It’s about a highly trained team of stoner burnouts who run a news/humour website out of a basement/laundry room of a normal family home…
…No wait, come back!
Stephen Murphy writes:
Film Network Ireland is taking its online networking community into the real world with its first official meetup event. The event is open to any filmmaker looking to make some connections in Ireland and night will come in two parts:
First, is the speed networking event. From 7pm to 8pm, participants will have five minutes to talk to another filmmaker, introduce themselves, exchange information and talk about ideas.
After five minutes, a bell rings and each participant moves on to another person. This happens every five minutes for an hour.
The second part of the evening is the more informal part. Did you meet someone during the speed networking section who you wanted to chat with for longer? This is your chance to do so, as we open the evening to a more organic form of networking.
Yeah yeah, give us the short version.
Tickets are €10 and available here.
A sample of the many references to films of the 70s and 80s in Stranger Things (including The Goonies, Alien, E.T The Extra-Terrestrial, Firestarter, Poltergeist, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Explorers, The Shining, Stand by me, Carrie and Commando), dutifully compiled by Ulysse Thevenon.
Last October Caoimhe Butterly reported on working with refugees in Greece, Serbia, Croatia and Calais and the work she planned to do – specifically bringing a medical team out to Lesbos to help the people arriving on the island from Turkey.
Further to this, Caoimhe writes:
“For the past weeks, I’ve been editing a film of sorts – or vignettes- of those seeking refuge and lives of less precariousness. While in Lesvos the last time, we (myself and the great compañero Marcelo Biglia) interviewed folks from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan and some of those working in solidarity with them – lifeguards with Proactiva, self-organised camps and places of respite.
…Our emphasis was on not contributing any further to an often reductionist framing of those on the move – one that emphasises vulnerability but not strength, endurance, dignity and the fragile, precious hope of being able to re-build lives of safety and meaning.”
Previously: Giving Berth
Dublin-based filmmaker Kamila Dydyna writes:
“My new film The Betrayal is a 30-minute thriller written, directed and shot by women. It focuses on subjects relevant to women today: domestic abuse, revenge porn and sexual identity issues. Shot in Dublin over six days in early February, the film is about to enter post-production. We’re crowdfunding to cover the remaining production and post-production costs.”
Anyone who wishes to donate to the costs can do so here.
The Audi-sponsored Dublin International Film Festival, launched last evening at the Savoy cinema in Dublin’s O’Connell Street with John Carney’s (that’s him in the grey suit) Sing Street, a class of modern day The Commitments.
After the screening, the cast performed songs from the film, which also stars this tree.