Paddy is an award winning director with two features under his belt, a drama and a documentary. He has also directed multiple short films, also in both drama and documentary form.
So this episode I don’t have a guest, it’s just me, and I’m going to share with you 6 simple tips for using Twitter effectively as an actor. This year, I am making some changes to how I interact with my smartphone.
I discovered that Andrew Macklin is NOT a big fan of New Year’s Resolutions. He explains why and he outlines a better approach in the last Acting Related podcast of 2020…
Film and documentary maker Ciara Hyland aired TWO powerful documentaries on television in the last couple of months, despite everything going on. Both were affected by Covid, but in very different ways.
When Tom Kibbe was training he worked with three of the all-time great acting teachers: Sanford Meisner, Stella Adler, and Lee Strasberg. Tom shares the story of how he came to work with all three, which one was his favourite, and his main takeaways from each.
When I saw that John McCarthy had produced an audio drama podcast I thought: genius. I was even more impressed when I discovered that the series had amassed almost 100,000 listens.
Had an excellent chat with writer/director Natasha Waugh about her latest short, the feature she has in development, and the constant negotiation of a creative career–including the money side of things.
“You have to build it yourself. You have to make it so that people can’t actually overlook you. Because if they overlook you, they look demented.”
Sometimes as an actor it can feel as though our fate lies in the hands of others, with a lot of us still buying into this notion that we have to wait for the phone to ring in order to work. One way to take back control of your career is to make your own work.
Part two of my chat with director Shaun O' Connor, in part one we chatted about creativity during lock down, his first feature (shot for about €300!) and how taking an acting class changed his approach to directing. In this episode we chat about his latest award...