An Irishman Abroad

David Freyne and Sam Keeley (The Cured): Episode 240

April 20, 2018

Writer/director David Freyne and actor Sam Keeley join Jarlath to discuss their stories and their new movie "The Cured".

In the first half of this bumper episode, David explains the pressure of proving his worth in his first feature film (21:00), the genius of Tom Vaughan Lawlor’s performance (14:00) and his hope that ‘The Cured’ finds the right audience (31:00).

Sam joins Jarlath in the second half to discuss how he prepared for the incredibly challenging role of Senan (53:00), living with the insecurity of being an actor (1:01:00) and how the social presence of stars is an influential factor for film studios nowadays (1:14:00). Both Sam and David give a fascinating insight into what it takes to make a groundbreaking movie and how parallels can be found between the story and Ireland's upcoming referendum. 

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