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Interview With Beau Willimon – Creator of Netflix Show ‘House Of Cards’ Starring Kevin Spacey
19 Nov 2014 | ‘House of Cards’, the first in Netflix’ line of original programming, hit TV screens (or laptop screens rather) last year to critical acclaim and a slew of Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. Starring two-time Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey as the abominable politician Francis Underwood, the show, which will air its third season next year, depicts Underwood’s rise to power with the ruthless creed of ‘any means necessary’. 
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The Lowe Down - Andrew Lowe talks Ripper Street
14 Nov 2014 | Brought back from the dead by Amazon, Ripper Street’s third series debuts tonight. Here, producer Andrew Lowe talks to IFTN's Paul Byrne about the rescue, the reasons, and the road ahead... 
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IFTN Interviews Donal Foreman, Director of ‘Out of Here’
07 Nov 2014 | While Donal Foreman studied film at the National Film School at IADT, he started making films when he was eleven years old, winning his first film festival award at the age of seventeen. His debut feature, ‘Out of Here’ has now gone on to win the CINETalent award and a Dublin Critics Circle prize at JDIFF. ‘Out of Here’, which tells the story of Ciarán who after a year of travelling returns home to Dublin and struggles to reconnect with the city and its people, now gets an Irish cinema release. IFTN talks to the director about the film: 
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DOP Cian de Buitléar speaks to IFTN about shooting ‘An Bronntanas’
23 Oct 2014 | Five-part series ‘An Bronntanas’ will air on Thursday, October 23rd on TG4, with the feature film version being chosen as Ireland’s submission for the 2015 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film as well as garnering good reviews from screenings at Clifden and the Galway Film Fleadh. A lot of these plaudits have been geared towards the cinematography of challenging water scenes which permeate the film – sequences which feature a local independent life crew on a distress call on a tempestuous night off the Connemara shore. 
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The Glue That Holds It All Together
20 Oct 2014 | Two-time IFTA Short Film Award winning director, European Film Award nominee and Screen International Star of Tomorrow 2013 Cathy Brady is known as one of the country's most promising young filmmakers and tonight makes a splash onto British television screens as the director on the acclaimed eight-part drama series 'Glue' on E4. Created and written by Jack Thorne, best known for Skins and This England '86 and '88, this darkly realistic series portrays a group of teenagers in a rural English countryside village and the murder investigation that follows after their 14-year old friend Cal is found dead. 
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Interview with Owen McDonnell—Star of upcoming TG4 Series ‘An Bronntanas’
13 Oct 2014 | Galway born actor Owen McDonnell has been working steadily since taking the leap from stage to screen eleven years ago with Irish film ‘Conspiracy of Silence’. A slew of larger roles followed, including the lead in all four series of the highly rated RTÉ show ‘Single-Handed’ and RTÉ drama ‘Wild Decembers’, as well as appearances in BBC’s ‘Silent Witness’, ‘Spooks’ and ‘Mount Pleasant’ on Sky One. 
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IFTN interviews Des Doyle, director of ‘Showrunners’
10 Oct 2014 | With ‘Showrunners’, Irish filmmaker Des Doyle talks to the brains who hold the reigns on such shows as ‘Boardwalk Empire’, ‘The Leftovers’, ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ and ‘Star Trek’. Paul Byrne puts him on the couch. 
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IFTN talks to Charlie Murphy
09 Oct 2014 |  
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THE QUIET MAN
06 Oct 2014 | With both Gold and ‘71 out this week, acclaimed Irish actor David Wilmot takes time out to talk with IFTN about trusting directors, finding good scripts, and how we need an Irish X-Men. 
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Interview with Emer Reynolds—IFTA-winning editor and co-director of ‘Here Was Cuba’
06 Oct 2014 | Directed by Emer Reynolds and John Murray and produced by Crossing The Line Productions, ‘Here Was Cuba’ tells the inside story of the Cuban Missile Crisis, exploring how in October 1962 the world teetered on the very brink of nuclear holocaust. In the first major feature documentary on the subject, the film brings to life the three central characters Kennedy, Castro and Khrushchev and explores how the world’s most powerful men fell into an abyss of their own making and what courage and luck it took to climb out again. 
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LOVE/LOVE
06 Oct 2014 | It’s the breakthrough that David Caffrey has always dreamed of, but the director of Love/Hate wants you to know there are more bullets in his chamber. 
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IFTN Interviews ‘Dracula Untold’ Director Gary Shore
01 Oct 2014 | For ‘Dracula Untold’, Luke Evans (‘The Hobbit’, ‘Fast & Furious 6’) takes on one of the most iconic roles of all time. The film marks the feature debut of Dublin director Gary Shore, who first established himself as a high-end commercials director and a director to watch out for following his short ‘The Draft’ and his faux film trailer for ‘The Cup of Tears’. 
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Stubborn Kind of Fella
30 Sep 2014 | As he prepares to tour the country with Unbreakable - about blind paraplegic Mark Pollock - filmmaker Ross Whitaker talks to IFTN about filmmaking, friendship and the future of documentary. 
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THE KING OF TV COMEDY
24 Sep 2014 | Or pretty darn close to it. The mischievous brain behind such pivotal TV gems as The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, Not The Nine O’Clock News, Spitting Image, Blackadder and Q.I., John Lloyd flew into Dublin recently for an IFTA In Conversation With...event. Paul Byrne caught up with him to talk funny, family and physics. 
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‘Damo & Ivor’ Returns Tonight – IFTN Interviews Star/Writer Andy Quirke and Directors Rob & Ronan Burke
22 Sep 2014 | The highly-anticipated return of ‘Damo & Ivor’ will take place on our screens tonight and, as the tagline promises, it will be going ‘out with a bang, in with a bump’. The satirical comedy follows the title characters (both played by Andy Quirke, who also wrote the series with Jules Coll), who are separated at birth but meet again in their adolescence. As one of the brothers, Damo, has been raised on the mean streets of Dublin and the other, Ivor, grew up in Dublin’s affluent Foxrock area, their clashes have chaotic and hilarious consequences 
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Interview with Neasa Hardiman, Director of upcoming ‘Scott and Bailey’ Season 4 finale
18 Sep 2014 |

Director Neasa Hardiman is directing the two part finale of the BAFTA-nominated ITV police drama ‘Scott and Bailey’, currently airing on ITV. IFTN talks to Neasa (‘In The Club’, BAFTA-winning ‘Tracy Beaker Returns’) about how her directing style and the show’s specific tone are in ‘perfect alignment’, how she landed the season finale, the show’s very authentic female characters, her directing style, her upcoming film projects and some advice to budding filmmakers.

 
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A ‘Noble’ Cause
17 Sep 2014 | True life stories have gripped Irish filmmakers and audiences time and time again, so Stephen Bradley’s hard work on ‘Noble’ - about the Dublin woman who would start a world-famous orphanage foundation for street children - might just pay off. 
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IFTN talks to 'Begin Again' writer-director John Carney
09 Jul 2014 | ‘Once’ writer-director John Carney has yet again combined music, a seemingly unusual coupling, comedy & bucketfuls of charm to create one of the summer’s best films with his new release, 'Begin Again'. 
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Interview with Brendan Muldowney, Director-Writer of 'Love Eternal'
04 Jul 2014 | ‘Love Eternal’, the second feature from Irish filmmaker Brendan Muldowney following his haunting ‘Savage’, will be released in cinemas in Ireland today. Based on the Japanese novel ‘In Love with the Dead’ by Kei Oshi, the feature follows a lonely young man who becomes obsessed with death and tries to understand life by coming closer to death. 
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Interview with the Directors of ‘Road’
12 Jun 2014 | ‘Road’ is a feature-length documentary narrated by Liam Neeson about two generations of brothers who compete in the exhilarating and dangerous sport of motorcycle racing. William and Michael Dunlop followed in the footsteps of their father Robert and uncle, Joey Dunlop, to compete in road racing, for which Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man are two of the few places left in the world where the sport survives. The documentary reveals how a combination of skill and good or bad luck can lead to success or tragedy. 
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