Welcome to a second season of Galway Film Fleadh podcasts! In this episode, Film Fleadh Director of Programming Will Fitzgerald chats with director Sophie Hyde. Sophie won the Directing Award at Sundance for her first film 52 Tuesdays, which also won the Crystal Bear Award at Berlin. Sophie’s new film Animals, starring Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat as two hard-partying young women in Dublin, goes on release in Irish cinemas this Friday.

Will and Sophie compare the Australian and Irish film industries, and Sophie chats about working as part of a filmmaking collective, and why an Australian director chose to set an adaptation of a UK novel in Ireland’s capital city.

Sophie Hyde (front, right) with cast & crew at Irish premiere of Animals at the 31st Galway Film Fleadh

Films / TV discussed this episode:

The Hunting
52 Tuesdays
Fucking Adelaide (it appears this really isn’t available outside Australia!)
Sam Klemke’s Time Machine