2 Feb 2016

Finola Dwyer: New Zealand film producer

From Upbeat, 1:18 pm on 2 February 2016
Saoirse Ronan in the film Brooklyn  which has been nominated for three Academy Awards.

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"Because it's been such a personal project for me, it makes the nominations all the sweeter, it really does" – Finola Dwyer

Wellington-born film producer Finola Dwyer has been nominated for an Oscar this year for the film Brooklyn, based on a Colm Tóibín novel about a young Irish immigrant to Brooklyn, New York in the 1950s.

She talks with Eva Radich about the phenomenal success she's had working with British writer Nick Hornby and Irish-American actress Saoirse Ronan, who are also up for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actress respectively.