Aug 05, 2020, 11:53 AM

This week, We're throwing our spotlight on Some brilliant up and coming filmmakers who are screening at the Still Voices Film Festival.

Joining the Paul's on Part one:
Eamonn Murphy - A better you.
Following the success of his previous short film, "Lost Memories" Eamonn Murphy received funding for his latest short film "A Better You" from Screen Ireland. He is currently developing his first feature project with the support of Screen Skills Ireland and Creative Media Europe.           

Michael-David McKernan - Halo.

Michael-David is an Irish actor and filmmaker based in Dublin and London. Since graduating with a First Class Honours in Drama & Theatre Studies from Trinity College Dublin, he has worked on stage in Ireland and the UK, winning an Irish Times Theatre Award for Disco Pigs & Sucking Dublin (Best Ensemble). In 2017 he graduated from Bow Street Film Academy. Screen credits include Red Rock, Quantico and most recently In Orbit opposite Olwen Fouéré.           

Katie McNiece - In Orbit.

Katie McNeice is a first-time director based in Dublin, Ireland. Her debut film 'In Orbit' is a self-funded project which gleaned 14 nominations and 4 awards on the festival circuit in screenplay form, ever before the film went into production. This includes winning a live pitching competition in St John's Theatre in Covent Garden, London, as part of the London Short Series Film Festival in 2018. McNeice is also the Writer, Producer and Editor on the project and completed additional VFX.       

Mark Smyth - The Bridge, Everything looks better in the Sunshine.
Mark Smyth is an award winning film director with an honours degree in Film/TV Production. He started working as a TV editor in 2009 and has since gone on to work as a director on productions in Ireland, USA, Canada and the UK . He is a firm believer in collaboration and his interest lies in telling unique stories about the magic of life with compelling characters at the forefront. Marks most recent short film “The Bridge” was funded by RTÉ & The Galway Film Centre has just finished post production. Starring Lochlann O’Mearáin, Peter Coonan & Marie Mullen the film was shot on location in The Burren Co. Clare and is set for festival release in summer 2019.   

Jamie Goldrick - Up and Away
Jamie Goldrick is a director and writer based in Dublin. He is a former editor of rabble print magazine in Ireland, his writing has also appeared in publications such as the Sunday Business Post and Adbusters magazine. He has directed and shot music videos in Ireland for Lankum, Lisa O Neill & Shakalak. He has also directed work for Amnesty International Ireland, Bohemian F.C. and Universal Music Ireland. His work with Lisa O Neill featured on The Guardian and his work with Bohemian F.C. has featured in major news publications across the island. He directed and shot a live adaption of Ian Maleney's Novel, Minor Monuments, which had a Nationwide tour in 2019. His last documentary short, The Reek was screened internationally and won best Documentary Short at Kerry Film Festival in 2018. In 2020 he was the recipient of an Emerging Director Award in Ireland for his work with Ana Liffey Drug Project.

Mia Mullarkey - Mood Atlas
Mia Mullarkey is a film director based in Dublin, Ireland. She directed several successful shorts, receiving 40 awards globally, and screening at major international short film festivals such as Palm Springs, Aesthetica, São Paulo, Valladolid, Tehran and Helsinki. In 2018 Mia received the Discovery Award at Dublin International Film Festival for her body of work, and was made the 2018/2019 Filmmaker-in-Residence with Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival.           

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