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The Betrayal: Homecoming from Cannes, Irish Women in Film

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Belltable Limerick and the Richard Harris International Film Festival created a programme of five screenings celebrating Irish women in film. I’m delighted to have The Betrayal included in the program. Wait – writer/director Audrey O’Reilly Uisce Beatha – writer/director Elaine Kennedy Deirdre – writer/director Jo Southwell The Betrayal – writer/co-director Kamila Dydyna/co-director Natasha Waugh The…

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Normal at Smock Alley Theatre

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I’m currently performing with Restless Ecstasy Theatre Company in Anthony Neilson’s “Normal”. The play runs every night at 8pm until November 5th in the Smock Alley Theatre (Boys School). Tickets:  smockalley.com/normal From the play’s press release: Anthony Neilson’s visceral psychodrama “Normal” receives its Dublin premiere at the Smock Alley Boys School theatre in October 2016. Recounting…

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16 & Rising at Electric Picnic

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  It’s 2016, and in the midst of vicious austerity, emigration, and a housing crisis, the young people of Dublin are becoming increasingly disenfranchised with the state of the nation. From their base in the autonomous St Enda’s squat, a secret revolutionary organisation of women and men plan an insurrection that will transform the city,…

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Nick Cave on the Soundtrack of “The Betrayal”

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I’m delighted to announce that with the help of Executive Producer Will Carter I was able to secure music by globally renowned artists Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, as well as Irish & British talents Ryan Vail, Conor Walsh, OCHO and Andy Gillion for the soundtrack of “The Betrayal”.

The film features “Martha’s Dream,” performed by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, under a shared license from BMG, MUTE Song Ltd. and Surefire Films Ltd. The track was originally written for a soundtrack to a 2006 feature film “The Proposition”, starring Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone and Emily Watson.

The Betrayal also features tracks by Ryan Vail from his debut album “For Every Silence”, chosen as the Album of The Week for Huw Stephens show on BBC Radio 1. Ryan was recently nominated for Best Male Solo artist in Ireland 2016.

Another group featured in the film’s eclectic soundtrack is OCHO, a Dublin electronic act which just recently released a new EP “Mouth to Mouth“. The duo performed at Body & Soul, Dublin’s Vicar St (opening for Bell X1), Electric Picnic and Castlepalooza to name a few. Their music has been described as “comfortably creepy, timeless, and ambient.”

Last but not least, The Betrayal’s soundtrack includes “The Front” by the late Conor Walsh, to whom the film is dedicated, and tracks by Andy Gillion, a multi-instrumentalist based in the South West of England.

The Betrayal will premiere at the 24th GAZE International LGBT Film Festival in Dublin on July 31st 2016. Tickets are available here.

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The Betrayal

Produced by Kamila Dydyna, Eilis Abbott & Michael O’Dwyer

Directed by Kamila Dydyna & Natasha Waugh

Executive Producers: William R. Carter, Glen Shire, Aidan Whelan, Charlo Johnson (Zimmerhand Films) and Florencia Iriondo

Cinematography: Malgorzata “Gosia” Zur

Editing: Iseult Howlett

Sound Design: Nikki Moss

Starring: Miriam Devitt, Mark McAuley & Kamila Dydyna

Testimony Picked Up by RTÉ Player International

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I’m delighted to announce that following its upcoming transmission on RTÉ 2 in May, my debut short film Testimony will be available on the RTÉ Player International app for 3 years. RTÉ Player International is an iOS App that gives international audiences (outside of the Republic of Ireland) instant access to explore the best of Irish television. Audiences…

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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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