Eimhear McMahon on Production

Production coordinator Eimhear McMahon, a regular collaborator with Ken Loach, selects an extract from the director's Looking for Eric (2009) to demonstrate the nature of her work.

To get the most natural reaction from actors Steve Evets and Stephanie Bishop in a dramatic sequence where a SWAT team raids a flat, McMahon and the crew kept the actors in the dark about the nature of the scene. The resulting footage, shown here, captures the actors' genuine shock - Bishop can be seen crying.


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