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Keith Farrell is a writer and director. After several years working on period drama documentaries, including the multiple-award winning A Terrible Beauty, the story of the the 1916 Easter Rising in his native Dublin, Keith has most recently moved into writing and directing contemporary drama. His 2017 short film, Rabbit Punch, about a young refugee in Manchester struggling to cope with life at home and school who finds salvation in boxing, has been hugely successful, winning Best Short Film at the Omaha Film Festival and enjoying screenings at fourteen film festivals around the world. In this interview, hear how Keith moved from sports journalism into film-making, why dealing with rejection is a vital skill for a filmmaker, and how he uses running to refine his scripts.