News and updates: August 2007

Martin's new blog is now live from Berlin!

The blog includes daily musings, latest projects, photos and links from the strange and colourful everyday life of the Duffy's in Germany.


Peg Leg Gus

Martin's latest short novel for children, Peg Leg Gus, is available from the start of 2007 through all major online retailers.


Martin was the first director to be profiled on the new Filmmaking Focus online zine.  Read the article, "Being a Filmmaker is Not About Having Total Control."


A recent Trinity College Dublin thesis on Childhood in Irish Cinema, by Pádraic Whyte, includes a chapter on The Boy from Mercury.  With kind permission from the author, the interview is reproduced on this site...






Site Highlights:

Film Resources

  The Film Resources page contains journals, photos and video from Martin's productions.  

Barney and Molly

  Martin's biography of his parents, Barney and Molly, offers an insight into a century of Dublin City history, and a tremendous resource for the Duffy Clan throughout the world.  

Judge from Wanderly Wagon


Since writing children's programming for Irish television, such as Fortycoats, Bosco and Wanderly Wagon, Martin has continued to provide a wealth of juvenile fiction, some of which can be found on the Writing page.










Martin Duffy

Martin Duffy

As a filmmaker, Martin Duffy has directed three award-winning feature films, The Boy from Mercury, The Bumblebee Flies Anyway and The Testimony of Taliesin Jones.  His experience as film-editor spans over two decades of Irish national television.  He has written several books, and now lives in Berlin, Germany.  Read Martin's Curriculum Vitae for more.