A panel of leading screenwriters from N. Ireland, discuss the art and craft, the challenges, and possibilities of writing for film and television.
Daragh Carville is an Armagh-born playwright and screenwriter. He created and wrote the thrilling ITV crime drama, The Bay, first broadcast in the UK in 2019, attracting over seven million viewers and selling to some 95 countries worldwide. A second season of this beautifully crafted gripping drama returned to ITV for an even popular six part run in January 2021, receiving an average of 7.9 million views on ITV hub.
Aislinn Clarke is an award-winning N. Ireland based scriptwriter, film-maker and director, best known for the horror movie, The Devil’s Doorway. Her work has been professionally produced for film, stage, and radio internationally. Her film work has been screened and showcased at film festivals, events, and markets all over the world, including BAFTA, Cannes, and Berlinale.
Declan Lawn is a screen writer and producer from N. Ireland, and a former investigative reporter with BBC Panorama. He was co-creator of The Salisbury Poisonings, a hugely popular fact-based BBC television drama mini – series, which portrayed the 2018 Novichok poisonings and decontamination crisis in Salisbury, England. The Salisbury Poisonings received the accolade as the UK's biggest TV première of 2020, based on viewing figures.
Glenn Patterson is a N. Ireland based writer for film, television and radio who has published several acclaimed novels, the most recent of which is Where Are We Now?. He co-wrote the film Good Vibrations, with Colin Carberry, a true story comedy drama based on the legendary Belfast music lover, Terri Hooley, who inadvertently became a 70’s punk impresario in the midst of the ‘Troubles’. The pair received a nomination for Outstanding Debut, at the 2014 BAFTA Film awards.
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