On the Reel: Interview with Johnny Gogan, director of ‘Black Ice’

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Black Ice is written and directed by Johnny Gogan, (Mapmaker, The Last Bus Home). The film explores relationships set against a backdrop of local street racing and tragedy.

Black Ice was shot on a variety of rural locations including Sligo’s Strandhill beach and many of the roads of Dromahair Co. Leitrim.

In the wake of a fatal boy-racer collision that took the life of her brother and his girlfriend, Alice (newcomer Jane McGrath) returns home to reflect on events that lead to the accident. Seduced by the criminal activities of her petrol boyfriend, Jimmy (Killian Scott, Love/Hate, Good Vibrations), Alice plays witness to both the attractions and perils of this Irish sub-culture.

Gemma Creagh spoke to Johnny Gogan at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh about his latest feature, which is in cinemas now.

Black Ice was released in cinemas on 20th September 2013



You can also read Rose Byrne’s interview with Johnny Gogan here talking about his journey into filmmaking


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