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Director John Carney talks Flora and Son and his plans to take a break from directing musicals
02 Feb 2023 | Following the world premiere of John Carney’s new musical drama at the Sundance Film Festival, we caught up with the Irish director to find out more Flora and Son. 
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“These people aren't saying what I think, they're saying what they think, so it's their truth and their reality that you represent;” Director Luke McManus on the Journey of North Circular
05 Jan 2023 | Director Luke McManus talks to IFTN about the journey of his film North Circular, one of the most successful Irish documentaries of the past year. 
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"You literally could not make this up;" Producer Julie Ryan discusses the making of Vardy v Rooney: A Courtroom Drama for Channel 4
21 Dec 2022 | Ahead of the release of Channel 4’s new drama centred around the “#WagathaChristie” trial between Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy, Irish producer Julie Ryan of MK1 Productions took some time to speak with IFTN about the making of Vardy v Rooney: A Courtroom Drama. 
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"You don't have your expression, so you just have to throw your voice around!"; Emmy winning actor Chris O'Dowd discusses physical voice acting
08 Dec 2022 | Irish actor Chris O’Dowd took some time to chat with us from Los Angeles to find out more about working with Nora Twomey on My Father’s Dragon, his long working relationship with Cartoon Saloon, and the future of Irish filmmaking internationally. 
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“Pigeon racers are old school, so they're all on Facebook. I can't even use the thing anymore, it's just literally all pigeons”; Gavin Fitzgerald discusses his fascinating and bizarre documentary, Million Dollar Pigeons
25 Nov 2022 | Irish documentarian Gavin Fitzgerald spoke with IFTN ahead of the release of his new feature documentary Million Dollar Pigeons, to tell us more about the fascinating and bizarrely competitive world of pigeon racing. 
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“We could really be a Poster Girl for Change”; Dr. Susan Liddy on her appointment as president of Women in Film and Television International
25 Nov 2022 | Following the announcement earlier this week, Dr. Susan Liddy took some time to speak with IFTN about her announcement as president of Women in Film and Television International. 
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Director Nora Twomey on Cartoon Saloon's new Netflix Original, My Father's Dragon
21 Nov 2022 | Oscar-nominated Irish director Nora Twomey took some time to speak with IFTN, ahead of the release of Cartoon Saloon’s first Netflix animated feature film, My Father’s Dragon, which is currently available to stream worldwide. 
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“I hope people enjoy spending time with her”; Alison Millar discusses the emotional making of Lyra
11 Nov 2022 | We spoke with BAFTA and IFTA winning director Alison Millar about her beautifully intimate and heartfelt documentary, Lyra, a story about the life and death of the internationally renowned Northern Irish investigative journalist Lyra McKee. 
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Bridesmaids director Paul Feig discuss Belfast-shot Netflix fantasy The School for Good and Evil
02 Nov 2022 | We spoke with multi-Emmy winning producer/director Paul Feig about his latest fantasy feature film The School for Good and Evil, which is currently top of Netflix’s Global Top 10. 
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“Cinematically, I wanted to paint a beautiful picture of Ireland;” Martin McDonagh on making his homecoming with The Banshees of Inisherin
21 Oct 2022 | We spoke with Oscar winning writer/director Martin McDonagh ahead of the release of his hugely anticipated feature film The Banshees of Inisherin. 
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“The concept of purgatory is that it is a timeless and cyclical place;” Writer/director Robert Manson discusses experimental drama Holy Island
19 Oct 2022 | We caught up with Robert Manson, the writer/director behind new Irish film Holy Island, an Art Council-supported experimental drama that is currently on release across selected cinemas. 
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"We need to remind ourselves that the people around us are more important than social satisfaction through technology;” director Andrew Ascough discusses The Disconnect
14 Oct 2022 | We spoke with upcoming director Andrew Ascough to find out more about his new coming-of-age documentary series The Disconnect, which explores our relationships with our screens. 
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Robert Higgins and Patrick McGivney discuss their award winning debut feature Lakelands
07 Oct 2022 | We spoke with writer/director duo Patrick McGivney and Robert Higgins to find out more about their award winning debut feature film Lakelands, which picked up the Best Irish Film at the 34th Galway Film Fleadh in July. 
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Windmill Lane – The 45 Year Old Start-Up
29 Sep 2022 | As the company approaches 45 years of business, Windmill Lane’s Deborah Doherty and John Kennedy talk about new leadership, new people, and a new vision for Ireland’s longest running VFX and post production company. 
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“I quite like the challenge of writing characters without handles, for an audience to hold on to, you have to really work at keeping pace with them and go on the journey;“ Writer/director Antonia Campbell-Hughes discusses It Is In Us All
22 Sep 2022 | Ahead of its release in Irish Cinemas on September 23rd, IFTN spoke with actor-turned-writer and director Antonia Campbell Hughes, about her debut psychological thriller-drama It Is in Us All. 
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“We’ve tried to portray real life, real relationships, and all the complexity that comes with that;” Producer Collie McCarthy discusses his debut Netflix Original, I Used To Be Famous
21 Sep 2022 | We spoke with Irish producer Collie McCarthy ahead of the release of his debut feature and Netflix Original Film, I Used To Be Famous, which is now streaming on Netflix worldwide. 
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Directors Rachel Moriarty and Peter Murphy discuss Róise & Frank, releasing in Irish cinemas Friday, September 16th
16 Sep 2022 | Ahead of the film’s theatrical release across Ireland on September 16th, IFTN spoke with writer/director duo Rachel Moriarty and Peter Murphy to find out more about their heart-warming film. 
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Director Gary Lennon discusses Irish documentary Castro's Spies; currently on limited release in IFI
01 Jul 2022 | Ollie Aslin and Gary Lennon’s award-winning Irish documentary Castro’s Spies will receive a limited release in the Irish Film Institute from July 1st. 
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Irish production company to bring new feature film, Left Hand Of The Devil, to Korean festival market
21 Jun 2022 | Irish feature film Left Hand Of The Devil has been selected for the NAFF Project Market at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) in South Korea in July. 
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Director Colm Bairéad discusses IFTA Best Film winner An Cailín Ciúin
26 May 2022 | When the Cine4 scheme was established in 2017, director Colm Bairéad felt it was the logical next step for his career, but little did he know how significant that decision would be. 
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