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Irish director Fergal Reilly talks ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ – in cinemas now
13 May 2016 | With ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ in cinemas worldwide today, IFTN caught up with co-director Fergal Reilly to talk about his debut feature as a director. 
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Director Maurice Sweeney on shedding the “hagiography of Padraig Pearse” in TV3’s ‘Trial of the Century’
28 Apr 2016 | With ‘Trial of the Century’ set to air on TV3 over three consecutive nights this weekend, we talk to director Maurice Sweeney about the series, which takes an imagined look at what would have happened had Padraig Pearse been afforded a trial after 1916. 
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Director Risteard Ó Domhnaill talks 'Atlantic'; in cinemas April 29th
28 Apr 2016 | With ‘Atlantic’ hitting cinemas on Friday, April 29th, we talk to filmmaker Risteard Ó Domhnaill. 
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‘Trial of the Century’ writer Hugh Travers talks to IFTN
28 Apr 2016 | With ‘Trial of the Century’ about to hit TV3 screens, we talk to lead writer Hugh Travers about the conception of the three part series. 
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Tom Vaughan-Lawlor on playing Padraig Pearse in TV3’s ‘Trial of the Century’
27 Apr 2016 | With ‘Trial of the Century’ about to hit TV3 screens, we talk to Tom Vaughan-Lawlor who plays Irish nationalist Padraig Pearse in the highly anticipated mini-series. 
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'Wrecking The Rising' helmer Ruán Magan on "messing around with something as precious as 1916"
22 Apr 2016 | With ‘Wrecking The Rising’ airing over the weekend, we catch up with director Ruán Magan about the time-travel 1916 series. 
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‘Wrecking The Rising’ writer James Phelan: “We decided to go big or go home”
21 Apr 2016 | With ambitious TG4 series ‘Wrecking The Rising’ hitting the small screen this week, we catch up with writer James Phelan – the man who thought up the very original comedy drama. 
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Writer Enda Walsh on “pushing the form” with ‘The Last Hotel’
11 Apr 2016 | The man has conquered film (‘Hunger’, ‘Disco Pigs’) and theatre (Once, Walworth Farce, Ballyturk) but with ‘The Last Hotel’ – airing on Sky Arts tonight at 9pm – writer Enda Walsh has added another string to his eclectic bow by taking on opera too. 
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Irish producer Juliette Bonass talks Enda Walsh’s Opera Film ‘The Last Hotel’
08 Apr 2016 | With theatre/film/opera hybrid ‘The Last Hotel’ hitting Sky Arts on Monday, April 11th – we talk to Irish producer Juliette Bonass about the critically acclaimed production. 
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‘Mammal’ director Rebecca Daly and actor Barry Keoghan talk to IFTN
01 Apr 2016 | With ‘Mammal’ in cinemas today, we talk to writer/director Rebecca Daly and lead actor Barry Keoghan who are both nominated for IFTA Awards at next week’s ceremony. 
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Irish actor Peter O’Meara talks ‘Traders’: “I loved the chance to play someone who was menacing”
11 Mar 2016 | With ‘Traders’ in cinemas today, we talk to actor Peter O’Meara, who plays the menacing gardener Anthony in the Dublin-set film which sees Harry Fox (Killian Scott) become embroiled in a deadly online scheme where two people meet and fight to the death, with the winner burying the loser and walking away twice as rich. 
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Paula Byrden from Film & TV Clearance talks to IFTN
01 Mar 2016 | Film & TV Clearance are specialists in script and legal clearance for film and television productions. Here, we talk to founder Paula Byrden about what her company has to offer. 
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Declan Recks and Barry Ward talk ‘The Truth Commissioner’
26 Feb 2016 | With ‘The Truth Commissioner’ in cinemas today, IFTN sits down with actor Barry Ward and director Declan Recks to talk about the film. 
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Director Stephen Fingleton and actor Martin McCann talk ‘The Survivalist’
12 Feb 2016 | Conceived as an idea by writer/director Stephen Fingleton as far back as 2010 (after watching the documentary ‘Collapse’ which deals with the premise of unsustainable energy), ‘The Survivalist’ is finally released to cinemas and On Demand today. 
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Emer Reynolds – Making The Cut
11 Feb 2016 | Winner of back-to-back IFTA Awards in 2014 and 2015, editor Emer Reynolds talks to IFTN about she got into the film and television industry. 
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Making The Cut: Piers McGrail – DoP of ‘Glassland’ and upcoming ‘Tomato Red’
09 Feb 2016 | Probably one of the most sought after DoP’s in Ireland at the minute, we chat to 2015 IFTA nominee Piers McGrail on how he got into the industry. 
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Magamedia’s Paddy Hayes on surreal comedy series ‘Eipic’ – “Boldly going where no broadcaster went before”
04 Feb 2016 | With Magamedia’s comedy series ‘Eipic’ airing on TG4 tonight at 10pm, Executive Producer Paddy Hayes talks us through the new show. 
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‘Strangerland’ co-writer Michael Kinirons: “I wanted to keep it messy – this is a really intense situation and these are complex characters”
04 Feb 2016 | It has been a long road for ‘Strangerland’. The Irish/Australian co-production from Fastnet Films was in development hell for years before Macdara Kelleher from Fastnet Films commissioned Michael Kinirons to write the script, based on an original idea by Fiona Seres. 
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Thaddeus O’Sullivan talks to IFTN – director of ‘Silent Witness’ two-parter commencing tonight
01 Feb 2016 | If you are a fan of BBC crime drama series, chances a lot of what you will be watching this week was helmed by Irish director Thaddeus O’Sullivan. 
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Benjamin Cleary on Oscar nominated short film ‘Stutterer’ – “We knew it was a risk worth taking”
29 Jan 2016 | ‘Stutterer’ may be the title of Irish filmmaker Benjamin Cleary’s Oscar nominated short film but stuttering is certainly not an apt adjective when describing his swift ascent to the top tier of the industry. 
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