Irish Producer Conor Barry has been named among this year’s Producers on the Move programme, which is now in its 14th year at the film festival in Cannes.
29 producers from 29 different European countries will take part in the event from 18 to 21 May, 2013. Financial support for the project, which sees new trans-national co-productions being developed each year, comes from the MEDIA Programme of the European Union and the participating EFP member organisations.
Barry graduated from the IADT in Dun Laoghaire (the National Film School). He has worked very closely with the writer/director – Brendan Muldowney over the years, producing his IFTA award-winning feature film SAVAGE, and eight short films including INNOCENCE and THE TEN STEPS. He has also produced two IFTA nominated documentaries IN SUNSHINE OR IN SHADOW and GUALAINN LE GUALAINN (w/d – Andrew Gallimore). He is currently producing the feature film LOVE ETERNAL (w/d – Brendan Muldowney) with Morgan Bushe and Macdara Kelleher in Fastnet Films. He attended EAVE 2010 and ACE21.
Barry co-founded SP Films, an award winning Dublin-based film production company, with Brendan Muldowney, with the aim of developing and producing feature films for an international audience.
Scheduled during the Cannes International Film Festival, the programme provides its participants with an additional visibility they get at this melting pot for filmmakers, sales agents, financiers and the international media. Producers on the Move’s schedule with pitching sessions, one-on-one speed-dating meetings and various opportunities to build up business relationships and to exchange knowledge enables the selected filmmakers to return home with advanced film projects and, sometimes, with a co-production deal. At the Producers’ Lunch, they can, moreover, get in contact with participants from previous years.
The emerging and independently working producers are selected by EFP member organisations from the respective countries. The participants have already realized joint European film projects which were noticed on the international radar, but they still are on their way to becoming international players. Many of them produced feature films as well as documentaries, and some are additionally active in the field of animation films.
For the fourth time, EFP will be cooperating for Producers on the Move with the pan-European co-production fund Eurimages.