May 2, 2020
Conversation is at the heart of Irishman Abroad. Today Ed Guiney the co-founder of Element Pictures (Lobster, Room, Killing Of Sacred Deer, What Richard Did, The Guard, Adam & Paul, Normal People) tells us why it’s also at the centre of making great TV and film.
This week he sat down with Jarlath to discuss life, work and the huge success of Normal People the screen adaptation of Sally Rooney’s award winning book. What makes someone chose to be a film producer and what makes them decide at 15 years old to chose it as their path when Ireland was on its knees economically. Ed talks about his work and friendship with Lenny Abrahamson, the role of intuition in decision making and how much he believes film relies upon the planets aligning. The discussion covers a range of subjects including attempts by film companies come up with possibly shooting solutions to allow productions to take place during the global pandemic.
Ed opens up to Jarlath about how he copes with worry, the production that was spiralling in cost, the best audition tapes he’s ever seen and more (Patreon only). To hear all this and more become a patron of An Irishman Abroad for just the price of a pint on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad
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