Oscar Winner Terry George: The Irish Are Great Talkers!


How It’s New York:  All over the city and tristate, people are holding Oscar parties and watching together– Hollywood may be 3000 miles away, but the acting community hops back and forth.  And of course, we all love the movies!
How It’s Irish:  Writer/Director Terry George is from Northern Ireland, and his short “The Shore” was filmed there– with a cast and crew, as the voiceover told us, made up of family and friends.

What a thrill to have the winner in the short film category be “The Shore” be Terry George and Oorlagh George.   


 His remarks:

“This is my daughter the producer,” he said as he bounded on stage with a lovely woman in blue, with braids in her hair.  He went on to say, as she leaned her head on his shoulder,

“I want to thank the academy.  Now I don’t have to wait for her wedding to tell the world how brilliant she is!”

“Our little film was inspired by the people of northern ireland, protestant and catholic, who after 30 years of war, sat down, negotiated a peace and rpoved to the world that the Irish are great talkers.

I want to dedicate this to them and thank you again, thank you very much.”
And Oorlagh shouted, after the camera cut to a very happy looking blonde woman with a young man sitting next to her, “Mom, this is for you!”
(and if you haven’t seen it yet, you can now download it from itunes!)

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  1. Another reason Why it’s New York…George screened “The Shore” last year at the New York-New Belfast Conference.
    Also saw George read from Ulysses in NYC at last year’s “Bloomsday in Bryant Park”