‘Shrooms’ director Paddy Breathnach talks to Sheena Sweeney about his influences, the mushrooming Irish film industry and the magic of a little encouragement.
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Bob Quinn shares his thoughts on the state of filmmaking in Ireland in the early years of the 21st century.
Director Sé Merry Doyle talks to Charlene Lydon about his new film ‘Dreaming The Quiet Man’, which is released in cinemas this Friday.
With over a hundred Fair City episodes under his belt and several screenwriting awards, Terry McMahon talks about every writer’s Holy Grail: completion.
With Ciarán Foy’s ‘Citadel’ gaining rave reviews stateside after its premiere at the SXSW festival, we revisit our ‘Best of Both Worlds’ article from Film Ireland 136 Spring 2011.
The TV premiere of ‘Pyjama Girls’ takes place on RTÉ 1 at 10:15pm on Tuesday March 13th
Ahead of the masterclass in Filmbase on 6th March, Areaman Productions take a look at the impressive Sony PMW-F3.
The Chinese Film Festival kung fued it’s way onto Dublin screens on Friday with the opening-night screening of Bodyguards and Assassins, followed by a wine reception at the IFI.
The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival is held annually, from Thursday 26th May through to Sunday 29th, drawing an estimated 2,000 attendees and screening over 200 films. This year we challenge the notion of ‘what is a cinema’.
Brendan Muldowney’s debut feature ‘Savage’ picked up a Special Mention in the Méliès Competition at the recent Leeds International Film Festival
In this Film Ireland podcast recorded on Tuesday 21st September 2010 at the Light House Cinema, writer and filmmaker Jamie Hannigan chairs a Q&A with ‘Savage’ writer/director Brendan Muldowney and producer Conor Barry.
The feature film ‘Swansong, Story of Occi Byrne’, written and directed by Conor McDermottroe, goes on release in the Light House Cinema, Dublin and in select cinemas in the Sligo/Leitrim area from today Friday 10th September.
Paul Fraser talks to AMANDA SPENCER about his feature directorial debut, which opens this year’s Fleadh.
What do they do? VANESSA GILDEA talks to Macdara Kelleher, Martina Niland, Cathal Gaffney and John Murray to find out.
Ken Wardrop and Andrew Freedman talk to JAMIE HANNIGAN about their film ‘His and Hers’, one year on from its premiere.
Juanita Wilson talks to NIAMH CREELY about her Oscar®-nominated short ‘The Door’ and her debut feature ‘As If I’m Not There’.
‘Film Ireland’ gets some not-to-be-ignored script writing advice from leading story analyst James Bartlett.
In our Education Special, Charlene Lydon talks to some up-and-coming Irish talent about where they went to college and what they learned there.
Kim Longinotto tells Ross Whitaker about her unique approach and the difficult decisions she’s made whilst making her films.
Low-budget can mean anything from a few hundred grand to small change and some pocket-lint. But no matter the size of your lump sum, what’s the smartest way to spend your money in low-budget filmmaking? Conor McMahon got some detailed budgets from directors Brian O’Toole, Paul Ward, Eoin Macken and himself…
For this article, Conor McMahon talked to big-budget production designer Ray Ball about why he loves being in charge and then interviewed Graham Williams about production design on a budget.
Concept artist Olwen Foy shares the journey from creature conception to film.
One morning, filmmaker Gary Shore woke up to discover his trailer ‘The Cup of Tears’ had earned him an invitation from Hollywood to make his own feature. Conor McMahon talked to Gary about living the dream.
Actor/director Vinny Murphy talks about directing actors.
Niamh Creely talks to Cillian Murphy about the art of acting and coming home to film ‘Perrier’s Bounty’.
The renowned animator of The Snowman revisits the American concentration camp in which he and his family were interned in this new documentary. Dermod Moore spoke to the director, Sé Merry Doyle, one of the producers, Vanessa Gildea, and to Murakami himself.
Filmbase’s Alan Coleman, a sound engineer for 13 years, gives us the low-down on this high-end audio mixer.
Ross Whitaker talks to Conor Horgan about his award-winning debut feature.
Alessandro Molatore reports from the set of ‘Parked’, a new feature starring Colm Meaney.
Clare Creely introduces the new screening space that’s about giving your shorts legs.