Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland have just announced the successful teams for their new POV scheme supporting female filmmakers. The selected projects present an impressive array of up-and-coming Irish creative filmmaking talent with a slate of projects that explore themes of identity, love, loss, possibility and limitations.
Following a competitive selection process, the successful projects will now enter a development and mentorship phase before the three final projects go into production with a budget of up to €400K each.
Congratulations to our members and their projects listed below. We look forward to seeing your work on the big screen and wish you best of luck in the development process.
This will be written by Elisabeth Gooch (Nightbird) and directed by Lisa Mulcahy (The Legend Of Longwood)
Based on Sheridan Le Fanu’s Gothic thriller, Uncle Silas, Knowl is a period adaptation with a modern twist. Forced to fight her guardian for her inheritances — and her life — an orphaned heiress must embrace her family’s dark legacy to survive.
This will be directed by Claire Dix (Take Me Swimming) and produced by Roisín Geraghty for Blinder Films
In this compassionate comedy, Leon, a recovering addict cares for Iver, his terminally ill sponsor with a bonded devotion. Leon interrupts Iver self-euthanizing with an exit-guide, Maria, in attendance. A betrayed Leon refuses to let his hero die until Iver sees the tribute show Leon has created in his honour.
You Are Not My Mother
This will be produced by Deirdre Levins (Nails) for Fantastic Films
In a North Dublin house estate, Char’s mother goes missing. When she returns, Char is convinced something or someone has replaced her.