Wednesday, October 28, 2015

PUSHTAR Review in Film Ireland

My review of Alan Lambert's Pushtar can now be read in Film Ireland.

Monday, October 26, 2015

EFS Interview with Dublin Creative Review

Rouzbeh Rashidi and I were interviewed by Sebastian Stephenson from Dublin Creative Review. We discussed ideas behind Experimental Film Society, approaches to filmmaking, Rashidi's upcoming feature TRAILERS and my upcoming Cloud of Skin premiere at the 60th Cork Film Festival. I'm rather obviously muttering and snuffling through a heavy cold but if that doesn't put you off, you can listen to the interview here:

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Plastik Review in ER

My review of last February's Plastik Festival can be found in the new edition of Enclave Review.

Monday, October 19, 2015


Had a particularly memorable day yesterday performing with Vicky Langan in Rouzbeh Rashidi's upcoming feature Trailers. Can't wait to see the completed film!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

DAMP ACCESS @ Puerta, Bilbao

Damp Access will receive its premiere public screening at Puerta in Bilbao this Friday October 23rd on a programme also featuring work by Maite Vélaz. Full details here.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Presences and Possibilities

Absences and (Im)Possibilities, the Irish Film Institute / LUX touring programme of Irish experimental film which includes The Mongolian Barbecue, has played at these venues over the past year:

Irish Film Festival London, November 2014
Norwegian Film Institute, Oslo, November 2014
Glasgow Film Theatre, January 2015
CCCB Barcelona, February 2015
Union Theatre, Milwaukee, February 2015
Belfast Film Festival, Belfast, April 2015

Cloud of Skin Premiere at the 60th Cork Film Festival

My feature film Cloud of Skin is now complete and will be premiering on Saturday November 7th at 12 noon in the 60th Cork Film Festival.

Screening details can be found here:

And a new trailer can be seen here:

Cloud of Skin

Deeply haunted by the memory of his dead lover, a man wanders through the sites of their encounters. The dead woman, a blind visionary, has transferred her perceptual powers to him as part of their undying bond. Rather than unfolding as a traditional narrative, experimental filmmaker Maximilian Le Cain’s first feature takes the form of a visually and sonically immersive fever dream. Composer Karen Power’s intense soundscapes complete this mysterious and unusual cinematic experience.

a film by Maximilian Le Cain with sound by Karen Power
starring Dean Kavanagh, Eadaoin O'Donohgue & Siannon O'Neill
executive producers: Esperanza Collado, Fergus Daly, Michael Higgins, Vicky Langan, Gianluca Pulsoni
produced by Rouzbeh Rashidi, Dean Kavanagh & Maximilian Le Cain
Experimental Film Society / Close Watch Films 2015

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Java RIP

Much saddened to hear of the passing of Java, an exceptional feline character who gave a memorable supporting performance in Brine Twice Daily.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Reflections on a Recent EFS Screening in Tehran

Rouzbeh Rashidi has published some very interesting reflections on our recent screening at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Chantal Akerman 1950-2015


With eternal gratitude for these films and so many others... Rest in peace.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

A Few Thoughts...

Esperanza Collado's text Things Said Once and my ramblings A Few Thoughts on the Moving Image were both conceived for presentation and publication in Tehran as part of the recent Experimental Film Society events there. As well as being published and printed by Lajevardi Foundation, Esperanza also presented Things Once Said as a performative talk in Lajevardi gallery, Tehran. Unfortunately I was unable to join my EFS colleagues in Tehran, and subsequently my text was omitted from print there. However it is now available on EFS Publications and Things Once Said has since been published in La Furia Umana, thanks to Toni D'Angela.

Monday, October 05, 2015


Now the evenings are pulling in and the weather's getting nippier, you might be on the lookout for something interesting to watch. Why not pop over to the Experimental Film Society video on demand page where nearly fifty medium and feature length films by Rouzbeh Rashidi, Dean Kavanagh, Michael Higgins and yours sincerely are available to view?

Full details and trailer can be found here.