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Fingal Film Festival will take place in Blanchardstown on May 8th – 10th.

The festival has brought together leading industry experts delivering workshops, a diverse range of national and international screenings, equipment / software demonstrations and a host of other activities.



WORKSHOP  1 : Brown Bag Films Animation Workshop

VENUE: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1st Floor Blanchardstown, D15

TIME: 10-1pm – 2pm -4pm

GUEST SPEAKERS : Producer Jennie Stacy :  Directors Richard Keane : Damien O’ Connor


JENNIE STACEY – Head of Development Brown Bag Films

RICHARD KEANE – Director / Head of Previsualisation Brown Bag Films

DAMIEN O’ CONNOR – Director & Writer Brown Bag Films



WORKSHOP 2 : Film & TV Producer – Zanzibar Films  

VENUE: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1st Floor Blanchardstown, D15

TIME: 10-1pm – 2pm -5pm

PRODUCER: Edwina Forkin

Edwina Forkin set up Zanzibar Films in 2002 where she has created a strong, strategic, dynamic company. Edwina’s debut Feature HEADRUSH (2003) has four international awards to its credit. Her latest feature SUGAR was 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. Also recently completed 2 GRAVES – director Yvonne McDevitt, (2011) She is also involved as co-producer on feature films DOT.COM (2006) & JOHNNY WAS (2005) and associate producer on SOUL BOY (2009) and on recent short film NOWHERE IN PARTICULAR (2012) her feature length documentaries are AIDAN WALSH – MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE (2002) and BREAKING BOUNDARIES – the Irish Cricket team’s world cup (2008) -Shimmy Marcus’s Documentary GOOD CAKE BAD CAKE (2011) and Patrick Jolley’s Documentary – A DOOR A JAR (2011)Currently in post-production on the TV series JACK TAYLOR – “PRIEST & THE SORROWS” as well as in pre-production on the next TV series of JACK TAYLOR – “TINKERS”. She is working on numerous features 66 DEGREES NORTH – director Oskar Jonasson due for production early 2013 while also co-producing The Treehouse – 2012.



WORKSHOP 2: Peter Nicolson – Award Winning –  Director & Documentary Film Maker
VENUE: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1st Floor Blanchardstown, D15
TIME: 10-1pm – 2pm -5pm
Peter Nicholson – Director, and Documentray Film Maker 
Short Biography.
BAFTA winner Peter Nicholson has twenty-eight years experience writing, directing and producing prime-time UK network and international television programmes. He trained in film drama under the British feature film director Mike Figgis and in documentary with the late Denis Mitchell.
Peter’s award-winning films include:
BAFTA – Nuremberg, Goering’s Last Stand 2006
EMMY (Prime Time) – Pompeii – The Last Day 2004
BBC Audience Award – Pompeii – The Last Day 2004
RTS – Pompeii – The Last Day 2004
RTS – Beasts of the Roman Games 2005
Gold – New York TV Festival – Day of the Kamikaze 2008
Best Screenplay – Dartmoor Killing (aka Hikers) Tulsa IFF 2011
BAFTA Nomination (Editing) – Japan’s Tsunami – Caught on Camera 2012
DUK/ARRI Alexa Challenge – Dartmoor Killing 2012/13
In 2011, Peter set up Peter Nicholson Films Ltd, to develop independent film projects. The first fruit of this was a short film, titled The Silence, featuring a cameo by 70’s screen icon Susan George.
The Silence was Official Selection at Tulsa IFF 2011, Salento IFF 2011 and Lucerne IFF (Showcase) 2011.
Dartmoor Killing, PNF’s first feature is currently in advanced development…



WORKSHOP 2: Actors Workshop Stephen Lord

VENUE: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1st Floor Blanchardstown, D15

TIME: 10-1pm – 2pm -5pm


Stephen is best known for his roles in “Shameless” “, Eastenders,” Default,” “Heartbeat” and “Casualty”, His breakout roles were in the Cannes winner “Raining Stones, a Ken Loach film and “Jonno Fox” in the award winning “Common As Muck” for the BBC which led him to BAFTA recognition. His solid performances as Darwin in two series of Carla Lane’s comedy for the BBC “ Luv”, “Into the Fire” by award winning writer Tony Marchant led to 2 series of “City Central” for the BBC playing rookie cop PC Steve Jackson.

Stephen has gone on to film Jackboots on Whitehall (2010), starring alongside Ewan McGregor, Timothy Spall and Richard E. Grant. He also took a trip back to his roots, by working with the much-loved director, Ken Loach, in his latest film, Route Irish (2010), and worked with the 3-times Oscar DOP whose films include “The Killing Fields” (2000).

A familiar face on the small screen, Stephen lit up the big screen with his performances in “The Bullion Boys” which picked up the Emmy award directed by Christopher Morahan. “Judge Dredd”, “Giving Tongue” and “Prince of Denmark Hill” followed. With a filmography that many actors dream of Stephen also played a mad anarchist Fazer in “SW9” for Fruit Salad Films and “Al’s Lads” opposite Ricky Tomlinson and Richard Roundtree which was directed by ‘Cracker’s’ original director Richard Standeven.

As well as“Octane” with Madeline Stow for Random Harvest and Four Horseman Films and the leading role of Spook a psychotic marine in Random Harvest and Four Horseman’s “LD50”. Stephen also enjoyed filming “Reverb” a psychological thriller with Leo Gregory and Eve Bertwistle and he played opposite the much loved Stephen Rea and Jean Claude Van Damme in the new Action film “Till Death”. One of his many amazing short films was an adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s “Tell Tale Heart” working with Oscar winner Jack Cardiff. He also worked on the small micro budget film “The Truth” with Elaine Cassidy and Elizabeth McGovern and again with Jean Claude Van Damme playing an American bad guy Benjamin Myers in the $12 m action film “The Shepherd”.






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