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Galway UNESCO City of Film welcomes Lenny Abrahamson
2016-10-24 15:05 : Nathan Griffin
The Galway UNESCO City of Film welcomes Oscar-nominated Director, Lenny Abrahamson, to Galway on Saturday, November 12th.

Abrahamson will take part in an interview about his work with Conn Holohan, Director of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI Galway.

Having directed some of Ireland’s best loved films including 'Adam and Paul' and 'Garage', Abrahamson has established himself as one of Ireland’s most prolific directors.

 In 2016, Abrahamson was nominated for an Oscar for Best Director for 'Room.' The film, based on an adaptation of Emma O’Donoghue’s novel of the same name, looks at a mother and son who have been held captive for 7 years. The film was also nominated for Best Picture and lead actress, Brie Larson, won the Best Actress Award.

Abrahamson’s film career began while studying physics and philosophy in Trinity, where he co-founded Trinity Video Society with Ed Guiney. Abrahamson’s first short film, '3 Joes,' starring Dominic West, Mikel Murfi and Gary Cooke, won the Best European Short Film Award in 1991.

After directing numerous commercials for television in Ireland, the UK and worldwide, Abrahamson directed his first feature film, 'Adam & Paul,' written by Mark O’Halloran and produced by Speers Film/Element Pictures, in August 2004. The film quickly became a critical and box office hit in Ireland. It won the Best First Film at the Galway Film Fleadh, as well as the Grand Prix at the Sofia International Film Festival. It opened in the UK in 2005 to the best reviews for an Irish film in over a decade.

The winning team behind 'Adam and Paul' joined forces again for Abrahamson’s next feature 'Garage' starring Pat Shortt, Anne-Marie Duff and Conor J. Ryan. The film had its international premiere in Director’s Fortnight, Cannes 2007, where it won the CICAE prize.

As well as directing acclaimed features, 'What Richard Did' and 'Frank,' Abrahamson has also directed for TV including 'Prosperity' for RTÉ and most recently, he directed 'Chance,' an original series for Hulu, starring Hugh Laurie and set in San Francisco.

At the moment, Abrahamson is developing a number of projects including 'The Little Stranger,' a film based on Sarah Water’s novel, with Potboiler and Film4, and 'Neverhome,' an adaptation of Laird Hunt’s civil war novel, with Element Pictures and Film 4.                                             

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