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Despite the poor weather this morning, an enthusiastic audience of editors, students and film makers were present at screen 4 of the LightHouse Cinema, Smithsfield in Dublin. The effort was made to have a rare opportunity to listen to film editor Úna Ní Dhongháile in conversation with fellow editor and director Declan McGrath (Reign of Fire, Killinaskully, Fairytale of Kathmandu, Lomax in Éirinn).

Úna shared her knowledge and insights across her impressive editing career in both film and television. An IFTA and BAFTA-winning Editor, Una is currently working with director Kenneth Branagh, and has a long list of credits including All is True, The Crown, Stan and Ollie, BBC mini-series Les Misérables, and Irish feature film Rosie, along with Three Girls, The Missing, Doctor Who and Ripper Street.

Declan McGrath, an accomplished editor himself, quizzed Úna on a number of the high profile projects and how the path to editing was formed for her.  We were told of how she studied Film & Media in D.I.T Aungier Street, were she turned her attention to editing, studying the craft for three years at the National Film and Television School, IADT.

Specially selected clips of her work were screened and talked about in detail, including a opening well paced scene to Les Misérables, a high tension scenes from Three Girls, a comedic timing piece of the Laurel and Hardy biopic Stan & Ollie starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly and ending on a sample of the visual effects composition to The Crown. Declan guided Úna to give the editing audience an insight to the complex editing world in which she has mastered over the past 20 years ending with a quick Q&A.

The new series of The Crown will be released in the coming months.

 

 

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When: Sunday, 13th October
Venue: Light House Cinema

(The following is taken from: IFTA Website)

The Academy is delighted to host a special IFTA Women in Focus Masterclass with Ireland’s foremost film and TV Drama Editor Úna Ní Dhonghaíle ACE.

Úna will share her knowledge and insights across her impressive editing career in both film and television. An IFTA and BAFTA-winning Editor, Una has worked with directors such as Kenneth Branagh, in a career spanning 20 years. In that time, her long-list of credits includes All is True, The Crown, Stan and Ollie, BBC mini-series Les Misérables, and Irish feature film Rosie, along with Three Girls, The Missing, Doctor Who and Ripper Street.

Having studied Film & Media in D.I.T Aungier Street, Úna turned her attention to editing, studying the craft for three years at the National Film and Television School, IADT. In 1999, Una brought five of her graduate films to premiere at the Cannes film festival, one of which, Secondhand, won the top prize in the Cinefondation section of the festival.

Over the past 20 years Úna has edited on a variety of projects, from documentaries to film and television drama. Her body of work contains editing credits on some of the biggest shows in television, including The Missing, Doctor Who and Ripper Street, all of which have earned Una IFTA Award nominations for ‘Best Editing Drama’, as well as BAFTA TV Craft nominations.

In 2017, Úna won her first IFTA award for her work on BBC’s drama series Three Girls, based on the Rochdale child sexual abuse scandal. Her work on the highly-acclaimed drama also earned her a BAFTA TV Craft Award, Women in Film and TV Award and a RTS Craft & Design Award to add to her prestigious list of accolades.

Úna has edited several major international projects including Netflix’s hit series The Crown and Stan & Ollie, the Laurel and Hardy biopic starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly. More Recently, Úna worked with Kenneth Branagh on his passion project All is True, a look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare. Úna will again collaborate with Branagh on his adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Death on The Nile, and is currently working on Misbehaviour starring Keira Knightly and Jessie Buckley, which is to be released next year.

Visit Eventbrite to purchase tickets for this event (Free for IFTA Members)