John Banville's novels include The Book of Evidence, The Infinities and, most recently, Ancient Light. His screenplays include The Last September and, co-written with Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs. The Sea won the Man Booker Prize in 2005.
Run & Jump is Ailbhe Keogan's first feature film script, developed with the support of the Irish Film Board. The script was selected to take part in the 2010 Berlin Talent Campus Script Station and the Sundance Institute's June 2010 Lab. Directed by Steph Green, it premiered at Tribeca in 2012.
John Michael McDonagh is a writer and director, known for The Guard (2011), Ned Kelly (2003) and The Second Death(2000).
In 2012, John Butler directed and co-wrote The Stag, an Irish Film Board funded feature film starring Andrew Scott and Peter McDonald. Also in 2012, he directed Immatürity for Charity starring Brendan and Domhnall Gleeson. His debut novel The Tenderloin was published by Picador in 2011 and was short-listed at the Irish Book Awards. He directed and co-wrote the IFTA award winning sketch show Your Bad Self for RTÉ, also in 2011. His short story First & First was short-listed for the 2011 Francis McManus Award and he wrote and co-directed the award-winning George, co-wrote the award-winning Spacemen Three and directed The Ballad of Kid Kanturk (winner at Salento and San Francisco Festivals), all for the Irish Film Board. 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.
Peter McDonald is an award winning actor whose film credits include The Damned United, When Brendan Met Trudy; Nora; Saltwater (IFTA best actor); The Opportunists; Some Voices; Felicia’s Journey; I Went Down; November Afternoon. Television credits include: Mayday, Mooneboy with Chris O’Dowd for Sky, Titantic, Paths to Freedom, comedy sketch Your Bad Self for RTÉ, Greenwing and City of Vice. As a writer Peter’s credits include the award winning model animations Guy’s Dog and Ape. Other writing credits include the IFTA award winning comedy sketch show Your Bad Self and the Oscar nominated Pentecost. As director Peter’s include the shorts Ginger Bill (which is also wrote) and the multi award winning and Oscar nominated Pentecost.