Bingham Ray Nominees

CLARA HARTE

Clara is originally from West Cork. She graduated from the Gaiety School of Acting and has since worked in both theatre and film extensively.

Most recently Clara wrote, produced and starred in her own Screen Ireland short film ‘Foxglove’. She plays the lead WHO WE LOVE , Graham Cantwell’s feature adaptation of the award-winning short film LILY, for which she won Best Actress in a leading role at UNDERGROUND CINEMA AWARDS and PUNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. Other credits include Ava in the TV series RED ELECTION and Into the Badlands, Season 3 for AMC

Seán Breathnach

Seán Breathnach is a writer/director from Galway, on the west coast of Ireland. He is a native Irish speaker and the Film Ireland supported Foscad is his first feature film. He has a particular thematic interest in stories that explore detachment and isolation in the rural environment.

Seán has written and directed a number of award winning short films that have screened at film festivals in Europe, North America, and Asia. He has both photographed and directed a variety of documentaries for the Irish national television broadcasters RTÉ and TG4. Seán lectures at the National University of Ireland, Galway on screenwriting, film aesthetics and design, and on film production. He has been published on the aesthetics of minority language screenwriting for the screen.

STACEY GREGG

Stacey Gregg is a Belfast and London based writer, director and performer working across film, TV and theatre. She is currently developing several original television drama series including Superbabe (Sunnymarch/BBC) and Dark Gene (Warp Films).

Stacey has just delivered her directorial debut feature film HERE BEFORE (Rooks Nest/BBC Films) and is due to start development on her second feature Bukolia later this year. She is attached to direct a block of The Baby (Sister/HBO/Sky) this summer.

Stacey has written episodes of several recent hit TV series including Riviera (Archery Pictures/Sky Atlantic); The Innocents (New Pictures/Netflix); The Letter for the King (FilmWave/Netflix); and has co-written an episode of Sophia Al-Maria’s Little Birds (Warp Films/Sky Atlantic). Most recently she has written on Charlie Covell’s upcoming Netflix series Kaos.

Stacey’s many plays include Inside Bitch (Royal Court); Shibboleth (Abbey Theatre); Perve (Abbey Theatre); and Scorch (Prime Cut Productions) which won a Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 2016.

TJ O’Grady-Peyton

TJ O’Grady-Peyton first gained industry recognition in 2013 when he was shortlisted at the Young Director Award in Cannes after graduating from the London Film School’s filmmaking MA program. He has directed an array of work all over the world for clients such as Asics, Under Armour, Volkswagen, Gatorade, Peloton and BMW. In 2018 his short film “Wave” was picked up by The New Yorker after winning an Irish Film and Television Award for Best Short as well as top prizes at Galway, Cork, Kerry and Aesthetica. Wave played 75 festivals including BFI, Melbourne, Aspen and Clermont Ferrand after having its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival 2017. In 2020 he became a member of the Directors Guild of America. This year his short film “Silence” had its world premiere at Tribeca 2021.

Roisín Geraghty

Roisín Geraghty is a film programmer and producer based in the North West of Ireland. She recently established the production company, Little Rose Films, in County Mayo. The company’s first release – the short film THE PASSION (2021) will premiere at the 33rd Galway FIlm Fleadh. The film is based on the Donal Ryan short story, and is directed by Mia Mullarkey.

Roisín is the producer of SUNLIGHT, produced with Blinder Films, a feature film funded under the Screen Ireland POV Female Creative Talent Scheme, which goes into production in August 2021.

Over the past number of years, she has worked on many indigenous Irish productions and co-productions; as Production Coordinator on successful feature documentaries including AFTER THE DANCE (2014) and BEING AP (2015), as well as Production Manager on Ireland’s 2018 entry for the Foreign Language Oscar SONG OF GRANITE (2017). She produced the Reel Art-funded feature documentary WE ARE MOVING – MEMORIES OF MISS MORIARTY (2016) and the Screen Ireland funded short TAKE ME SWIMMING (2018) with director Claire Dix, as well as the IFTA nominated and multi-award winning short film FIVE LETTERS TO THE STRANGER WHO WILL DISSECT MY BRAIN (2018), directed by Oonagh Kearney.

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