Beyond the Lens


Beyond the Lens is a new series that explores the craft of short filmmaking by meeting the people breathing life into it today. From director, David C. Lynch, and producer, Enda Grace, Beyond the Lens will also bring viewers a unique insight into the passion and work needed to drive a short film from paper to screen.

The show will further examine the film industry in Ireland and highlight the different funding opportunities available for short filmmakers. In the series premiere, presenter Owen Barton meets Laura McGann to talk about her short documentary, The End of the Counter, which picked up the award for ‘Best Short Documentary’ at the 2013 Galway Film Fleadh.

Owen Barton & Laura McGann

Owen Barton meets Laura McGann

Throughout the series, viewers can look forward to interviews with directors about their short films, giving an insight into the actor/director relationship, as well as what it takes to make a short film. A look at the 27th Galway Film Fleadh in 2015 will also be a particular highlight of the series.

Beyond the Lens begins Tuesday, January 26th at 9pm, and airs every Tuesday at 9pm on Irish TV, and can be viewed on the Irish TV channel on Sky 191, all Free to Air boxes, Freesat 400, Eircom’s eVision 191 and online at



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