FNI Wrap Chat #171 | The Boyne Valley International Film Festival (Frank Kelly and Bill Murphy)
Joining Paul Butler Lennox @paulbutlerlennox on FNI (@filmnetworkireland)
Wrap Chat this time around, all the way from the fertile banks of the Boyne is Frank Kelly and Bill Murphy.
The Boyne Valley International Film Festival Special, 12th & 13th Aug 2022.
Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Boyne Valley, Droichead Arts Centre and film maker Frank W. Kelly are delighted to announce the inaugural Boyne Valley International Film Festival. Taking place 12 & 13 Aug 2022.
Receive access to the entire weekend programme; film screenings, panel discussion, Q&A's and workshop all for just €15 with this BVIFF 2022 Season Ticket! Full programme: https://www.droichead.com/show-detail/?id=873636869
Frank studied animation production at Ballyfermot College of Further Education. He began writing screenplays during college and formed a writing partnership with Thomas Kennedy when he graduated in 2000. Together they founded Pale Stone Productions Ltd. They completed their first short, Emily’s Song in 2006. It was screened at 30 international film festivals, broadcast on RTE and Channel 4, won the Crystal Heart Award, UNICEF Award and special Mention at Oberhausen Short Film Fest. Frank went on to make Bill, For Short in 2008, distributed by Network Ireland Television, and Slán agus Beannacht in 2009, both screened at festivals around the world. He began production on 140 the same year, in global documentary that was shot in 23 countries around the world. Completed in January of 2010, it had it’s world premiere at the Newport Beach Film Fest and it’s European Premiere at the IFI in Dublin
Check out his book
8 Simple Steps to Making Your Short Film (Which we reference on the EP)
Bill Murphy is an Irish Actor, Voice-over Artist, Singer, Filmmaker and Writer who has worked extensively throughout the world on stage and film in a career spanning over thirty years. Bill's most recent credits include Vikings Valhalla on Netflix, in which he played the character Ödger, and This Nan's Life cinema release as Officer Jonas, playing opposite Catherine Tate and directed by Josie Rourke. Bill has an impressive backlog of Theatre work in Ireland, including the National Theatre of Ireland (Abbey Theatre), most recently on the production of Abbey Calling, Dear Ireland Continues and Country Girls.
From 2015 to 2017, Bill worked on the production Once in Dublin, directed by John Tiffany, playing the character Da at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin and in Seoul in South Korea to huge critical acclaim. At present Bill is working with Justin Long (Dodgeball, Jeepers Creepers, etc) on a film called The Christmas Break (working title) directed by Prarthana Mohan, and has just released his own short film Lily's Theme which will be coming shortly to a film festival near you!
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