As excitement about The Oscars escalates, we're zooming in on the Irish film industry and finding out the real story of the business behind the showbusiness. We're joined by Domhnall Slattery, co-founder of Newgrange Pictures James Hickey CEO of the Irish Film Board and Barbara Galavan, CEO of Screen Producers Ireland.
Movie-making is a really expensive business - you just have to look at the long list of credits at the end of any film to see that. The processes involved can be incredibly layered, intricate, and very time-consuming. One such area is in movie sound. Our reporter Liam Geraghty has been sounding out some Irish Foley Artists.
Peter Dillon and Emer O'Grady have been thrown off cranes, set on fire, hit by cars, fallen off galloping horses, and a lot more besides. They're professional stunt performers, and they join us in Filmbase to discuss their profession.
Many parts of the country have been immortalised on the silver screen - places like Cong, in Co Mayo for the Quite Man, Trim Castle for Braveheart, and Kilmainham Jail for many more. But what happens if they want to turn your front room, or your business, into a movie location?
Orla Rapple has been finding out.
Good Vibrations is one of best movies recently made in Ireland. It tells story of the legendary Godfather of Northern Irish Punk Rock Terri Hooley. Terri joins us, along with screen writer Glenn Patterson who helped bring the story to the big screen.