Chris O’Neill – director of Discordance / programmer Cork Film Festival
FRED’s Matt Micucci interviews Chris O’Neill, one of the programmers of the Cork Film Festival, which this year celebrated its landmark 60th edition, and cinema programmer at Triskel Christchurch.
FRED meets him the day after the end of the festival, and we take the opportunity to ask him to give us a brief overview of this year’s festival, and whether it was a successful year or not. He also discusses the challenges of promoting a “different” type of cinema in the city of Cork.
But we also ask him to talk to us about his interesting short film DISCORDANCE, and the fascinating way in which he got it to come together. He also introduces the feature film he is currently working on RECEPTIVE. TOTALLY RECEPTIVE. and compares the very different filmmaking approaches he used for the two projects.
DISCORDANCE: Three old friends from college who meet up one afternoon and reminisce about old times over drinks while circumventing the worries and frustrations happening in their current relationships and jobs.