'I'm Talking to You' is an independent feature film Written & Directed by Thomas Quain that follows Mark, a trainee Irish Guard who spends his days driving in circles around the M50. But when Mark discovers a pirate, propaganda radio signal it causes him to rethink his black
and white understanding of society.
The film was produced by Constant Motion Pictures.
Premiered at the Cork Indie Film Festival in 2017 and also played at the
Chicago Irish Film Festival in 2018.
I was determined to make an independent feature length film and the making of this was a real labor of love over four years. I started writing at the end of 2013, we casted for six months in the center of Dublin in 2015 and shot on and off that summer until the middle of 2016 and post production continued until late 2017. In order to prepare the best I could I produced half a dozen animatics. This was a great way of going beyond simply story-boarding a film as story-boarding is good for angles but doesn't give must of a sense of pace or tone. Making a film also involved a lot of hanging around - so here also is a video of me, our amazing DOP Alan Rogers and our brilliant Producers Victor McGowan and Anna Ginjaume Grivé all hanging around!
Below is a behind the scenes breakdown on one of our more elaborate scenes as we struggled with how to creatively film inside a car that is supposed to be driving at night while also getting the coverage necessary for a dramatic dialogue and action scene. Also here an except from a scene in the film about half way through. Here Liam tells Mark one or two things he has yet to learn about life.