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 » Features & Interviews

The Outsider's Insider
04 Mar 2015 | As a recent New York retrospective attests, Paul Duane is one of Ireland’s finest documentary filmmakers. As ‘Very Extremely Dangerous’ arrives on the home market, he talks to IFTN’s Paul Byrne about being drawn to outsiders, the changing markets, and getting friendly with Bill Drummond. 
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Sister Act
02 Mar 2015 | Moone Boy may have put both of them on the map, but Sarah White and Clare Monnelly have very different ideas about acting. 
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Blue Moon
25 Feb 2015 | Deirdre O’Kane has always had a reputation for telling it like it is, onstage or off. Here she talks frankly to IFTN’s Paul Byrne about the return of Moone Boy, Noble causes, and betting the house. 
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‘Patrick’s Day’ writer/director Terry McMahon "floored" by positive audience response after opening weekend
10 Feb 2015 | The award-winning ‘Patrick’s Day’ opened nationwide on Friday, February 6th after a very successful festival run that seen it pick up numerous awards in Ireland and the US – with the films’ writer/director Terry McMahon stating that the positive response from cinemagoers in Ireland has "floored" him. 
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Voodoo Ray
06 Feb 2015 | Happily caught between rock and a hard director, Ray Harman found there was life outside Something Happens when he turned to film composing. Paul Byrne finds out where, why, when and how he got the beat. 
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Tripping The Light Fantastic
04 Feb 2015 | With Fifty Shades Of Grey about to slink onto our screens, Paul Byrne talks to Seamus McGarvey about life, camera and the love action on his 52nd outing as an award-winning cinematographer. 
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Thank you for the Day
30 Jan 2015 | With ‘Patrick’s Day’, Irish filmmaker Terry McMahon takes a great leap forward from his no-budget debut, ‘Charlie Casanova’. And he’s got the trunk-load of festival awards to prove it. IFTN’s Paul Byrne gets him on the couch... 
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Finger on the Pulse: IFTN talks to Pulse College about upcoming Open Day on Saturday, February 7th
30 Jan 2015 | With Pulse College set to host an open day on Saturday, February 7th, IFTN took a trip to the college to see for themselves what one of Ireland’s leading Creative Media Educators had to offer. 
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IFTA/BAFTA Panel discussion held in London on January 22nd looks at maximising S481 tax incentives for UK Producers
29 Jan 2015 | IFTA and BAFTA co-hosted a panel discussion in London on Thursday, January 22nd – with over 180 producers and financial execs (including 40 Irish producers who travelled to the UK for the event) turning out to listen to an expert panel talking about maximising the tax incentives offered by Ireland’s newly enhanced and broadened Section 481 guidelines for UK producers. 
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Looking for Richard
29 Jan 2015 | An overnight sensation that took just 25 years, Richard Dormer talks to Paul Byrne about taking the long road, getting dark with Fortitude, and still feeling those good vibrations with Terri Hooley. 
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How High Can He Go? – Interview with Baz Ashmawy
26 Jan 2015 | With game show ‘The Fanatics’ currently airing on Sky One and rumours adrift of a second season of ‘50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy’ – IFTN catches up with Baz Ashmawy to talk about a busy year for the Irish presenter. 
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Moe Better Blues
26 Jan 2015 | With his powerhouse performance in Terry McMahon’s award-winning ‘Patrick’s Day’ about to make him a star, Moe Dunford catches his breath long enough to talk with IFTN’s Paul Byrne. 
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Last night a PJ saved my life
23 Jan 2015 | One of Ireland’s most successful funnymen, thanks to the likes of TV hits ‘Naked Camera’ and ‘Next Week’s News’, PJ Gallagher talks to IFTN’s Paul Byrne about his crippling stage fright, the subject of his Reality Bites documentary. 
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IFTN talks to Gerard O’Rourke of Geronimo Productions – Creator/Producer of ‘Nelly and Nora’
23 Jan 2015 | With Irish animation company Geronimo Productions announcing this week that their new pre-school cartoon ‘Nelly and Nora’ will be premiering on RTÉjr on February 2nd, IFTN caught up with the series creator and producer – Gerard O’Rourke of Geronimo Productions – to talk about the new show. 
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Interview with Michael Lennox – Director of Oscar-nominated ‘Boogaloo and Graham’
20 Jan 2015 | With Northern Irish short film ‘Boogaloo and Graham’ - the Troubles-set tale of two young boys being given two chicks to mind by their soft-hearted father – getting nominated for an Oscar, IFTN caught up with its’ director Michael Lennox to talk Oscars, working with kids and animals, and the rise of Northern Irish filmmakers on the world stage. 
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Gavin O'Connor talks about role on hit RTÉ show ‘Charlie’
20 Jan 2015 | Playing the controversial Roscommon politician Sean Doherty in RTE’s acclaimed series Charlie ‘was just a dream role’ Gavin O’Connor tells IFTN’s Paul Byrne. 
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IFTN talks to Dave Hughes – Colourist of Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe winning ‘Leviathan’
16 Jan 2015 | With Russian film ‘Leviathan’ garnering Oscar and BAFTA nominations and a Golden Globe for Best Foreign film this week, IFTN talks to Dave Hughes of Windmill Lane Pictures Post Production about his work on the acclaimed film. 
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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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