We are excited to announce that Carol Morley will be the subject of this year’s Screenwriters Masterclass, proudly sponsored by Screen Ireland.  

Carol Morley, a BAFTA-nominated writer-director known for her startling originality and versatility, has an impressive filmography that showcases her unique storytelling abilities. Her notable feature films include Out of Blue (2018), a gripping noir set in New Orleans with an ensemble cast featuring Patricia Clarkson, James Caan, Jacki Weaver, and Jonathan Majors; The Falling (2014), an intriguing drama starring Florence Pugh in her acting debut alongside Maisie Williams and Greta Scacchi; and the thought-provoking works Dreams of a Life (2011) and The Alcohol Years (2000). 

Morley’s latest feature film, Typist Artist Pirate King (2022), explores the fascinating real-life story of artist Audrey Amiss through a captivating road trip narrative. With Monica Dolan, Kelly Macdonald, and Gina McKee in leading roles and Jane Campion as executive producer, Typist Artist Pirate King is a compelling cinematic experience. The film will have its Irish Premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh on Saturday 15th July at 5:30pm in Pálás Cinema.

Presented in association with Screen Ireland, this masterclass will be facilitated by Irish award-winning writer and story consultant Mary Kate O Flanagan, who works with writers in Ireland, the UK, the US, South Africa, and across Europe. O Flanagan works in the Film and Television industry as a credited co-writer and an uncredited script doctor (although she prefers the term script midwife). 

The Screenwriters masterclass takes place at The Galmont Hotel at 10am- 1pm on Saturday 15 July. For more information on masterclasses, please contact  emma@filmfleadh.ie 

Supported By

Screen Ireland supports the development of skills and training in live-action, animation, VFX and interactive content. 

The future growth of the Irish film television and animation industries is dependent upon a highly skilled workforce. The Irish screen sector is part of a competitive global industry where technology is changing the audio-visual workplace at an incredibly fast pace. It is vital for the industry to have an on-going training resource which is dedicated to assessing skills shortages in the industry and designing courses and opportunities for practitioners to fill those gaps. 

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