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Irina Maldea

Irina Maldea (Ireland/Romania) – film director, editor. Her works spans a variety of roles and genres. Irina worked as a film editor in the Romanian national film studios. In Ireland, she continued to edit drama and documentary and began directing documentaries for broadcast and cinematic distribution, working with the Irish language TV station TG4, the…

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Alan Holly

Alan Holly is a Dublin-based artist and filmmaker. He has worked in various roles in the Irish animation industry for over 10 years, working at numerous different studios before the setting up of And Maps And Plans in 2010 where he works with a small group of like minded artists to create artistically driven and…

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Brian Lally

Brian has been working in the Irish film and television industry for over 14 years, initially as a screenwriter, but then as a director when he set up his own production company Instigator Films in 2004. He has produced, directed and edited over 100 corporate and industrial videos, along with music videos and short films.…

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Darragh O’Connell

In 1994, at the age of 21, Darragh established Brown Bag Films with Cathal Gaffney and wrote and directed their first TV Series, Peig, for RTÉ. Darragh produced Give Up Yer Aul Sins which was nominated for an Oscar at the 74th Academy Awards in 2002 and went on to direct six new episodes in the series. Darragh also…

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Fergal Reilly

Fergal Reilly is a director and longtime story/concept artist who is based in Los Angeles, California. He originally hails from Ardee, County Louth, Ireland. After studying Design Communications at D.L.C.A.D, now The National Film School at I.A.D.T he arrived in Hollywood at the age of nineteen to work as an animation apprentice for Walt Disney…

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Jason Tammemagi

Jason Tammemägi is best known for his preschool children’s television work, creating and driving enriching content that is enjoyed across the globe. Positive entertainment with a fun spark that speaks to children and parents everywhere. Jason is Creative Director of MOOSHKU. A writer/director/producer of children’s content, he has written four children’s theatrical feature films, written 150…

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Kealan O’Rourke

Kealan graduated from The National Film School, Ireland.  He went on to write and direct a series of award winning live-action and animation short films including Before Sunrise, the IFTA nominated The Lost Letter starring Kate Winslet and The Boy in the Bubble, narrated by Alan Rickman, which went on to win the IFTA for…

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Nora Twomey

Nora Twomey is one of the founding members of the studio Cartoon Saloon, an Academy Award nominated animation studio. Over the years Nora has directed award winning shorts like ‘From Darkness’ and ‘Cúilín Dualach’ (Backwards Boy). She also co-directed with Tomm Moore the Oscar nominated feature animation ‘The Secret of Kells’. Nora has also directed…

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Lorcan Finnegan

Lorcan is a multi award winning live action and animation director living and working in Dublin. He is signed as a commercials director with Blinder and directs films, music videos and other projects through his own company Lovely Productions.

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Steve Woods

Steve works in animation, documentaries and dance films. In 1989 he helped set up the Galway Film Fleadh. He lectures at the National Film School at Dun Laoghaire, where he teaches experimental animation. He also occasionally writes and talks on film and animation and curates for film festivals. Steve’s company is Cel’ Division. He specialises…

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Paul J Bolger

Paul J. Bolger is an award-winning artist, animator, designer, writer, producer and director. Paul began his film career in the late 1980’s at Sullivan Bluth Studios on animated movies such as ‘The Land Before Time’ and ‘All Dogs Go to Heaven’. He then went onto work internationally as a lead animator on Richard Williams’s classic…

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Maria-Elena Doyle

“As a director and artist, the journey towards making a film is in part a journey towards self-discovery, giving me the opportunity to delve deep within and reveal a part of myself and express that through my unique creative vision for a film. I am excited about the power of film to unite people and…

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Laura Robinson

An experienced Director and Creative Producer of animated 2D and CG content. I have worked on productions for broadcasters such as RTE jr, Netflix, CBeebies, CBBC, BBC, Universal Kids, and HBO Europe, as well as YouTube.

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Hugh O’Conor

A prolific, award-winning actor since childhood, Hugh has gone on to write and direct a striking Series of projects in a variety of mediums—live action, animation, opera—as well as experiencing great success as a still photographer. Hugh appeared in his first feature opposite Liam Neeson in ‘Lamb’ in 1985. He went on to play the…

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Dylan Dreher

Hello my name is Dylan Dreher, I am a 25 year old independent stop motion animation director and producer from county Kerry. I have made festival selected work including ‘Subconscious Voyage’, ‘Fate’s Game’ and ‘Blossom’ to name a few. Festivals that my films have been selected in include Kerry International Film festival, 12th Underground Cinema,…

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Aidan McAteer

Aidan McAteer is a classical animation graduate of Ballyfermot College of Further Education and has worked in London and Vancouver animating on such high profile TV shows as Peppa Pig, My Little Pony and The Secret Show. He is currently directing the animated preschool show “Wildernuts” for Kavaleer/RTE. Aidan has written and directed several award…

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Trish McAdam

My films have a socio-political perspective, for big and small screens, in big and small places across feature and short, fiction, documentary and animation. Award winning filmmaker with fiction and documentary, feature, short and art installation screenings across the world—In Dublin, Cork, Galway, London, New York, York, Washington, Sundance, San Sebastian, Toronto, Hof, Seoul (Special…

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Gilly Fogg

Gilly Fogg is head creative, showrunner and series director at Lighthouse Studios in Kilkenny, overseeing its content, both original IP and service work. Fogg joined Lighthouse when it launched in 2107, serving initially as studio series director before becoming a showrunner in February this year. She directed its first series to have aired, Amazon Prime’s…

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Richard Keane

Richard Keane is an award-winning filmmaker that works in both animation and live-action as a writer, director and producer. Since 2003, Richard has been working solidly in a variety of important roles on numerous prolific projects. These range from commercials, short films, and television series. Clients have included Amazon Studios, BBC, Disney Junior, Nickelodeon, RTÉ…

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Tomm Moore

Tomm Moore was born on January 7, 1977 in Newry, Northern Ireland. He is a producer and writer, known for Song of the Sea (2014), The Secret of Kells (2009) and Wolfwalkers (2020). He is married to Liselott Olofsson. They have one child. During his final year at Ballyfermot in 1999, Moore co-founded the Cartoon Saloon animation studio with Paul Young and Nora Twomey.…

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