Ed Guiney: Episode 354

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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. You will automatically gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on our public feed. You can also gain access to the entire Irishman Abroad archive of episodes through our iPhone and Android Apps. Download the Irishman Abroad Android or iPhone apps for free using the links below. https://apps.apple.com/ie/app/an-irishman-abroad-by-jarlath-regan/id1101165812 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=irishman.jarlath.com.anirishmanabroad&hl=en_IE Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation. For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com. Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

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