23 April 2019 The Irish Film & Television Network
Actors
TV
Crew
Digital
Distribution
Education / Training
Equipment
Festivals / Markets
Finance
Legal
Locations Ireland
Post Production
Production
Rep Bodies
JOBS FILMOGRAPHY NEWS WHO'S WHO DIARY GALLERY IFTA
     
NEWS IN BRIEF
Features & Interviews
Production News
Post Production News
VFX News
Animation News
Digital News
Festivals News
Training News
Cast News
Finance News
IFTA Film & Drama Awards
Galway Film Fleadh 2017
List Your Company
Daily News Bulletin
Site Map
IFTN HOME
Derry Native Andrea Harkin to direct new BBC One drama ‘Come Home’
24 Oct 2017 :
Northern Ireland Screen is delighted to announce that new BBC One drama, Come Home, is to be directed by local woman, Andrea Harkin. Produced by RED Production Company, cameras roll on the 3x60 minute series this month.

Written by BAFTA and International Emmy award-winning screenwriter Danny Brocklehust, Come Home is a powerful, absorbing and deeply emotional family drama, told with levity, laughter and an emotional truthfulness.

Set and filmed in Northern Ireland this compelling drama explores the messy realities of parenthood, marriage and what happens when a mother switches the reset button on her life. With funding from Northern Ireland Screen supported by Invest NI, the drama will focus on a family reeling; from mother Marie, played by Paula Malcomson (Ray Donovan; Broken) who has made the hardest decision of her life, to her bereft husband Greg, played by Christopher Eccleston (The A Word; Fortitude) and their three children. 

Andrea has previously directed three episodes of BBC3's drama-thriller ‘Clique’, starring Aisling Franciosi (The Fall) and Louise Brealey (Sherlock). Her most recent short film ‘The Party’ was nominated for a BAFTA for Best British Short 2017 and has screened at many festivals internationally, also winning the nomination for the European Film Awards: Best European Short at the Cork Film Festival. 

Andrea’s first short film ‘The Flyer’ was nominated for a BAFTA Scotland new talent award in 2008. In 2009 she was the Northern Ireland Screen-supported scholar at the prestigious National Film and Television School (NFTS) in Beaconsfield. After studying directing there she graduated in 2011 with a portfolio of short films. In 2012 Andrea was accepted on to Northern Ireland Screen’s first Shadow Directing training scheme. She was then selected for Channel 4’s Coming Up scheme, which is funded by Northern Ireland Screen, gaining her first broadcast credit with the single drama ‘Sammy's War’ (2013). She then went on to direct two episodes of BBC Northern Ireland's drama ‘6 Degrees’ (2014). Andrea was selected for Northern Ireland Screen’s Emerging Auteurs scheme to support the development of her first feature film ‘The Rain Days’ and she took part in the Edinburgh International Film Festival talent lab in 2016 to further develop this project. 

Richard Williams, CEO, Northern Ireland Screen, said:

“Talent development is a large part of our work here at Northern Ireland Screen and one which we are incredibly passionate about.  We are delighted to have been able to support Andrea over recent years and are immensely proud of the progression she has made. It is wonderful that she is able to return to Northern Ireland to work on such an exciting network drama project with great talent attached. We wish her and all the cast and crew of Come Home a very successful shoot.”

Come Home is the first network BBC drama commission to be announced since the renewal of the BBC and Northern Ireland Screen partnership agreement in April this year. This joint agreement sees the BBC and Northern Ireland Screen work together to invest financially and creatively in developing an internationally competitive screen industry in Northern Ireland.

‘Come Home’ has been commissioned by Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, and Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, and will be produced by RED Production Company (Happy Valley, Ordinary Lies) for BBC One. Nicola Shindler and Danny Brocklehurst will executive produce with Madonna Baptiste producing for RED Production Company. Tommy Bulfin will executive produce for the BBC.




BREAKING NEWS
Ace Producers Is Now Accepting Applications for ACE 29
Lorcan Finnegan's Vivarium Selected to Premiere at 2019 Cannes Film Festival
Daytime Emmy Nominated Writer Will Collins Talks with IFTN
Neil Jordan's Psychological Thriller 'Greta' Opens in Irish Cinemas on April 19th

FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
Daytime Emmy Nominated Writer Will Collins Talks with IFTN
Daytime Emmy Nominated Sound Editors Steve Maher & Peter Blayney Talk with IFTN
Free Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to IFTN's industry newsletter - it's free and e-mailed directly to your inbox every week.
Click here to sign up.


RELATED NEWS
Deadline Approaching for Late Submissions to Doc Fest Ireland
18 Apr 2019 
Below The Radar's New Documentary 'Scéal na Beatha' Airs on TG4 this Wednesday at 9:30pm
17 Apr 2019 
David Gleeson's Psychological Thriller 'Don’t Go' Starring Stephen Dorff and Melissa George Releases in Irish Cinemas
15 Apr 2019 
'Aithrí/Penance' to Premiere on TG4 on Easter Saturday
11 Apr 2019 
EDITOR'S PICK
Lorcan Finnegan's Vivarium Selected to Premiere at 2019 Cannes Film Festival
IFTA Announces First Event of New Animation In Focus Series
Principal Photography Wraps on Polish-Irish Co-Production 'I Never Cry'
Screen Ireland Welcomes New Skills Development Requirements for the S481 Irish Tax Incentive
MORE ON IFTN
Irish Production Companies
Listings for Irish film & television production companies
What's In Production?
The latest info on projects filming in Ireland
Latest Industry Jobs
Job listings for Irish film & television crew

CONNECT WITH IFTN
Find us on Facebook
Follow IFTN on Twitter
E-Newsletter Subscribe
Subscribe to RSS Feed




 
 the Website  Directory List  Festivals  Who's Who  Locations  Filmography  News  Crew  Actors
 

Contact Us | Advertise | Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Security & Privacy | RSS Feed | Twitter