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WFTI to host In Conversation with Event with Emer Reynolds and Lisa Mulcahy
16 Oct 2015 : Seán Brosnan
Editor Emer Reynolds will be the subject of this event along with director Lisa Mulcahy
Women in Film & Television Ireland are to host an In Conversation with event with filmmakers Emer Reynolds and Lisa Mulcahy on Wednesday 21st October 2015 at 6:30pm at O’Callaghan’s St Stephen’s Green Hotel, Dublin.

These leading Irish female filmmakers will talk about their careers to date, their thoughts on being a working mother in the industry and the pitfalls and advantages to being a woman working in film and television.

Emer Reynolds (pictured above), is a multiple award winning Film Editor and Grierson-nominated Director. Her feature editing credits include ‘I Went Down’, ‘The Actors’, ‘The Eclipse’, ‘Patrick’s Day’, ‘My Name is Emily’ and the recently completed adaptation of the Carol Shields novel, ‘Unless’. Her documentary work includes ‘One Million Dubliners’, ‘We went to War’, ‘Broken Tail’ and the multi-award winning series ‘The Secret Life of the Shannon’.

TV Drama includes the opening two series of Channel 4’s groundbreaking drama ‘Shameless’. Emer has written and directed four short films and directed the RTE drama series ‘Trouble in Paradise’. Her feature documentary on the Cuban Missile Crisis, ‘Here Was Cuba’, also her documentary directorial debut, was screened in festivals worldwide, on More4 and was nominated for a Grierson Award 2014. She is currently directing ‘The Farthest’ a feature documentary space opera, featuring the plucky Voyager spacecraft. She is based in Dublin and has won five IFTA Awards, including one at this year’s Film & Drama Awards for her work on ‘One Million Dubliners’.

Director Lisa Mulcahy has recently been IFTA nominated for Best Director – Soap/Comedy for her work on ‘Red Rock’, the critically acclaimed ensemble drama for TV3. She has completed 16 episodes (including the season one finale) and is about to shoot the first four episodes for Season two.

Her feature film ‘The Legend of Longwood’ which she directed and co-wrote will be in cinemas in Ireland from October 23rd 2015 and was released in the US and Holland in June 2015 and Germany in September. Her first feature film ‘Situations Vacant’, a comedy shot in Dublin, was released nationwide in Ireland in December 2009. Her Hallmark Movie ‘Gift of the Magi’ was broadcast over the 2010/2011 Christmas season in the US. Her short movie ‘Coming Home’ has received thousands of hits on the internet. She was the lead director on the award winning RTÉ drama series ‘The Clinic’ and directed twelve episodes in total over five seasons. She also directed episodes of ‘On Home Ground’ another RTÉ drama.

She has directed documentaries and short films as well as numerous commercials for television and cinema. She began her career in the industry as an assistant film editor and was also a first Assistant Director on many films and television dramas in Ireland and abroad.

Attendees must be a member of Women in Film and Television to attend this event. However, new memberships will be accepted on the day of the event. To RSVP, email wiftirl@gmail.com.

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