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A mix of intimate interviews with filmmakers from around the world and live panel recordings from Ireland’s premiere film event, the Galway Film Fleadh. Will Fitzgerald, Director of the Galway Film Fleadh, talks one-on-one with film directors, screenwriters, actors and producers about getting their films made, the things that inspire them in their work and what they do when they’re not making films. The Galway Film Podcast also features panel discussions on film industry topics, with a range of contributors from across the Irish film industry and beyond.

A mix of intimate interviews with filmmakers from around the world and live panel recordings from Ireland’s premiere film event, the Galway Film Fleadh. Will Fitzgerald, Director of the Galway Film Fleadh, talks one-on-one with film directors, screenwriters, actors and producers about getting their films made, the things that inspire them in their work and what they do when they’re not making films. The Galway Film Podcast also features panel discussions on film industry topics, with a range of contributors from across the Irish film industry and beyond.

Location:

Ireland

Description:

A mix of intimate interviews with filmmakers from around the world and live panel recordings from Ireland’s premiere film event, the Galway Film Fleadh. Will Fitzgerald, Director of the Galway Film Fleadh, talks one-on-one with film directors, screenwriters, actors and producers about getting their films made, the things that inspire them in their work and what they do when they’re not making films. The Galway Film Podcast also features panel discussions on film industry topics, with a range of contributors from across the Irish film industry and beyond.

Twitter:

@GalwayFilm

Language:

English

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Episodes

S03E07: Pitching

12/10/2020
In the last episode of 2020, we hear ten filmmakers deliver the ‘elevator pitch’ for their project, to our three judges: Sarah Dillon (Manager, WRAP Fund) Eoin O’Faolain (Head of Film, Sharp House) and Mary Kate O’ Flanagan (writer & story consultant). Which pitch was your favourite? And which one won the €3000 cash prize? […]

Duration:01:22:03

S03E06: Short Form Content for a New Generation

12/3/2020
Some of the Irish & UK companies and commissioners catering to a specifically younger audience, talk about the digital content that resonates with their demographic, and developing new talent in front of, and behind, the camera. Panellists include: Louise Thornton (BBC Scotland), Rhodri ap Dyfrig (S4C), Maeve McLoughlin (BBC Three /BBC NI/Northern Ireland Screen), Éamonn […]

Duration:00:46:16

S03E05: Development in 2020

11/26/2020
Sarah Dillon is back, and this time she’s joined by four development executives who talk about the practical and creative strategies pursued by their companies in developing their slates, working with talent, and selecting the stories they want to tell. Participants: Ben Coren (Film4), Dionne Farrell (BBC Films), Emma Norton (Element Pictures), Tristan Goligher (The […]

Duration:01:09:20

S03E04: Keith Carradine

11/19/2020
Our chairperson Kate O’Toole sits down (virtually) with Keith Carradine for a chat about his career, spanning over 70 feature films from Robert Altman’s McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) to having just wrapped on Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog (2021). Kate and Keith discuss acting, family, his ‘list of legends’, and Keith even […]

Duration:00:55:47

S03E03: The Music of Normal People

11/12/2020
Following the massive success of the TV series Normal People, Sarah Glennane (CEO, Screen Composers Guild of Ireland) talks to the all-Irish music department behind the creation of the original score and placement of songs which formed the soundtrack to the hit show. Music is an essential part of the storytelling process, guiding the audience […]

Duration:00:40:17

S03E02: What Now? The Future of Sales & Distribution

11/6/2020
Sarah Dillon (WRAP Fund) introduces a panel of professionals, who talk about the disruption caused to the traditional exploitation paths for many films, how they are navigating these changes, and what challenges and opportunities the future holds. What innovative approaches are helping films reach audiences, and how will distribution and exhibition adapt to a post-pandemic […]

Duration:00:51:25

S03E01: Joe Dante

10/30/2020
Just in time for Halloween, it’s a new episode of the Galway Film Podcast with celebrated genre director Joe Dante (Gremlins, The ‘Burbs, The Howling)! In this first episode of our new season, Joe talks with director Aislinn Clarke (The Devil’s Doorway) about his early career under Corman & Spielberg, childhood influences on his films […]

Duration:00:38:04

S01E03: Ed Guiney & Andrew Lowe

10/27/2020
Producers Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe of Element Pictures (Room, The Favourite) trace a time-line from being college buds to superstars of the arthouse cinema world. They discuss the serendipity of relationships, and the leaps of faith when the chips were down, that have seen them expand into distribution, exhibition, and television, as well as […]

Duration:01:48:19

S02E15: Short Film Panel

11/13/2019
In the last of our regular season for 2019, this week’s podcast is a discussion on short film, recorded live at the 2019 Galway Film Fleadh Short Film Panel. Film Fleadh shorts programmer Eibh Collins, director Ríoghnach Ní Ghríoghair, director/actor Michael Smiley, and cinematographer Burshci Wojnar talk about using shorts as proof of concept, having […]

Duration:01:04:55

S02E14: Dathaí Keane

11/6/2019
Winner of the Best Cinematography Award at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh, Finky is a surreal Irish language drama, directed by Dathaí Keane. In this episode, Dathaí chats with Will about how he transitioned from editor to director, collaborative screenwriting and being inspired by Irish literature in his work. Finky makes its International Premiere at […]

Duration:00:21:41

S02E14: Dathaí Keane

11/6/2019
Winner of the Best Cinematography Award at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh, Finky is a surreal Irish language drama, directed by Dathaí Keane. In this episode, Dathaí chats with Will about how he transitioned from editor to director, collaborative screenwriting and being inspired by Irish literature in his work. Finky makes its International Premiere at […] The post S02E14: Dathaí Keane appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.

Duration:00:21:41

S02E13: Robbie on Robby

10/31/2019
Cinematographer Robbie Ryan chats about the cinematographer Robby Müller after a screening of Living the Light: Robby Müller at the 31st Galway Film Fleadh. At the post-screening discussion, filmmaker Paul Duane chats with collaborator and cinematographer Robbie Ryan about Müller, shooting road movies, working with directors like Andrea Arnold and Ken Loach, and Netflix vs. […] The post S02E13: Robbie on Robby appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.

Duration:00:16:01

S02E13: Robbie on Robby

10/31/2019
Cinematographer Robbie Ryan chats about the cinematographer Robby Müller after a screening of Living the Light: Robby Müller at the 31st Galway Film Fleadh. At the post-screening discussion, filmmaker Paul Duane chats with collaborator and cinematographer Robbie Ryan about Müller, shooting road movies, working with directors like Andrea Arnold and Ken Loach, and Netflix vs. […]

Duration:00:16:01

S02E12: Countdown to 5050×2020

10/23/2019
Earlier this year, eight Irish film festivals signed the 5050×2020 Gender Parity and Inclusion Pledge, launched at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. How realistic is this goal? That’s the topic for this panel discussion with (pictured L-R) Dr. Susan Liddy (Chair, Women in Film and Television Ireland), Stephanie Comey ( Senior Manager, Broadcasting Authority of […] The post S02E12: Countdown to 5050×2020 appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.

Duration:01:16:01

S02E12: Countdown to 5050×2020

10/23/2019
Earlier this year, eight Irish film festivals signed the 5050×2020 Gender Parity and Inclusion Pledge, launched at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. How realistic is this goal? That’s the topic for this panel discussion with (pictured L-R) Dr. Susan Liddy (Chair, Women in Film and Television Ireland), Stephanie Comey ( Senior Manager, Broadcasting Authority of […]

Duration:01:16:01

S02E11: Michael McCormack

10/15/2019
Director Michael McCormack’s first feature documentary, a biopic of the late musician Fergus O’Farrell called Breaking Out, won the Best Irish Documentary Award at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh. In this episode, Michael talks about his background in television, knowing when to ‘let the gold in’ and how Breaking Out isn’t a music documentary. Other […]

Duration:00:18:41

S02E11: Michael McCormack

10/15/2019
Director Michael McCormack’s first feature documentary, a biopic of the late musician Fergus O’Farrell called Breaking Out, won the Best Irish Documentary Award at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh. In this episode, Michael talks about his background in television, knowing when to ‘let the gold in’ and how Breaking Out isn’t a music documentary. Other […] The post S02E11: Michael McCormack appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.

Duration:00:18:41

S02E10: Brónagh Gallagher, Louise Gallagher and Tess McGowan

10/9/2019
Derry women Brónagh Gallagher (actor), Louise Gallagher (producer) and Tess McGowan (screenwriter) talk about the making of their new film, A Bump Along the Way. We talk about ‘Derry Fairies,’ shedding insecurities, pregnancy as an in-built deadline and the success of Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus. Pictured above (L-R): Tess McGowan, Brónagh Gallagher, Louise […] The post S02E10: Brónagh Gallagher, Louise Gallagher and Tess McGowan appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.

Duration:00:26:01

S02E10: Brónagh Gallagher, Louise Gallagher and Tess McGowan

10/9/2019
Derry women Brónagh Gallagher (actor), Louise Gallagher (producer) and Tess McGowan (screenwriter) talk about the making of their new film, A Bump Along the Way. We talk about ‘Derry Fairies,’ shedding insecurities, pregnancy as an in-built deadline and the success of Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus. Pictured (L-R): Tess McGowan, Brónagh Gallagher, Louise Gallagher, […]

Duration:00:26:01

S02E09: Mark O’Halloran

10/3/2019
Through personal anecdote, screenwriter and actor Mark O’Halloran (Adam and Paul, Garage, Viva) discusses ‘the substance of things unseen’ and the idiom of ‘write what you know.’ Recorded live at the Fleadh Forum, an annual state-of-the-industry conference taking place as part of the Galway Film Fleadh. Mark’s new film as screenwriter, Rialto, premieres at the […] The post S02E09: Mark O’Halloran appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.

Duration:00:12:53