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 » Features & Interviews

An Idiot’s Guide to becoming a Multi-Oscar nominated Irish Animator - Interview with Cartoon Saloon's Paul Young
29 Jun 2015 | With not one but two Oscar nominations under their belt, Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon are clearly doing something right. But, how do the numbers add up? Paul Byrne gets the lowdown from Paul Young, the producer behind ‘The Secret Of Kells’, ‘Song Of The Sea’ and TV’s ‘Puffin Rock’... 
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SDGI Executive Director Birch Hamilton on The Director’s Finders Series
26 Jun 2015 | With the Director’s Finders Series now in its’ 10th year, IFTN talked to Screen Directors Guild of Ireland Executive Director Birch Hamilton on the success of the scheme so far. 
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Pictúir Paradiso: ‘Father Ted’ co-creator Arthur Mathews on the films that shaped him
26 Jun 2015 |  
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Interview with DoP James Mather – IFTA winner for ‘Frank’
19 Jun 2015 | Fresh off winning an IFTA Award for shooting ‘Frank’, IFTN caught up with DoP James Mather to talk about his work on Lenny Abrahamson's film. 
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Interview with IFTA-winning ‘Queen and Country’ composer Stephen McKeon
12 Jun 2015 | Landing the IFTA last month meant that composer Stephen McKeon was two for two on John Boorman projects at the annual Irish Academy’s Awards ceremony. 
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DoP Seamus Deasy talks John Boorman’s ‘Queen and Country’ – in cinemas June 12
11 Jun 2015 | With John Boorman’s ‘Queen and Country’ released to cinemas this week (June 12), IFTN caught up with cinematographer Seamus Deasy to talk about his work on the film and working with the very distinguished auteur Boorman for the sixth time. 
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Paddy Slattery on his WB Yeats’ inspired ‘Sojourn’
11 Jun 2015 | With ‘Sojourn’, Offaly’s answer to Orson Welles, the mighty Paddy Slattery, let’s one of Ireland’s most loved poets be his guide and inspiration. IFTN’s Paul Byrne pulls up a toadstool. 
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IFTN Interviews Filmmaker Joe Lee; Director of documentary ‘Fortune’s Wheel’
09 Jun 2015 | Joe Lee’s latest documentary ‘Fortune’s Wheel’ follows the extraordinary true story of Bill Stephens, a lion-tamer in Dublin in the 1950s. The film reveals what happened when one of his lionesses escaped into the streets of Fairview in November 1951, as well as the tragedy that followed. 
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The Horror & The Ecstasy
08 Jun 2015 | With own clever little horror flick ‘Let Us Prey’ picking up rave reviews, Irish filmmaker Brian O’Malley reveals his Top Five scary movies to IFTN. Oh, and his Top Five not-so-scary movies too. 
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Filmmaker Ciarín Scott talks “career-changing” IFTA win
29 May 2015 | On a night filled with loud applause at the recent IFTA Film & Drama Awards, one of the biggest cheers rang out when ‘In A House That Ceased To Be’ was announced the winner of the George Morrison Feature Documentary IFTA. 
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Interview with ‘The Canal’ actress Kelly Byrne
11 May 2015 | With ‘The Canal’ currently in Irish cinemas after a lot of buzz in the US, IFTN talks to actress Kelly Byrne about her well-reviewed role on writer/director Ivan Kavanagh’s acclaimed Irish horror film. 
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Coming Up For Air: Interview with ‘The Canal’ Director Ivan Kavanagh
06 May 2015 | It’s a busy time for Ivan Kavanagh, with a US TV series, a horror and a western in the works. Oh, and he’s got his award-winning, critically-acclaimed hit ‘The Canal’ out this week too. Paul Byrne pulls up a pew. 
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‘An Bronntanas’ creator Tom Collins talks show-running and the future of Irish TV
24 Apr 2015 | Tom Collins has just spent ten days in sunny LA doing a course of exchange and training work-shops with some of America's leading show-runners. Amongst those participating were producers of ‘Hemlock Grove’ (Netflix), ‘Major Crimes’ (TNT), ‘Criminal Minds’ (CBS), ‘Pretty Little Liars’ (ABC Family), ‘Sleepy Hollow’ (Fox) ‘House of Cards’ and ‘Mad Dogs’ (Sony Studios for Amazon). 
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IFTN talks to Jack Reynor and Gerald Barrett
14 Apr 2015 | With the award-winning Glassland hitting cinema screens on April 17, IFTN’s Paul Byrne talks to writer/director Gerard Barrett and lead actor Jack Reynor about the universal appeal of the film, the success of the film so far and both men moving into the wider arena of Hollywood films. 
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Web Designs
13 Apr 2015 | Making his feature debut with Spiders Trap, Alan Walsh set out to make a different kind of Dublin crime story. Paul Byrne does the forensics. 
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Writer/Director Frank Berry on his new film ‘I Used To Live Here’
02 Apr 2015 | Made largely with a cast of non-actors, Frank Berry’s powerful teen suicide drama ‘I Used To Live Here’ is a true labour of love. And caring. Paul Byrne talks to the noted Irish filmmaker. 
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EGG Post Production’s Sound team talk to IFTN about acclaimed work on ‘The Canal’
27 Mar 2015 | Normally seen as an “invisible art" within the cauldron that is the filmmaking process, Irish horror film ‘The Canal’ (screening at JDIFF this weekend) offered the sound guys at EGG an opportunity to bring their skills to the fore of the film as writer/director Ivan Kavanagh’s script was resolutely in favour of having the sound play on the emotions of the audience. 
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JDIFF: Interview with Robert Sheehan
24 Mar 2015 | With his film ‘The Road Within’ screening at JDIFF, IFTN caught up with actor Robert Sheehan to talk about his role in the small independent US film, written and directed by Gren Wells. 
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Q&A with Stefan French – composer of ‘The Guarantee’
09 Mar 2015 | Dublin-based composer Stefan French is the man behind the music of one of the most talked about Irish films of 2014 – the fact-based political drama ‘The Guarantee’, directed by Ian Power and starring Peter Coonan and Gary Lydon. 
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Q&A with Steve Lynch – composer of Irish horror film ‘Let Us Prey’
05 Mar 2015 | With ‘Let Us Prey’ (starring Liam Cunningham) having its’ Irish premiere at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival later this month, IFTN caught up with the films’ composer Steve Lynch to talk about his work on the film. 
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