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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Glen Hansard HollywoodNewsWire.net  "Once Press Conference"  photo
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
May 15, 2007
John Carney, Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova - Once

JC: We shot this film in January 2006 on the streets of Dublin. We went into pre-production four months before that and shot in 17 days over Christmas and New Years. We shot it with Irish Film Board money for under 30,000 Euro which is about $50,000-$60,000 dollars and it was a real back to basics kind of [filmmaking] stripped back to its very core -- no catering, no M&M's, no fridge, no hotel rooms, stealing cups of tea, changing in restrooms in restaurants and slipping into costumes, very little make-up. Glen and Marketa are non-actors technically so it was a very liberating experience for me and the crew. We did it very quickly because I think anything beyond 17 days people would have started getting very impatient with us, so we kept it kind of low and hard and fast.

Q1: What camera did you use to shoot it?
JC: We shot it on three of those little Sony HDVs. I think they're called 32i's or something.

Q2: Do you have any ...

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