Martin McNamara

London based writer

 

Irish Film From Home

 

Join us for the best online film festival around, courtesy of Irish Film London.

You can get free access to lots of Irish film treats. Go to Irish Film From Home and claim your free password.

(And check out my interview with the wonderful Fiona Shaw, our new Patron)

My short monologue DENNIS is now available to listen to on the Podcasts on new writing,

produced by Anne Curtis and  Green Curtain Theatre.

 

Dennis is performed by the brilliant Irish actor Donal Cox.   A monologue for anyone who has

ever attended an Irish funeral, or who knows who Count John McCormack is.

 

You can listen here, and check out the other Podcasts

Sworn Virgin

Optioned by Lakeside Films

 

Lule, a young Albanian woman on the run sets out on a quest to avenge the death of her boyfriend to the hands of a cruel Albanian gang in Dublin. In a violent man’s world, her only route to revenge is to become a man,  A Sworn Virgin.

 

FIFTEEN

SELECTED, Taos Shortz Film Fest, New Mexico, 2020

SELECTED, Romford International Film Festival,  2020

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 campaigner 

The story behind the film                                                                   IMDB link

Archive on 4. From Inside: The Guildford Four 

BBC Radio Four

 

This is a radio documentary I made about the story of Paul Hill and The Guildford Four, which includes an interview with Paul and letter readings from Jonjo O'Neill.

Produced by Mary Ward Lowery.

Click here to listen

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

The Parting Glas

 

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

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                                                Returning soon...

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