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Filmbase 25: Meet the Filmmakers

Ken Wardrop

Ken Wardrop


12pm, Saturday 25th June 2011

As part of the 25th anniversary celebrations, Filmbase invited a number of Irish filmmakers to take part in Café sessions throughout the day. Starting at 11am, we hosted a session on filmmaking on the hour with the last one at 3pm. These informal chats were open to anyone with an interest in film, particularly those starting out as we talked with a number of filmmakers on how they got their break in filmmaking. The line-up included producers Martina Niland (Once) and Katie Holly (One Hundred Mornings, Sensation), documentary director Ken Wardrop (His & Hers) and director/DoP PJ Dillon (Rewind, An Ranger). The event proved a great opportunity to drop by, grab a cuppa in the café and learn all about how to ‘Get into Film’!

About the Filmmakers:

Martina Niland & Katie Holly

Martina Niland has a range of feature film and television credits to her name including the oscar-winning film Once directed by John Carney. She also produced the debut feature by Karl Golden called The Honeymooners and co-produced Perry Ogden’s award-winning film Pavee Lackeen. she works with Samson Films and is currently developing a number of projects. Katie Holly produces for Bl!dner Films and has produced a number of feature films including the recently released feature debut for Conor Horgan One Hundred Mornings. She has also produced Sensation featuring Domhnall Gleeson and directed by Tom Hall which premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh last year.


Ken Wardrop

Ken Wardrop is an award-winning documentary filmmaker with numerous credits to his name. He first came to prominence when his college graduation film Undressing My Mother won numerous awards. More recently his debut feature His & Hers received a fantastic reception when it was released in Irish cinemas. The film also picked up many awards both at home and abroad.


PJ Dillon

PJ Dillon will joined us to talk about how he got into film. PJ is an award-winning Director of Photography with DoP credits for films including the oscar nominated New Boy and feature film The Runway which is currently in the cinemas. PJ’s directorial debut was released earlier this year – Rewind featured Amy Huberman (A Film With Me In It) and Allen Leech (Downton Abbey)