Issue 131 – Film Ireland – The Winter Issue 2009/2010

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Beyond the Cutting Room
Mary Sweeney, long-time editor and collaborator with David Lynch, talks about the transition to directing with her first feature Baraboo. Read more here

Happily Ever After?
RTÉ’s Storyland competition was no fairytale: success required a huge amount of hard graft. However, for those willing to put in the effort, Storyland did grant some filmmaker wishes: recognition, networking opportunities and the golden egg – funding. Angela Nagle reports. Read more here

A Haunted Look
Hugh O’Conor talks to actor Ciarán Hinds and writer/director Conor McPherson about their supernatural feature, The Eclipse. Read more here

Business of Acting
How to get ahead in acting? Gordon Gaffney talks to the Gaiety School of Acting, actor’s agent Maureen McGlynn and casting directors Thyrza Ging and Maureen Hughes. Read more here

London Calling
Alright. You’ve had your big breaks: you were the back-end of the orange caterpillar in the latest Meteor ad and second punter from the left in the pub on Fair City. Nonetheless, it looks like the emerald isle will all too easily contain your talents. But what about our real rising stars? Does a talented actor have to leave Ireland in order to make it? Niamh Creely investigates. Read more here

Absolutely Critical
The professional film reviewer is critical of film but are they critical to film? David O Mahony talks to The Irish Times‘ Donald Clarke. Read more here

Work You Can Bank On?
Adam Lacey chats to Voicebank, an Irish agency for talented talkers. Read more here

Not Just Another Bee Movie
Ross Whitaker puts the spotlight on Colony. Read more here

The Irish New Wave
Guest editor Hugh O’Conor revels in the current abundance of excellent Irish film. Read more here

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