On this weeks Fni Wrapchat is Screenwriter of Calm With Horses Joe Murtagh. This episode is brought to you by Film Equipment Store on the Headstuff Podcast Network.
Calm With Horses is distributed by Element Distribution and is currently available to rent on various streaming platforms including Volta, iTunes, BFI Player etc.
Joe Murtagh is a London born Irish writer. He comes from a family of carpenters and labourers, though it's been said that Joe himself "couldn't hammer a nail straight", and after some site experience, he would wholeheartedly agree. So he's making a good go of writing.
Joe's first feature film, CALM WITH HORSES (adapted from the short story of the same name by Colin Barrett) premiered at TIFF 2019 (DMC Film / Element Pictures / Film 4) and was directed by Nick Rowland with Cosmo Jarvis and Barry Keoghan starring. He is currently developing a number of features including DREADFUL NED (DMC) with Michael Fassbender attached and THE KITCHEN (DMC/Film 4) which will be Kibwe Tavares’ debut feature.
For television, Joe is developing an original series called THE WOMAN IN THE WALL (Troika/Motive) and is currently writing an episode of Enda Walsh’s new series THE TROUBLES (Blueprint). In 2018 he wrote an episode of Mika Watkins' TV Series ORIGIN (Youtube Red/Left Bank Pictures). Joe was a 2016 Screen International Star of Tomorrow.