"I would urge anyone who has a desire to begin a career in the film industry, to attend this course. The contents of the course, are so comprehensive."
Alan Killoran, Dublin Oct 2018
"I certainly would recommend the course to others. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn from and discuss ideas with an industry living legend and emerging filmmakers in a relaxed and intimate setting. Nicely paced, the 5-day course was a pleasure to be a part of from start to finish. There were many standout moments, particularly hearing Mr Boorman's first hand anecdotes about film industry greats such as Stanley Kubrick, Lee Marvin, Jack Nicholson, Sophia Coppola to name but a few."
Margot Cullen, Dublin Oct 2018
"The course gave me the language and confidence I need to go and make my films a reality."
Kate Haley, Dublin Oct 2018
"I chose to study with the Irish Film School because it offered training that seemed tailored to my particular requirements. The course outline was very impressive and the credentials of those delivering the course were unsurpassed. I would definitely recommend the course to others. It is crammed with practical advice and offered in a very supportive atmosphere. Working with John Boorman was a privilege that I will never forget."
Peter Salisbury, Dublin Oct 2018
"The course gives a great insight into the key areas of filmmaking that would be useful for people at various stages of their filmmaking career."
Sarah Bettany-Brady, Dublin Oct 2018
"The filmmaking course will help me as it has taught me how to go about writing an unturndownable script. I found the casting and shooting process brilliant and interesting. It taught me how the entire process works which makes me believe that I now have the skills and knowledge to work my way into the industry"
Roisin Delaney, Dublin Oct 2018
"I would like to say thanks to John Boorman, Kieran Corrigan, and the whole crew...It was a very good experience and John Boorman is a wonderful teacher."
Adrian Heves, Feb 2019
"I believe there are very few courses available where live industry people lecture and share in some cases confidential information; this was particularly valuable. I think the course represented great value for film making enthusiasts."
Ronan Daly, Feb 2019
"I thoroughly enjoyed John's course and definitely learned a lot from it. A great wealth of information was successfully squeezed into the five days."
John Andrew O'Rourke, Feb 2019
"John Boorman’s insights into the art of filmmaking were both informative and inspiring, giving me the confidence and knowledge to begin a career in film."
Patrick Gleeson, Dublin Mar 2019
"I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of learning from and being in the presence of a man whose technical knowledge and creative output is amongst the finest in the history of cinema. To say I highly recommend this course would be an understatement, it should be considered mandatory for all serious filmmakers."
Cameron Orme, London May 2019
"The course gave me exactly what I was hoping for, an excellent introduction to the key elements of filmmaking, with discussions on how to approach, think about, plan and develop a film as well as hands-on sessions in developing a script and shooting a scene. John Boorman is an excellent teacher, drawing on his wealth of experience and discussing many practical examples and sharing insights and wisdom on filmmaking that were priceless. Ronan O’Leary also was a vital presence, expanding on points throughout the course and guiding us through our scene shoots. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would certainly recommend it to others."
Mark Dupont, London May 2019