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Sunday 24th May 2020. Time: 19:00 to 21:00 [THIS IS A FREE ONLINE NETWORKING EVENT]

Online live chat with award winning filmmakers Alex Fegan and Gerard Walsh. 

BUT First… joining [email protected] at 7pm is the Awesome Alex Fegan.

Alex has made some of the more commercially successful and engaging Feature Documentaries of recent years, Off his own bat. A brilliant example of someone following their calling a little later in life, leaving a successful career in Law. His work thus far Includes: Older than Ireland, The Irish Pub, both of which screened all over the USA and Europe, Picking up a hat full of awards. Most recently he Directed and produced Abbeyfeale Good for Rte Television. Which has everyone talking. Alex’s good nature and communication skills are evident in his work and their massive reach worldwide. Testament to his hard work and original singular ideas.

Gerard Walsh is a pal of FNI and apart from being an Filmmaker with a big heart for causes and a massive social conscience, happens also to be a multi award winning filmmaker from Dublin’s inner City. Which he wears with a great deal of pride After graduation from Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Gerard went on to direct several short films which received notable critical acclaim and awards.

Moving on from short films in recent years, Gerard has Co written and directed/ Co produced three feature films which have travelled overseas to international festivals to the USA, South America and around Europe, screened theatrically, broadcast on Tv in Ireland and Australia. His work had the privilege of winning best film awards and being very well reviewed. Ger’s Feature works include “A Day Like Today” “South” and “Release” Ger unusually has had three features one after screened at the Galway Film Fleadh. Must be a record.

In his spare time Gerard also creates online content for Charities, For the Craic and for Cool Brands, and his work in that regards has received over 100 million views collectively. A filmmaker with his finger on the pulse of content creation and human emotion.



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[email protected] with Declan Lowney

Watch our last [email protected] event recorded on the 29th of April with our very special guest Declan Lowney

One of Ireland’s most well-known directors, we were joined by Declan Lowney to talk all things Father Ted, Grafting, Breaking into the industry as a young man and raising money for his First short and many years later breaking into the Golden age of Tv in LA as an up and coming 60 year old. Declan has been in charge of numerous commercials in Ireland and the UK. He is an Emmy and BAFTA winning director with a long list of credits and memorable shows including Father Ted, Moone Boy, Little Britain and Alan Partridge on Tv and the Feature Alpha Papa. His IMDb credits are incredibly impressive and We inevitably spoke about the wonderful and omnipresent Father Ted. 

Declan’s passion is comedy and he has worked with the cream of British and Irish comedy talent, including Steve Coogan, Eddie Izzard, Paul Whitehouse, Johnny Vegas, Matt Lucas and David Walliams and soooo many more. A wonderful guy and a great conversation.


FNI Wrap Chat #100

EPISODE 100, WOW! Where does the time go? This ep is a look back on some of our favourites over the last two years. A retrospective of tips and experiences from people working in film and television not only in Ireland but all over the world.


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