29th Galway Film Fleadh 11th – 16th July 2017
Irish film has had an amazing year and a cursory glance at our lineup suggests that there is plenty more to come from Irish film over next 12 months, from both established and upcoming directors. This discussion will be an overview of the state of Irish cinema with some of the best Irish film talent. Hangovers be damned!
This Panel is a free event but to ensure your space please book a ticket. Otherwise it will operate on a first-come-first-serve basis and we cannot guarantee a space.
Our panelists include:
Frank Berry and Donna Eperon
Director and Producer, Michael Inside
Frank Berry’s work include feature documentary Ballymun Lullaby (2011), winner of the DGA Directors Finders Award.
His next film I Used to Live Here (2014), a drama that deals with suicide clusters among teenagers, won the Best First Feature Audience Award at the Galway Film Fleadh and his latest feature, Michael Inside receives its World Premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh on Friday 14th July at 8pm.
Donna is a production manager and producer who has worked on such projects as Kisses, Love Eternal, Jimi: All is by my Side and the upcoming I Kill Giants. A co-producer on the critically acclaimed I Used to Live Here, Donna has been nominated for the Bingham Ray New Talent Award for her work as producer on Michael Inside.
Chris Baugh and Brendan Mullin
Director and co-writers, Bad Day for the Cut.
Writer/Director Chris Baugh and Producer Brendan Mullin established Six Mile Hill Productions Ltd in 2012 with the ambition of developing and producing a slate of elevated genre films for the international marketplace. Chris and Brendan have been working in the film and television industry since 2003. Before forming Six Mile Hill Productions Ltd Chris worked as a development producer for successful NI based company Sixteen South and as a writer on a number of television projects. Brendan worked as a script reader and editor before moving on to produce 2×60 min dramas broadcast on BBCNI in 2012. Between them they have also made several award winning short films. Bad Day for the Cut is Chris’s first feature as director and Brendan’s first film as feature producer.
Nick Kelly and Kate McColgan
Director and producer, The Drummer and the Keeper.
Having qualified as a solicitor and given up his legal career the same day, Nick’s working life has largely been devoted to creative and artistic endeavors, but he has also been employed at various times as a computer games journalist, a tennis coach, a college lecturer, and an extra on The Bill. Having spent many years living in London, New York and a variety of squalid sleeper buses, Nick now resides in his native Dublin where he has made acclaimed shorts, Delphine, Why the Irish Dance that Way and Shoe. The Drummer and the Keeper is his debut feature.
Kate has worked in a variety of roles on many Irish and international productions. Her resume includes features such as Mission Impossible 3, Snow White and the Huntsman and The Tudors. Kate is nominated for the Bingham Ray New Talent Award for her work as producer on The Drummer and the Keeper.