Actor Niamh Algar joined Jonathan Victory to talk about 3 films she features in at this year’s Audi Dublin International Film Festival as well as her nomination for the 2017 ADIFF Discovery Award.
In Lorcan Finnegan’s debut feature Without Name, Niamh plays Olivia, the apprentice to a middle-aged land surveyor, who takes up a job in a remote forest. Deep in the woods, he becomes aware of a malevolent presence, an intelligence of sorts. A silhouette flits between trees. The place fascinates the fragmenting Eric as much as it disturbs him. Is his mind playing tricks on him or is there some ancient horror wishing him harm?
Niamh also talks about the short films she appears in, Gone and Pebbles, which are also screening at ADIFF.
In Patrick Maxwell’s Gone, Paul returns to his hometown to find that his ex-lover has a child with another man. As old sparks reignite, jealousy and revenge lead to fatal consequences.
In Jonathan Shaw’s Pebbles, on her 50th wedding anniversary, Ruby returns to the hotel where she spent her Honeymoon. Will her estranged husband return to honour a promise?
Niamh also talks to Jonathan about the craft of acting, the industry and loads of other lovely stuff, including Niamh’s favourite curse word (spoiler – it’s “bejinges”)
Without Name screens on Saturday, 18th Feb 2017 at 6:00pm at the Light House Cinema.
Gone and Pebbles screen as part of ADIFF Shorts 3 on Saturday, 25th February 2017 at 6:15pm at the Light House Cinema.
Without Name is released in Irish cinemas in April.
Check out our preview of all the Irish films screening at this year’s festival.
The Audi Dublin International Film Festival runs 16 – 26 February 2017
Check out the full programme here
Check out Film Ireland Podcasts here