EDWINA FORKIN

PRODUCER

Edwina’s debut Feature HEADRUSH (2003) has four international awards to its credit. Her second feature SUGAR premiered in Sundance 2005 and screened in competition at Edinburgh & Thessaloniki film festivals.

SWANSONG – the story of Occi Byrne (2010) six IFTA nominations – Winner of Best Actor – IFTA 2011, 2 GRAVES – director Yvonne McDevitt, (2011).

Edwina Forkin also recently produced for Taylormade Films – JACK TAYLOR TV films for the series – PRIEST (2012), THE SORROWS. (2012) and SHOT DOWN. (2013) Also co-produced feature films THE YANK (2014), SAOL – (2014).

She is working on numerous features BONEYARD BOYS – director Richard Scobie due for production late 2014 while also co-producing MASTER OF FARNOW – 2014. Also PLAN Z & SNOW PATROL TV series creator Richard Scobie is in development.

Nuno Bernardo is an award-winning and Emmy-nominated producer, founder and manager of beActive Entertainment – a Film, TV and Digital production studio. Nuno Bernardo set up beActive in 2003 to explore new forms of interactive and immersive storytelling. In the last decade, using his unique approach to storytelling, Nuno has produced more than 200 hours of multiplatform content; from Web series to feature films, TV shows, mobile apps and books.

An EAVE and EAVE+ graduate and 2014 Producer on The Move at the Cannes Film Festival, Nuno Bernardo is a frequent speaker at the industry’s most prestigious events and festivals, including the Cannes, Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. He just released the documentary The Stand Ups for TV3 and is developing the feature film Get Happy with the Irish Film Board.

Nuno was the creator of Sofia's Diary, Final Punishment, Beat Girl, Collider, Flatmates, Web series have been adapted all across the globe, from the UK to China and Latin America, conquering tens of millions of loyal fans and featuring in the world’s greatest entertainment and television festivals along the way. Nuno has been nominated for three EMMY awards, two Rose d’ Or awards and won two Kidscreen awards with Irish Web and TV series Aisling's Diary for RTÉ. Recently he published "Transmedia 2.0", the follow up to his 2011 best selling book "The Producers Guide to Transmedia".

NUNO BERNARDO

WRITER/PRODUCER

CLARA ROSE THORNTON

JOURNALIST

Clara Rose Thornton is a culture journalist and radio and television broadcaster, often focusing on film and its intersection with social justice, history, and place. In Ireland she is a film critic on “Arena” on RTÉ Radio 1, and discusses film and culture on the likes of “Tubridy” on RTÉ 2FM and TV’s “Morning Edition” on RTÉ 1.

Originally hailing from Chicago, she’s acted as film editor of a national American print quarterly, managing editor of an international print quarterly, and as head arts journalist at various North American newspapers and magazines. During her 14-year career she’s picked the brains of Edward Norton, Elijah Wood, Ang Lee, Miranda July, and dozens of other luminaries.

See more clararosethornton.com

Cherfi, who is based in Dublin, came to prominence with his short film “We are Dublin” which won the St. Patrick’s Special Prize at the “I LOVE MY CITY” showcase in 2013.

The work he co-directed in January 2015 along with Aidan Kelly was screened at the IFI in Dublin and cinemas across Ireland. It was a documentary called “No More Secrets”, about street art and mental health issues. On that same year he also directed the visual poem “Dublin You Are” for Dublin 2020, it went viral and currently has almost 300,000 views. In 2016, he worked as an assistant director on the film Europe, She Loves.

Wissame’s current projects include a short documentary series called “Fear No More” about the lives of Ireland based refugees who have arrived during the last three decades, and a first feature-length project, “No Way Back”, a part-documentary, part-animation film currently in pre-production in association with Birdtree Productions that tells the story of a teenage Syrian refugee who swam for 7 hours across the Aegean sea to get to freedom.

WISSAME CHERFI

DIRECTOR

JACK JEWERS

DIRECTOR

Jack Jewers is a BAFTA-nominated, Royal Television Society award-winning director, working in film, television and advertising. In 2014 Jack directed and produced Night School: the Web Series. Based on the international bestselling books by CJ Daugherty, the series was an official selection at several festivals, including Marseille, New York, Washington D.C.—and the inaugural Dub Web Fest in 2015. It also became one of the most widely covered British web series to date, including a cover story in the Guardian, and a sellout panel at London Comic Con. The Night School YouTube channel has since gained over a million views.

Jack’s other recent credits include Shalom Kabul, a black comedy based on the true story of the last two Jews of Afghanistan (spoiler alert: they hated each other). Jack is currently working on his first feature film, which he can’t wait to tell you about. He lives near London and can often be found not doing work on Twitter, where he is @jackjewers. Find out more about Jack at www.jackjewers.co.uk.


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