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FNI Wrap Chat
#193 | Fastnet Film Festival Special Part 2 – Brought to you by Ramblingrover.ie

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Welcome to the second edition of the FNI Wrap Chat Podcast Fastnet Film Festival special, this is the second of two, which we recorded live from our lovely campervan provided by Rambling Rover.ie at the Fastnet Film Festival in Schull in West Cork.

Please excuse the slight noise as we were parked near the hive of activity of the festival hub.

Special thanks this week goes out to Windmill Lane for their support and we’re very excited to be working with them on an ongoing partnership.

In this second episode, we’ve an interview with the lovely Actor Moya Farrelly on the run-up to the 25th Anniversary of her feature Film This is my Father also featuring Aidan Quinn and John Cusack.

We also spotlight some up-and-coming talent you should watch out for in the near future.

Moya's Screen appearances include Fiona Kinsella in SINGLE-HANDED, Sorcha Buckley in JACK TAYLOR: THE PIKEMEN,

Previous film and television credits include the lead role of Eileen in FIRST COMMUNION DAY, directed by John Dower for the BBC, Sally Lyons in BACHELORS WALK; Andrea in MESSAGGI QUASI SEGRETI, directed by Valerio Jalongo, BRAVEHEART, directed by Mel Gibson.

Director Jamie O'Rourke’s first short, Scrap, is still on the festival circuit, was nominated for an IFTA in 2022, and screened at the 2023 Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival and has played at festivals around the world. His second film, Calf, funded by Screen Ireland/Virgin Media had its World Premiere at The Dublin International Film Festival in February 2023 and will screen at AA/EFA qualifying Odense IFF in Denmark in Aug 2023.

Shane Serrano is an award winning Director & Cinematographer from Limerick. Through his production company, Crude Media, Shane has been directing and producing for over 10 years, working on over 130 music videos for artists. Many of his films have been selected by acclaimed film festivals globally, including the Newport Beach Film Festival, Irish Film London, Galway Film Fleadh, DIFF, Berlin International Art Film Festival and Chicago Irish Film Festival.

In 2019 he was the recipient of an Award for Outstanding Contribution to Film in Limerick, at the Richard Harris International Film Festival.

Tania Notaro is an exciting screenwriter, director and actor from Dublin. Her comedy drama TV series Cabaret Cartel is currently in development as part of Screen Ireland’s Spotlight scheme. She has just completed her first short Glitterbug as writer/director and her visually arresting short film Postpartum (See on theVirgin Media Player Now!) She was selected to take part in the Eureka Series Programme 2022 at the Series Mania Institute. She has a 1st class Master’s degree in Screenwriting, NFT/IADT with a scholarship from Warner Brothers and later selected by the Warner Brothers Creative Talent Team as an exceptional artist and one-to-watch.

Johnny is an award winning actor, writer and director who has been involved in film and drama for the best part of two decades. He has written and directed such comedy films as The Legend of Harry and Ambrose, Aftermath and The Blizzards behind the music. In 2021 his comedy pilot "Cancelled" won best comedy pilot at the Austin after dark comedy festival. He can be seen later this year in Maurice O'Carroll's brilliant new feature Swing bout.

Michael O'Hara is an actor, award winning writer, producer and director of animation, live action and documentary. His production company Waking Dream Productions is known for Talent Drivers (2019), Donuts, People and Their Dreams (1993) and Mr Happy (2006).  His latest "In Your Dreams" a docuseries is discussed here.

This is the FNI Wrapchat Podcast, and we're here to celebrate Irish film and the people who make it possible. It's a cracking bumper special edition Episode!

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