Out Now: Film Ireland: The Winter Issue 2012 – Issue 143

Cover image: Woody Harrelson and Colin Farrell in Seven Psychopaths

A beautiful sight. We’re happy tonight.
Walking in a Winter Wonderland.

The latest issue of Film Ireland is out now and it’s packed tighter than Santa’s Bag. We’ve got more Oscar® material than Katharine Hepburn. So make sure there’s a copy is under your tree this Christmas…

Seven Psychopaths
Scott Townsend talks to writer/director Martin McDonagh about his upcoming film, Seven Psychopaths.

Jason O’Mahony meets the talented Saoirse Ronan to chat about her already impressive list of acting credits, and her upcoming film, Byzantium.

The Good Man
Steven Galvin catches up with filmmaker Phil Harrison to find out more about his thought-provoking debut feature.

Folk Tale
Steven Galvin chats to director Tony Donoghue, whose breathtaking new short Irish Folk Furniture is an animated documentary about repairing and recycling old hand-painted furniture in rural Ireland.

Talking TV Drama 2012
Shane Perez reports from the Galway Film Centre’s two-day TV writing industry event.

Production Values
Barbara Galavan, chief executive of Screen Producers Ireland (SPI), talks to Film Ireland about the challenges facing the Irish film industry

In Stitches
A killer clown returns from the dead to exact revenge. Where does a director like Conor McMahon get his inspiration? Gordon Gaffney gets all the gory details.

Great Dane
This November, the SUBTITLE European Film Festival is casting a spotlight on Simon Staho, so Niamh Creely took the opportunity to ask this extraordinary filmmaker a few burning questions

Doing It for Themselves
With self-distribution becoming more widespread, Film Ireland talks to three Irish filmmakers who made the decision to release their own film.

Stuffing the Tiger
Donald Taylor Black tells Film Ireland about the process of making his latest documentary, Skin in the Game.

In Camera
Darklight Festival 2012 welcomed celebrated Oscar®-nominated cinematographer Seamus McGarvey as their special guest. McGarvey took part in an in-depth discussion with filmmaker Kieron J. Walsh (Jump) and Film Ireland’s Steven Galvin brings us highlights from that fascinating and entertaining talk

In the DollHouse
Kirsten Sheridan talks to Steven Galvin about her approach to writing and her feature Dollhouse, which is screening at the Cork film fest.

Sounding Off
Eilis Mernagh argues that low-budget, high-concept is the way to go to make successful movies in a recession


Plus all the usual Regulars, including:

Up Close – with Gabriel Byrne plus Magnus Martin (Jackpot) on ‘My Inspiration’.
Your Updates – all the latest Irish film news.
Spotlight – Men at Lunch. Seán Ó Cualáin’s documentary.
On Set – a report from the set of the latest Die Hard film.
ShortSpace – the latest ShortSpace short film news,
Reviews Grabbers, My Brothers, Dreamtime Revisited, Shadow Dancer, What Richard Did, Seven Psychopaths
Festival – all the latest festival reports & previews.
Filmbase News – all the latest from Filmbase.
Equipment – the Canon EOS C300
MEDIA Desk – MEDIA Diary


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