“I just finished a two-part TV drama for RTE/Touchpaper TV called SINGLE-HANDED which we filmed in Connemara and it goes out on New Years Day. It’s a straight up rural cop drama and I think we’ve made a really great piece of TV drama. I’m really looking forward to getting it out. The script was great, the cast were fantastic. Owen McDonnell and Charlene McKenna are amazing young actors and it’s a big, cinematic drama that fits on your TV. I’m also working on another film with Noel Pearson called THE RUNNER that we hope to do later next year in South Africa and New York.”A straight-up rural cop drama set in Connemara? Truly our cup runneth over …
Praise for Declan Burke: “A fine writer at the top of his game.” – Lee Child. “Prose both scabrous and poetic.” – Publishers Weekly. “Proust meets Chandler over a pint of Guinness.” – The Spectator. “A sheer pleasure.” – Tana French. “A hardboiled delight.” – The Guardian. “Imagine Donald Westlake and Richard Stark collaborating on a screwball noir.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred review). “The effortless cool of Elmore Leonard at his peak.” – Ray Banks. “Among the most memorable books of the year, of any genre, was ABSOLUTE ZERO COOL.” – Sunday Times. “The writing is a joy.” – Ken Bruen. “A cross between Raymond Chandler and Flann O’Brien.” – John Banville.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Lo! ’Tis Technicolour Talkies Of Hibernia!
Suggesting that Technicolour Talkies of Hibernia is a ‘sister site’ to Crime Always Pays is to stretch the concept to breaking point, especially as your TToH host, Gavin Burke (right, in full-on ‘Heeeeeere’s Johnny!’ homage), is in fact the brother of CAP's Grand Vizier, Declan Burke. He's also a movie reviewer and screenwriter, both of which are high on his list of priorities, right there behind being 'genial but bearded bon viveur about town'. Anyhoo, less of the flummery: what’s it about? Well, it’s pitched as a one-stop info resource for all things Irish movies, with news, reviews and interviews making up the bulk of the posts. Up right now is an interview with director Anthony Byrne, whose HOW ABOUT YOU?, based on a short story by Maeve Binchy, opens this Friday, November 16 – although the CAP elves are far more interested in Byrne’s next project, SINGLE-HANDED, to wit: