[Actress Kelly Campbell (top) and (above), from left: film director Lenny Abrahamson, Birch Hamilton Executive Director Digital Biscuit, Cinematographer Ciaran Tanham and Kelly]
Launching the Digital Biscuit 2014 festival yesterday.
Taking place between January 22-24 at the Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin.
Digital Biscuit is an annual collaborative movement of film-enthusiasts, film-makers, and industry people with one goal in mind: to inspire creativity through technology. It brings together film-enthusiasts and creatives across new media and the digital industry over a three day event of ground-breaking workshops, screenings, tech demonstrations, and exciting talks from industry members. Participants share knowledge and experience, interact with new technology, and inspire a new wave of creativity.
Digital Biscuit 2014
(Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland)
Veteran film director Jim Sheridan has described a lot of Hollywood’s output as “crap”.
Sheridan appeared yesterday at the launch in Dublin of Digital Biscuit, an initiative by the Screen Directors’ Guild of Ireland (SDGI) which will showcase the latest movie technology at the Science Gallery later this month.
The irony of turning up at an event which celebrates technological advances in film only to decry how such advances have ruined the process of story telling was not lost on Sheridan.
The director, whose films include My Left Foot, In America and In the Name of the Father said special effects were becoming the be all and end all of so many Hollywood films.
“The popcorn movies, I don’t just get them a lot of the time. Is there a story here? Maybe I’m an auld fellow,” he said.
Sheridan Bemoans State Of Hollywood Film-Making (Ronan McGreevy, Irish Times)
Austin O’Broin writes:
I see Jim Sheridan says most of Hollywood output is crap and he would like to produce his daughter’s output.
I Went to see Dollhouse (2012), a movie by his daughter Kirsten Sheridan (above) recently. It appeared to be filmed in an expensively designed and executed house by the sea. I am pretty sure it’s the same house the da Jim owns in exclusive Coliemore, Dalkey.
Dollhouse IMO is a dislikeable collection of characters, revelling in anti-social behaviour passed off as commentary, and a disjointed storyline. In other words: crap. The Irish Film Board forked over 365K of our money to her to make it.. Hollywood of course, can only dream of the kind of support the IFB would offer.