Ian FitzGibbon was an actor for ten years, training at RADA and appearing in “lots of English TV,” including “Prime Suspect,” before becoming bored and craving a challenge. So he began making short films and directed for TV, before making his first feature, 2008’s “A Film With Me In It.” And now, “Death of a Superhero”…
What it’s about: A teenage love story featuring a kid who pushes life to the max.
FitzGibbon, on his challenges: “The rewrite I did with my friend Mark Doherty was pretty extensive. Originally the story was set in New Zealand. We transposed it to Dublin. The animation was very challenging and time consuming. But I loved every minute of it.”
What do you want Tribeca to get out of the film? “I hope they laugh and cry.”
What’s next? “Some TV stuff. A Comedy Central series, a BBC series. I’m looking for a movie though! Anybody got a script?”
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Below watch the trailer for the film: