The Big World Podcast #1 - Owen McCafferty
The Big World Podcast is a chance to hear artists talk about their work, their life and why they do what they do. This first in the series was recorded in front of a live audience at the 2019 Belfast International Arts Festival, with the writer Owen McCafferty. In the Cube at the Crescent Arts Centre, Owen and Hugh Odling-Smee talked about the inspiration for his forthcoming film Ordinary Love, how he got started in the writing game, the film industry in Northern Ireland, and took questions from the audience. If ever there were a writer who caught the sound of a city and its citizens, it is Owen McCafferty. Stages across the world have resonated to his sharp, compassionate words in plays such as Mojo Mickybo, Scenes from the Big Picture and Quietly. Owen has consistently produced work which look squarely and honestly at the lives of men and women and the history they live with everyday, and Ordinary Love extends this vision to the cinema screen. The film is released on December 6th in the UK and 14 February in the US, in all good cinemas. Thanks for the Belfast International Arts festival, David Grant, the Crescent Arts Centre and all who came along.