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Three things you didn’t know about…

Earlier this month Irish prodco Green Inc. Film & Television announced it was expanding by adding a factual department in London, headed up by Mike Reilly. While Reilly has worked for over 13 years in factual entertainment and specialist factual, there are perhaps a few things about him that may not be common knowledge in the industry.
October 29, 2009

Earlier this month Irish prodco Green Inc. Film & Television announced it was expanding by adding a factual department in London. Mike Reilly is head of factual at the company, having worked for over 13 years in factual entertainment and specialist factual. Over the years he has worked on programs such as Fifth Gear, The Human Guinea Pigs and Seriously Dirty Dancing with Dawn Porter. Here he tells realscreen a few things about himself that others in the industry may not know.

1. I got married on top of the Empire State Building.

2. I stacked shelves in Tescos until I was 26.

3. When I retire I hope to open up a Baboonary in Regent St. – this will be an emporium of baboons – where sophisticated members of society will be able to buy pet baboons. They’re smart, handsome and have teeth as long as a lions – a perfect accessory for the man about town.

About The Author
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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