Kerry Director Reveals He Is To Work On Project With Leonardo Di Caprio

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Gerard Barrett on The Late Late Show on Friday night.

A KNOCKANURE man who is setting the film world alight and will work Leonardo Di Caprio on a future project, paid tribute to his Kerry mentors on ‘The Late Late Show’ tonight.

Gerard Barrett, writer and director of Glassland’ was interviewed by Ryan Tubridy alongside star of the movie Jack Reynor on Friday night.

He is currently working on a project which will star Oscar winner Charlize Theron, while he is also set to direct a feature starring Leonardo Di Caprio, but wouldn’t reveal much about it.

During the interview he spoke of the respect he has for north Kerry priest Fr Pat Moore and John Herlihy, Head of Solas/Radio Kerry School of Broadcasting, two of five people in the world he goes to for career advice.

He also spoke of the impending “biggest production of my life” in relation to his future wedding to fiancé Gráinne and, of course, he acknowledged his mother’s support.

Incredible days ahead for the former IT Tralee student, where he studied Film, TV and Media.

Glassland was filmed in Dublin, and stars Jack Reynor, Will Poulter and Toni Collette. Reynor won the Special Jury award for acting at the Sundance Film Festival last year in the World Cinema Dramatic section, while the movie won Best Film at the  Galway International Film Festival last July.

Gerard Barrett won the IFTA Rising Star Award at the Irish Film and Television Academy Awards in Dublin for his debut feature ‘Pilgrim Hill’ which was widely acclaimed.

‘Glassland’ opens in cinemas on April 17.

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