Saturday July 4, 2020

Interview: David Freyne talks about Dating Amber, his new buddy comedy

Like the protagonist of his new movie, David Freyne grew up gay in ‘a hyper-masculine place’, but his film recalls the warmth and humour of that time as well as the pain and awkwardness

31st May, 2020
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David Freyne, writer and director of Dating Amber, on set during filming. Picture: Bernard Walsh

Down the video-conferencing line from his home in London, David Freyne is explaining how his new comedy Dating Amber is both a coming-of-age story and a coming-out story when I notice the fiddly software we’re using has not recorded any of our conversation.

Freyne, a 37-year-old Kildare man with a lockdown quiff and a neatly-trimmed beard, is in full flow when I have to stop him mid-sentence, apologise, and ask if he can...

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