Conversation with Ned Daly...

I was trained as stage actor here in Massachusetts. In the late 1970’s I relocated to Hollywood, working with director Alan Arkush on a theatrical release (Rock ‘n’ Roll High School) and with Miklos Gyulai doing voice-over work on experimental shorts. I spent most of the next three decades traveling extensively in Europe and North America.

In the early 2000’s I collaborated with the Hamilton Library at the University of Hawai’i to preserve over 1,000 color images of the Western Pacific. This archive is now known as The Margo Duggan Collection. In 2007 I founded the annual A.J. Liebling Invitational Short Fiction Conference to celebrate the works of the eponymous American journalist/media critic, and the ideas of the Argentinean fantasist Jorge Luis Borges.

My debut short, Pastiche Vol1 No1 (2014), first screened as an Official Selection at SESIFF 2014 (S. Korea), then at Bideodromo Bilbao 2015 (Spain) and finally at the Arlington International Film Festival 2015 (USA).

I was thrilled to be selected to screen at AIFF, since some of my earliest film memories are associated with the Regent and the Capitol. I remember watching Elvis in Kid Galahad and Gregory Peck in The Guns of Navarrone. The chance to engage my audience with a Q and A after the screening only added to the good feelings.

Much to my surprise, I also was the winner in the AIFF fundraising raffle! A beautiful rug courtesy of Dover Rug and Home now graces our living room. Maybe my luck is starting to improve.