Podcast interviews with writer/director Conor McDermottroe and the team behind ‘Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne’

Swan Song
In part one of this podcast Conor McDermottroe speaks to Film Ireland’s Scott Townsend about his debut feature as director ‘Swansong:  Story of Occi Byrne’, which was released in cinemas on Friday September 10th 2010

Conor discusses how his original one-man theatre show came to be onscreen over the course of five years, how he cast it, the difficulties and successes of shooting around Sligo, and the schmoozing of Billy Idol’s ‘people’ for some key music use.

This is a podcast of approximately 15 minutes

In part two Conor McDermottroe, producer Hermann Florin and some more of the crew answer questions from the Light House Cinema audience on Friday September 10th 2010.

This is a podcast of approximately 11 minutes

The podcasts can be listened to here.


‘Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne’ was released in the Light House Cinema, Smithfield and selected cinemas in the Sligo/Leitrim area in September 10th 2010. It will also be showing in towns through the North-West Cinemobile. Conor McDermottroe will be in attendance for Q&A sessions.

Find out where you can catch the film at the official website http://www.swansongthemovie.com


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