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 » Features & Interviews

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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14 Nov 2014 | ‘Standby’ follows the story of down-on-his-luck Alan (Brian Gleeson), who lives with his bartender dad and works with his mother as a part-time tourist advisor at Dublin Airport. One fateful day at work, he comes face to face with first love Alice (Jessica Paré), who is stuck on standby for a flight home to New York. Seizing his chance, Alan convinces a reluctant Alice to stay one more night in Dublin. They spend an unforgettable evening together in Ireland’s city capital. 
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Interview with Aisling Franciosi – Star of ‘The Fall’
14 Nov 2014 | Best known for playing babysitter Katie - teenage temptress to suburban serial killer Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) in the Belfast-set drama ‘The Fall’ – actress Aisling Franciosi has indelibly started her career off on a high. 
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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 Speaks to John Kelleher – Producer of ‘The Guarantee’
12 Nov 2014 | A producer could be forgiven for passing on the potential powder-keg project of ‘The Guarantee’, with memories of that fateful night in 2008 still in the minds of many people still feeling the effects in Ireland. 
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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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The Double-Bill Of Andie McCaffrey Byrne
07 Nov 2014 | With not one but two films hitting this autumn's Cork film festival frenzy, actress Andie McCaffrey Byrne is on the rise. 
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IFTN Interviews Fionn Walton, Star of ‘Out of Here’
06 Nov 2014 | Fionn Walton first caught our attention in his role as Cian in Lenny Abrahamson’s film ‘What Richard Did’, which stars Jack Reynor. He now takes the lead in Donal Foreman’s feature debut ‘Out of Here’, which was runner-up for Best Irish Feature at last year’s Film Fleadh in Galway and won the CineTALENT award as well as a Dublin Critic’s Circle Award at this year’s JDIFF. ‘Out of Here’, which is a story about coming home too soon, will now get a release in Irish cinemas. 
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Ruairí O'Brien – DOP Of ‘The Fall’
05 Nov 2014 | After working on television shows such as ‘Moone Boy’, ‘Murphy’s Law’ and ‘Corp+Anam’ and garnering an IFTA nomination for his work in the film ‘Five Minutes Of Heaven’, ‘The Fall’ came knocking for DOP Ruairí O'Brien. 
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IFTN Interviews Valene Kane, star of ‘The Fall’
05 Nov 2014 | Following breakout performances in Ivan Kavanagh’s ‘The Fading Light’ and Kieron J. Walsh’s ‘Jump’, actress Valene Kane from Co. Down will now feature in the critically acclaimed BBC series ‘The Fall’. She talks to IFTN about the hit series (which airs its second season this weekend) as well as about her acting career, which continues to grow with casting in international productions such as blockbuster ‘’71’ and ‘Frankenstein’, opposite James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe. 
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Bringing It All Back Home
04 Nov 2014 | For his follow-up to the acclaimed ‘Ballymun Lullaby’, filmmaker Frank Berry stayed close to home, ‘I Used To Live Here’ being once again made within his community. He talks to Paul Byrne. 
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The ‘Doubling Up’ of Dublin
03 Nov 2014 | Location Managers of ‘Love,Rosie’ and ‘Jimi:All Is by My Side’ talk to IFTN about Dublin as a location. 
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31 Oct 2014 | Both fly-on-the-wall and maggot-in-the-ground, Aoife Kelleher’s documentary ‘One Million Dubliners’ takes a look at Ireland’s most famous resting place, Glasnevin Cemetery. Paul Byrne puts another Irish filmmaker on the slab. 
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Q&A with Tim Fleming – DOP for ‘All is By My Side’
31 Oct 2014 | On the festival rounds, biopic ‘All is By My Side’ has screened in Texas, Seattle and Italy. Shot in Dublin and co-produced by Irish firm Subotica Entertainment, the biopic which stars Andre Benjamin in the leading role of Jimi Hendrix and is written and directed by John Ridley (‘12 Years a Slave’) is out in Irish cinemas now. 
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IFTN Speaks to Brian Lynch – Kids BAFTA nominated creator of ‘All at Sea’
30 Oct 2014 | Series 1 of CBBC series 'All at Sea', a comedy for six-twelve year olds, has been nominated for the 2014 Kids' BAFTAS in the category of Best Comedy. 
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