The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland has announced the full line up for Digital Biscuit, which will feature a talk by writer and producer David Chase (‘The Sopranos’).
Digital Biscuit is a film and technology forum that aims to foster innovation and collaboration in film and television production, which will take place at Dublin's Science Gallery from 28 - 30 January.
David Chase who created and developed the HBO series ‘The Sopranos’, will join Digital Biscuit as headline speaker to discuss his career as a director, writer and producer.
Speaking about his forthcoming visit, David Chase said: ‘I'm delighted to come to Ireland, a place of great storytelling tradition, and look forward to exploring the future of stories at Digital Biscuit.’
RTE Republic of Telly's Kevin McGahern is the latest addition to the programme, joining the line up as MC for Digital Biscuit.
The three-day event will kick off with a special screening of Paul Thomas Anderson's psychedelic surf noir ‘Inherent Vice’ at the IFI (28 Jan, 8pm). Digital Biscuit will also present the Irish Premiere of ‘Is the Man who is Tall Happy?’, an animated conversation with Noam Chomsky, directed by Michel Gondry, (29 Jan, 6.30pm, IFI).
Digital Biscuit will present a Kino Play programme of events and live demonstrations, including a first person virtual reality film for Oculus Rift, ‘The Doghouse’, a self-taping booth from Bow Street and a collaboration between Irish Film Board and Oxford University on a multi-sensory film and food experiment.
Also announced by Digital Biscuit is its Brain Trust, a core group of entertainment industry leaders who act as ambassadors for Digital Biscuit. Members include Damini Kumar (European Ambassador for Creativity & Innovation); Marie Schmidt Olesen (Commissioning Editor, New Danish Screen and Nick Meaney (CEO at Epagogix).
Speaking about Digital Biscuit SDGI director, Birch Hamilton said: ‘Making a movie is one of the biggest creative collaborations between people that exists today. To truly be creative is to make connections with the people and world around us. With Digital Biscuit we are trying to enable the Irish film industry to improve its global position as a centre of creative and technological excellence. It is our hope that through Digital Biscuit ground-breaking new works will be made and new relationships formed between people in different disciplines. We are fortunate to have a global Brain Trust of leading experts in film, technology, finance, games, augmented reality, animation, software and hardware that have guided us in what I think is a really exciting line up for 2015.’
This year Digital Biscuit will be partnering with leading global mobile event app provider, DoubleDutch who have created a social platform that enables Digital Biscuit attendees to connect, expand their network and share best practices.
Digital Biscuit will take place at the Science Gallery, Dublin from Wednesday 28 - Friday 30 January. For more information or to book your ticket, go to www.digitalbiscuit.ie.