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Irish Film Institute Dublin
Irish Film Institute Dublin

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Neil JordanNeil Jordan’s website. NB it hasn’t been updated for some time. see also Jordan Biography at IFTN

Paddy Breathnach Paddy Breathnach co-founded Treasure Films with Robert Walpole in 1992. In the intervening time Breathnach (director) and Walpole (producer) have completed numerous projects including shorts, TV series, documentaries and award-winning features, including I Went Down. – IFTN

Pat O’Connor was born in Ardmore, County Waterford, in 1944. He studied film in UCLA and Toronto and worked for many years in television as a director of serials and one-off dramas. O’Connor’s critical breakthrough came in 1982 with the television film The Ballroom of Romance, an adaptation of a short story by William Trevor. His subsequent films include Dancing at Lughnasa. – Irish Film and TV Research Online

Pat Murphy made her first short film, Rituals of Memory in 1977, establishing with this an interest in exploring women’s histories and alternative models of representation. Her first feature, Maeve, was co-directed with John Davies but contains many of the themes that recur throughout her filmmaking practice. This was followed by Anne Devlin, a film based on the real life ‘housekeeper’ who fronted for Robert Emmet’s failed rebellion of 1803 and was imprisoned with her family as a consequence. – Irish Film and TV Research Online

Cillian Murphy was born in 1976 in Douglas, County Cork. Equally at home as a stage and film actor, he made his film feature debut in the 1998 film Sweety Barrett. His subsequent films include John Carney’s On the Edge, Kirsten Sheridan’s Disco Pigs, Neil Jordan’s Breakfast on Pluto, Ken Loach’s The Wind that Shakes the Barley, Girl With a Pearl Earring and Batman Begins. – Fandango

Screen Directors Guild of Ireland Established in 2000, the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland (SDGI) is the representative body for Directors involved in the Irish and international audiovisual industry. These include Directors of feature films, fiction, animation documentary, television drama, short films, video art and commericals. – Screen Directors Guild of Ireland

Irish Film & Television Biographies Irish Film & Television Biographies (in progress) is a constituent element of the Irish Film & TV Research Online website. Like the other areas of this site, the bilbiography is based in the School of Drama, Film and Music, Trinity College Dublin. Biographies covers the history of both cinema and television in Ireland and includes entries for those who have worked on Irish-theme films made outside the country. It features actors, writers, directors, cinematographers, and other film and television industry personnel. Editors: Dr. Ruth Barton, Professor Kevin Rockett. – Irish Film & TV Research Online

The Irish Film Board Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board is Ireland’s national film agency. – The Irish Film Board forum is an Irish networking space for people who want to make films. For everyone from novices to busy professionals, it’s a place to make contacts, share opinions, discuss movies, contribute ideas, discover talent, build creative relationships and make films. – FilmmakersNetwork

Film Ireland Magazine Film Ireland magazine is published bi-monthly by Filmbase centre for film and video. – Film Ireland Magazine
Ireland Online Film The aim of the project and our partners is to create a legal distribution platform for the low-cost marketing and selling of European films via the internet in Europe and the whole world. – Ireland Online Film

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