static1.squarespaceCarrie Drzik was at the 2017 Irish Film Festival Boston and met some of the attending filmmakers.


Dominic MacHale

Dominic MacHale, who plays the bike-thief-obsessed Sergeant Healy in The Young Offenders, talks about working on the film which won Best Feature at the festival.

The Young Offenders screened on 23rd March 2017 at the Somerville Theatre.

Natasha Waugh

Natasha Waugh, writer/director of Terminal, a short film about women and the decisions they must make. Terminal won Director’s Choice – Best Short at the festival.

Terminal screened on Friday, March 24th 2017 at the Somerville Theatre.

Sarah Dempsey 

Writer/co-director Sarah Dempsey talks about her film Hand in Hand, a short documentary that sits down gay and lesbian couples as they openly discuss topics ranging from coming out to childbirth. This intimate documentary offers a window into what it is to be in a same-sex relationship in Ireland.

Hand in Hand screened on Sunday, March 26 2017 at the Somerville Theatre as part of the NEW IRISH SHORTS PROGRAM 2

Rónán Mac Con Iomaire

Author Rónán Mac Con Iomaire talks about the incredible story of Irish boxer Sean Mannion and the Irish of Boston.

Rocky Ros Muc screened on Saturday, March 25 2017 at the Somerville Theatre.

Ristéard O’Domhnaill & Brian Fitzpatrick

Ristéard O’Domhnaill (director) and Brian Fitzpatrick (associate producer) talk about Atlantic, crowdfunding, and working with Brendan Gleeson. And enjoy some fine Boston pizza.

Atlantic screened on Saturday, March 25 2017 at the Somerville Theatre.


The Irish Film Festival Boston took place 23 – 26 March 2017

Follow them on Twitter @irishfilmfest

Carrie Drzik is a Boston filmmaker who can be found @reindeercity


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