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30th Galway Film Fleadh 10th – 15th July 2018

S01E11: Tom Edmunds

Tom Edmunds’ debut film Dead in A Week (Or Your Money Back) is in UK cinemas from today. In this week’s episode, Tom talks about his experiences of making your first feature, working for Anthony Minghella, and being a first-time director working with a seasoned cast....

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S01E10: Hugh O’Conor & Jordanne Jones

It's Junior Flm Fleadh week in Galway! Will is chatting to director Hugh O'Conor and actor Jordanne Jones about their new coming-of-age comedy-drama, Metal Heart. Hugh talks about bringing his many years of experience in front of the camera to the director's chair in...

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S01E09: Film Production in Ireland: The Next Ten Years

A roundtable discussion on skills training and meeting the needs of film production in Ireland. Speakers include: Tom Dowling from Troy Studios, Elaine Geraghty from Screen Producers Ireland, Macdara Kelleher from Fastnet Films, whose recent productions include the...

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S01E08: Matthew Holness

It’s the last of our Spooktober episodes, just in time for Halloween, and Will is talking with writer/director Matthew Holness about German Expressionism, directing as an extension of writing and Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace. Possum is Matthew’s first feature film, an...

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S01E07: Aislinn Clarke

It’s another Spooktober episode all about horror, and this week Will chats to director Aislinn Clarke about horror as a tool for unpacking human trauma, telling a Magdalene laundry story in her first feature film The Devil’s Doorway, and the current wave of elevated...

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S01E06: Michael Tully

In the first of our horror themed episodes for Spooktober, Will chats to director Michael Tully about the canon of “Don’t” movies, New York vs. Austin (vs. LA), Twin Peaks and creating from the inside out. Michael’s new film Don’t Leave Home is available on demand...

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S01E05: Career Trajectories Panel

Conn Holohan, lecturer at the Huston School of Film and Digital Media, talks with set decorator of Vikings Cathy Hegarty, film and TV editor John Murphy, Oscar® nominated animator Nicky Phelan, director of A Mother Brings Her Son to be Shot Sinead O’Shea, and...

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S01E04: Ross Whitaker

Will talks to director Ross Whitaker about Katie Taylor’s love of documentaries, the unfair expectations audiences place on documentary films and short filmmaking. Ross’s newest film, KATIE, a docu-portrait of champion boxer Katie Taylor is in cinemas from October...

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S01E03: Ed Guiney & Andrew Lowe

Producers Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe of Element Pictures (Room, The Favourite) trace a time-line from being college buds to superstars of the arthouse cinema world. They discuss the serendipity of relationships, and the leaps of faith when the chips were down, that...

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S01E02: Isabella Eklöf

Will talks to writer/director Isabella Eklöf about her Sundance debut, Holiday (2018) and writing the Cannes award winner, Border (2018). They also discuss studying film in Sweden and in Denmark, the reaction to the sexual violence in her film and working with...

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