IFTA Skills in Focus – Producing with Andrew Macdonald

Monday, October 4th, 2021

Andrew Macdonald is a Scottish film producer, best known for his collaborations with screenwriter John Hodge and director Danny Boyle, most notably Trainspotting (1996) which won the BAFTA Award and received an Oscar nomination for best adapted screenplay. Macdonald received a BAFTA Award nomination for Best British Film. Macdonald’s collaborations with Danny Boyle have also included Shallow Grave (1994), The Beach (2000), 28 Days Later (2002),Sunshine (2007) and T2 Trainspotting (2017).
 
Together with Duncan Kenworthy, he is also the founder of DNA Films, the production company responsible for The Parole Officer (2001), 28 Days Later (2002), Sunshine (2007), 28 Weeks Later (2007), 28 Months Later, two of which Danny Boyle directed and Alex Garland wrote. He also produced Garland’s directorial debut Ex Machina which received an Oscar-nomination for Original Screenplay, as well as the English writer/director’s Emmy-nominated limited series Devs

This event is moderated by Irish film producer Julie Ryan. Julie is the managing director of MK1 Productions. Julie produced the European co-production I Never Cry, which won the Grand Prix Cineuropa Award. Also this year, Finding You had it’s UK and Irish premiere on Sky Cinema Movies after the movie debuted as the No.1 romantic comedy in its opening weekend in US cinemas. A Bend in The River releases this winter, after two IFTA nominations this year.