Brian McIlroy is Professor of Film Studies at The University of British Columbia. He is the author, editor or co-editor of six books, including Irish Cinema: An Illustrated History (1988), Shooting to Kill: Filmmaking and the ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland (1998) and Genre and Cinema: Ireland and Transnationalism (2007). One of his current projects is exploring the extant work of Irish-Canadian actor and director Sidney Olcott.