ANDERS LANDSTRÖM, a producer and executive producer of the extraordinary Swedish crime drama series The Bridge is to speak at the Galway Film Centre’s annual film and TV seminar.
The seminar, which takes place on Thursday November 27 and Friday 28 in the Connemara Coast Hotel, will see Landström take part in a panel discussion alongside James Flynn of Octagon Films, makers of the successful Irish series Love/Hate and Gub Neal, the former head of drama at Channel 4 who is also producer of the series The Fall. The session will be chaired by Paddy Hayes of Magamedia.
Irish and British crime dramas, like Love/Hate, Luther, and Broadchurch, have been increasingly influenced by the superb noir thrillers which have emerged from Scandinavia over the past number of years, such as The Bridge, Wallander, Arne Dahl, Mammon, and The Killing, as well as the Danish political drama Borgen. Many of these shows have since been broadcast on BBC4 and TG4 and the impact of Nordic TV on British and Irish programme making will be one of the most interesting aspects of the talk.
Also attending the seminar will be English film producer Stephen Wooley, a long time collaborator of director Neil Jordan. Wooley’s body of work has led him to produce Jordan’s film adaptations of Pat McCabe’s books The Butcher Boy and Breakfast On Pluto, as well as on box office hit Interview With A Vampire. He was awarded the Producer of Year by the Producers’ Guild of America in 1992 for his work on The Crying Game, also directed by Neil Jordan. He will be interviewed on the Friday afternoon by the legendary Lelia Doolan, a pioneering figure in Irish film.
Other guests at the Galway Film Centre Seminar will be House Of Cards creator and executive producer Beau Willimon; Claire Jennings, the BAFTA winning producer of Coraline and The Curse of the Were Rabbit; and Oliver Luer (Valkyrie, The Pianist ) who will conduct a case study on his work as line producer on Roman Polanski’s The Ghost.
For more information or to register for the seminar contact Declan Gibbons, Galway Film Centre, on 091 - 770748 or email [email protected].