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 » Features & Interviews

Michael Wilson UTV
16 Jan 2015 | With a January 1st launch that proved to be a baptism of fire, UTV Ireland has a mountain to climb. “We have a channel and audience to build,” UTV and UTV Ireland’s Managing Director Michael Wilson tells IFTN’s Paul Byrne. 
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Stephen Fingleton talks to IFTN – writer/director of Oscar-shortlisted ‘SLR’
13 Jan 2015 | Just about ready to break on to the international scene with dystopian thriller ‘The Survivalist’ (his debut feature film starring Martin McCann) set to be released to the world, writer/director Stephen Fingleton talks to IFTN about his short film ‘SLR’, which has been shortlisted for the 2015 Oscar for Best Short Film. 
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Christmas/New Year Edition: IFTN Interviews ‘Damo & Ivor’’s Hannah Crowley
19 Dec 2014 | In the midst of the holiday season and looking back on the year gone by, IFTN interviews Hannah Crowley, who plays the wealthy-but-witless Sarah-Jane in RTE’s ‘Damo And Ivor’… 
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Allan Cubitt talks to IFTN – Creator of ‘The Fall’
15 Dec 2014 | Ahead of the IFTA panel discussion on ‘The Fall’ with creator/writer/director Allan Cubitt and producer Julian Stevens (Artist’s Studio) taking place at The Merrion Hotel, Dublin on Tuesday December 16th at 12.30pm, IFTN caught up with Cubitt to talk about the IFTA-winning show which concludes its second season on Wednesday, December 17th on RTÉ One. 
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BIFA winning composer Stephen Rennicks talks to IFTN
15 Dec 2014 | Primarily known as a key collaborator of director Lenny Abrahamson over the past decade, composer Stephen Rennicks has cemented his position as one of Ireland’s leading composers with three IFTA nominations and a filmography consisting of celebrated Irish films like ‘What Richard Did’, ‘Garage’, ‘Man About Dog’, and ‘Adam and Paul’. 
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In His Element: Ed Guiney talks co-productions ahead of receiving award in Riga on December 13th
12 Dec 2014 | Co-founder of Element Pictures Ed Guiney is set to receive this year’s European Co-Production Award – Prix EURIMAGES, an award acknowledging the decisive role of co-productions in the European film industry at the European Film Awards Ceremony in Riga on Saturday, 13 December. 
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Making the Cut ....Des Whelan, Camera Operator on WW2 Drama ‘Fury’
11 Dec 2014 | Des Whelan is an Irish camera operator with international credits including ‘Thor: The Dark World’, ‘A Good Day To Die Hard’ and ‘Sherlock Holmes’, and Irish credits including ‘Veronica Guerin’ and ‘Into The West’, amongst many, many others. 
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Dearbhla Walsh speaks to IFTN - Director of ‘Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot’
11 Dec 2014 | Starring Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman, ‘Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot’ tells the tale of shy old man Mr Hoppy who is hopelessly in love with his downstairs neighbour Mrs Silver who only shows affection for her pet tortoise. 
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IFTN Speaks to Úna Ní Dhonghaíle – Editor of ‘The Missing’
11 Dec 2014 | Following on from her acclaimed (and IFTA and BAFTA nominated) work on the fast-paced ‘Ripper Street’, editor Úna Ní Dhonghaíle has slowed it right down with BBC One show ‘The Missing’. 
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Interview with Mark Henry – Sound Mixer of ‘Corp & Anam’ and ‘Love/Hate’
11 Dec 2014 | Based in Windmill Lane’s Number 4 Sound Recording Studios since leaving college, sound mixer Mark Henry has amassed an impressive filmography over the past 14 years. 
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Interview with Stephen O'Connell – Editor of upcoming Sky Atlantic show ‘Fortitude’
09 Dec 2014 | With ‘Fortitude’, a thriller set in a sleepy, Icelandic town starring Richard Dormer and Stanley Tucci, airing on Sky Atlantic next month, IFTN caught up with Stephen O’Connell, the man who cut three episodes of the slick, suspenseful, British show. 
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Interview with John Conroy – DOP of upcoming ‘Fortitude’
05 Dec 2014 | 2015 is destined to be a big year for Irish DOP John Conroy with a trifecta of impressive international television shows airing in the New Year. First up, there is the Sky Atlantic show ‘Fortitude’. Starring Richard Dormer and Stanley Tucci, the show tells the story of a violent crime occurring in the gorgeous backdrop of a quiet town in Iceland. 
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Born to be Wildcard
04 Dec 2014 | With ‘Gold’, ‘Standby’, ‘Run & Jump’, and ‘The Guarantee’ released to cinemas in 2014, it has undoubtedly been a good year for Wildcard Distribution. 
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Behan There, Done This
01 Dec 2014 | As The Roaring Boy debuts on RTE tonight, Paul Byrne talks to director Maurice Sweeney about bringing something new to the Brendan Behan story. 
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Interview with Kyle McCulloch – VFX Supervisor of ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’, Speaker at 2014 VFX Summit
26 Nov 2014 | With credits including such blockbuster films as ‘Gravity’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, Visual Effects artist Kyle McCulloch, who is based in London working for VFX giants Frame Store, will be speaking at the 2014 VFX and Animation Summit which takes place in the Science Gallery on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November. 
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Interview with Director Pat O’ Connor – Guest of Honour at Film Mayo Launch on December 1st
26 Nov 2014 | Catapulted to public notice (and a BAFTA) in 1982 for directing the RTÉ television film ‘The Ballroom of Romance’, Pat O’ Connor has since gone on to direct ten feature films, becoming one of Ireland’s best known and most successful exports in the process. 
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‘Corp is Anam’ DOP Colm Hogan
24 Nov 2014 | With Irish language drama ‘Corp is Anam’ returning on Thursday, November 27th, IFTN caught up with DOP Colm Hogan (‘Breith Agus Bás’, ‘Bothar Go Dti An White House’) to talk about the show, his career so far and what drew him into becoming a cinematographer. 
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‘Corp is Anam’ Returns to TG4 on Thursday, November 27th
21 Nov 2014 | Irish language TV drama ‘Corp is Anam’ makes its highly anticipated return to the small screen next Thursday. The series follows a crime correspondent as he uncovers the corruption in Ireland’s crime and legal systems. The 4x1 hour series is produced by Magamedia for TG4. 
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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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'Standby's Brian Gleeson
14 Nov 2014 | Brian Gleeson is the leading man, opposite Jessica Paré, in Rob and Ronan Burke's 'Standby', out this weekend. 
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