Episode 19 – Lenny Abrahamson

The 738am podcast with Andrew Mangan

18th May, 2015 1hr 02'

A few months back I was at an event at which Lenny Abrahamson was receiving an award so, as you do, I thought I’d chance my arm and ask him if he might do the podcast.

Very graciously he said he would as soon as his schedule allowed and last week he came to the studio to talk about his career, and why he decided to quit Stanford University – where he was studying Philosophy – to come back to Dublin to embark on a career as a film maker.

We touch on movies like ‘Adam and Paul’, ‘Garage’, and my favourite film of last year ‘Frank’, as well as the film he’s currently making, Room (based on the novel by Emma Donoghue). We chat about living in Dublin, his processes and influences, working with writers, and loads more besides. It was a real pleasure to bend his ear for an hour so I hope you enjoy it too.

Follow Lenny Abrahamson on Twitter @lennyabrahamson

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