To coincide with Howard Davies’ production of Sean O’Casey’s The Silver Tassie, I produced this short film looking at the playwright’s relationship with the Abbey Theatre which came to an abrupt end with this play.

Over the past few weeks Ireland has suddenly found itself in a heated debate around the term ‘homophobia’ after an interview with, and subsequent censorship of, Rory O’Neill (AKA Panti Bliss) on The Saturday Night Show. This discussion is no longer about the proposed referendum on marriage equality, it has become a question of equality - something that is not true for Irish gay men, gay women, women and other minority groups.

Ireland is a beautiful country, and the homophobia is not the type present in many other countries around the world but there has to be change. And thankfully there are people like Rory O’Neill who are not afraid to have an open discussion about it.

This is the first in a series of films looking at Verbatim Theatre, featuring interviews with Alecky Blythe, Nadia Fall, David Hare and Nicolas Kent.

Produced by myself and filmed/edited by Dominic Brouard.

The Coens continue to bring their distinctive (and successful) brand of filmmaking to the big screen with Inside Llewyn Davis, and features this beautiful sound performed by Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan.

Steve McQueen and his cinematographer Sean Bobbitt discuss their working relationship in an in depth conversation about 12 Years A Slave and their previous collaborations. An enlightening interview around a film full of powerful visual choices.

Here’s a short film I produced, looking at the historical context of Emil and the Detectives and featuring some very interesting interviews.

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Playwright Carl Miller and children’s authors Philip Pullman and Michael Rosen reflect on Erich Kästner and the historical context in which Emil and the Detectives was created and published, in the midst of great cultural and political change in Germany.

David O. Russell on the set of American Hustle with Bradley Cooper and Amy Adams.

David O. Russell on the set of American Hustle with Bradley Cooper and Amy Adams.

"If you want to provoke, you should provoke someone who is stronger than you, otherwise you are misusing your power."

Lars von Trier

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This film follows the team behind The Elephantom from workshops through to rehearsals and it’s debut at The Shed.

Short and sweet.

"When did I realize I was God? Well, I was praying and I suddenly realised I was talking to myself."

Peter O’Toole

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