Aug 12, 2020, 09:42 AM

This week in our second part, The talent continues to be only massive, We're throwing our spotlight on Some brilliant up and coming filmmakers who are screening at the Still Voices Film Festival.

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Joining the Paul's on Part two in the studio and online:
Damien Varley - Life After Life
Damien Varley is a first time Director from Limerick. Damien is a former Irish rugby union player who represented Munster and Captained Ireland. He played as a hooker. Damien retired from rugby in February 2015, due to a foot injury and is now looking to forge a new creative career in his other passion of storytelling. Damien gives a fascinating insight into the parallels between top professional sport and Filmaking and his hopes for the future.

Laura O' Shea - Match
Laura and Tony met in 2015 when they trained together in Bow Street Academy for Screen Acting. Since then, they have been continually acting, writing and/or producing together. Their first production together was a play called ‘Knowing Nathan’. It had a sold-out run-in The Complex Dublin (January 2018) and went on to win the Judge’s Choice Award at Galway Fringe Festival in 2018. Now, the pair have teamed up again to create something for screen. Neither are strangers to making shorts and films - Laura’s debut short film as a filmmaker ‘Hold the Line’ won the award for ‘Best Short Film’ at Belfast Film Festival in 2019 as well as ‘Best Acting’ and ‘Best Editing’ at the 2018 Richard Harris International Film Festival. Tony can be seen Acting in Irish Features Dublin Oldschool and Michael Inside, both currently streaming on Netflix.           
Match is co-directed with Tony Doyle

Cara Holmes - Welcome to A Bright White Limbo
Cara Holmes is a director and film editor based in Ireland. Her work has predominantly been in documentary (both independent and broadcast) as well as working on TV dramas, award winning observational documentary series, experimental film and short films. Cara’s interests lie in feminism, disability rights and LGBT stories, she is interested in making films that uncover interesting truths. Cara's most recent work was the Screen Ireland funded documentary ‘WELCOME TO A BRIGHT WHITE LIMBO’. Combining documentary approach and live dance performance, this visually arresting film dives into the mind and creative process of Oona Doherty’ and her award-winning dance show 'Hope Hunt’. The film is set to premiere at the Cork International Film Festival, 2019. At the moment, Cara is co-directing and editing the documentary ‘TEENAGE AMBASSADORS’, an inspiring story of teenage best friends Natasha and Minahil who grew up in the direct provision centre in Athlone, Ireland. The documentary will be broadcast in November, 2019       

Iseult Howlett - The Grass Ceiling
Iseult Howlett has been crafting stories for screen for almost 20 years. She is a multiple IFTA nominated editor and has cut a number of award-winning documentaries and short films. The Grass Ceiling is Iseult's directorial debut.

Virginia Gilbert  - Day Out.
Virginia Gilbert is an award-winning, BAFTA-nominated writer and director of film, TV and radio. Her screenwriting work has been placed on the BritList and she was named as a 'Star of Tomorrow' by Screen International. She is currently developing numerous original film and TV projects, including the adaptation of her debut novel, Travelling Companion.

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