19 F O R ‘ 19 BEST OF IRELAND | 39 EOIN MACKEN AISLING FRANCIOSI SEAMUS MURPHY LAOISA SEXTON Off Broadway and received a ve-star notice in the NY Times Critics Pick. Shot by Irish cinematographer Trevor Murphy, the 24-minute lm was nanced via a crowdfunding campaign and lmed over ve days in Dublin. I Didn’t… I Wasn’t… I Amn’t has been selected for Cork International Film Festival in November, and the Manchester Film Festival. Sexton is planning her rst feature lm, based on her third play The Pigeon In The Taj Mahal. Eoin Macken Dublin Eoin Macken has been having the time of his life in Los Angeles, starring in the NBC medical drama, The Night Shift. Macken has gained acclaim playing an emergency doctor – a reckless, rule-breaking bad boy of the hospital – who suffers from PTSD after serving as an army medic. Having starred in the TV adaptation of George RR Martin’s Night yers, Macken is also now adapating Here Are The Young Men, based on the novel by Irish writer Rob Doyle. Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Dean-Charles Chapman, Finn Cole and Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, the story of Dublin teenagers who descend into drink, drugs and shocking acts of transgression is set to be a conversation-starting drama, addressing toxic masculinity and the pressures facing young men. Aisling Franciosi Irish-Italian actress Aisling Franciosi may only be 25, but she has been quietly impressing audiences for years, having appeared in the TV series Quirke and Vera, and the lm Jimmy’s Hall. But it was her performances as Kate Crawford in Legends and Katie Benedetto in The Fall that won her acclaim. And then came the call that every young actor now dreams of: Franciosi was cast in Game Of Thrones as Lyanna Stark, Ned Stark’s youngest sister. Now, it appears Franciosi’s career is set to explode. She is receiving awe-struck praise for her role in the Australian revenge drama The Nightingale, directed by Jennifer Kent ( The Babadook). In addition – like Domhnall Gleeson and Ruth Negga befroe her – Franciosi was named a Shooting Star delegate at the Berlin International Film Festival. An acclaimed photographer, Seamus Murphy has turned his abundant creative skills to directing for what promises to be a fascinating documentary about his frequent collaborations with Polly Jean Harvey. A Dog Called Money is a journey through the inspiration, writing and recording of PJ Harvey’s 2016 album The Hope Six Demolition Project. It features footage of Murphy and Harvey’s, as they travelled together through Afghanistan, Kosovo and Washington DC, where Harvey collected words and Murphy images. Their travels culminated at Somerset House, London, where Murphy – along with public audiences – were invited to watch Harvey’s ve-week album recording process through panels of one-way glass.
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