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S01E19: Brian J. Falconer

Producer Brian J. Falconer moved from shorts to features with his 2018 debut, The Dig, directed by the Tohill Brothers and winner of the Best Irish Film at the 2018 Galway Film Fleadh. His follow up feature, Normal People, is the debut screenplay by acclaimed Irish playwright Owen McCafferty, directed by Lisa Barros D’Sa and […] The post S01E19: Brian J. Falconer appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S01E18: Andrew and Ryan Tohill

Andrew has worked in post-production for several years, including editing their own critically acclaimed short, Eye-Line. Ryan has worked in the Art Department of several TV productions including Game of Thrones, The Frankenstein Chronicles, Line of Duty, Philomena and The Fall. In 2017, they shot their first feature film, The Dig, developed through Northern Ireland […] The post S01E18: Andrew and Ryan Tohill appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S01E17: Ed Solomon

In a wide-ranging and frank discussion, screenwriter Ed Solomon talks about process, why it’s the best time to be breaking in as a screenwriter, ways to find your ‘voice’, TV as the new American cinema, his HBO show Mosaic and the new Bill & Ted movie. The post S01E17: Ed Solomon appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S01E16: Meet The Festivals

A roundtable discussion with festival programmers about their festivals, their jobs and their advice to filmmakers. Featuring Jacopo Chessa (Torino Short Film Market), Gregg Schwenk (Newport Beach Film Festival), Emma Boa (Edinburgh International Film Festival), Gabor Pertic (Hot Docs) Michèle Maheux (Toronto International Film Festival) and Ciarán Walsh (Culture Ireland) talking about supports available to Irish filmmakers […] The post S01E16: Meet The Festivals appeared first on Galway...


S01E15: Peter O’Toole

This episode is airing on the 14th December, marking five years to the day since we lost one of the greatest Irishmen who ever lived, the irreplaceable Peter O’ Toole. Peter O’ Toole visited the Film Fleadh in 2008, on the occasion of our 20th year. The following interview was recorded in front of a […] The post S01E15: Peter O’Toole appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S01E14: Should the Film Industry in Ireland Introduce Gender Quotas?

A roundtable discussion, moderated by Dr. Susan Liddy, co-chair of Women in Film and Television Ireland and with guests Liz Gill (filmmaker), David Collins (producer, Samson Films), Órla O’Connor (Director, National Women’s Council), Dr. Annie Doona (Chair, Screen Ireland) and Michael O’Keeffe (CEO, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland), on gender quotas and if they could be […] The post S01E14: Should the Film Industry in Ireland Introduce Gender Quotas? appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S01E13: Simon Fellows

Steel Country, a rural mystery thriller starring Andrew Scott, Brónagh Waugh and Denise Gough won the 2018 Best International Film Award at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh. On today’s episode, the director Simon Fellows talks about transitioning from genre pictures to drama cinema, why good writing is key, why a director is like a referee […] The post S01E13: Simon Fellows appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S01E12: Brendan Byrne

Director and producer Brendan Byrne (One Million American Dreams, Bobby Sands: 66 Days) talks about the motivations behind some of his documentaries, re-framing art docs and offers production advice for documentary making. Articles: What has led to two Belfast journalists looking into the Loughinisland killings getting arrested? Controversy over arrests of Loughinisland journalists escalates. Legality […] The post S01E12: Brendan Byrne appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S01E11: Tom Edmunds

Tom Edmunds’ debut film Dead in A Week (Or Your Money Back) is in UK cinemas from today. In this week’s episode, Tom talks about his experiences of making your first feature, working for Anthony Minghella, and being a first-time director working with a seasoned cast. We also try to pronounce Welsh names and reflect […] The post S01E11: Tom Edmunds appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S01E10: Hugh O’Conor & Jordanne Jones

It’s Junior Flm Fleadh week in Galway! Will is chatting to director Hugh O’Conor and actor Jordanne Jones about their new coming-of-age comedy-drama, Metal Heart. Hugh talks about bringing his many years of experience in front of the camera to the director’s chair in his first feature. And Jordanne talks about her ambitions off the back […] The post S01E10: Hugh O’Conor & Jordanne Jones appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S01E09: Film Production in Ireland: The Next Ten Years

A roundtable discussion on skills training and meeting the needs of film production in Ireland. Speakers include: Tom Dowling from Troy Studios, Elaine Geraghty from Screen Producers Ireland, Macdara Kelleher from Fastnet Films, whose recent productions include the SyFy network series Nightflyers, Gareth Lee from Screen Training Ireland, Siobhan Ni Ghadhra from the long running […] The post S01E09: Film Production in Ireland: The Next Ten Years appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S01E08: Matthew Holness

It’s the last of our Spooktober episodes, just in time for Halloween, and Will is talking with writer/director Matthew Holness about German Expressionism, directing as an extension of writing and Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace. Possum is Matthew’s first feature film, an unsettling horror about a haunted children’s puppeteer, and it’s in select UK cinemas from today. […] The post S01E08: Matthew Holness appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S01E07: Aislinn Clarke

It’s another Spooktober episode all about horror, and this week Will chats to director Aislinn Clarke about horror as a tool for unpacking human trauma, telling a Magdalene laundry story in her first feature film The Devil’s Doorway, and the current wave of elevated horror films. Films discussed this episode: Grave Encounters (2011) Nightmare on […] The post S01E07: Aislinn Clarke appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S01E06: Michael Tully

In the first of our horror themed episodes for Spooktober, Will chats to director Michael Tully about the canon of “Don’t” movies, New York vs. Austin (vs. LA), Twin Peaks and creating from the inside out. Michael’s new film Don’t Leave Home is available on demand now. Films discussed this episode: Septien (2011) Ping Pong […] The post S01E06: Michael Tully appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S01E05: Career Trajectories Panel

Conn Holohan, lecturer at the Huston School of Film and Digital Media, talks with set decorator of Vikings Cathy Hegarty, film and TV editor John Murphy, Oscar® nominated animator Nicky Phelan, director of A Mother Brings Her Son to be Shot Sinead O’Shea, and screenwriter of the Irish box-office smash Black ’47, Pierce Ryan. Recorded […] The post S01E05: Career Trajectories Panel appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S01E04: Ross Whitaker

Will talks to director Ross Whitaker about Katie Taylor’s love of documentaries, the unfair expectations audiences place on documentary films and short filmmaking. Ross’s newest film, KATIE, a docu-portrait of champion boxer Katie Taylor is in cinemas from October 26th. Films discussed this episode: Katie (2018) Home Turf (2011) Bye Bye Now (2009) Saviours (2007) […] The post S01E04: Ross Whitaker appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S01E03: Ed Guiney & Andrew Lowe

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 […] The post S01E03: Ed Guiney & Andrew Lowe appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.


S01E02: Isabella Eklöf

Will talks to writer/director Isabella Eklöf about her Sundance debut, Holiday (2018) and writing the Cannes award winner, Border (2018). They also discuss studying film in Sweden and in Denmark, the reaction to the sexual violence in her film and working with Asperger’s. Films discussed this episode: Beau Travail (1999) Fat Girl (2001) Gummo (1997) […] The post S01E02: Isabella Eklöf appeared first on Galway Film Fleadh.