Conor McMahon, creator of zombie flick Dead Meat and the hilarious and devious The Disturbed, gives his guide to the world of low budget. With a few detours via Hollywood, this is Film Ireland, ‘grindhouse’ style.
Breaking (Down) the Budget
Brian O’Toole, Paul Ward, Eoin Macken and Conor McMahon on the smartest way to spend your low budget. Read more here
Conor McMahon talks to big-budget production designer Ray Ball and to Graham Williams about production design on a budget. Read more here
Making it up: how to get a(decapitated)head in special effects
Tom McInerney, Terri Pinnell and Conor McMahon share some of their low-budget tips and tricks in our gory guide to special effects make-up. Read more here
The Dark Arts
Concept artist Olwen Foy shares the journey from creature conception to film.
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His Cup Runneth Over…
Conor McMahon interviews Gary Shore, whose trailer earned him an invitation to Hollywood.
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What do you do with actors?
Actor/director Vinny Murphy talks about directing actors. Read more here
Niamh Creely talks to Cillian Murphy about the art of acting and coming home to film Perrier’s Bounty. Read more here
Jimmy Murakami: Non Alien
Dermod Moore speaks to Murakami and the makers of a new documentary on this famous animator. Read more here
Filmbase sound engineer, Alan Coleman, reviews the SQN-5SB Series II, a high-end audio mixer. Read more here
Ross Whitaker talks to Conor Horgan about his award-winning debut feature, One Hundred Mornings. Read more here
Film Ireland On Set
Alessandro Molatore reports from the set of Parked, a new feature starring Colm Meaney. Read more here
Filmbase’s Clare Creely introduces Shortspace, the new screening space that’s about giving your shorts legs. Read more here
Endboard: Film Critics and the Feel-good Genre
Andrew Legge tells us how the critcs are failing us. Read more here
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