” I remember as a kid being asked if I was Jewish or Irish. I said, like the glib little 15-year-old I was, ‘You can be both.’ Feeling very pleased with myself. Before they smacked me. “


” The most conventional romantic trope of all is that you put lovers under extreme pressure, where they have to make decisions that illuminate aspects of that bond. “


” As soon as you make some films that people like, you’ll be sent material, and that can come from anywhere. “


” You can throw away your script more easily than you can throw away your film. “


” As with any actor and any collaborator, it’s about forming a trusting relationship. And that’s not that you have to get him to trust you so you can get him to do what you want. Especially with a little kid, it’s about making them feel really safe, and getting to know and not treating them as a puppet to be moved around. “


” People say that soundstage sets never quite look like reality. But actually, they can. They can be as real as you want as long as you pay attention to the kind of detail that is given for free in a real place. “


” In something like ‘Frank,’ which is a comedy, albeit a strange and emotional one, you can absolutely put in deleted scenes, and we did because they were just funny and great, but they weren’t necessary in the overall structure. “


” I’m not setting out to adapt books and work with books, but when really amazing stories come to you in that form, it’s really hard to turn away from that. “


” I’m a bit of a late developer, generally. But the good thing about being a filmmaker is you still count as young all the way through your 40s. “


” I’m looking for an intensity of focus. It’s a bit like tuning a guitar string. You tighten and tighten, and nothing really changes until you hit that tension, and suddenly it’s there: you’ve got a note. “


” Films should have the capacity to bring you into another world. “


” Ireland is a good place to start out as a filmmaker. If what you do is good, even at a very small scale, it will get recognized. “


” As far as the international industry is concerned, I don’t think people care at all where you are from – if the work interests them. “



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I remember as a kid being asked if I was Jewish or Irish. I said, like the glib little 15-year-old I was,
The most conventional romantic trope of all is that you put lovers under extreme pressure, where they have to make decisions that illuminate aspects of that bond.
As soon as you make some films that people like, you
You can throw away your script more easily than you can throw away your film.
As with any actor and any collaborator, it
People say that soundstage sets never quite look like reality. But actually, they can. They can be as real as you want as long as you pay attention to the kind of detail that is given for free in a real place.
In something like
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Films should have the capacity to bring you into another world.
Ireland is a good place to start out as a filmmaker. If what you do is good, even at a very small scale, it will get recognized.
As far as the international industry is concerned, I don

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