EVENT | Ones To Watch: ‘Fatal Extraction’ and Q&A with Margo Harkin
The Ones To Watch Look Back series presents an interview with local filmmaking legend Margo Harkin, and her 1998 short film Fatal Extraction.
For June’s offering Ones To Watch will be exploring the short film Fatal Extraction, produced by local filmmaking legend Margo Harkin. Produced on location in Armagh Gaol in March 1998, Fatal Extraction follows the story of Dunleavy, who paces his cell in Belfast City Gaol like a caged animal. His anger and frustration are driving him dangerously close to the edge. His gaolers can do nothing more with him; he is beyond their control. Someone is going to get hurt.
Margo Harkin first rose to prominence with the milestone cinematic film ‘Hush A Bye Baby’. She then went on to establish Besom Productions, the Derry-Londonderry based production company famous for its education programmes and documentaries. She has tackled multiple difficult subjects throughout her career, including Bloody Sunday and the hunger strikes.
We are excited to chat with Margo about her producing and filmmaking career, and to take a look back at her experiences making Fatal Extraction. Directed by Colin McKeown, the gripping 8-minute short drama features a local cast including Stuart Graham (Hunger, The Fall), Walter McMonagle and Eleanor Methven.
The interview and screening will take place via Eventive on Friday 25th June at 5pm. Book your free place now.
Ones to Watch young programmers group is a Nerve Centre project supported by National Lottery through BFI Film Audience Network and Film Hub NI.