Here’s the trailer for Z, the brand new drama Neasa directed with Killer Films for Amazon. Starring Christina Ricci, the drama explores the extraordinary true story of Zelda Sayre and her husband, F. Scott Fitzgerald, as they invent themselves and destroy each other amid the glitz and glamour of Manhattan in 1920.
Neasa chats about her work and ideas in an interview with Ryan Tubridy on RTÉ Radio One. Happy Valley’s themes of nature versus nurture come up, as well as what it’s like bringing authentic police practice to the screen. In addition, Neasa talks about her new project on New Yorker writer, wit and wayfarer Maeve Brennan. Listen to it here.
Neasa’s screenplay Sea Fever has just been short-listed for the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting. http://www.oscars.org/nicholl
Neasa’s feature screenplays Sea Fever (Fantastic Films) and Breakfast at the New Yorker (Deadpan Pictures) have both been awarded development support by Creative Europe, forming two of six Irish films to win support.