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T.A.L.K Programme released for Kerry Film Festival 2017
17 Oct 2017 :
The Kerry Film Festival has announced their guest speakers for this year’s T.A.L.K series, which will take place on Saturday, October 21st from 2-4pm in the Plaza Hotel, Killarney.

This year’s guest speakers include Kerry natives Maura Kelly (Emmy-winning producer/Purple Mountain Media) and John Flahive (Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect) who will discuss working abroad in film and media.

Katie McCullough (Festival Formula) will discuss the vast film landscape and offer advice and tips to building a festival profile. While, Andy McDermott (BIFA Producer) will be hosted by IFTA CEO Áine Moriarty, to discuss the making of his feature film, ‘Lies We Tell’, from development to funding to casting and production.

Here is some more information on the T.A.L.K guest speakers:

 

MAURA KELLY

Maura Kelly is an Emmy-winning producer, development executive and principal of Purple Mountain Media, a consultancy practice in NY.

A Killarney native, her career spans leadership positions in broadcast television at PBS/ WNET (Executive Producer) where she built media franchises and helped raise over $15mm for programming - to working with global companies: The Jim Henson Co, Tile Films, Tribeca Film Institute & PBS Kids.

Maura was elected to the Board of Directors of NY Women in Film (2013-2016).

She’s a member of the Writers Guild of America and a contributor to the HuffPost. @MauraKellyMedia

JOHN FLAHIVE

John Flahive emigrated to London in 1987 after studying business at the University of Limerick. After some years working in accountancy and then for the British Film Institute, he now runs Wavelength Pictures, his own film distribution and production company.

John is the producer of documentary Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect

KATIE MCCULLOUGH

Katie McCullough is the founder of Festival Formula Ltd, a consultancy company focusing on filmmakers covering festival strategy. We create personalised festival strategies taking into account length, production values, genre, stories in front and behind the camera, and budget limitations.

With over 13 years plus experience she’s hosted workshops and seminars for a broad range of audiences including: Encounters Film Festival, Shooting People, East End Film Festival, Independent Cinema Office, Cork Film Festival, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, BFI Flare, Glasgow Short Film Festival, LOCO London Comedy Film Festival, Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, FilmFest Dresden, and many training events at the BFI Southbank.

The company was recently a co-sponsor of Screen International events at Berlinale and Cannes 2017. 

ANDY MCDERMOTT

Andy McDermott is an independent writer and producer. His involvement with the broadcast and entertainment industry started in radio 30 years ago, he then went on to manage a number of successful media companies.

He has a wide range of expertise in media marketing and copywriting and has more recently focused on writing feature film screenplays and production full time.

Andy is the producer on LIES WE TELL which will have its Irish premiere at Kerry Film Festival.

The T.A.L.K series at the Kerry Film Festival is to take place at the Plaza Hotel, Killarney on Saturday, October 21st 2-4pm.




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