Hugh Odling-Smee of Film Hub NI joins in conversation with Ciara Chambers, Head of Film and Screen Media at University College Cork about the work of Terence McDonald.

Using material from Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive, Hugh Odling-Smee of Film Hub NI in conversation with Ciara Chambers, Head of Film and Screen Media at University College Cork discuss the work of Terence McDonald, an under-appreciated and remarkable Northern Irish filmmaker.

Terence McDonald is a fascinating case study in Irish film. He was a teacher, a film historian and an avid amateur filmmaker. He was really quite talented in all aspects of filmmaking: camera, editing, directing, production, and he worked in a number of collaborative projects as well as his own work under Fairview Films, a production company he set up. He made thirty-five films in total and he made documentaries, fiction, experimental films, comedies.

All the films mentioned in the conversation are available to view on Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive.

A City Solitary 4

 

A City Solitary 3

Images from A City Solitary directed vey Terence McDonald.