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InConversation with Casting Director Louise Kiely

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Acting, Film News, Filmbase News, News, Resources | 0 comments

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Essential Listening for Actors

The latest episode of Film Ireland’s series of audio interviews with Filmmakers, InConversation, features the casting director Louise Kiely. As one of Ireland’s leading casting directors, Louise shares her experience of castings and offers valuable advice for actors.

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Making Films in The Factory – Shimmy Marcus

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in Acting, News, Resources | 0 comments

Resources_Dir_140 - Shimmy MarcusI never watch my films after completion. Almost never. While an audience will hopefully be engrossed in the story, the drama, the performances, I only see what I might have done better. I recall the problems, the delays, the limitations of trying to get each shot. Must do better.

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An Interview With – Martin McCann

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in Acting, Resources | 0 comments

ACTOR MARTIN MCCANN   KILLING BONO PICTURE: BRIAN MCEVOY/PARAMOUNT PICTURESMartin McCann is a film and television actor from Belfast. Since playing the main role in the award winning Filmbase funded short film, The Sound of People, he has gone on to star in feature films such as Clash of the Titans, Killing Bono, Shadow Dancer and Jump, as well as TV series such as Ripper Street, Titanic: Blood and Steel, and Tom Hanks’ The Pacific. He spoke to Film Ireland about what he has learnt about acting from his career so far.

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Directing Actors – Vinny Murphy

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Acting, Directing, Resources | 0 comments

Resources_Dir_132 - Vinny MurphyActor and director, Vinny Murphy, talks about how to best direct actors.

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Advice from a Casting Director – Maureen Hughes

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Acting, Resources | 0 comments

Resources_Prod_121 - Once (sitting)Maureen Hughes trained as artistic assistant under Garry Hynes at Druid Theatre Company in the ’80s and went on in 1992 to work in the Abbey Theatre for two-and-a-half years as head of casting. She has since moved on to cast several major screen productions, including the Oscar®-winning films Six Shooter and Once. She was also the casting director for Love-Hate, which stared the likes of Aidan Gillen along side newcomers.

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An Interview With – Cillian Murphy

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Acting, Resources | 0 comments

Resources_Act_132 - Cillian Murphy2Cillian Murphy is an Irish film and theatre actor. His early acting career comprised of a number of short films, including the Filmbase funded short, A Man of Few Words, before reprising his role in Kirsten Sheridan’s film version of Enda Walsh’s play, Disco Pigs. He has since stared in films such as 28 Days later, Sunshine, Inception, Perrier’s Bounty, Red Eye, as well as Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. He talked to Film Ireland about his approach to acting.

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