Lenny Abrahamson

2016-2017

Lenny Abrahamson is an Irish filmmaker. His series, The Uncertain Filmmaker, will include a public lecture and a free screening of his second feature film, Garage (2007), the trailer for which can be watched on the right.

  • Garage (2007) trailer

On March 7th at 5.00pm, we will be showing his first feature film, Garage, at the Phoenix Picturehouse in Oxford. This will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Lenny and two academics specialising in film. On March 8th at 5.00pm at the TS Eliot Lecture Theatre at Merton College, Lenny will deliver a lecture entitled 'The Uncertain Filmmaker'.

To sign up for the free screening of Garage, please visit our Eventbrite page here. For free tickets to the lecture, please sign up here.

Dublin-born Lenny Abrahamson is the director of the critically acclaimed Room which explores the life of a woman held in captivity for  seven years. Room was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and won Best Actress for Brie Larson.

His previous feature film Frank, starring Domhnall Gleeson, Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal received high praise at the 2014 Sundance Festival for its darkly humorous telling of an experimental band fronted by an enigmatic frontman, Frank, who always wears a giant fake head.

Prior to that, his first full-length film, the downbeat comedy Adam & Paul won Best First Feature award at the 2004 Galway Film Festival. His second film, Garage (2007) was selected for the Director’s Fortnight at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, as well as winning the awards for Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor at the 2008 Irish Film and Television Awards. His film What Richard Did (2012) was released to critical acclaim, featuring at the Toronto, London and Tribeca film festivals.

Lenny is currently developing a number of projects including The Little Stranger a film based on Sarah Waters’ novel, with Potboiler and Film4, and Neverhome and adaptation of Laird Hunt’s civil war novel.