John Carney Writer and Director of the Film, Once

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John Carney is a Dublin-based writer director who came to the world’s attention following the box office hit and critically acclaimed musical feature film Once, which garnered multiple Independent Spirit, Sundance and Raindance awards. Previously, John was a bassist in the Irish rock band the Frames, where he met Glen Hansard. These musical roots continue to be evident in John’s work with his latest production, Begin Again due for release this summer. Other upcoming projects include Sing Street to shoot this summer with music from Bono and The Edge and a feature adaptation of M.R. James’s Casting the Runes for Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson.