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.