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Grainne Humphreys, Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival ”In The Room” with 52 Jokers Wild

Grainne Humphreys, Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival ”In The Room” with 52 Jokers Wild

February 17, 2022

Grainne Humphreys, Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival is "In The Room" with 52 Jokers Wild. Most of us focus most of our attention on getting our films made and are usually exhausted by the time we get our babies birthed, BUT, like the real thing, that's when it all started to happen. The sleepness, diapers to change, feeding them so they grow and everything else associated with parenting a film. And from what Grainne says, it's all about building the relationships and networking with other to build the support you need to get that little darling of your's noticed. Because without all this love and attention, you're neglecting that baby that so many people put their love and attention into. You MONSTER. Sorry, this is turning into a real horror story. So, here is some good film parenting advice to help get you baby-film in all the right place to be noticed.

George Kingsnorth, COO of The Film Production Academy ”In The Room” with 52 Jokers Wild

George Kingsnorth, COO of The Film Production Academy ”In The Room” with 52 Jokers Wild

February 11, 2022

The dragons are coming out. They're all over the place, whether sculptures, iguanas or fantasies. This is Garvin's hot topic, as he sees himself as a real dragon, with his sharp tongue, and fiery speech and often George doesn't get a word in edgeways. But not this show. In this show, Garvin takes the reins as the show host and interviews George. Was this a good idea? Well, George was all of a fluster, not his normal composer but the equilibrium was soon found and normality restored, at least by the end. Do you call this normality? It's all about squirrels, nuggets and gems. All stored up for a future. Then there are those dragons spying on some good pickings, lusting after forbidden fruit, eager to make a killing in the financial world, of course. What did you think I was talking about? This is 52 Jokers Wild when all said and done.

Garvin Burke, CEO of The Film Production Academy ”In The Room” with 52 Jokers Wild

Garvin Burke, CEO of The Film Production Academy ”In The Room” with 52 Jokers Wild

February 3, 2022

Stop, Look and Listen become key factors of my discussion with Garvin Burke, CEO of The Film Production Academy. This was a reflective piece in which the two of us explored key issues that we had discovered through our interviews, now nearly 130 episodes. We recognised the gulf between what the filmmakers want and what the investors want and pondered on how best to bring these two sides together. What motivates each side determines how successful their journeys are. Yet, no matter whether the filmmakers were journeying 30 years ago or today, similar problems arise. Preparation is a key factor and knowing who your audience is. Everyone, including ourselves, struggles with these issues. As Garvin and I reflect, we also conclude that we are where we are meant to be. And so are you, especially if you find yourself listening to our show. We all tend to put ourselves down but often it is what is in front of us that we don't see. So, before going any further it is essential to Stop, Look and Listen.

Judith Blackburn, Director of Chicago Irish Film Festival ”In The Room” with 52 Jokers Wild.

Judith Blackburn, Director of Chicago Irish Film Festival ”In The Room” with 52 Jokers Wild.

January 27, 2022

Judith Blackburn, director of the Chicago Irish Film Festival says the strongest films coming out of Ireland are horror stories. Though a good comedy would also go down well. Garvin and George felt in their element creating more horror and generating laughs all the way. With feral children lost in the attics down in Thomastown, with creaky floorboards, spiders webs, and strange moaning noises sending shivers down George's spine. Sorry, no that's just Garvin moving some furniture around on the third floor preparing for the newest guests to up-and-coming boot camps. Getting back to the plot, the Chicago Irish Film Festival is definitely one for every budding Irish filmmaker to submit to, especially with an impartial voting system to get your film chosen. It's really down to your to pull all the fingers out and make sure you're carving out your best film. Just a second, why has it gone dark? Another horror story looms in the corridors off Chapel Lane......

Myia Elliot, Creative Producer at Irish F-ing Attitude ”In The Room” with 52 Jokers Wild.

Myia Elliot, Creative Producer at Irish F-ing Attitude ”In The Room” with 52 Jokers Wild.

January 20, 2022

Irish F-ing Attitude is all over the place this week. There's no stopping it. George, now Irish, attempts a coup to change the show name but the 52 Jokers WIld strikes back as plenty of attitude coming from Garvin. Matriarchy wins the day as the strongest voice, as Myia Elliott rounds the boys up and sings the song that inspires both Garvin and George in getting the blend right between creativity and profitability. Myia tells them that they have to have passion, regardless of whether they have a budget or not. If it is really important to you, you will find a way to make the film of your dreams, to nurture your baby and bring it to life. It doesn't matter which part of the world you are in, there are no excuses for chasing your dreams.

A Woman’s Touch ”In The Room” with 52 Jokers Wild

A Woman’s Touch ”In The Room” with 52 Jokers Wild

January 12, 2022

Over the last six months, Garvin and I got to talk to many leading female filmmakers and businesswomen, all with a strong voice and a sense of purpose. Each at different stages of their career. All have similar goals. Have either achieved them or are preparing to put their plans into action. Business is foremost. Each knows how to work with and get the best out of others, understanding the importance of working with and leading a team. These are voices worth listening to and if you ever get the opportunity, worth collaborating with, because you'll certainly learn a thing or two that will benefit your own career, regardless of your gender.

New Year 2022 Compilation, ”In The Room” with 52 Jokers Wild.

New Year 2022 Compilation, ”In The Room” with 52 Jokers Wild.

January 5, 2022

New Year 2022 Compilation

It's the beginning of a New Year, and after the festive season, we are all fired up for new adventures. It's also a great time to reflect on what has been achieved to date and take some advice from our most recent guests. So we have pulled out a few gems from those conversations to make our latest compilation. We hope you enjoy and look out for more guests from around the world in Indie Film Production.

Happy New Year 2022 from Garvin and George

Ronika Merl, Author, Screenwriter & Producer, is ”In The Room” with 52 Jokers Wild.

Ronika Merl, Author, Screenwriter & Producer, is ”In The Room” with 52 Jokers Wild.

December 29, 2021

Ronika Merl has only been a scriptwriter for three years. Three years. Yep, that's right three years. And she has been firing on all cylinders, blasting out a grand total of 22 features in 36 months. The last producer told Roni the budget was just ten grand. No problem. 48 hours later. Bump. There's the script. No messing. Job done. None of this lily-livered pining over each syllable, glassy-eyed viewing the heavens for inspiration or looking for that elusive muse. If you want the job done, Roni's that gall. And she knows where the money is. She's a family woman and the kids need fed. Let's just get practical about this. This is her business. And when the job needs done, it gets done. No messing. A script is a script, not a novel. It's for someone else to interpret and Roni is here to collaborate. Enough said. Then she smiles.

CJ Walley, Screenwriter, Producer & Founder Screen Revolution is ”In The Room” with 52 Jokers Wild.

CJ Walley, Screenwriter, Producer & Founder Screen Revolution is ”In The Room” with 52 Jokers Wild.

December 22, 2021

CJ Walley is stirring up quite a revolution. "Power to the People," Garvin fists the air, spurred on by 'Citizen Smith' starring Robert Lindsey as Wolfie Smith in the old British TV series from the seventies. "More like Winston Smith from George Orwell's 1984," George remarks. But CJ Walley's revolution is in screenwriting, ramping up the action with indie writers trying to get a break. "What's the problem?" Thinking that the wonderfully written script will find its own way to success. Nope, not on your nelly. That is where the writers need to think outside the box and find their passion for success. It's a brutal world out there. You can't just hide under the television scribbling away, hiding from the Thought Police. You've got to put your head above the parapet and take a few hits to toughen up and spitfire those scripts like a Gatling gun with a keen aim to strike your target audience. Don't be modest you've got to be brutal to get that script noticed.

Stephen T. Ford, Writer, Director & Producer is ”In The Room” with 52 Jokers Wild.

Stephen T. Ford, Writer, Director & Producer is ”In The Room” with 52 Jokers Wild.

December 15, 2021

Stephen T. Ford was shy, reserved and introverted as a writer, BUT then it twigged, the only way to get noticed was to muscle in on the director's gig and make his own shorts. Now everyone is after him and he's becoming a powerhouse in Irish Indie Productions, and by the time this blurb is finished, he'll a made five more movies. What am I doing? I shouldn't be writing this stuff. I should just get out there and make movies...... Seriously folks, by the time December casts a shadow, Stephen will have directed four of his own screenplays and the connections he's making are just speeding up the creative juices. He's on fire. Garvin and George are just lucky they were able to stop his for a moment to record this episode.

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