Presented by National Sculpture Factory and Cork International Film Festival

NSF In Conversation: Gerard Byrne & Michael McDonough

Renowned Irish artist Gerard Byrne in-conversation with L.A based Scottish cinematographer Michael McDonough.
Gerard Byrne is one of Ireland’s leading visual artists working with film, video, photography and live art and here, he hosted an interview with Michael McDonough, a Scottish cinematographer with an international reputation working across cinema and television.

Michael has worked on some of Gerard’s early film works in New York in the late nineties and they have continued their professional and personal relationship since then. Here, Gerard spoke to Michael about his most recent projects including ‘Bosch‘, an American T.V. series produced for Amazon Studios; while also looking back on his successes as Director of Photography on the award-winning ‘Winter’s Bone‘ with director Debra Granik, with whom he has made a number of features. They also discussed Michael’s engagement with artist Douglas Gordon; on the cinematography for Gordon’s video installation ‘Play Dead‘ and his role in making of ‘Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait‘, before they finally touched on Gerard’s work ‘Why it’s Time for Imperial, Again‘ filmed in New York.