Thursday 21 September 2017

WATCH: Actor Jack Reynor and director Gerard Barrett talk award-winning new Irish film Glassland

Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Actor Jack Reynor and director Gerard Barrett are aged just 22 and 27 respectively but their first collaboration, Glassland, is garnering awards left, right and centre for the talented pair.

Glassland was joint winner with Patrick's Day for Best Irish Film at the Galway Film Fleadh, it was named Best Irish Film at Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, while Jack picked up the Special Jury Prize for acting at Sundance.

Speaking to Independent.ie they reveal the intensity of the 14-day shoot, working with Toni Collette and Will Poulter, and how they plan to work together again.

Jack also explains just how relieved he was to return home to Ireland after the big screen Hollywood juggernaut that was Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Working at home is a priority for the star who says he tries to balance home projects like Glassland and the upcoming The Secret Scripture with Hollywood films like Transformers and the upcoming live action Jungle Book.

However, he admits he is exhausted so he's taking something of a break to spend time with friends and family in the coming months having filmed six movies back to back.

Gerard, meanwhile, has secured Dakota Fanning and Charlize Theron for his next project, Brain on Fire, which will shoot in New York and Vancouver this summer.

Check out the interview above.

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