Galway Film Centre has selected three Writers scripts to continue in this year’s RTÉ/GFC Short Film Commission.
The Bridge by Sarah Ingersoll, Fitzy’s Last Stand by Gemma Creagh and Neap Tide by Glenn Gannon were selected and the three writers will now work with Script Editor Deirdre Roycroft to develop their scripts further. Following on from this one script will be selected for this years GFC/RTÉ Short Film Commission.
Sarah Ingersoll is a screenwriter and director based in Dublin. A graduate of the Glasgow School of Art, Sarah’s visual art and Photography background strongly informs her writing and filmmaking. After directing her first short documentary in 2016, through the Galway Film Centre, Sarah went on to study screenwriting at The New School in New York. In 2017 her feature script The Keeper was selected as a finalist for Best Inception and Best Overall Script at the Oaxaca Film Festival. Sarah is currently completing her second short documentary and working on her second feature script.
Gemma Creagh is a nomadic writer, filmmaker and journalist. She was born in Cork, currently lives in Dublin, and has studied both in Belfast, and more recently in Galway. It was there she graduated with a First from NUIG’s MA Writing programme. Gemma has penned articles for several publications and worked for a time as an editorial assistant for Film Ireland Magazine. Spoiling Sunset, her short theatre piece, was staged in the Jerome Hynes One Act Play series in 2014. Gemma was the writer and co-producer of the five-part comedy ‘Rental Boys’ for RTÉ’s Storyland, and has gone on to write, direct and produce several shorts which screened at festivals around the world.
Glenn Gannon is from Sligo and holds an MA in Screenwriting from the Huston School of Film and Digital Media, NUI Galway, as well as a BA in Communication Studies from Dublin City University. Glenn was the winner of RTÉ and Filmbase’s TV50 ‘Doc on the Box’ initiative. His subsequent 25-minute documentary, STRIPPED, aired on RTÉ 2 in December 2012 to critical acclaim. In 2014, Glenn and Sligeach Films first teamed up to produce their Irish language short, CAS TIMPEALL, which screened at various national and international film festivals. The short film TRESPASSERS (2016), starring Páraic Breathnach, was Gannon’s second effort in directing drama. A qualified primary school teacher, Glenn uses film-making with great effect in the classroom and has helped two Co. Sligo primary schools in winning various awards at the inspired Fís Film Festival. Working as part of the Cannon Writing Collective, Glenn continues to write shorts, feature lengths and TV Dramas with the hope of directing more in the future.