InConversation with Brian Deane

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This episode of InConversation features writer/director/producer Brian Deane. Brian is from Cork and graduate holder of a BA in English & Philosophy and a MA in Film.

He won his first short film award for his graduation film Without Words in Cannes in 2008 as part of Spike Lee’s International Film Festival and has been seen by 400,000 people on Youtube.

His first short film since college, Volkswagen Joe, has won awards in Rome, Boston, Dublin, Galway, Britain and Chicago in 2014 and also won the Best Short Drama award at the Celtic Media Awards.

His Web Series ‘CTRL’ has been nominated for Best Drama at the IAWTV awards in Las Vegas and at Raindance International Film Festival. His first Irish language film, Céad Ghrá, has screened in Galway, Cork, Dublin, San Francisco, Boston, Cleveland, Newport Beach, Rhode Island, Edmonton, Wichita, Washington and Seattle International Film Festival so far as well as winning best short in the GAZE Film Festival in Ireland.

His 2015 film Blight won Grand Prix European Short Film Winner at Fantasporto and his latest film, Foxglove, funded by RTÉ and Filmbase, is set to have its international premiere this year.

He is the founder of TW Films and a Berlinale Talent alumni 2016 and has just started work on his first feature film.

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