Filmmaker Graham Cantwell chats to Steve Gunn about his life in film.
Graham Cantwell is an award-winning Irish director and writer, who achieved early acclaim when his short film A Dublin Story won several awards and was shortlisted for Academy Award nomination in 2004.
In 2008 he directed Anton (international title Trapped), which stars IFTA winner Gerard McSorley. The film was picked up for distribution at the Cannes Film Festival and has sold to over 40 territories worldwide. It has since been nominated for three Irish Film and Television Academy Awards.
In 2010 he directed The Guards for TV3, the first ever homegrown single drama commissioned by the broadcaster, set in the dynamic world of the Irish police force.
His last feature, romantic comedy The Callback Queen had a successful cinema release in Ireland and the UK and was nominated for two Irish Film and Television Academy Awards.
Graham recently co-wrote romantic comedy Poison Pen with Artemis Fowl creator Eoin Colfer.
His most recent film, the LGBT short drama Lily, won the Tiernan McBride Award for Best Short Drama at its premiere screening at the 2016 Galway Film Fleadh, qualifying it for Academy Award consideration. The film won Best Narrative Short at the Santa Fe Film Festival and has screened at the prestigious Savannah Film Festival amongst others. The film is currently nominated for an IFTA.
Steve Gunn is an actor, writer and director.