Category Archives: Directing

Eoin Macken interviews on Leopard

As Leopard is now available on iTunes and Amazon in the US, I realised I hadn’t put up the interviews yet.

Tom Hopper & Eoin Macken Q+A on LEOPARD (COLD) for all the Indiegogo backers

 

Eoin talks to Flicks And The City about Merlin’s Sir Gwaine, LEOPARD (COLD) & The Night Shift

 

Eoin talking to Flicks And The City about LEOPARD (COLD)

LEOPARD, known before as COLD is out on iTunes and Amazon!


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Reviews:

 
These were my adventures when I first saw it in Galway during FilmFleadh 2013. 
 

The Green Rabbit And The Ice Cream Girl – LA screening and Q & A

“A man is stumbling through the desert, in only underwear, lost and confused. A car pulls alongside, driven by a beautiful young girl who knows his name. His name is Gerry and it’s tattooed on his forehead. Her name is Eilis, from a pendant around her neck. With nowhere else to go, he gets into the car and begins a surreal journey to answer the reasons he’s there at all.” – Source IMDB

Written and directed by Eoin C Macken, starring Ryan Simpkins, Emmett J Scanlan and Ryan Potesta. The 18 Min short was filmed in the Nevada desert in August 2015.

The Green Rabbit And The Ice Cream Girl had it’s first festival screening at Irish Screen America Los Angeles, followed by a Q&A with the man himself. Find more pictures in our gallery, which also takes you behind the scenes.

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The Green Rabbit And The Ice Cream Girl – screenings and more


“A man is stumbling through the desert, in only underwear, lost and confused. A car pulls alongside, driven by a beautiful young girl who knows his name. His name is Gerry and it’s tattooed on his forehead. Her name is Eilis, from a pendant around her neck. With nowhere else to go, he gets into the car and begins a surreal journey to answer the reasons he’s there at all.” – Source IMDB

Written and directed by Eoin C Macken, starring Ryan Simpkins, Emmett J Scanlan and Ryan Potesta. The 18 Min short was filmed in the Nevada desert in August 2015.

Check out our gallery for more behind the scenes pictures, the screening and Q & A.

The Green Rabbit And The Ice Cream Girl will have it’s first festival screening at Irish Screen America Los Angeles, Irish Shorts Showcase: Featuring shorts from Irish filmmakers working in the US including Jason O’Meara, Eoin Macken, and Alex McGuinness and will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.
 
Second screening is lined up in New York, also by Irish Screen Cinema.
 
When: October 2nd
Where: NYU’s Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street, New York NY 10003
Tickets: order here
 
Trailer
 

 
Have a look at the Irish Screen America trailer:
 

Five Knight Films currently developing Eoin Macken helmed ‘Here Are The Young Men’


Five Knight Films are currently developing the feature film ‘Here Are The Young Men’ with Eoin Macken slated to direct.
 
The film was written by Macken and Rob Doyle and is based on Doyle’s acclaimed novel of the same name. It is about teenagers Matthew, Rez, Jen and Kearney who, facing the void of their post-school lives, spend their first summer of freedom in a savage apprenticeship on the streets of Dublin. Roaming aimlessly through the city, fuelled by drugs and dark fantasies, the teenagers spiral into self-destruction, fleeing a reality they despise.
 
Macken and Doyle have been writing the film together since they met at the Irish Book Awards ceremony where both of their novels where up for the same award at the end of 2014 in the Newcomer of the Year category.


Read more.

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Follow Rob Doyle on Twitter.

Five Knight Films: website, Twitter, Facebook.

Eoin Macken working on a new film


Author Rob Doyle:

“Eoin Macken and I have written a screenplay of my novel ‘Here Are The Young Men’. It’s blindingly good (I’m allowed to say that because most of it is down to Eoin). There’s a production company and a great crew on the case, so hopefully the film will be made later in the year, if we are able to get funding.”.

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Follow Rob Doyle on Twitter.

The feature will be produced by Five Knight Films: website, Twitter, Facebook.

The Hunter, by Eoin C Macken


One of the many reasons I fell in love with Eoin’s work.

Also Cinema Zero wrote something wicked:

“What makes The Hunter so effective is not just it’s inherently sad story, but also how it’s told. The movement of the frame, slow and controlled, the background chatter and applause from an unseen TV and that landscape – all of it serves to bring us into the world of a man who faces the hardest decision anybody could make. If the film’s beauty is at its edges, then this only serves to show you its heart is in the middle.”

Read entire review.

Short Film ‘The Hunter’ was shot and directed by Eoin C Macken and Jonathan Figgis. Original score by Greg French of the band ‘The Brilliant Things’. A simple story about a man and his dog and the values of life and loyalty. – Eoin Macken

Actor mates Emmett Scanlan and Eoin Macken hit the desert


Source The Irish Mail

“Best friends actors Eoin Macken and Emmett Scanlan have teamed up to star in a new production together. The pair are currently filming a short movie, The Green Rabbit and The Ice Cream Girl, in the middle of the Nevada desert.

Trinity graduate Macken shot to stardom Stateside after he landed a role in hospital drama The Night Shift. He has just finished filming horror film The Forest alongside Tudors star Natalie Dormer.

Dublin actor Scanlan has finished a successful run in NBC drama A.D.: The Bible Continues. He is set to marry his actress girlfriend, former Hollyoaks co-star Claire Cooper, in New York on New Year’s Eve. His best friend Macken (32) will be by his side for the big day in December.

Raised in Dublin’s Clontarf, Scanlan is best known for his work in The Fall with Jamie Dornan. Yesterday he tweeted: ‘Deep in the blistering American desert, wearing nothing but boxer shorts and boots, accompanied by the wonderful wee actress Ryan Simpkins on set of #TheGreenRabbitAndTheIceCreamGirl. In any other industry I’d be locked up…’”

Read entire article.

Check out our gallery for more behind the scenes pictures thanks to cast and crew.

 

LEOPARD aka COLD, Eoin Macken’s feature film created with help from fans

 

“LEOPARD centres around two disconnected English brothers who are ostracised in a small village in the west of Ireland. Drawn back together by the unexpected and mysterious death of their father, they are immediately at odds until they find a girl dumped still alive in the moors. What follows is a bizarre turn of events, both beautiful and sureal, as the two brothers search for their own resolutions. At times both a love story and a tragic tale. The story is inspired by a piece in John Steinbeck’s East of Eden.” – Eoin C Macken

Before release, LEOPARD was named COLD.

Watch the trailers and find out more via the LEOPARD fansite.