The Parting Glass
Short film, made by Biscuits for Breakfast
On the day of his funeral, two brothers make a nostalgic trip back to the pub where their Irish father used to drink, with tragic results. Short film, written by Martin McNamara, directed by Cillian O Donnachadha and produced by Sharon Sexton.
NOMINATED BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM 2019, Underground Cinema Film Awards, Ireland
SELECTED, LONELY SEAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019, Boston, USA
London based writer
Short, made by Lakeside Films
Paul Hill, one of the Guildford Four, gaoled for 15 years for crimes they did not commit. This is his story. Written by Martin McNamara. Directed by Sebastien Blanc. Starring Stefan McCusker. Music by The Pogues.
Selected, Belfast Film Festival 2019
"Graphic, painful to watch, but very well done. A shocking story." - Chris Mullin, former MP and human rights canpaigner
Honoured to be asked to join the Board of Directors of Irish Film London, the organisation behind the annual Irish Film Festival London, the largest International Irish Film Festival in the world.
The Ninth Irish Film Festival London opens November 2019.
Hope to see you there
My short monologue DENNIS is now available to listen to on the Podcasts on new writing, produced by Green Curtain Theatre.
Dennis is performed by Donal Cox, the wonderful Irish actor.
You can listen here, and do check out the other Podcasts
My Cambodian Twin - radio drama by Martin McNamara
The true story of Annie Caulfield and her determination to complete her final travel book as she battled illness. Starring Pippa Haywood & Paul Ritter. Producer Emma Harding. BBC Radio 4, May 2019
'Pick of the Week' The Observer
'Pick of the Week' Radio Four
'An uncompromising and moving paean to love, friendship and bloody-mindedness' The Times
Learn about Annie & to buy her book, My Cambodian Twin, go to her website
Mosley Must Fall
October 1936. Tensions are rising in the streets of East London as Oswald Mosley and his fascists prepare to march through the Jewish and Irish ghetto
"If there is a more pertinent and urgent play out there that reflects these troubled times, I don’t know it" ★★★★ Breakingtheforthwall
"McNAMARA’S Mosley Must Fall is a gem" ★★★★ Morning Star
The story behind the play