The Nerve Ep 58: Film in Waterford - Andy Kelly and Frank Ryan

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Andy Kelly is a nationally recognised archivist and collector of photography and film in Waterford and in this episode, he discusses the collection he has amassed, his time as a projectionist and filmmaker, and the innovative methods he employed when faced with technical challenges over the years (like building cranes and setting fire to a specially built thatched cottage for a movie set piece!). Frank Ryan is a long-time member of Waterford Film For All and recalls the venues, films and audiences that have sustained the film society over the years. The conversation leads to memories of Waterford from another time, and the many people who have helped to document the life of the region.

To find out more about Andy, you can watch a documentary about him on TG4 entitled “Scannáin Bhaile Andy” which includes clips of his films and some of the photographs he has preserved. It is available on the TG4 website at this link:

To find out more about Waterford Film For All, find them on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, and learn more about their current season by visiting the Garter Lane Arts Centre website:
Original languageEnglish (Ireland)
Publication statusPublished - 02 May 2023


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