Category: Exclusives

Steve Kenny, Writer/Director of 'Time Traveller'

Steve Kenny, Writer/Director of ‘Time Traveller’

| November 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

Steve Kenny turns back time with Film Ireland to chat about his short film. Time Traveller is the story of a Back To The Future-obsessed 10 year-old named Martin, who is trying to build his very own DeLorean out of an old car and bits of scrap. When Martin’s family is told they are to […]

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Review of Irish Film @ IFI Documentary Festival: Elián

Review of Irish Film @ IFI Documentary Festival: Elián

| November 14, 2017 | Comments (0)

Naomi Shea reviews Tim Golden and Ross McDonnell’s film about Elián González, a five-year-old Cuban boy plucked from the Florida coast in 1999, and how the fight over his future sparked a flashpoint for simmering US and Cuban tensions.

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Gerry Gregg, Director of 'Condemned to Remember'

Gerry Gregg, Director of ‘Condemned to Remember’

| November 12, 2017 | Comments (0)

June Butler talks to director Gerry Gregg about his film Condemned to Remember in which Irish Holocaust Survivor Tomi Reichental celebrates his 80th birthday in a Dublin Mosque and embarks on epic journey across a Europe in turmoil.

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Paul Horan, Writer/Director of 'Bless Me Father'

Paul Horan, Writer/Director of ‘Bless Me Father’

| November 10, 2017 | Comments (0)

Film Ireland absolves writer / director Paul Horan ahead of ‘Bless Me Father’s screening at the Cork Film Festival.

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Review of Irish Film @ IFI Documentary Festival: It Tolls For Thee

Review of Irish Film @ IFI Documentary Festival: It Tolls For Thee

| November 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

Sarah Cullen rings the bell for Andrew Gallimore’s film about Irishwoman Mary Elmes, an unsung heroine of the Spanish Civil War.

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Sam Lucas Smith on Not Being Irish

Sam Lucas Smith on Not Being Irish

| November 7, 2017 | Comments (0)

Film Ireland caught up with actor Sam Lucas Smith to learn about his experience as an Irish actor playing an American character and the importance of dialect training for actors.

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Irish Film Review: The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Irish Film Review: The Killing of a Sacred Deer

| November 3, 2017 | Comments (0)

David Prendeville enjoys this gripping, formally brilliant, cruelly hilarious art-thriller.

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Conor McGregor: Notorious. Director Gavin Fitzgerald & Producer Jamie D’Alton

Conor McGregor: Notorious. Director Gavin Fitzgerald & Producer Jamie D’Alton

| November 3, 2017 | Comments (0)

Jonathan Victory talks to director Gavin Fitzgerald and producer Jamie D’Alton about making ‘Conor McGregor: Notorious’.

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Diarmuid Doran, Director of 'Boomerang'

Diarmuid Doran, Director of ‘Boomerang’

| November 2, 2017 | Comments (0)

Diarmuid Doran guides Film Ireland through his hypnotic trip.

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Kerry Film Festival - Orchestrate - Short Programme

Kerry Film Festival – Orchestrate – Short Programme

| November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Eleanor McSherry conducts a report from the Orchestrate -Shorts Programme at the Kerry Film Festival.

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Irish Film Review: Conor McGregor: Notorious

Irish Film Review: Conor McGregor: Notorious

| November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Jonathan Victory gets in the ring.

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Watch Irish Short Film: Dead Air

Watch Irish Short Film: Dead Air

| October 31, 2017 | Comments (0)

For the day that’s in it watch Emmet O’Brien’s short film ‘Dead Air’ about the last man on earth broadcasting to a world overrun by zombies. 

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Reel Horror Show: Episode 8 - Halloween Live Recording

Reel Horror Show: Episode 8 – Halloween Live Recording

| October 29, 2017 | Comments (0)

Podcast: Listen to the gruesome gang return from the dead. Recorded in front of an unholy audience in the dungeons of Filmbase.

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Irish Film Review: Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Irish Film Review: Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

| October 27, 2017 | Comments (0)

Liam Hanlon reviews to the rhythm.

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Zoe Kavanagh, Writer/Director of 'Inexorable'

Zoe Kavanagh, Writer/Director of ‘Inexorable’

| October 27, 2017 | Comments (0)

Ahead of its Horrorthon screening, filmmaker Zoe Kavanagh takes us into the shadows of her short film Inexorable.

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Irish Short Film Review: Gone

Irish Short Film Review: Gone

| October 26, 2017 | Comments (0)

June Butler takes a long look at Patrick Maxwell’s short ‘Gone’.

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Irish Film Review: Torment

Irish Film Review: Torment

| October 25, 2017 | Comments (0)

Stephen Porzio unearths Jason Figgis’ latest slice of horror, ‘Torment, which screens at this year’s IFI Horrorthon.

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Charles O Brien, Director of 'A Captain Unafraid'

Charles O Brien, Director of ‘A Captain Unafraid’

| October 20, 2017 | Comments (0)

Director Charles O Brien tells Film Ireland about Dynamite Johnny, seafarer, filibuster and hero of the Cuban War of Independence.

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Frankie Fenton, Director of 'It's Not Yet Dark'

Frankie Fenton, Director of ‘It’s Not Yet Dark’

| October 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

Gemma Creagh talked to Frankie Fenton about the story behind his moving, life-affirming film.

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Mieke Vanmechelen, Director of 'Rath'

Mieke Vanmechelen, Director of ‘Rath’

| October 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

Director Mieke Vanmechelen takes us behind the scenes of her documentary.

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No Budget

No Budget

| October 18, 2017 | Comments (0)

Ahead of No Budget’s screening of Zoe Kavanagh’s ‘Demon Hunter’ at Filmbase, Film Ireland finds out more about this Irish film collective.

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Linda Cullen: Co-Director of 'The 34th'

Linda Cullen: Co-Director of ‘The 34th’

| October 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

In this podcast, Sarah Cullen chats to Linda Cullen, co-director of ‘The 34th’, which tells the story of the driven and dedicated people who formed Marriage Equality in Ireland.

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Mark Noonan: Director of Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect

Mark Noonan: Director of Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect

| October 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

Director Mark Noonan takes us into the world of the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Kevin Roche, a true Irish visionary.

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'Teddy And Martina'

‘Teddy And Martina’

| October 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

Director Shaun​ ​O​’Connor​, writer​ /​actor Tadhg​ ​Hickey​, and animators ​Dog​ ​Day​ ​Media give us the story behind ‘Teddy And Martina’.

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Kate Dolan: Little Doll

Kate Dolan: Little Doll

| October 6, 2017 | Comments (0)

Kate Dolan tells Film Ireland how she wants to change people’s perspectives with her film ‘Little Doll’.

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Thomas Quain, Writer/Director of 'I'm Talking to You'

Thomas Quain, Writer/Director of ‘I’m Talking to You’

| October 6, 2017 | Comments (0)

Thomas Quain is talking to us about his feature film.

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Liam O'Neill, Writer/Director of 'Danny Boy'

Liam O’Neill, Writer/Director of ‘Danny Boy’

| October 5, 2017 | Comments (0)

Liam O’Neill takes Film Ireland from glen to glen and talks about his short film.

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Daragh McCarthy, Director of 'Boujeloud: Father of Skins'

Daragh McCarthy, Director of ‘Boujeloud: Father of Skins’

| October 5, 2017 | Comments (0)

Daragh McCarthy introduces Film Ireland to the music of the legendary Master Musicians of Joujouka.

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Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 30 – Meat House

Film Ireland Podcast: Episode 30 – Meat House

| October 4, 2017 | Comments (0)

Sarah Cullen and Richard Drumm return to aurally go where no pod has gone before.

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Aoife Nic Ardghail, Writer of 'Casual'

Aoife Nic Ardghail, Writer of ‘Casual’

| October 4, 2017 | Comments (0)

Aoife Nic Ardghail gives us the insight into her film ‘Casual’ and how a little poetry got it over the line.

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