Podcast by Film Ireland
Emily O’Callaghan: Festival Director of the Achill Island Film Festival
In this Film, Ireland podcast, Gemma Creagh talks to Emily O’Callaghan, the Festival Director of the Achill Island Film Festival. The Festival takes place from 20 – 22 May 2022.
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About this event
Ticket holders for the inaugural Achill Island Film Festival can expect to see a wonderful range of films from Ireland and around the world in some fantastic venues both indoor and weather dependent, outdoors as well! They will also get to enjoy the island in between watching a programme of superb local and international films. You can pick and choose from screenings, or see them all!
Attendees will get to view fascinating documentaries, animations and exclusive films featuring a range of themes. There will be panel discussions and Q&A’s as well as live music and plenty of craic! Achill as we know is a special spot and we are excited for first time visitors to see the beauty here and enjoy the world class Achill hospitality. There will be parties, industry guests in attendance, an awards ceremony and some surprises too.
The DocArena Podcast: Episode 15 – Luke Sewell (Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King)
In this episode of The DocArena Podcast, Ross Whitaker talks to Luke Sewell about his documentary Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King.
If you want proof that the world of cryptocurrency is like the Wild West, look no further than Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King.
The gripping new documentary follows a group of Bitcoin investors who lost their money after the strange death of Gerald “Gerry” Cotten, founder of the cryptocurrency company QuadrigaCX. His death triggered some serious conspiracy theories, the disappearance of $250 million and an unofficial investigation into the nature of virtual currency.
Connected by a quest to recover their lost funds, a band of Bitcoin investors morph into a cyber-sleuth collective called The Committee. Do they find the answers they’re searching for? You’ll have to wait and see for yourself — but you won’t have to wait long.
Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King premieres on Netflix on 30th March 30 2022.
The DocArena Podcast: Episode 14 – Declan McGrath & Neasa Ní Chianáin (Young Plato)
In this episode of The DocArena Podcast, Ross Whitaker talks to Declan McGrath & Neasa Ní Chianáin about their documentary Young Plato.
A Primary School in Belfast’s Ardoyne housing estates invokes the wisdom of the ancient Greek philosophers to fight poverty, drug dealers and the IRA – restoring hope in the heart of a battered community.
Young Plato is in cinemas from 18th March 2022.
Interview with Seán Breathnach, Writer/Director of 'Foscadh'
In this Film Ireland podcast, Gemma Creagh talks to Seán Breathnach, Writer/Director of Foscadh.
Set in the stunning wild mountains of North Conamara, Foscadh (meaning Shelter) is a delayed coming-of-age tale that will have you rooting for its hapless hero as he takes his first tentative steps into adulthood.
Written and directed by Seán Breathnach, Foscadh is based on characters created by award-winning novelist Donal Ryan in his book The Thing About December. It tells the story of naïve recluse John Cunliffe who is suddenly propelled into manhood at the ripe old age of 28. When his over-protective parents pass away, friendless John inherits mountain land that sits in the way of a lucrative wind-farm development where he is forced to navigate the choppy waters of trust, vengeance and romance for the first time.
Foscadh is in cinemas from 11th March 2022.
The DocArena Podcast Episode 13 – Peter Middleton & James Spinney (The Real Charlie Chaplin)
In this episode of The DocArena Podcast, Ross Whitaker talks to Peter Middleton & James Spinney about their documentary The Real Charlie Chaplin.
Hollywood icon Charlie Chaplin rocketed to fame from the slums of Victorian London and spent decades as one of Hollywood’s most famous and beloved stars until his scandalous fall from grace. His stage persona and incendiary media portrayal defined how he was perceived, but his private life has always been shrouded in mystery – until now. Never-before-heard recordings, intimate home movies and newly restored classic films reveal a side to Chaplin that the world never got to see.
The Real Charlie Chaplin is released in cinemas and available on Atltude.film and other digital platforms from the 18th February 2022.
The DocArena Podcast: Episode 12 – Felicity Morris & Bernie Higgins (The Tinder Swindler)
In this episode of The DocArena Podcast, Ross Whitaker talks to Director Felicity Morris & Producer Bernie Higgins about their documentary 'The Tinder Swindler'.
Posing as a wealthy, jet-setting diamond mogul, he wooed women online then conned them out of millions of dollars. Now some victims plan for payback.
The Tinder Swindler is available on Netflix from 2nd February 2022.