Paul Duane's acclaimed feature documentary Barbaric Genius ("enthralling", Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian) is available from this week on US iTunes for the first time. To mark the occasion, Sheila O'Malley of rogerebert.com interviewed John Healy & Paul Duane about the film.
Some reviews so far from the UK
Don't You Know Who I Am was written by Hot Press writer-at-large Olaf Tyaransen and directed by Paul Duane. It's a 15-minute short, which finds Alabama 3's Larry Love playing rock legend Rick Rossi, wandering around Galway as he tries to find some peace and quiet to mourn his fellow band member, recently dead of a drug overdose.
The noteworthy supporting cast includes Paraic Breathnach (Killinaskully), John O'Dowd (Moone Boy), Amanda Brunker, Mirjana Rendulic (Amber), Gerry Conneely, and legendary cartoonist Tom Mathews.
The Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) has announced the nominations for the 11th Annual Irish Film and Television Awards.
Paul Duane's and David Cairns' feature Documentary Natan, was shortlisted for the George Morrison Feature Documentary award.
Amber receives two nominations - Director Television Drama (Thaddeus O'Sullivan) and Actress in a Lead Role Television (Eva Birthistle)
The Ceremony will be broadcast primetime on RTÉ ONE and last year reached an audience of 1.24 million viewers in Ireland.
A long appreciation of Paul Duane & Robert Gordon's 2012 Screenworks feature documentary Very Extremely Dangerous at the Paris Review, written by Rebecca Bengal:
In a first for RTÉ, Amber will be aired in Ireland over four consecutive nights, commencing January 19th 2014 at 9.30pm.
Visit the RTÉ Drama website for more info:
Follow the series on twitter for a more interactive experience and secret clips and insights:
Screenworks 4-Part drama series Amber will air on RTÉ ONE in January 2014. The series has already enjoyed huge international success and acclaim. It's sold to Australia, USA, Latin America, Denmark, Sweden, Canada, Portugal and Israel to name a few territories. It will also air on BBC in the UK later in the year. Keep an eye out on the amber twitter feed @DramaAmber for updates and even some secret footage.
Variety's annual 10 Directors to Watch list was released yesterday and featured Paul Duane of Screenworks, noting his two most recent films Very Extremely Dangerous and Natan as worthy of note.
The Dec. 17 issue of Variety will include profiles of the directors along with the Creative Impact honorees, John Lee Hancock (“Saving Mr. Banks.”) and actor Jonah Hill (“The Wolf of Wall Street”) who will also be honored at a brunch on Jan. 5 at the Parker Palm Springs.
Mercedes-Benz is the presenting sponsor of the brunch and of the Creative Impact awards.