This episode was
recorded in London.
Gilbert is an award winning author and filmmaker.
currently premiering her new film 'A long way from home' which she
wrote and directed at film festivals all over the world. This
conversation was recorded immediately following her showing of this
new film at the Dublin film festival.
Virginia many years ago when I worked with her husband, Keith
Farnan at the Laughter Lounge in Dublin. Since then they have
become close friends.
I had been
friends with Virginia for several years before I found out that her
father was acclaimed filmmaker Brian Gilbert who made what I
consider the greatest film about Oscar Wilde ever made with Stephen
Fry in the lead role.
a young adult helping her father on the set in Dublin and this
experience inspired her to go to Trinity University in Dublin the
same as Oscar.
conversation we talk about the joys and sorrows of the film making
process, her secret for inspiration when she is writing and how to
embrace the spirit of Oscar Wilde.
is the embodiment of girl power because Virginia Gilbert kicks so
much ass in her world and inspires me how she takes her creations
of books and turns them into films. She is one of my favorite
people to mentally joust with and to talk with about everything
under the sun. It is my pleasure to present to you now the one and
only Virginia Gilbert.