In 2012, John directed Immaturity For Charity starring Brendan and Domhnall Gleeson. He also directed and co-wrote the IFTA award winning sketch show Your Bad Self for RTE. His short story First & First was short-listed for the 2011 Francis McManus Award. He co-wrote the award-winning Spacemen Three and The Ballad Of Kid Kanturk. John has directed award-winning commercials and documentaries, and his writing has appeared in The Irish Times, The Dublin Review, The San Francisco Chronicle and on NPR. The Stag is John's feature directorial debut which he co-wrote with Peter McDonald.
Academy Award winner Neil Jordan has been making celebrated films for four decades, directing some of the big screen's most iconic stars, including Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Michael Caine & Peter O'Toole. Films include The Crying Game (1992), Interview with a Vanpire (1994), and Breakfast on Pluto (2005). In 2003, IFTA awarded Neil their Lifetime Achievement Award. Most recently, Neil created Showtime's acclaimed mini-series The Borgias. He was nominated at the 2011 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series.
John Michael McDonagh is a writer and director, known for The Guard (2011), Ned Kelly (2003) and The Second Death(2000).
Ruairi Robinson is an Irish filmmaker based in Los Angeles. His first CG-animated short film 50 Percent Grey received an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Short Film in 2001. His follow-up Silent City starring Cillian Murphy marked Ruairí's transition into directing live action, followed by the award-winning short film Blinky (starring Max Records from Where the Wild Things Are), and Imaginary Forces, shot in Dublin and Detroit. The Last Days on Mars is Ruairí's feature film debut. Other feature projects in development include The Fallen with producer Kris Thykier and Lionsgate Films, and The Leviathan with screenwriter Jim Uhls (Fight Club) with producers Michael Shamberg & Stacey Sher.