Paul Duane gives all you need to know on All You Need Is Death

Paul Duane gives all you need to know on All You Need Is Death

Festivals like the Cork International Film Festival, which kicks off this week, are a fantastic avenue for unique storytelling from passionate filmmakers. One of Ireland’s own, Paul Duane is a filmmaker who has always been drawn to unique stories, including following KLF in What Time Is Death?, and the artistic efforts of Bill Drummond in…

Laura McGann goes deep on The Deepest Breath

Laura McGann goes deep on The Deepest Breath

Now on Netflix, free-diving documentary The Deepest Breath has captured viewers with its high stakes storytelling and emotional turns. Ireland’s own Laura McGann, whose previous feature was the roller derby doc Revolutions, directs the film, which through word-of-mouth has become one of the most sought-out films currently streaming. Graham Day spoke with Laura about the…

Talking Star Wars Visions with Cartoon Saloon’s Paul Young

Talking Star Wars Visions with Cartoon Saloon’s Paul Young

The latest volume of the animated anthology series Star Wars Visions is available now on Disney+, providing a collection of animated episodes from studios all over the world. Ireland’s own Cartoon Saloon contributed to the new batch released on May the 4th, with studio co-founder Paul Young directing the episode ‘Screecher’s Reach’, an eery and…

Shaun Dunne and Anna Rodgers tell all on How To Tell A Secret

Shaun Dunne and Anna Rodgers tell all on How To Tell A Secret

A powerful examination of the experiences of people who are living with HIV in Ireland today, How to Tell A Secret is a hybrid documentary film that looks at social stigma and the art of telling your story. The highly anticipated film will open on limited release in select Irish cinemas from Thursday 1st December, coinciding with World AIDS Day 2022. Robbie Lawlor…

Dónal Foreman answers The Cry of Granuaile

Dónal Foreman answers The Cry of Granuaile

Dónal Foreman takes an unconventional approach to telling Irish stories. In his acclaimed doc The Image You Missed, Foreman cracks into the archives of his father’s own documenting of The Troubles, resulting in a deeply intimate encounter. In Out of Here, he improvised with young Irish actors for whom the film’s exploration of recession-hit Dublin hit hard…

Laura O’Shea on Wednesday’s Child – the film, the Fleadh and the pathway between acting and directing

Laura O’Shea on Wednesday’s Child – the film, the Fleadh and the pathway between acting and directing

This July saw the Irish film industry come together in the summer sun out west, for the return in person of the Galway Film Fleadh. Always a big opportunity for rising Irish talents on and off screen, this year was no different, and one of the big winners was Laura O’Shea, director of the short…