Do Not Listen to Shame

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You know what they say about “magic” happening outside of your comfort zone? I used to sneer at those motivational pictures. Now, I’m humbled to accept it’s absolutely true. Right now, I’m so far outside of my comfort zone, I can’t even see it from here. It’s terrifying. It’s cold-terror-inducing. But it’s also incredibly exciting…

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Irish LGBT Thriller Filming in Dublin This Weekend

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Where do the borders of our sexual identities begin and end? What constitutes “reportable” domestic violence?   These are some of the questions raised by my new LGBT thriller, The Betrayal, filming in Dublin this weekend. It’s a female-driven, dark drama, aiming to provide a new perspective on issues such as sexual identity, domestic and digital abuse. Having attended a conference on…

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CinéWomen Art Review 2015

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Back in July this year, I was thrilled to find out that thanks to my short film “Testimony” I was invited to be interviewed in the 2015 edition of the CineWomen Art Review magazine, celebrating achievements of women filmmakers around the world. The magazine is available online on Issuu and is free to download and…

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I Speak English Proper: An Appeal To Irish Writers

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With the public opinion turning up the heat under issues such as gender equality and representation in media, I feel compelled to voice my feelings about the representation of foreign nationals living in Ireland in TV, film & theatre. First things things first: what gives me the right to address this subject? I have been…

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My Short Film Screenings At Five Festivals In October

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It was a fantastic month for my debut short film Testimony which screened in 5 festivals in 3 countries. October was a Domestic Violence Awareness Month (#DVAM) so being able to share my film with so many audiences globally was an even more incredible experience. Thank you to IndieCork Film Festival, The Richard Harris International Film…

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Testimony at Indie Cork Film Festival

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  Testimony is screening at the wonderful IndieCork Film Festival tomorrow! Absolutely thrilled to have my film shown in this festival. Testimony is showing at the Gate Cinema in Irish Shorts Programe #4, Saturday 10th October 16.30. It’s impossible to mention my favourite film of the festival, but I can’t not mention Just Like A…

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VIP Centre Sponsors Testimony in NYC!

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I’m delighted to announce that VIP Centre is the official sponsor of Testimony’s visit to New York City in October! Testimony is being screened on October 16th as part of the 6th NYC Independent Film Festival, and thanks to the generosity of the VIP Centre, I can attend the screening! VIP Centre is run by CEO Katarzyna Ruszel. The company operates in 17…

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Four Nominations for Testimony at the Underground Cinema Awards!

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Underground Cinema is one of the most diverse and innovative businesses in the Irish entertainment and film industry. Their annual Independent Film Awards celebrate the very best in independently funded Irish feature films. We are thrilled to have received four nominations at yesterday’s nomination night in the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire. Best Supporting Actress for Hilary Cotter Best Costume…

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Testimony Secures a Broadcast License With US ShortsHD™

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Following its selection to New York City Independent Film Festival, Irish short “Testimony” was picked up by US Channel ShortsHD™ for a 3-year broadcast license deal. Testimony is a debut film from writer/ director Kamila Dydyna, produced by Eamonn Tutty of Reckoner Productions (Ireland) and Cara Bamford of Foxrock Productions (U.K.) The film addresses the subject of domestic violence through the eyes of a child put…

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