Scéal writer, Manchán Magan, writes in the Irish Times of his experience on Scéal, a development scheme that offers talented new Irish-speaking writers/directors an opportunity to adapt a well-known story from Irish language literature or folklore towards a half hour short film.
Manchán, who says he has never owned a television, shares his story on writing a television drama. Below is an excerpt from the article which featured in the Irish Times on 19 April 2013. The full article can be viewed here.
A game of chess
"It is like playing three games of chess in my head at the same time. All I wanted to do was make people aware of a poem. But, with my spirit completely broken, I begin to finally forget everything I had previously known and start to focus on scenes and story."
Scéal was produced by ROSG and Eo Teilifís for TG4 and the BAI.