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Director Lenny Abrahamson becomes Muinteoir Lenny as he gives a film class on RTE’s Home School Hub

This week is Film Week on RTÉ’s Home School Hub and the team are delighted to be joined by Oscar-nominated director Lenny Abrahamson (Normal People, Room, Garage, What Richard Did, Adam & Paul). Throughout the week, he’ll talk about directing and film making – what he loves about it, what motivates him, and who inspired him when he was younger.

Lenny said: ‘It was great fun to take part in Home School Hub. I wanted to support the initiative which I think is important for so many children stuck at home and out of school at the moment. I also think it’s never too early to get kids interested in the idea of telling stories on screen.’

Also in the mix this week, Cartoon Saloon will be giving a behind the scenes look at what jobs people do who work in an animation studio and what goes into creating animated film and TV series.

During Film Week, there will be four lessons across the week that deal with aspects of the film industry. Muinteoir Ray will look at critical thinking and writing movie reviews; John will be discussing music score and storyboarding; and Cliona will talk about Lotte Reiniger, a German director who was the foremost pioneer of silhouette animation

Plus Home School Hub will be showcasing loads of amazing films across the week from young film makers from both Fí and the Fresh film festival.

Home School Hub is on daily from 11am on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player.