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…

The first Boyne Valley Film Festival begins this August

The first Boyne Valley Film Festival begins this August

A new film festival is being brought to the Boyne this summer. From 12-13th August, the Boyne Valley Film Festival will highlight talented filmmakers from the ford. Bursaries are on offer also for filmmakers during this burgeoning festival. Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Boyne Valley, Droichead Arts Centre and film maker Frank W.…

A quiet triumph in An Cailín Ciúin

A quiet triumph in An Cailín Ciúin

Director: Colm Bairéad Starring: Catherine Clinch, Carrie Crowley, Andrew Bennett Running Time: 95 minutes In an Irish film industry that is marching ever further forwards it can be easy to scoff at stories that look back to the past. Our touchy subject tetchiness to the ‘diddly idle’ at times causes a wariness in exploring our…