April 3rd, 2006

rock

quasi-terminal grief

Martin McDonagh is the author of the 2003 play, The Pillowman, which ran on Broadway last year to uniform, adjectivally laden reviews. More recently he has distinguished himself as the first-time director of Six Shooter, a 27-minute splatterfest of filial, spousal, and parental bereavement. McDonagh’s latest opus went on to win the 2005 Academy Award for best live-action short. Watch it here. Hear lead actor Brendan Gleeson and co-producer John McDonnell discuss its Oscar coup.