The lucky guy to the right of this photo in the blue jacket is Graham Cantwell. He’s off out on a shoot with Karl Argue (blessed is he among women!), Philomena Fitzpatrick, Bernice McLoughlin, Aoife Moore, Danielle Masterson, Linda Teehan, Klara McDonnell and Carla McGlynn to shoot a modern take on Ulysses in Dublin.
“Joyce’s Ulysses was his capturing a day in Dublin in literary form.
We have the same opportunity on film and so rather than taking on the Joyce novel, I’m going back to the original Homeric epic, and one aspect in particular, the only man who survived hearing the song of the sirens and survived, because he was saved by the Goddess Aphrodite. So that’s what we’re up to.”
That’s certainly a film that I’m looking forward to! When asked for one word about his feelings, he came back with:
A good way to be! Graham is also a founder of The Attic Studio, which he created with Rachel Rath in 2003. It’s is a community of actors, directors and writers who meet regularly to rehearse, share ideas and network with a priority to explore and create new work.
It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it…
I sat with the gorgeous Linda Teehan, Carla McGlynn and Klara McDonnell to talk about their role in Graham Cantwell’s short film, a modern take on Joyce’s Ulysses.
The girls are bright, bubbly and their enthusiasm is infectious. They exude confidence and delight in their part in the shoot today and despite the rain really seem to be looking forward to the shoot.
We did Rachel Rath’s shoot last night – it was BRILLIANT. Without giving too much away we shot in Temple Bar in a group, and the reactions of the people around us were priceless.
Yeah that’s an important and fun part of it. We’re out doing our bit but we saw other people out filming – you really get a sense that you’re part of something big, a great project, something very unusual going on.
It’s fantastic to see so much collaboration, so many people coming together for this. I think it’ll be so interesting to see how they put the movie together, what they do and what the finished result will be.
I took a qik video with them as well – I hope the sound quality does it justice!