This year’s gathering of Irish and International film industry at the 2016 Galway Film Fleadh only confirmed what we knew – that Irish talent for film making, writing and acting is entering a kind of swell of success. This year Irish films received 2 Academy Awards and 7 nominations, 1 Golden Globe and 6 nominations, as well as 1 Jury Prize in Cannes and 7 selections in Sundance. So the abundance of talent in this year’s Galway Film Fleadh was no surprise. [Read more…]
Abbey School of Drama alumni John Connors and Tristan Heanue are among the latest winners with their film, “Today” in the Sky Road TV and Film Festival. See quotes from the IFTN.ie article below….
‘Today’, ‘Dead Dogs’ and ‘One Million Dubliners’ among Sky Road Winners (13 Oct 2015 : Seán Brosnan)The Sky Road TV & Film Festival took place 9-11 October with ‘Today’, ‘Dead Dogs’ and ‘One Million Dubliners’ all picking up awards.Tristan’s Heanue’s powerful short film ‘Today’ picked up to awards at the festival – Best Short Film as well as Best Short Film from a First Time Director. Today’ is a hard hitting drama about a man who wakes up one morning in his car, disorientated, with no recollection of how he ended up parked in the middle of nowhere. The harsh reality soon comes flooding back once he gathers his thoughts. The short is produced by Paddy Slattery and stars John Connors.” More details on the article at IFTN.ie website.
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The Galway Film Fleadh is a renowned marketplace for new Irish and International film industry talent, and has just finished its week of celebrations July 7th-12th, 2015. We wish to send a huge congratulations to alumni Tristan Heanue (Director/Writer) of the film “Today” and alumni actors Lynn Rafferty and John Connors, for their win of the honor “Best First Short Drama” [Read more…]
Huge congratulations our friends nominated for the Irish Film and Television Awards – but Especially our Abbey School of Drama alumni: John Connors nominated for “Actor in a Supporting Role in Drama” for Love/Hate and Matthew Daragh for his animated film ‘Ode to Love’, with Brown Bag Films. In this tough business, we are so happy to celebrate when talent is recognised!
Robert Sheehan’s brother Brendan lands theatre role
Jun 21, 2014 | 09:17 / Updated: Jun 21, 2014 | 16:39
The body- builder turned actor will take to the stage
He recently revealed he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his brother – Love/Hate star Robert Sheehan.
And now Brendan Sheehan is set to show off his acting skills in a Shakespeare play.
The fitness guru has turned from body builder to actor in recent months.
“Excited much! Playing Oberon in Shakespears Mid Summers Night Dream kicking off Mon for 3 nights. Pls come along :),” he wrote on Twitter.
The Flying Turtle Production is in association with the Abbey School of Drama, where Brendan has been learning his craft.
Brendan recently revealed he is expecting people to compare him to younger brother Robert.
“It’s going to happen. Robert’s exceptional. Of course I’m sure I will be compared to him. I skype him regularly in England. He’s delighted,” he said.
The show kicks off on June 23rd and ends June 25th at the New Theatre in Temple Bar.
Talented family: Brendan’s brother Rob is known for his Love/Hate role | VIPIRELAND.COM