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.
Our documentary featuring Frontline Security - Now called MEN IN BLACK - A Summer With Frontline Security now has an air date.
Duration: 1 hour documentary.
Airing RTÉ One December 2nd at 9.45.
We spent six months with the men and women who work in private security as they patrol major sporting and music events, guard nightclubs & building sites, dealing with the public in volatile situations. We discovered how the Irish public rely on ordinary people, to keep us safe under a variety of conditions.
The Irish Times asked Paul Duane to write about his trip to the famed Telluride Film Festival with Screenworks' production Natan.
Screenworks' feature documentary Very Extremely Dangerous went on UK & Irish release last week and got some remarkable reviews - here's a few quotes.
“Grey Gardens on the highway to hell – as funny as it is frightening”
Memphis Commercial Appeal
“Electrifying... Very Extremely Dangerous will challenge & stimulate anyone
with the heart to watch it to the end. Four stars.”
Sunday Business Post
"...brilliant gonzo energy... endlessly shocking."
The Galway Film Centre has announced two further panels to add to the already star-studded line-up for its upcoming ‘Talking TV Drama’ seminar, to be held in Galway’s Harbour Hotel on the 17th and 18th of October.
To weigh in on writing TV drama for a younger audience GFC will host industry experts behind some of the most successful children and young adult’s television in Great Britain and Ireland today.
We're thrilled by the news that our feature documentary Natan has won the top prize for documentary at Dallas Videofest. Their press release is below.
DALLAS VIDEOFEST 26 Juried Award Winning Films:
Documentary Feature Winners
Winner: NATAN by Paul Duane and David Cairn
Special Jury Prize: THIS AIN’T NO MOUSE MUSIC by
(Taken from IFTN)
Natan’ - the Irish documentary about the life of forgotten French filmmaker Bernard Natan who died in Auschwitz – has been selected to screen in the prestigious Telluride Film Festival in Colorado, which last year launched 'Argo' to Oscar glory.
Co-directed by Paul Duane and David Cairns and produced by Dublin-based Screenworks, ‘Natan’ was made under the Arts Council’s Reel Initiative.
After years of fighting both inside and outside of the ring, Ireland’s Deirdre Gogarty became women’s boxing champion of the world in 1997. Women’s boxing was illegal in Ireland back then, so Deirdre had to find fights in the United States to advance her career. She is still described as the ‘best technical scientific fighter in women’s boxing history’. At Ragin’ Cajun Boxing Club in Lafayette, Louisiana, Gogarty’s relationship with her coach, Beau Williford, is believed to have partly inspired the story of Million Dollar Baby.
This article appeared on IFTN on 23 August.
‘Amber’ - the internationally acclaimed Irish drama about a missing 14-year-old girl from IFTA-winning Dublin director Thaddeus O’Sullivan – has been acquired by BBC4 and Netflix UK, following its RTÉ premiere coming this Autumn.
The four-part Screenworks series was shot in Dublin back in 2011 and, although it arrives late to Irish screens, has already garnered an international fanbase in territories including North America, South America, Canada and Australia.