo bring you news and gossip and enter the world of TV to ponder Game of Thrones and The Handmaid's Tale. Under the cinematic microscope is The 34th, an Irish doc that tells the story of the people who formed Marriage Equality in Ireland, the hirsute War for the Planet of the Apes, Nolan's Dunkirk, the capered Logan Lucky, the punch a white man inducing Detroit, the bravely bleak Wind River, the fingerbanging Kingsman: The Golden Circle and ermmmm mother! Hear ye! Hear ye! http://filmireland.net/
1 hr 45 min
Sep 26, 2017
IFI Documentary Film Festival 2017: Sunniva O'Flynn & David O'Mahony
Gemma Creagh talks to the IFI's Head of Irish Film Programming, Sunniva O'Flynn and Head of Programming, David O'Mahony about what to expect at this year's IFI Documentary Film Festival. http://filmireland.net/
Sep 26, 2017
Stephen Burke, Writer/Director of 'Maze'
Gemma Creagh talks to writer/director Stephen Burke about Maze, which tells the true story of the infamous 1983 prison breakout of 38 IRA prisoners from HMP, which was to become the biggest prison escape in Europe since World War II. Maze is in cinemas from 22nd September 2017 http://filmireland.net/
Sep 20, 2017
The Actors' Room: Niamh Hogan
In this episode of The Actors' Room, Lynn Larkin chats to Niamh Hogan, who recently starred in Zoe Kavanagh's 'Demon Hunter', which is available on digital and Video on Demand platforms. http://filmireland.net/
Sep 13, 2017
InConversation: Tony Cranstoun
In this episode of InConversation, Mark Sheridan talks to editor Tony Cranstoun, an award-winning editor who has cut drama, comedy and documentary for cinema and television. His work has received ‘Best Editing’ recognition from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), The Royal Television Society (RTS) and the American Cinema Editors (A.C.E.). He is English by birth and resides in Ireland where he is married to filmmaker Emer Reynolds. http://filmireland.net/
1 hr 37 min
Sep 11, 2017
Nick Kelly, Writer/Director of 'The Drummer and the Keeper'
Paul Farren talks to Nick Kelly, whose film The Drummer and the Keeper is in cinemas now. In his film, the drummer of a rock band recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder strikes up an unusual friendship with an institutionalized teen who is suffering from Asperger’s syndrome. http://filmireland.net/
Aug 10, 2017
WFT Ireland- In Conversation With Director Aisling Walsh
Women In Film and Television Ireland recently presented In Conversation with director Aisling Walsh as part of their Masterclass series. Aisling Walsh’s 'Maudie' is currently in Irish cinemas.
1 hr 18 min
Jul 31, 2017
Roisín Geraghty, Gaze LGBT Film Festival Programmer
Gemma Creagh chats to Roisín Geraghty, programmer for Gaze LGBT Film Festival about this year's festival, which runs 3rd - 7th August 2017. http://filmireland.net/
Jul 27, 2017
Emer Reynolds, director of 'The Farthest'
Natasha Waugh talks to Emer Reynolds about her documentary 'The Farthest', which celebrates the men and women who built the Voyager spaceship. http://filmireland.net/
Jul 25, 2017
SuperPod Wonder Woman & Spider - Man - July 2017
Our latex-wearing superpodders, Richard Drumm and Paul Farren, return to their headquarters to plot the rescue of their missing partner Scott Adair. Whilst plotting, our crime-fighting duo discuss the two latest DC and Marvel films to hit the big screens, Wonder Woman and Spider-Man: Homecoming. http://filmireland.net/
1 hr 3 min
Jul 12, 2017
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 29 - The Thinking Man's Apocalypse
Our regular Film Ireland Podcast returns with resplendent hosts Sarah Cullen and Richard Drumm bringing you fun and frolics from the film world. Yes there's Star wars news, Yes there's movie reviews. Want to hear about Baby Driver - take that. After the Storm - bleakly optimistic. Miss Sloane - make guns seem cool with the ladies. Wonder Woman - we all liked it. It Comes at Night - thinking man's apocalypse. My Cousin Rachel. Of course. Alien Covenent - celebrating James Franco's face on fire. http://filmireland.net/
1 hr 18 min
Jul 11, 2017
Gemma Creagh talks to Len Collin about Sanctuary, which introduces us to Larry and Sophie, two people with intellectual disabilities, who long to be together in a world that does everything to keep them apart. http://filmireland.net/
Jun 30, 2017
Laura McGann, director of 'Revolutions'
Gemma Creagh had jams with director Laura McCann about her film Revolutions, which introduces the exciting, sometimes brutal, world of women’s roller derby. http://filmireland.net/
Jun 29, 2017
InConversation: Noel Quinn
In this episode of InConversation, Mark Sheridan talks to Emmy-nominated sound recordist Noel Quinn, who has worked on sound for feature films, documentaries, and commercials in a number of countries worldwide, and has lectured extensively on film sound. His credits include Michael Collins, Reign of Fire and The Butcher Boy. InConversation is a series of personal interviews with people working across the many aspects of the Irish filmmaking industry. http://filmireland.net/
1 hr 41 min
Jun 23, 2017
Tom Ryan, writer / director of 'Twice Shy'
Gemma Creagh met Tom Ryan to talk about his film Twice Shy, which is released in cinemas 23rd June 2017. Twice Shy, is a modern, coming-of-age drama that revolves around a young, unmarried couple who set off on a road trip from Ireland to London, as the result of an unplanned pregnancy. The film charts the ups and downs of their relationship by juxtaposing their dramatic journey with flashbacks to happier times in their romance. The film stars Shane Murray-Corcoran and Iseult Casey in the lead roles and features support from a stellar cast including Ardal O’ Hanlon (After Hours, Fr. Ted), Pat Shortt (The Guard, Garage), Mary Conroy (Ros na Run) and Paul Ronan (Love / Hate). http://filmireland.net/
Jun 16, 2017
Conor Armstrong Sanfey, Director of 'Lift'
Mark Sheridan talks to Conor Armstrong Sanfey about his debut feature Lift, which screens at Filmbase on 21st June 2017. In Lift, Sean's vicious attack leaves a man unconscious and him stranded in an elevator with five others. In the confines of the lift, love has a chance of blossoming - violence has a chance of erupting - Sean has little chance of escape. With his freedom hanging in the balance can the people who fear him offer him one last chance of redemption? No Budget Presents a Special Screening of Lift at Filmbase followed by a discussion with the filmmakers. http://filmireland.net/
Jun 12, 2017
Mark O'Connor, co-writer & director of 'Cardboard Gangsters'
Paul Farren sat down with Mark O'Connor to talk about his latest film Cardboard Gangsters. http://filmireland.net/
Jun 5, 2017
Zoe Kavanagh: Writer/Director Demon Hunter
Mark Sheridan talks to writer / director Zoe Kavanagh about her film Demon Hunter which plays in select cinemas June 6th. Zoe talks about her influences, making the film and self-financing it, music and actors, the film's success on the festival circuit and the need for audiences to support Irish films.
May 22, 2017
Get into Film: Alan Maher, Producer
Representing Ireland at the EFP Producer on the Move programme at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, Mark Coffey talks to producer Alan Maher about his life in film. Alan Maher set up Marcie Films (formerly Roads Entertainment) in 2013, produced the documentary Being Ap and served as the Irish partner for Maya Zinshtein’s Forever Pure, both of which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Alan produced Pat Collins’ biopic Song of Granite, which premiered at SXSW this March, and is now raising the finance for Hong Khaou’s drama Trade. Alan has been selected for the EFP Producer on the Move programme, representing Ireland at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Each year, the prestigious festival selects 20 promising, up-and-coming producers from throughout Europe to participate in the initiative which connects European producers with potential co-production partner
May 16, 2017
SuperPod: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
After being hired by a powerful alien race to protect their precious batteries from invaders, our superhero team, Richard Drumm, Paul Farren and Scott Adair, return from their trip throughout the cosmos to discuss Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. NB: This is riddled with spoilers. http://filmireland.net/
1 hr 5 min
May 12, 2017
Q&A with Lorcan Finnegan, director of 'Without Name' at the IFI
Following a screening of Without Name at the IFI, director Lorcan Finnegan took part in a Q&A with Mark Sheridan to talk about his supernatural eco-horror film.
May 10, 2017
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 28 - More Guns Less Talking
Richard Drumm and Sarah Cullen are back with their chit and their chat about the world of cinema. In this episode, our primo podders deliberate over Life, Mindhorn, Get Out, John Wick: Chapter 2, Raw, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, The Transfiguration, Fast & Furious 8, which Sarah debates took place in The Purge universe, while Richard dreams of Helen Mirren one day fighting The Rock. Finally the gang exchange shots at Ben Wheatley's Free Fire, and despair at Logan.
1 hr 15 min
May 9, 2017
Ristéard O’Domhnaill and Brian Fitzpatrick of 'Atlantic' at Irish Film Festival, Boston 2017
Ristéard O’Domhnaill (director) and Brian Fitzpatrick (associate producer) talk about Atlantic, crowdfunding, and working with Brendan Gleeson. And enjoy some fine Boston pizza. http://filmireland.net/
May 5, 2017
Author / Assoc Producer Rónán Mac Con Iomaire 'Rocky Ros Muc' at Irish Film Festival, Boston 2017
Carrie Drzik talks to Author / Assoc Producer Rónán Mac Con Iomaire about 'Rocky Ros Muc', which tells the story of Galway boxer Seán Ó Mainnín who left the Irish-speaking village of Ros Muc in Galway, for Boston, in the 1970s. http://filmireland.net/
May 4, 2017
Interview with Duncan Campbell
Following his first major exhibition in Dublin at IMMA in 2014, IMMA presents a new film work by Irish-born artist Duncan Campbell. Entitled The Welfare of Tomás Ó Hallissy this is the artist’s first film based in the Republic of Ireland and his first new work since winning the Turner Prize in 2014; when he was the first Irish born artist to do so. Originating from research undertaken in the IFI Irish Film Archive, Campbell’s new film commission takes as a starting point a 1960’s UCLA anthropological film study of rural Kerry to investigate and reframe contemporary Ireland. Conor Dowling talks to Duncan about the genesis of the project and the research that underpins the work. The Welfare of Tomás Ó Hallissy screens at IMMA until 7th May 2017
May 3, 2017
Writer/Co-Director Sarah Dempsey, 'Hand in Hand' at Irish Film Festival, Boston 2017
Carrie Drzik talks to writer/co-director Sarah Dempsey about her film 'Hand in Hand', a short documentary that sits down gay and lesbian couples as they openly discuss topics ranging from coming out to childbirth. This intimate documentary offers a window into what it is to be in a same-sex relationship in Ireland. http://filmireland.net/
May 2, 2017
Reel Horrorshow: Episode 7
Our horror hosts return to your nightmares in the latest episode of Reel Horrorshow. Flesheaters Conor McMahon, Conor Dowling and Mark Sheridan delve into the dark to discuss the latest delicacies they've dined upon... http://filmireland.net/
1 hr 20 min
Apr 28, 2017
Natasha Waugh, writer/director of Terminal @ Irish Film Festival, Boston 2017
Carrie Drzik talks to director Natasha Waugh at the Irish Film Festival, Boston about her short film about the decisions women make in the face of overwhelming personal circumstance. A girl and a woman meet at an airport departure gate. Just before they board a plane to Manchester, we witness a private exchange as they share the different reasons that brought them to this moment, and the traumatic journey that awaits them. http://filmireland.net/
Apr 26, 2017
Actor Dominic MacHale, The Young Offenders @ Irish Film Festival Boston
Carrie Drzik talks to Dominic MacHale, who plays the bike-thief-obsessed Sergeant Healy in The Young Offenders, which won Best Feature at the festival. http://filmireland.net/
Apr 7, 2017
Podcast: Liam Gavin, 'A Dark Song'
Paul Farren caught up with director Liam Gavin to chat about his character-driven horror A Dark Song, which follows Sophia, a young woman who insists on renting an old house in the remote countryside so that she can hire an occultist named Solomon. She needs him to perform an ancient invocation ritual, the Abramelin, to summon up Sophia’s Guardian Angel so her wish can be granted. She wishes to talk to her murdered child, a desire that consumes her. The ritual is an extremely arduous one. They are to seal themselves in the house for months as it plays out. As they get deeper into the rite they run the risk of turning on each other, of going mad. But when Solomon finds out that Sophia has not been truthful about her wish, a greater danger threatens them. In the dark, they find that they are no longer alone in the house. They are now in the world of real angels, and real demons. The house is surrounded with a line of salt, it is the only protection they have. They must not cross it, n…
Apr 4, 2017
Get Into Film: Steve Gunn talks to Graham Cantwell
Filmmaker Graham Cantwell chats to Steve Gunn about his life in film. Graham Cantwell is an award-winning Irish director and writer, who achieved early acclaim when his short film A Dublin Story won several awards and was shortlisted for Academy Award nomination in 2004. In 2008 he directed Anton (international title Trapped), which stars IFTA winner Gerard McSorley. The film was picked up for distribution at the Cannes Film Festival and has sold to over 40 territories worldwide. It has since been nominated for three Irish Film and Television Academy Awards. In 2010 he directed The Guards for TV3, the first ever homegrown single drama commissioned by the broadcaster, set in the dynamic world of the Irish police force. His last feature, romantic comedy The Callback Queen had a successful cinema release in Ireland and the UK and was nominated for two Irish Film and Television Academy Awards. Graham recently co-wrote romantic comedy Poison Pen with Artemis Fowl creator Eoin Colfer.…
Mar 31, 2017
Ben Wheatley,'Free Fire'
Ben Wheatley,'Free Fire' by Film Ireland
Mar 23, 2017
Capital Irish Film Festival 2017: Hilary Rose, actor in The Young Offenders
John Collins talks to Hilary Rose about celebrating Irish film abroad, what goes into making a good comedy, being a pregnant fishmonger, the success of The Young Offenders and The Sultans of Ping. http://filmireland.net/
Mar 22, 2017
Capital Irish Film Festival 2017: Kealan Ryan, actor and writer of Lift
John Collins talks to Kealan Ryan, actor and writer of Lift about bringing his debut indie feature to the festival, getting the dialogue right, the dynamic of the characters, how the project came about, and the different challenges writing novels and scripts.
Mar 16, 2017
SuperPod: Lego Batman & Logan
Our colourful interlocking plastic mutants return to the superpod to discuss The Lego Batman Movie and Logan. Paul Farren, whose body has aged greatly because the adamantium fused to his bones has started poisoning him and impeded his healing factor, is joined by mutant tracker Scott Adair, who can psionically sense other mutants out to several miles away and track their movements, and Richard Drumm, who is suffering from a neurodegenerative disease which causes him to lose control of his telepathic abilities to devastating effect. http://filmireland.net/
1 hr 18 min
Mar 15, 2017
Capital Irish Film Festival 2017: Marie-Therese Garvey
John Collins talks to producer Marie-Therese Garvey about working with Risteard O'Domhnaill on Atlantic, crowdfundingthe film, the power of story, the impact the film is having, the value of film festivals and having Brendan Gleeson on board. Atlantic focuses on the two biggest resources in the North Atlantic: fish and oil, following the fortunes of three small fishing communities struggling to maintain their way of life. http://filmireland.net/
Mar 14, 2017
Capital Irish Film Festival 2017: Hen Norton & Dan Dennison, Born & Reared
In this interview, John Collins talks to director Henrietta Norton and DOP Dan Dennison about bringing their film Born and Reared to an American audience, the challenges for Dan as a photographer working with film, shooting in Belfast, and the overwhelming desire for peace in Northern Ireland. Born and Reared tells the story of four men in Northern Ireland living in the aftermath of a conflict that ended 18 years ago. http://filmireland.net/
Mar 2, 2017
Juanita Wilson, director of 'Tomato Red'
Gemma Creagh sat down with director Juanita Wilson to talk about her latest film Tomato Red. Juanita explains how she went about adapting Daniel Woodrell's book for film, working on the the look and feel of the film and casting the right actors. http://filmireland.net/
Feb 21, 2017
Reel Horrorshow: Episode 6
In this lurid episode, Conor McMahon, Conor Dowling and Mark Sheridan gather under a blood red sky to discuss Hammer Horror films. http://filmireland.net/
2 hr 3 min
Feb 21, 2017
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 27 - Human Balloon Man Deflating
Sarah Cullen and Richard Drumm return to investigate the demise of Sherlock, take a look at ADIFF and ponder some recent releases in your cinema - films in which things happen - including Silence, A Monster Calls, Moana, Underworld: Blood Wars, Assassins Creed, La La Land, Fences, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter and Split. http://filmireland.net/
1 hr 44 min
Feb 19, 2017
Interview with Emer Reynolds, Director of 'The Farthest'
Jonathan Victory talks to Emer Reynolds about her stunning documentary on NASA’s Voyager mission,which screens at this year's Audi Dublin International Film Festival. It is one of humankind's greatest achievements. More than 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space - the first man-made object ever to do so. Dying within its heart is a nuclear generator that will beat for perhaps another decade before the lights on Voyager 1 finally go out. But this little craft will travel on for millions of years, carrying a Golden Record bearing recordings and images of life on Earth. In all likelihood Voyager will outlast humanity. The Farthest will celebrates these magnificent machines, the men and women who built them and the vision that propelled them farther than anyone could ever have hoped. http://filmireland.net/
Feb 14, 2017
Interview with Niamh Algar
Actor Niamh Algar joined Jonathan Victory to talk about 3 films she features in at this year's Audi Dublin International Film Festival. In Lorcan Finnegan’s debut feature Without Name, Niamh plays Olivia, the apprentice to a middle-aged land surveyor, who takes up a job in a remote forest. Deep in the woods, he becomes aware of a malevolent presence, an intelligence of sorts. A silhouette flits between trees. The place fascinates the fragmenting Eric as much as it disturbs him. Is his mind playing tricks on him or is there some ancient horror wishing him harm? Niamh also talks about the short films she appears in, Gone and Pebbles, which are also screening at ADIFF. In Patrick Maxwell's Gone, Paul returns to his hometown to find that his ex-lover has a child with another man. As old sparks reignite, jealousy and revenge lead to fatal consequences. In Jonathan Shaw's Pebbles, on her 50th wedding anniversary, Ruby returns to the hotel where she spent her Honeymoon. Will her estra…
Feb 13, 2017
Interview: Actor/Writer/Director of 'Prevenge'
Paul Farren talks to Alice Lowe about her film Prevenge, a pitch black, wryly British comedy, which follows Ruth, a pregnant woman on a killing spree that’s as funny as it is vicious. http://filmireland.net/
Feb 7, 2017
Interview with Grainne Humphreys, ADIFF 2017 Festival Director
Grace Corry sat down with Grainne Humphreys to delve into the delights that await us at this year's Audi Dublin International Film Festival. http://www.diff.ie/ 2017 takes place 16 - 26 Feb 2017 http://filmireland.net/
Jan 23, 2017
Reel Horrorshow: Episode 5
Our shapeshifting lycanthropes gather on the moors under a full moon to bring you the latest Reel Horrorshow. In this episode, in between devouring recently buried corpses, the gang talk about the wonderful world of werewolf movies. Silver bullets at the ready...
1 hr 52 min
Jan 1, 2017
SuperPod: SuperMan (1978) The Year (2016)
Richard Drumm and Paul Farren join forces to bring you a look back at the year in superhero films employing their newfound powers of finger rating, plus they discuss Richard Donner's 1978 Superman and together unlock the secrets of the universe. There's also a look into the future to see what 2017's superheroes have to offer us mere mortals... http://filmireland.net/
1 hr 16 min
Dec 23, 2016
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 26 - Take That 2016
Richard Drumm and Sarah Cullen bring you their end of year pod and look back at what stood out for them in 2016 in film. This episode also includes reviews of Passengers, which "does everything cinema shouldn't do", The Edge of Seventeen, The Birth of a Nation and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Use the forks Luke. http://filmireland.net/
1 hr 33 min
Dec 20, 2016
Reel Horror Show: Episode 4
Our monstrous group of horror podders return minus one. Ali headed off to investigate a noise and hasn't been seen since. The remaining three, Conor McMahon, Conor Dowling and Mark Sheridan, gather around a bloodied Christmas tree to discuss the best and the worst of Yuletide horror. Films dissected include Silent Night Deadly Night - and its 4 sequels - Krampus, Christmas Evil, Rare Exports, Jack Frost, To All a Good Night, Silent Night Bloody Night, Santa's Sleigh, Black Christmas, Elves and Gremlins. Plus our knife-wielding filmmakers discuss their own ideas for a Christmas film. http://filmireland.net/
2 hr 12 min
Dec 8, 2016
Interview: Director Billy O'Brien and Actor Max Records, 'I Am Not a Serial Killer'
Gemma Creagh talks to director Billy O'Brien and actor Max Records about their film I Am Not a Serial Killer. Billy discusses how 3 Irish filmmakers ended up making Dan Wells' novel into a film and Max reveals how he got into acting in . Along the way, Billy talks about Christopher Lloyd's subtle acting technique and of course, there's chat about the weather and Trump. http://filmireland.net/
Dec 6, 2016
Reel Horror Show: Episode 3
In this episode, our bloodied band take a look at the debut features of some of their favourite directors. http://filmireland.net/
1 hr 43 min
Nov 27, 2016
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 25 - Human Velcro
Sarah and Richard are back in podland with a brand new episode of film chit chat. Among the exotic topics on offer are reviews of Girl With All the Gifts, Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Nocturnal Animals, Arrival, Train to Busan, Headshot, I Am Not A Serial Killer, Doctor Strange, and a nosedive into the world of Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror. All aboard! http://filmireland.net/
1 hr 41 min
Nov 23, 2016
Podcast Interview: Gerard Walsh wri/dir of 'South'
Stephen Porzio talks to Gerard Walsh about his film South, which is out now in Irish cinemas. South tells the story of Tom, a young man struggling with the recent death of his father. After finding a note from his estranged mother he decides to hit the road and try to find her. Throughout this journey Tom also tries to overcome his crippling stage fright as a musician. Along his journey he meets Jess, a free-spirited young woman that captivates his mind and heart.
Nov 22, 2016
Reel Horror Show: Episode 2
Conor McMahon, Ali Doyle, Mark Sheridan and Conor Dowling return to the realms of horror in the second episode of Reel Horror Show. As well as gruesome chat about The Witch, Train to Busan, Raw, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Found Footage. Ouija among others, the bloodied gang talk about the process of making horror films and this year's Horrorthon, which included a screening of Mark's Crone Wood. And of course there's Shakma, "the greatest killer baboon movie ever" - what more could you ask for... http://filmireland.net/
1 hr 30 min
Nov 16, 2016
The Actors' Room: Eddie Jackson
In this episode of The Actors’ Room, Lynn Larkin is joined by Eddie Jackson. Eddie's most recent credits include the feature film Red Room, directed by Stephen Gaffney, Game of Thrones ('Battle of the Bastards' & 'Book of the Stranger') directed by Miguel Sapochnick, Riegn (TV Show) and Ripper Street (TV Show). He is also currently shooting Acceptable Risk a six-part series. Eddie studied theatre studies at Inchicore College and later completed the Dublin Acting Class with Terry McMahon. His other film and television credits include Vikings (T.V.) J.A.M (Short), Gold (Feature), Justlikeabitch (Short), Dog Eat Dog (Short), Proclaim (Short), Bridge Station (Short), Promised Land (Short), Windows (Short), The Last Frame (Short) and The Light of Day (Feature). Eddie also appeared in the short films A House of Cards and Normal, written and produced with fellow actor Mark McCabe. Both films had successful festival runs with Normal most notably been selected for the Cork Film Festival. N…
Nov 15, 2016
Podcast Interview: Pieter-Jan De Pue, director of 'The Land of the Enlightened'
Stephen Porzio talks to Pieter-Jan De Pue, the director of the Irish co-production The Land of the Enlightened. A group of Kuchi children are living in a minefield around Bagram airfield, Afghanistan. They dig out old Soviet landmines in order to sell the explosives to child workers in the Lapis Lazuli mine. Meanwhile Gholam Nasir and his gang control the mountains where caravans are smuggling the blue gem stones to the border of Tajikistan and Pakistan. When Gholam’s gang is not guiding the caravans over the frozen rivers, they dream about Afghanistan after the withdrawal of the Americans. Some of them will grow up as soldiers, others will remain with the caravans. But Gholam dreams about marrying and living with his queen in the palace in Kabul. Will Afghanistan have a new king after the foreigners will have returned home? The co-production was produced by Morgan Bushe for Irish production company Fastnet Films together wit…
Nov 11, 2016
Podcast: Interview with Johnny O’Reilly, writer/director of ‘Moscow Never Sleeps’
Stephen Porzio talks to Johnny O’Reilly about his film Moscow Never Sleeps, a multi-story drama that weaves through Moscow’s choked cityscape as it celebrates its birthday with a massive fireworks display. Over the course of one day, many lives will change forever. Moscow Never Sleeps is released in Irish cinemas on 11th November 2016 Moscow Never Sleeps is released in Irish cinemas on 11th November 2016
Nov 10, 2016
SuperPod: Doctor Strange
Former neurosurgeon, Richard Drumm joins forces with Sorcerer Supreme, Scott Adair and the Ancient One, Paul Farren to protect Earth against magical and mystical threats. Their superchat goes off on all sorts of tangents, including Scott meeting Stan Lee.
Nov 8, 2016
Innovators: Panel Discussion
Madeline Di Nonno is joined by EMMY award-winning director Dearbhla Walsh, Jennie Stacey, Director of Development at Brown Bag Films, for an Innovators panel moderated by acclaimed Irish actor, Ger Ryan. The panel came together to talk about the technical and creative innovations they are witnessing in their fields and the issues facing the media industry, particularly in film and television. http://filmireland.net/ http://wft.ie/
1 hr 31 min
Nov 8, 2016
Innovators: Madeline Di Nonno introduces GD-IQ
Women in Film and Television Ireland (WFT.I) in collaboration with the U.S Embassy of Ireland, presented their October event Innovaters with a particular emphasis on creative, business and technological innovations in an ever-changing media landscape. Madeline Di Nonno, the Chief Executive Officer of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, introduced GD-IQ, a tool that employs video-and audio-recognition technology, along with algorithms, to identify gender, speaking time and additional details about characters presented in films, television shows and other media. Madeline used GD-IQ to analyse 2 Irish films, Brooklyn and Room. The software, called the Geena Davis Inclusion Quotient (or GD-IQ), speeds up and automates the painstaking data-collection process that researchers use to study representation, a key initiative in recent years as the entertainment industry has begun to focus on equity onscreen. http://filmireland.net/ http://wft.ie/
Nov 2, 2016
Podcast: Interview with Paddy Breathnach, Director of 'Viva'
Grace Corry talks to Paddy Breathnach about 'Viva' ,which is out now on DVD and On-Demand. http://filmireland.net/
Oct 28, 2016
Reel Horrorshow - Episode 1
Conor McMahon, Ali Doyle, Mark Sheridan and Conor Dowling join forces to bring you Reel Horror, which debuts with a seasonal episode of Halloween horror-natter about favourite horror films. Aaaaaaarghhhhhhhhh! http://filmireland.net/
1 hr 50 min
Oct 27, 2016
IFI Horrorthon Podcast with Directors Jason Figgis & Mark Sheridan
In this podcast, Paul Farren talks to directors Jason Figgis and Mark Sheridan about their films, Don't You Recognise Me? and Crone Wood, which are screening as part of the IFI Horrorthon. http://filmireland.net/
Oct 13, 2016
The Actors' Room: Maureen O'Connell
In this episode of The Actors' Room, Lynn Larkin is joined by Maureen O'Connell. Maureen has a Higher National Diploma in Film Production from Ballyfermot College & a BA in Acting from RADA, London. Maureen has over 10 years experience as an actor & filmmaker. She has many theatre and tv credits to her name, most notably, 'Mary' in Juno & the Paycock alongside Niamh Cusack, and 'Oonagh' in BBC 1's Father Brown alongside Mark Williams and James Fleet. She has written and directed 3 short films, the most recent of which Proclaim! has just won the Best 1916 Centenary Short Film Award at Fingal Film Festival and Best Script at the Dublin International Short Film & Music Festival. Maureen also teaches Acting at Filmbase. Maureen is currently directing her first feature film. Links: www.proclaimfilm.com www.maureenoconnell.weebly.com www.3hotwhiskeys.weebly.com http://filmireland.net/
Sep 27, 2016
InConversation with Michael Lavelle – Part II
This episode of InConversation features the second part of our episode featuring Michael Lavelle ISC. Part I is here http://filmireland.net/2016/08/02/inconversation-with-michael-lavelle-part-i/ Michael is a graduate of the National Film School of Ireland and an award-winning writer, director and cinematographer. He won the World Cinematography Award for Documentary at Sundance 2010 for His and Hers, his debut feature documentary as a DOP. The Sundance jurors singled out the cinematography “for its Vermeer like qualities and formal restraint in conveying the power of ordinary emotional lives”. He was also the DOP on the multi-award winning short film Undressing My Mother, which screened at Cannes, was highly commended at Sundance and went on to win the European Academy Award for Best Short Film in 2005.Patrick’s Day, his first dramatic feature as DOP, received its world premiere at SXSW2014. The film went on to win Best Feature at Galway Film Fleadh and Best Film at Woodstock…
1 hr 2 min
Sep 21, 2016
Interview: Director Peter Foott, Actors Hilary Rose & PJ Gallagher, The Young Offenders
Gemma Creagh talks to director Peter Foott, and actors Hilary Rose and PJ Gallagher about The Young Offenders, which achieved the highest opening for an Irish film at the Republic of Ireland Box Office this year. Inspired by Ireland’s biggest cocaine seizure of €440 million off the coast of Cork in 2007, the laugh-out-loud comedy follows two Cork inner-city teenagers, Conor and Jock, as they embark on a 160km road trip on stolen bikes in the hopes of finding an unrecovered bale of cocaine. http://filmireland.net/
Sep 19, 2016
IFI Documentary Festival Podcast: Interview with Sunniva O’Flynn & David O’Mahony
Ahead of the 2016 edition of the IFI Documentary Festival, Grace Corry talks to David O’Mahony, Head of Irish Film Programming and Sunniva O’Flynn, Head of Programming, about what we can expect from this year's festival.
Sep 19, 2016
Interview with Séamus Hanly, Writer & Director of 'The Middle Finger'
Ahead of its screening at A4 Sounds, Jonathan Victory talks to Séamus Hanly about his film The Middle Finger. Dennis, a lonely and frustrated teenager, is reluctantly transformed into a superhero, embedded with the symbol of a hand showing its middle finger, and must awkwardly endure his training and save his world from extinction in The Middle Finger, a superhero comedy feature film, written and directed by Séamus Hanly. The Middle Finger screens at A4 Sounds, Dorset St., Dublin 1 at 7pm on Friday, 23rd September 2016. http://filmireland.net/
Sep 15, 2016
WFT.I Podcast: Interview with Julie Ryan, Producer of 'The Young Offenders'
Brought to you by Women in Film and Television Ireland and Film Ireland, this podcast features producer Julie Ryan talking to Sarah Griffin about her career to date and her work on The Young Offenders. Julie is an international producer having produced the short film Take a Seat (Official selection for the Hollywood Film Festival and Palm Springs International Shortfest), Blood and Water (Best narrative at the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood & Official selection for the Action on Film International Film Festival at Los Angeles). She has worked on numerous TV shows in Ireland, Canada and the US including Showrunners the Documentary, which debuted No.1 on the iTunes documentary chart in the US. The Young Offenders is out in cinemas from 16th September and has the widest release of any Irish film so far this year. http://filmireland.net/ http://wft.ie/
Sep 15, 2016
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 23 - Have Your Leg & Eat it
Richard and Sarah return to podland to bring down a verbal hammer blow upon film. In this episode they round up the recent releases, including Ghostbusters, Suicide Squad, Viva, A Date for Mad Mary, Jason Bourne, Purge: The Election and The Shallows.
1 hr 23 min
Aug 21, 2016
Interview- Director Paddy Breathnach & Writer Mark O'Halloran Of 'Viva'
Gemma Creagh chats to the director Paddy Breathnach and writer Mark O'Halloran of 'Viva' which introduces us to Jesus, a young hairdresser working at a Havana nightclub that showcases drag performers. Jesus dreams of being a performer himself. Encouraged by his mentor, Mama, Jesus finally gets his chance to take the stage. But when his estranged father Angel abruptly reenters his life, his world is quickly turned upside down.
Aug 10, 2016
SuperPod: Suicide Squad
Our secret pod agency, led by Richard Drumm, recruits imprisoned supervillains, deranged director Paul Farren and Forbidden Planet's elite hit man Scott Adair, to execute a dangerous analysis of the latest American superhero film and save the world from DC Comics adaptations, in exchange for leaner sentences. Will neck bombs be detonated? http://filmireland.net/
1 hr 22 min
Aug 2, 2016
WFT.I @ Galway Film Fleadh: Louis Kiely
Listen here to our interview with leading casting director Louise Kiely following her contribution to WFT Ireland's ‘A Stronger Voice For Women’ at the Galway Film Fleadh. She gives great insights into the casting process and advice for aspiring actors. Louise and her team cast film, television and commercials. Recent credits include Sing Street (Dir: John Carney for Cosmo Films), A Dark Song (Dir: Liam Gavin for Samson Films), A Date for Mad Mary (Dir: Darren Thornton for Element Pictures Distribution), Handsome Devil (Dir: John Butler for Treasure Entertainment) and Redwater (BBC One and Element Pictures Distribution). filmireland.net/ wft.ie/
Aug 2, 2016
WFT.I @ Galway Film Fleadh: Seána Kerslake
Actor Seána Kerslake who participated in WFT Irelands' A Stronger Voice For Women' at the Galway Film Fleadh, talks to us about her background, process and recent roles. Seána most recently filmed the lead role of Aisling in the forthcoming RTÉ drama series Can't Cope, Won't Cope directed by Cathy Brady and written by Stefanie Preissner. Other projects due for release this year include Darren Thornton’s forthcoming feature film, A Date for Mad Mary in which she plays the lead. Seána trained with the Screen Acting Programme at The Factory in Dublin (now Bow Street Academy), and has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music & English from NUI Maynooth. http://filmireland.net/ http://wft.ie/
Aug 2, 2016
WFT.I @ Galway Film Fleadh: ‘A Stronger Voice for Women’
‘A Stronger Voice for Women’ event in association with the Galway Film Fleadh features a dynamic panel discussion on creating a stronger voice for women in Film and Television when writing, casting and auditioning. Panelists included international and Irish talent: screenwriter Kirsten Smith (Legally Blonde, 10 Things I Hate About You), casting supremo Louise Kiely (Ella Enchanted, Sing Street), screenwriter, playwright and actor Stefanie Preissner, whose six-part comedy-drama series, Can't Cope, Won't Cope was recently shot in Dublin and actor Seána Kerslake, who stars in upcoming feature A Date for Mad Mary. http://filmireland.net/ http://wft.ie/
Jul 25, 2016
Interview With GAZE Festival Director Noel Sutton, And Programmer Roisín Geraghty
Ahead of this year's GAZE International LGBT Film Festival Grace Corry talks to festival director Noel Sutton and festival programmer Roisín Geraghty. For the past 24 years GAZE International LGBT Film Festival has been providing a platform for Irish and International LGBT cinema in Dublin. Taking place annually over the August Bank Holiday weekend in Light House Cinema Dublin, the festival offers an exciting array of a selection of films to suit a wide variety of audiences, with a choice of international titles and homegrown Irish films also being screened. http://filmireland.net/
Jul 19, 2016
InConversation with Michael Lavelle - Part I
This episode of InConversation features Michael Lavelle ISC, a graduate of the National Film School of Ireland and an award-winning writer, director and cinematographer. He won the World Cinematography Award for Documentary at Sundance 2010 for His and Hers, his debut feature documentary as a DOP. The Sundance jurors singled out the cinematography "for its Vermeer like qualities and formal restraint in conveying the power of ordinary emotional lives". He was also the DOP on the multi-award winning short film Undressing My Mother, which screened at Cannes, was highly commended at Sundance and went on to win the European Academy Award for Best Short Film in 2005. Patrick's Day, his first dramatic feature as DOP, received its world premiere at SXSW2014. The film went on to win Best Feature at Galway Film Fleadh and Best Film at Woodstock Film Festival where Michael was also awarded the prestigious Haskell Wexler Award for Best Cinematography. In granting the award Wexler, two-time Oscar…
1 hr 27 min
Jul 16, 2016
Interview: Kim Newman
The IFI present Haunted Landscapes – A Season of Folk Horror from 16th-30th July. According to David O'Mahony, Head of Programming at the IFI, "the term folk horror has been used to yoke together disparate cultural artefacts that exhibit common traits: an interest in paganism; traditional, rural communities with a connection to the land and its regenerative cycles; the importance of ritual and superstition over scientific rigour." The season welcomes renowned horror fiction novelist and critic Kim Newman to Dublin, who is attending the opening day to introduce Witchfinder General, The Wicker Man and Quartermass and the Pit. Paul Farren got on the Film Ireland phone to talk to Kim about the films on offer, and the dangers of playing with farm implements and falling into threshing machines... http://filmireland.net/ Tickets for the season are available now at www.ifi.ie or at the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477. FULL SCHEDULE WITCHFINDER GENERAL July 16th (18.30) THE WICKER MAN J…
Jul 14, 2016
Podcast Interview: Ken Wardrop, director of 'Mom and Me'
In 'Mom and Me' Ken Wardrop travels to the USA to explore the complex relationships men have with their mothers. Shot across the state Oklahoma, voted America’s manliest State, the film offers a candid and moving portrait of tough guys and their even stronger Moms. It is a story that reveals comedy in the everyday and misery on some other days. Gemma Creagh chats to Ken about getting into film and the journey his second feature took him on. http://filmireland.net/
Jul 11, 2016
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 23
Richard and Sarah return to podding duties to talk film. In this episode, our podders discuss Game of Thrones (avec les spoilers), billion dollar Superhero movies and mull over recent releases, including Independence Day: Resurgence, X-Men: Apocalypse, Money Monster, Absolutely Fabulous, The Boss, The Nice Guys, Love & Friendship. http://filmireland.net/
1 hr 36 min
Jun 12, 2016
The Actors' Room: Susan Barrett
In this episode of The Actors’ Room, Lynn Larkin is joined by Susan Barret. Susan trained as an actor in Dublin before moving to London to pursue her training further. Returning to Ireland in 2010, she has worked in both theatre and film, featuring in a number of short films, including Engraved (2014), which she also wrote and produced. In 2015, Susan made her feature debut in The Hit Producer directed by Kevin de la Isla O'Neill. http://filmireland.net/
Jun 4, 2016
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 22
Film Ireland welcomes Sarah Cullen to the pod joining Richard Drumm to bring you film news, reviews and all round celluloid chit-chat. Our podpeople preview the upcoming Ghostbusters, chat about Beyonce's visual album Lemonade, and review Whisky, Tango, Foxtrot, Captain America: Civil War, Bad Neighbours 2, starring Alec Baldwin in a Zac Efron body suit, Green Room and Midnight Special. http://filmireland.net/
1 hr 19 min
May 30, 2016
Podcast Interview: Katie Holly, producer of 'Love & Friendship'
Jonathan Victory talks to Katie Holly, a producer on Whit Stillman's Love & Friendship, about how Blinder Films became involved in the Irish/French/Dutch co-production, what Ireland has to offer as a location and working with Whit Stillman. Katie also talks about the need for the government to increase funding to the arts in Ireland. http://filmireland.net/
May 26, 2016
Richard Drumm recruits Paul Farren and Scott Adair to form a team of powerful mutants to discuss all things X-Men, cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which Richard will reign. http://filmireland.net/
1 hr 2 min
May 13, 2016
Captain America: Civil War and all things Marvel
Our patriotic superpodders return to Earth to chat about Captain America: Civil War and all things Marvel. Richard Drumm uses his nearly indestructible shield to both outwit brainwashed Paul Farren and his case of super-soldier serum and prevent Scott Adair from stealing a biological weapon from a lab in Finglas. http://filmireland.net/
May 4, 2016
InConversation with Brian Deane
This episode of InConversation features writer/director/producer Brian Deane. Brian is from Cork and graduate holder of a BA in English & Philosophy and a MA in Film. He won his first short film award for his graduation film ‘Without Words’ in Cannes in 2008 as part of Spike Lee’s International Film Festival and has been seen by 400,000 people on Youtube. His first short film since college, ‘Volkswagen Joe’ has won awards in Rome, Boston, Dublin, Galway, Britain and Chicago in 2014 and also won the Best Short Drama award at the Celtic Media Awards. His web Series ‘CTRL’ has been nominated for Best Drama at the IAWTV awards in Las Vegas & at Raindance International Film Festival. His first Irish language film, 'Céad Ghrá', has screened in Galway, Cork, Dublin, San Francisco, Boston, Cleveland, Newport Beach, Rhode Island, Edmonton, Wichita, Washington and Seattle International Film Festivals so far as well as winning best short in the GAZE Film Festival in Ireland.…
1 hr 39 min
Apr 26, 2016
Capital Irish Film Festival 2016, Washington, D.C.
Adam McPartlan was at the Capital Irish Film Festival 2016 and talked to some of the filmmakers. Director Alex Fegan and producer Garry Walsh of Older Than Ireland - a landmark documentary that tells the story of a hundred years of a life as seen through the eyes of thirty Irish centenarians. Rachel Lysaght, producer of Traders - two strangers put all of their money into one bag and fight to the death to claim it all. Donncha Gilmore, writer of Bonsoir Luna - an Irish-language musical, which tells the story of Duke, a street artist, and Luna, a blind barista, who fall in love. Paddy Hayes, director of Deoch an Dorais (Name Your Poison)- the legend of Mike Malloy, the man who wouldn’t die. Eileen Davis and David Dryden, co-directors of Together in Pieces - the infamous murals of Northern Ireland that have plagued both communities are being painted over into something more positive. The Capital Irish Film Festival 2016 took place 3 - 16 March. http://filmireland.net/
Apr 22, 2016
Podcast Interview: Garrett Daly, Director of 'Who is Dervla Murphy?'
‘Who is Dervla Murphy?’ profiles Ireland’s most prolific travel writer, through rare and exclusive access to Dervla, her family and friends. Grace Corry met with director Garret Daly to find out more about his documentary and the elusive figure it reveals. http://filmireland.net/
Apr 10, 2016
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 21- Kapow! Biff!! Thwack!!! Chat!!!!
Kapow! Biff!! Thwack!!! Chat!!!! Taking a break from fighting evil, our caped caster of pods Richard Drumm joins forces with the cryptic campaigner Paul Farren and Forbidden Planet's masked magician Scott Adair to enter the multiverse of DC's iconic characters and contemplate the battle of the franchises.
1 hr 28 min
Apr 9, 2016
Podcast Interview: IFI Spotlight 2016
Grace Corry talks to the IFI's Head of Irish Film Programming, Sunniva O'Flynn about the upcoming IFI annual event Spotlight - a day dedicated to focusing on Irish film and television; reviewing the past year and considering current trends in production, distribution and consumption of new work. This year there will be a particular focus on women in the Irish film and television industry and an examination of moves towards creation of gender equality in the sector. For more info on the day's event, visit www.ifi.ie
Apr 7, 2016
The Actors’ Room: John Connors
In this episode of The Actors’ Room, Lynn Larkin is joined by John Connors. John is an actor and writer, whose features include King of the Travellers, Stalker and Monged. John will also feature in Jim Sheridan's upcoming film, The Secret Scripture, and Mark O'Connor's Cardboard Gangsters, which he co-wrote with Mark. John's television work includes Love/Hate, Charlie and Rebellion.
Mar 22, 2016
InConversation with Sunniva O'Flynn
This episode of InConversation features Sunniva O'Flynn, Head of Irish Film Programming at the Irish Film Institute, who gives us a fascinating insight into the history of the IFI, film as an educational tool and the preservation of Irish film.
1 hr 2 min
Mar 20, 2016
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 20
Richard and Jonathan bring their latest box of film delights to you with a shiny new podcast. Amongst the chit and the chat, film news and reviews, producers Sarah Barr and Aoife Kelly drop in to talk about Them's the Breaks, a new Irish documentary currently in production which aims to explore and tackle gender inequality in the arts in Ireland. Films considered in this episode include Hail Caesar, The Truth Commissioner, Traders, The River, Goodnight Mommy, and The Witch
1 hr 37 min
Mar 18, 2016
Interview: John Carney, director of 'Sing Street
Deirdre Molumby talks to John Carney, the director of Sing Street, about returning to Dublin to film after Begin Again, making modern-day musicals and making a period film. Sing Street takes us back to 1980s Dublin where an economic recession forces Conor out of his comfortable private school and into survival mode at the inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious and über-cool Raphina, and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band’s music videos. She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what he’s promised – calling himself “Cosmo” and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the ‘80s, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group pours their hearts into writing lyrics and shooting videos.
Mar 17, 2016
Interview: Jack Reynor, Sing Street
Interview: Jack Reynor, Sing Street by Film Ireland
Mar 14, 2016
Podcast Interview: Ben Wheatley, director of 'High Rise'
Paul Farren talks to Ben Wheatley about his latest film High Rise, adapted from J.G. Ballard’s visionary novel.
Mar 8, 2016
The Actors' Room: Glenn Keogh
Film Ireland are delighted to be launching The Actors' Room, a new series of podcasts featuring conversations with actors. To kick off the series, Glenn Keogh dropped in for a chat with Lynn Larkin to give us the insight on working in LA. Glenn has been living and working in LA for the past 9 years, picking up roles on a number of high-profile TV series, including Castle, Criminal Minds, Undercovers, Days of Our Lives, Ray Donovan, Sons of Anarchy, Once Upon a Time, Scorpion and New Girl. Glenn's feature film credits include working alongside fellow Irish actor Jack Reynor in Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Mar 3, 2016
Interview: Diane Negra, Head of Film Studies at UCD
This Saturday (5th March) the IFI hosts a panel discussion looking at female identities and Hollywood film followed by a screening of Howard Hawks’ 1940 screwball comedy His Girl Friday. Diane Negra, Professor of Film Studies and Screen Culture and Head of Film Studies at UCD, along with Dr. Deborah Jermyn (Roehampton University) and Dr. Shelley Cobb (University of Southampton) will address a diverse set of questions in relation to the continued viability of the ‘chick flick’ as a means of coming to grips with some of the ideological uncertainties, ambivalences and industrial shifts that currently characterise female media representation. Sarah Griffin sat down with Diane Negra to talk about Saturday's event and discuss the historical roots of the contemporary chick flick, the representation of women in chick flicks, and what the post epitaph chick flick is.
Mar 2, 2016
Interview with Cathal Black
In February, the IFI hosted a comprehensive retrospective of the work of Cathal Black. Sunniva O'Flynn Head of Irish Film Programming at the IFI writes "Part of Ireland’s ‘First Wave’ of independent filmmakers in the 1970s and ‘80s, Black began to explore the contradictions, problems and preoccupations within Irish society in a way which hadn’t before been attempted in film. He wanted to “make Irish films for Irish audiences, pictures that are recognisably Irish but stand up to European notions of style . . . to be truthful to our own visual interpretation of this country and reach Irish audiences our way.” Black’s narratives of distinctly drawn and wholly sympathetic individuals are often bleak but leavened by dark humour, or historical and enlivened by ingrained and powerful passions. He burrows into the national psyche to find unsettling tales of unease – of alienation, homosexuality, prostitution, emigration, poverty and despair. His characters fight to escape…
Feb 18, 2016
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 19
Richard and Jonathan make an aural return in the middle of awards season to cast an eye over the difference between outstanding and best. The hosts preview the Audi Dublin International Film Festival looking forward to monkeys in post-coital positions and Frank Sinatra karate-chopping suspicious Koreans and tables. Plus a look at what's playing on the big screen, including Strangerland, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, The Assassin, Spotlight, Trumbo, Our Brand is Crisis and Deadpool.
Feb 15, 2016
Podcast Interview: Grainne Humphreys, ADIFF Festival Director for
June Butler chats to Grainne Humphreys, the festival director of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival, about the selection process involved in the festival and what's in store for Irish film lovers this year, including Sing Steet, Viva and this year's films from Reel Art, an Arts Council scheme designed to provide film artists with a unique opportunity to make highly creative, imaginative and experimental documentaries on an artistic theme, operated in association with Filmbase.
Feb 10, 2016
Interview with Risteard O’Domhnaill, director of 'Atlantic'
'Atlantic' is the latest film from the makers of the multi-award-winning documentary, The Pipe (2010). The film follows the fortunes of three small fishing communities – in Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland – which are at turns united and divided by the Atlantic Ocean. Grace Corry sat down with director Risteard O’Domhnaill ahead of the film's screening at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival to discuss the mounting challenges the communities face within their own industries. Follow Irish film at http://filmireland.net/
Feb 4, 2016
Interview with Michael Kinirons, co-writer of 'Strangerland'
Jonathan Victory talks to Michael Kinirons about co-writing the Australian-Irish drama suspense film 'Strangerland', directed by Kim Farrant. The film stars Nicole Kidman and Joseph Fiennes, whose two teenage children disappear into the remote Australian desert, pushing their relationship to the brink as they confront the mystery of their children's fate.
Jan 27, 2016
Interview with Tom McCarthy, director of 'Spotlight'
Grace Corry talks to Tom McCarthy, the director of the Oscar-nominated film 'Spotlight', the riveting true story of the team of Boston Globe reporters and editors that uncovered an unimaginable conspiracy to cover up clergy child abuse.
Jan 23, 2016
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 18 - and the Oscar goes to...
Our British hosts Jonathan Victory and Richard Drumm return to your ears in their first podcast of 2016. There's Oscar talk, including the Irish Nominations and #OscarsSoWhite and the winners are announced by our hosts ahead of the ceremony. There's also a round-up of the latest films, including The Big Short, The Hateful 8, The Revenant and Irish films Shem The Penman and Room.
1 hr 42 min
Jan 14, 2016
InConversation with Tom Hall
This episode of InConversation features Tom Hall. Tom is a Dublin-born writer and director, who, in 1995, co-founded High Hat Productions with fellow filmmmaker, John Carney, with whom he co-wrote and co-directed November Afternoon and co-directed Park. He was the writer, director and co-creator of Bachelors Walk, the IFTA award-winning comedy/drama series. In 2010, Tom wrote and directed Sensation, a film inspired by reports of a farmer’s home-run brothel. Tom has recently directed episodes of the TV series Trivia and Red Rock.
1 hr 28 min
Jan 12, 2016
Interview with Will Ferrell & Mark Wahlberg at 'Daddy's Home' Dublin Premiere
Gemma Creagh was at the premiere of 'Daddy's Home' in Dublin and talked to Will Ferrell about getting into comedy and Mark Wahlberg about choosing projects.
Dec 30, 2015
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 17 - Goodbye 2015
Richard and Jonathan have spent Christmas scrawling lists on the basement walls looking back over the year in film. The time has come for them to share their palaeolithicly compiled polls with the free world. And so, in this end of year podcast, our imprisoned presenters discuss their 5 top films of the year, alongside a few other categories, including worst film, best soundtrack, most wasted hype, most excruciating film of the year and the chances of freedom. None being the answer to the last.
Dec 23, 2015
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 16
Richard Drumm and Jonathan Victory awaken and return to fill your stocking with the latest episode of the Film Ireland Podcast. With the promise of being let out of the basement for Christmas dangled before them, the lads enthusiastically tackle the latest releases, including The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, Krampus, Sisters, The Danish Girl and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. At the end of the recording, our hosts were told that they would not be released over the festive season - the one bit of basement tinsel was duly burnt and the door was bolted. As a result the podcast will return before the new year to give us a look back at the highs and lows of film in 2015.
1 hr 3 min
Dec 18, 2015
Aidan Gibbons, Mill+ Director
Jonathan Victory chatted to Mill+ Director Aidan Gibbons at the recent Irish VFX + Animation Summit. Aidan Gibbons is a Mill+ Director working out of the London studio. Aidan moved into Direction after working as a senior member of The Mill’s 3D team, where he was a CG lead, and has led artists on a number of high profile advertising campaigns for Lexus, Santander and Brother. Most recently Aidan has directed commercials for Lexus ‘Geneva Motorshow,’ Ssang Yong ‘Tivoli’ and Jaguar ‘ACST’. His other creative highlights as a CG artist include, Guinness ‘Music Machine’, Audi ‘Economy Drive’ and O2 Broadband’s ‘Niggles and Narks’. Aidan is also noted for having created a number of short films, including ‘Diversion’, which went on to win Best VFX at the Global Student Animation Awards.
Dec 15, 2015
Irish VFX + Animation Summit Podcast: Stuart Sumida, Professor of Biology
Jonathan Victory talks to Professor Stuart Sumida, who was at the Irish VFX + Animation Summit to give a workshop/masterclass on Animal Anatomy and Locomotion for Animators and VFX Artists. Stuart Sumida is a Professor of Biology at California State University San Bernardino. He was named CSU System-wide Wang Professor of the Year in 2008, and Carnegie Institute of Washington California Professor of the Year in 2011. He is a vertebrate palaeontologist with over 60 peer-reviewed publications, and is the most sought-after animal anatomy consultant in the animation and visual effects industries, having worked on over 60 films, video games, and theme park rides. His film credits range from Lion King, and Tarzan, to How to Train Your Dragon. Recent work includes Life of Pi, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as the upcoming Zootopia with Disney Feature Animation, The Good Dinosaur for Pixar, Mrs. Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children with Double…
Dec 7, 2015
Irish VFX + Animation Summit Podcast: Mark Ardington, CG Lead on 'Ex Machina'
Jonathan Victory talked to Mark Ardington about his work on 'Ex Machina'. Mark has over 17 years experience as an Animator, Rigger / TD, Animation Director and VFX Supervisor on many award-winning CGI commercials, TV series and films.
Dec 1, 2015
Irish VFX + Animation Summit Podcast: Andy Hayes, Head of FX at Framestore
Andy Hayes is Head of FX at Framestore,, a Bafta and Oscar award-winning creative studio that offers a range of visual effects, production, direction and post production. Andy has worked on features such as Happy Feet, Gravity, Rise of the Guardians, The Martian and Jupiter Ascending. The Irish VFX + Animation Summit took place 20-22 November 2015
Nov 30, 2015
Women in Film & Television Ireland Podcast: In Conversation with Emer Reynolds & Lisa Mulcachy
Women in Film and Television Ireland's first members event (October 21st 2015) featured award-winning Irish film editor Emer Reynolds and award-winning film and TV director Lisa Mulcahy in conversation.
1 hr 5 min
Nov 26, 2015
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 15
Richard Drumm and Jonathan Victory take time out from baying for freedom from the depths of the Film Ireland dungeon to bring you their latest film sermon. This episode features Jonathan unleashed at the recent Irish VFX + Animation Summit chatting to an array of industry talent from both Ireland and overseas. Plus, reviews for your consideration include Bridge of Spies, Tangerine, The Queen of Ireland, They Will Have to Kill Us First, The Good Dinosaur, Black Mass, Carol and Spectre.
1 hr 40 min
Nov 23, 2015
Irish VFX + Animation Summit: Paul Timpson, Visual Effects Artist
Jonathan Victory talks to Paul Timpson, a veteran of the VFX industry. Paul has worked in companies such as MPC, The Jim Henson Company, Framestore and Dreamworks on features such as Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix, Robocop, 47 Ronin, Shrek 4 and Megamind. Paul has worked in Animation and VFX on three continents. The Irish VFX + Animation Summit took place 20-22 November 2015
Nov 13, 2015
Saoirse Ronan at the Irish Premiere of 'Brooklyn'
Lynn Larkin chats to actor Saoirse Ronan at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin for Film Ireland and #FilmMe for the Irish premiere of Brooklyn. Check the full video of the night here http://filmireland.net/2015/11/11/video-brooklyn-premiere/
Nov 9, 2015
Interview With John Crowley, Director Of 'Brooklyn'
Dee O'Donoghue sat down with directorJohn Crowley to discuss 'Brooklyn', which stars Saoirse Ronan as an Irish immigrant in 1950s Brooklyn.
Oct 28, 2015
The Feminist Film Festival & Women in Film & Television Ireland
In this podcast, Gemma Creagh chats to Rachel Lysaght about the recently launched Irish branch of Women In Film and Television, and Dr. Jennifer O'Meara (Maynooth University) about the Feminist Film Festival, which takes place 30 October - 01 November in Dublin.
Oct 24, 2015
Audio Interview: Rory O’Neill, The Queen of Ireland
Film Ireland‘s Sarah Griffin chats to Rory O’Neill about The Queen of Ireland, Conor Horgan’s documentary film that follows Rory’s journey from the small Mayo town of Ballinrobe to striding the world stage. The Queen of Ireland is in cinemas now.
Oct 19, 2015
Film Ireland Podcast Episode: 13
In this episode of the Film Ireland Podcast, Richard and Jonathan talk money and hats, including Marvel money, Irish film money and bigger caps, and discuss the launch of Women in Film and Television Ireland. The podders take on Irish film tucking into The Lobster, saddling up for An Klondike, riff on myth for Pursuit and sail away to Brooklyn. They also discuss Sicario, Stonewall , Dope, Hamlet and American Ultra. Jonathan was set free from the basement for a short while to have a quick chat with Yorgos Lanthimos, director of The Lobster, while Richard remained chained up mulling over Daniel Craig's potato head. Upon his return to the basement, Jonathan hands out early Oscars as Richard takes them back, feeding off their gold-plated britannium.
1 hr 26 min
Oct 5, 2015
InConversation with Ross Whitaker
In this episode of InConversation, we speak to Ross Whitaker, writer, producer and documentary filmmaker. Ross Whitaker's first feature film, the self-funded Saviours (2008), was selected for theatrical release in Ireland and acclaimed as as one of the "100 Best Irish Films of All Time" (Sunday Times). Ross' award-winning short documentaries include Bye Bye Now (2009), Home Turf (2011) and he has been involved in many successful TV projects, including the the epic television documentary Blind Man Walking and the Prime Time political documentary The Bailout. Most recently, Ross' film Unbreakable: The Mark Pollock Story enjoyed a successful Irish release in 2014 and was released in the UK to critical acclaim. Ross is currently working on a year in the life of a seaside town, Lahinch, on Ireland's wild Atlantic coast.
1 hr 32 min
Sep 25, 2015
Interview with Roger Garcia, Guest Curator of DIFF PIX: Hong Kong Kicks
DIFF PIX: Hong Kong Kicks kicked off today at The Lighthouse Cinema in Dublin. The season of six films of the best of Hong Kong cinema is guest curated by Roger Garcia, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Film Festival and renowned author, producer and film critic. The line-up includes classic martial arts cinema and well known masters such as Bruce Lee in The Way of the Dragon, Jackie Chan in The Young Master and Jet Li for Once Upon a Time in China II. Paul Farren caught up with Roger Garcia earlier today at the Light House to find out more about the festival while also taking the opportunity to demonstrate his Praying Mantis kung fu skills.
Sep 16, 2015
Sunniva O'Flynn introduces the 2015 IFI Documentary Festival
The IFI's Head of Irish Film Programming, Sunniva O'Flynn, talks to Film Ireland's podcast hosts Richard Drumm and Jonathan Victory about the Irish feature documentaries screening as part of the upcoming IFI Documentary Festival. Sunniva also introduces the Reality Bites & Documentary Shorts Programme and previews the festival's panels.
Sep 7, 2015
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 12
Richard and Jonathan return to karate chop film. Alongside news and reviews Sunniva Flynn, the IFI International Co-ordinator, drops in to chat about the upcoming IFI Documentary Film Festival. This episodes reviews take in Marshlands, The Treatment, The Gift, Straight Outta Compton, No Escape, The Man from U.N.C.L.E, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Trainwreck, Fantastic Four, Hard to be a God and The Transporter Refueled (SPOILER: Richard is not impressed by the former special-ops mercenary). It has been 64 hours since either host has been fed. The basement scorns their hunger.
1 hr 7 min
Sep 4, 2015
Interview with M.Night Shyamalan, writer/director of 'The Visit'
Gemma Creagh sat down with all-round lovely man M.Night Shyamalan to discuss his latest film, The Visit. The Visit is released in Irish cinemas from 9th September.
Sep 2, 2015
Interview with Judd Apatow, director of 'Trainwreck'
Gemma Creagh talks to Judd Apatow about how 'Trainwreck' came together and working with Amy Schumer. Judd also gives some advice for directors and tells us about having a singsong in a Dublin pub.
Aug 7, 2015
In Conversation with Aonghus Og McAnally
In this episode of InConversation we speak with Aonghus Og McAnally, actor and Artistic Director of Rise Productions. This conversation was recorded a year ago. Since then Aonghus has toured nationally with a remount of The Games People Play, the second instalment of Rise's 'Dynasty and Destiny Trilogy'. Rise will premiere the final part of that trilogy At the Ford as part of this year's Dublin Theatre Festival.
1 hr 42 min
Jul 24, 2015
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 11
In the latest episode of the Film Ireland podcast Richard Drumm and Jonathan Victory lure the directors of new Irish film 'Monged' into the basement to talk about their film and their experiences of premiering at this year's Galway Film Fleadh. As well as the latest news, Richard and Jonathan talk about 'Terminator: Genisys', 'Jurassic World', 'Spy', 'Ant-Man', 'Ted 2', 'She's Funny that Way', 'Slow West', 'True Story' and Mark Noonan's debut feature 'You're Ugly Too'. Along the way Jonathan admits to Marvel fatigue while Jonathan demonstrates the interconnectedness of Irish society.
1 hr 8 min
Jun 29, 2015
In Conversation with Paul Duane
This episode of In Conversation features writer, director and producer Paul Duane. Paul's directing credits include Barbaric Genius, Very Extremely Dangerous and Natan and he was named one of Variety magazine’s Ten Directors to Watch in 2013. In 2008 Paul set up the production company Screenworks with Rob Cawley, which recently produced the successful RTÉ series Amber. Paul also co-produced the documentary In a House That Ceased to Be, the story of Christina Noble, which was released in cinemas earlier this year and screened on RTÉ. The film won the George Morrison Feature Documentary IFTA Award.
1 hr 3 min
Jun 10, 2015
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 10
In the latest Film Ireland podcast, Richard Drumm and Jonathan Victory are joined by Natasha Waugh, whose short film Food Fight recently recently screened at Cannes. In between chatting about film news and reviews, Natasha talks about setting up her own production company and getting her film into Cannes and bags past security. Along the way, look at Irish horror The Canal and Jonathan and Natasha go head to head over Glassland and catch up on The Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Tribe, Mad Max, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night and the box-office phenomenon Kung Fury. Meanwhile, Donnchadh and Ruari are at large having escaped from the basement leaving only a poster of One Million B.C. in their wake. Gardaí are warning the public not to approach the men if seen talking about film in Dublin.
1 hr 2 min
May 5, 2015
Irish Film Festival, Boston Interview with Trevor Birney & Vinny McCormack
The 15th Irish Film Festival, Boston took place over four days from 19 – 22 March 2015 at the Somerville Theatre, Davis Square. Alexis Sullivan, a student at Boston College, attended the festival and talked to some of the filmmakers who were there presenting their films. In this podcast Alexis talks to Trevor Birney, co-director of INEZ: A Challenging Woman and Vinny McCormack, Inez's husband. INEZ: A Challenging Woman is a 33-minute documentary that explores the life and legacy of the internationally renowned and hugely influential human rights and trade union activist Inez McCormack. INEZ: A Challenging Woman screened at the Irish Film Festival, Boston as part of the New Irish Shorts Program on Sunday, 22nd March 2015.
Apr 28, 2015
Irish Film Festival, Boston: Audio Interview Bríona Nic Dhiarmada
The 15th Irish Film Festival, Boston took place over four days from 19 – 22 March 2015 at the Somerville Theatre, Davis Square. Alexis Sullivan, a student at Boston College, attended the festival and talked to some of the filmmakers who were there presenting their films. In this podcast Alexis chats to Bríona Nic Dhiarmada, co-producer of 'Mairéad Farrell: Comhrá nár Chríochnaigh', Martina Durac’s film that explores the life and death of one of the IRA’s most iconic female members.
Apr 21, 2015
Audio Interview: Tom Smith author of 'Child 44'
A politically-charged serial killer thriller set in 1953 Soviet Russia, Child 44 chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov [Tom Hardy], who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa [Noomi Rapace], as a traitor. Exiled from Moscow to a grim provincial outpost, Leo and Raisa join forces with General Mikhail Nesterov [Gary Oldman] to track down a serial killer who preys on young boys. Their quest for justice threatens a system-wide cover-up enforced by Leo’s psychopathic rival Vasili [Joel Kinnaman], who insists “There is no crime in Paradise.” The book's author Tom Smith talks about the film as a detective story, the character of General Mikhail Nesterov, the cast, and the process of going from novel to film.
Apr 20, 2015
Irish Film Festival, Boston: Audio Interview with Paul Murphy, wri/dir of 'The Weather Report'
The 15th Irish Film Festival, Boston took place over four days from 19 – 22 March 2015 at the Somerville Theatre, Davis Square. Alexis Sullivan, a student at Boston College, attended the festival and talked to some of the filmmakers who were there presenting their films. In this podcast Alexis chats to Paul Murphy, writer/director of The Weather Report, a short film that stars Edward MacLiam and Marie Ruane as Ted and Maureen Sweeney and centres around a mysterious phone call which questions a routine weather report by Lighthouse Keeper Ted Sweeney. This leads his wife Maureen to question more than just the weather report. The short was shot entirely on location in Blacksod Lighthouse in Belmullet, Co.Mayo. The Weather Report screened at the Irish Film Festival, Boston on Friday, 20th March 2015.
Apr 17, 2015
Irish Film Festival, Boston: Audio Interview with Aoife Kelleher & Rachel Lysaght
The 15th Irish Film Festival, Boston took place over four days from 19th – 22nd March 2015 at the Somerville Theatre, Davis Square. Alexis Sullivan, a student at Boston College, attended the festival and talked to some of the filmmakers who were there presenting their films. In this podcast Alexis chats to the directer Aoife Kelleher and producer Rachel Lysaght, whose award-winning documentary 'One Million Dubliners' explores life, death and the afterlife through a journey of Glasnevin Cemetery in North Dublin.
Apr 15, 2015
Irish Film Festival, Boston: Audio Interview with Niall Heery, writer/director of 'Gold'
The 15th Irish Film Festival, Boston took place over four days from 19th – 22nd March 2015 at the Somerville Theatre, Davis Square. Alexis Sullivan, a student at Boston College, attended the festival and talked to some of the filmmakers who were there presenting their films. In this podcast Alexis chats to Niall Heery the writer/director of Gold, an offbeat comedy about an estranged father who returns to his hometown after an absence of ten years to reconnect with his teenage daughter and ex-wife.
Apr 9, 2015
Irish Film Festival, Boston: Audio Interview with Dawn Morrissey, Festival Director
The 15th Irish Film Festival, Boston took place over four days from 19th - 22nd March 2015 at the Somerville Theatre, Davis Square. Alexis Sullivan, a student at Boston College, attended the festival and talked to some of the filmmakers who were there presenting their films. In this first podcast Alexis chats to Festival Director Dawn Morrissey about putting the festival together and the need for an Irish Film Festival in Boston.
Mar 23, 2015
InConversation: Mark Gaster & Brian O'Neill
This episode of InConversation features Mark Gaster and Brian O'Neill, two of the three co-directors of 'How to be Happy'(along with Michael Rob Costine). The feature film is written by award winning writer/director, Conor Horgan ('One Hundred Mornings'). The development of the script was a collaborative effort between Conor and the students of the Filmbase/Staffordshire University MSc Digital Feature Film Production Course.
1 hr 6 min
Mar 10, 2015
InConversation with Grainne Humphreys
This episode of InConversation features Grainne Humphreys, Festival Director of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival since 2007.
1 hr 5 min
Mar 6, 2015
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 09
Donnchadh and Richard are joined by Jonathan Victory to fantasize about pastries, dream about Jodorowsky and design 'Lost Ruairí' posters. Along the way the lads preview this year's Jameson Dublin Film Festival, chit chat about film news and stuff in the cinema. No one was harmed.
1 hr 4 min
Feb 27, 2015
Interview: Kevin Hart And Josh Gad, The Wedding Ringer
Kevin Hart and Josh Gad were recently in town to promote their film The Wedding Ringer. Gemma Creagh broke into their hotel room to have a quick natter about the film talk and to discuss their beautiful leg dancing and fairy feet.
Feb 17, 2015
Capital Irish Film Festival: Interview With Dave Farrell & Colin Farrell Of 'A Terrible Beauty'
A Terrible Beauty/Áille an Uafáis screened at the The 93-minute feature docudrama set during the Irish Rebellion of 1916 tells the largely untold story of displaced young men, women and children caught up in a chain of events which would have tragic consequences leaving many innocent people dead. Adam McPartlan talks to producer Dave Farrell and actor Colin Farrell, who plays Frank Shouldice, about the film.
Feb 13, 2015
Capital Irish Film Festival: Interview with Sinéad O'Brien, director of Blood Fruit
Adam McPartlan spoke to Sinéad O'Brien, whose documentary Blood Fruit screened at the the Capital Irish Film Festival. Blood Fruit tells the story of the Dunnes Stores strikers in 1980’s Dublin. Mary Manning, a 21-year-old Dunnes Stores checkout girl, refused to sell two Outspan grapefruits under direction from her union in support of the anti-apartheid struggle. She and ten other supporters were suspended and a strike ensued. The 11 knew little about apartheid and assumed they’d be back to work before long but the arrival on the picket line of activist Nimrod Sejake changed everything, setting the strikers on a path they could never have expected.
Feb 11, 2015
Capital Irish Film Festival: Ambassador Anne Anderson Audio Interview
Adam McPartlan spoke to Anne Anderson, the 17th Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, to find out about the huge appetite among the 40 million Diaspora to connect with Ireland through film and how festivals such as the Capitol Irish Film Festival can bring Irish culture to a wider American audience.
Feb 11, 2015
InConversation Roundtable Discussion: The Internet & Film
InConversation in collaboration with Film Ireland examine in a recorded roundtable discussion the Internet’s impact on the film industry and cinema, from sourcing new talent, building a personal creative profile, raising funds and attracting audiences. A panel of industry workers - producer Marie Caffrey, casting director Thyrza Ging, MD of FilmBase Alan Fitzpatrick and IFI Public Relations Officer Patrick Stewart - discuss the challenges and opportunities that the Internet offers in their differing working lives.
1 hr 26 min
Feb 10, 2015
Capital Irish Film Festival Interview: Paddy Meskell, Chairman of the Board of Solas Nua
The ninth Capital Irish Film Festival (5 - 8 February 2015) brought some of the best of contemporary Irish film to Washington D.C. This year's highlights included a screening of Frank, Niall Heery's Gold, Sinead fascinating documentary Blood Fruit and Keith Farrell's A Terrible Beauty. Adam McPartlan attended the festival in the first of a series of audio interviews he speaks to Paddy Meskell, Chairman of the Board of Solas Nua, a non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to contemporary Irish arts who run the Capital Irish Film Festival.
Feb 5, 2015
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 08
Donnchadh, Richard and Ruairí continue their efforts to escape from the basement by bringing you more film news, reviews and pleas for freedom. Donnchadh pitches a Back to the Future project based in 1950's Ireland, Ruairí ponders his role in The Gilmore Girls and Richard attempts to beam out of the basement - unsuccessfully. Tuxedos and stale bread were delivered down the shaft for their pre-Oscar chat, in which the lads fight over Birdman, make up over Foxcatcher, right the wrongs of American Sniper, and hail Whiplash. Plus Ex Machina, Into the Woods, Kingsman and Inherent Vice come under the verbal hammer and there's an interview with Irish writer/director Terry McMahon on the eve of the release of Patrick's Day.
1 hr 5 min
Jan 24, 2015
InConversation: Nick Ryan
This episode of InConversation features Nick Ryan, a producer and writer/director, whose work includes the award-winning documentary 'The Summit'. Nick is currently working on '6 Days of the Rising', based on the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland.
1 hr 30 min
Jan 6, 2015
Interview: Jennifer Shortall And Lorna Fitzsimons - co-directors of 'Poison Pen'
Coming from trio of directors Steven Benedict, Jennifer Shortall and and Lorna Fitzsimmons, 'Poison Pen' adapts Artemis Fowl-scribe Eoin Colfer's story to film. Made as part of Filmbase MSc in Filmmaking, 'Poison Pen' follows high-brow author PC Molloy as he becomes embroiled in a world of celebrity secrets and intrigue.
Dec 19, 2014
Film Ireland Podcast Episode 07
Richard Drumm delivers tins of dog food to Donnchadh and Ruairí in the basement and joins the lads for a look back at the year in film. Along the way they discuss movie news and cross swords over The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Will Richard survive...?
Nov 18, 2014
InConversation With Shimmy Marcus
This episode of InConversation features writer, editor, producer and director, Shimmy Marcus, whose work to date includes the feature films 'Headrush' and 'Soulboy', alongside a number of short films and documentaries.
Nov 13, 2014
Film Ireland Podcast Episode 6
Donnchadh returns to the basement after his heavily subsidised holiday in the United States to find a malnourished Ruairí gnawing at the walls in order to stay alive. After feasting on a bucket of fish heads, the lads were able to talk film, bringing you the latest movie news, a smorgasboard of reviews including '71, Nightcrawler and Interstellar and an interview with the wonderful cinematographer Dick Pope, whose long-working relationship with Mike Leigh continues with the sumptuous Mr Turner. Sure what else would you be listening to.
Nov 10, 2014
Interview with Donal Foreman, directer/writer of 'Out Of Here'
Donal Foreman talks to Donnchadh Tiernan about his debut feature 'Out of Here', a contemporary coming-of-age story shedding Dublin and its youth culture in a light not previously seen or explored.
Oct 28, 2014
InConversation with Emer Reynolds
This episode of InConversation features Emer Reynolds, writer, director and IFTA-winning film editor. Emer has won IFTAs for Timbuktu (2003), her work on the opening series of Channel 4’s groundbreaking Shameless (2004) and My Brothers (2011). Emer's other feature credits include The Good Doctor, The Eclipse, The Actors, Small Engine Repair, and I Went Down. Most recently, Emer has worked on Terry McMahon's Patrick's Day and Aoife Kelleher's One Million Dubliners. Notable documentaries include The Asylum, ‘Today is Better Than Two Tomorrows and We Went to War. Emer has written and directed four short films: Slumber, Man, The Widow’s Son and White, and directed the RTÉ drama 6 part-series Trouble in Paradise. Here Was Cuba was her documentary directorial debut.
Sep 23, 2014
InConversation with Joseph Conlan
This episode of InConversation features composer Joseph Conlan. His film scores range from dark psychological thrillers to romantic comedies, from conventional orchestral arrangements to electronic and more experimental instrumentation. Among the notable film directors with whom Joe has collaborated are Tobe Hooper (Toolbox Murders), John Badham (Obsessed), Gregg Champion (The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn) and Thomas Bezucha (Big Eden). His most significant television series are NCIS, Simon & Simon, Tour of Duty and The Equalizer. Joe has received Emmy nominations for Miracle Run (Mary-Louise Parker, Zack Efron) and Mortal Sins (Christopher Reeve) and won both the Undgerground Film Festival for Best Score for No Justice and the Rome International Film Festival for Best Song for Finding Home (Genevieve Bujold, Louise Fletcher).
Sep 22, 2014
Interview: Ross Whitaker, IFI Stranger Than Fiction Documentary Festival Programmer
In this interview, Donnchadh Tiernan talks to Ross Whitaker, the Festival Programmer of the IFI Stranger Than Fiction Documentary Festival, which takes place September 25th – 28th. This year's festival includes the world premiere of Ciarín Scott’s In a House That Ceased to Be as well as premieres for other Irish films, including Blood Fruit, Showrunners and It Came from Connemara!!. The international programme includes Irish premieres of Steve James’ Life Itself about the film critic Roger Ebert, Kim Longinotto’s Love is All, Joe Berlinger’s Whitey: United States of America V. James J. Bulger, Andreas Johnsen’s Ai Weiwei – The Fake Case and Amir Amirani’s We Are Many. The festival also welcomes Amir, Kim and Andreas as guests to the festival, along with long-time Werner Herzog producer André Singer, who presents his new film Night Will Fall.
Aug 26, 2014
InConversation with Pauline Cotter & Helen Wells
This episode of InConversation features Pauline Cotter and Helen Wells of The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival (CFSFF), which takes place every year in the picturesque fishing village of Schull on the south-west coast of Ireland. The festival screens short films from all over the world and invites industry professionals to share their knowledge with visiting filmmakers. Pauline was educated in Cork and for many years worked in finance with a leading banking institution. She went on to work in insurance covering many aspects of business. Pauline is the Festival Fundraiser and Hospitality Manager. Helen worked for 17 years as Head of Private Client administration at London-based portfolio management company, Global Asset Management. She helped to set up the Film Festival in Schull with the other members of the Steering Committee in 2009. In September 2013 Helen became Festival Chairman.
Aug 6, 2014
InConversation with Louise Kiely
Louise Kiely is one of Ireland’s leading casting directors. She graduated from University College Cork with a Degree in Law. Lousie then trained at The Gaiety School of Acting. She was an actor for a short period before setting up Louise Kiely Casting in 2005 and has since cast a number of up-and-coming Irish actors in successful films, including Jack Reynor in What Richard Did, the BBC series Quirke as well as the Irish casting on Ripper Street and The Sea.
Jul 26, 2014
Film Ireland Podcast Ep 5
Under the dominance of apes and shackled in the basement, Ruairí & Donnchadh return to talk True Detective and investigate other movie news; the lads mark each other's Irish homework (Breakfast on Pluto & Pilgrim Hill) and take a shwipe at schtuff in the shinema, including Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Begin Again and the game-changing Pudsey the Dog: The Movie. Both Ruari & Donnchadh were later used for scientific experiments by the apes which failed to yield any satisfactory results.
Jul 20, 2014
InConversation with Lenny Abrahamson
This episode of InConversation features Lenny Abrahamson. His first feature Adam & Paul (2004) was launched at the Berlin International Film Festival, Telluride and Galway among many prestigious film festivals. Garage (2007) was awarded the CICAE Award upon its presentation at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight. The film also won awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Script and Best Actor at the 2008 Irish Film and Television Awards. Abrahamson has also directed for television - Prosperity, four one-hour TV films for RTÉ. What Richard Did (2012), his third feature, premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and was released to critical acclaim winning multiple awards in Ireland, best screenplay at the London Evening Standard awards, and best film at the Istanbul Film Festival. Frank (2014) had its world premiere in 2014 at the Sundance Film Festival. Abrahamson’s next project is the adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s hit novel Room.
1 hr 20 min
Jul 12, 2014
InConversation With Terry McMahon
This episode of InConversation features writer/director Terry McMahon, who made his feature debut with the hugely controversial Charlie Casanova. Winner of ‘Best First Feature’ at The Galway Film Fleadh, nominated for four Irish Film and Television Awards, and picked up for distribution by Studio Canal, Charlie Casanova broke the mould for Irish independent film. McMahon followed that up with Patrick’s Day, which had its world premiere at SXSW and his next feature, the scabrously black romantic comedy, Oliver Twisted is currently in development with The Irish Film Board and producer Tim Palmer. Awarded Best Director at Melbourne Underground Film Festival and winner of the RKO Pictures Hartley-Merrill International Screenwriting Award in Cannes, the Tiernan MacBride Screenwriting Award and nominated for The Irish Screenwriters and Playwrights Guild Award, McMahon has also lectured on screenwriting and acting in Trinity College Dublin, IADT, UCD, The John Huston Film School and T…
1 hr 22 min
Jul 11, 2014
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 04
Ruairí & Donnchadh ride the dragon into the basement to do battle with Decepticons, bringing you some news along the way and compare and contrast homeworks (The Madness of King George & La Vie en Rose) and, of course, check out what's out now in a cinema near you, including How to Train Your Dragon 2, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Cold in July, The Golden Dream, Tammy.
Jul 8, 2014
InConversation with Nick Dunning
InConversation chats to Nick Dunning, an actor and writer who attended RADA, where he won the Ronson Prize for Most Promising Young Actor. He is best known on screen for his role as Thomas Boleyn in The Tudors playing opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers, for which he won an IFTA award for Best Supporting Actor. He has also appeared in numerous popular British TV shows such as Waking the Dead, Kavanagh QC, Midsomer Murders and Quirke. His film work includes The Iron Lady (2011) and Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008), Alexander (2004) and In America (2002).
1 hr 7 min
Jun 16, 2014
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 03
In this episode of the Film Ireland Podcast, Ruairí and Donnchadh shake their fists at the latest film news, delve deep into the underbelly of the latest films playing in your local picture house, review their homework ('Princess Mononoke' and 'Persepolis') and, due to good behaviour, Donnchadh is let out of the basement to nab an insightful interview with historian Stephen Ryan, knower of all things 'Jimmy Gralton', and get his views on Ken Loach's Jimmy's Hall.
Jun 4, 2014
Interview: Actors Barry Ward & Simone Kirby - Ken Loach's 'Jimmy's Hall'
Stephen Totterdell sat down with Barry Ward and Simone Kirby, who star in Ken Loach's latest film, 'Jimmy's Hall', a portrait of Irish communist and activist Jimmy Gralton, played by Ward alongside Kirby, who plays Gralton's former love Oonagh.
May 30, 2014
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 02
Unable to escape from the basement, Ruairí and Donnchadh give us their latest film ramblings, including the latest film news, open up their homework(The Day the Earth Stood Still & The Quiet Earth ) and take a look at stuff in the cinema, including X-Men: Days of Future Past, Edge of Tomorrow, Godzilla, A Million Ways to Die in the West, and more...
May 19, 2014
Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 01
Ruairí and Donnchadh give us their latest film news, salute H.R. Giger, who died this week, catch up on films they should've seen but haven't - but have now(Punch-Drunk Love & Once Upon a Time in the West) and check out some current cinema releases - Frank, Blue Ruin and Transcendence.
Apr 16, 2014
The Act Of Killing: Q&A with director Joshua Oppenheimer
The Act Of Killing: Q&A with director Joshua Oppenheimer by Film Ireland
1 hr 18 min
Apr 11, 2014
Interview with Steven O'Riordan, director of 'No Limbs No Limits
Steven O’Riordan chats to Lynn Larkin about his documentary 'No Limbs No Limits' - a story of hope and triumph over adversity, a story of how human resilience can conquer all by overcoming many obstacles to achieve what others would deem impossible. 'No Limbs No Limits' is released in Irish cinemas 11th April 2014.
Jan 8, 2014
Film Ireland Podcast: Filmmakers Roundtable - Part II
In Part II of this Film Ireland podcast Stephen Shields, Conor McMahon, Ciarán Foy, Conor Barry and Brendan Muldowney talk about the place of reviews, critics, bloggers and trolls in the age of social media; how audiences consume film; marketing film; 'Irish' film and the Irish accent in film. Stephen Shields is the screenwriter on RTE Storyland winner Zombie Bashers, Republic Of Telly, and Newsbag. Conor McMahon is the director of Stitches, Dead Meat and The Braineater. Ciarán Foy is the director and writer of Citadel. Brendan Muldowney is the director of Savage and Love Eternal. Conor Barry is the producer of Savage and Love Eternal and was selected as Ireland’s ‘Producer on the Move’ for this year’s Cannes International Film Festival.