Brice Longnos is a seasoned film and TV distribution executive, with advanced knowledge of webseries and Asian TV dramas. He has advised several up-and-coming VOD platforms in their content acquisitions, in the United States, United Kingdom, China and France.
Founder of the London Korean Drama Club, he has also led the promotion of Korean TV series in the United Kingdom, including through panel talks with industry leaders (Lionsgate, Shine Endemol, FremantleMedia, KBS), and most lately leading to the release of Korean webdramas on Amazon Prime Video UK and DramaFever UK – such as Touching You (starring 2PM’s Taecyeon) and Hot & Sweet. Latest news of his initiatives in this area can be found on his own website: www.daehandrama.com
Brice is also behind the global success of Paris-filmed Chinese fashion comedy webseries EX-MODEL, which streams on China’s Youku Tudou since 2014, and has been airing on Fashion One in Southeast Asia and Gong TV in French-speaking Europe since 2015. It’s also been recently released on Naver TVcast in South Korea and is expected to land on a major up-and-coming SVOD platform in English-speaking territories, including Ireland. It’s also in discussion for a U.S. adaptation.
Edwina’s debut Feature HEADRUSH (2003) has four international awards to its credit. Her second feature SUGAR premiered in Sundance 2005 and screened in competition at Edinburgh & Thessaloniki film festivals.
SWANSONG – the story of Occi Byrne (2010) six IFTA nominations – Winner of Best Actor – IFTA 2011, 2 GRAVES – director Yvonne McDevitt, (2011).
Edwina Forkin also recently produced for Taylormade Films – JACK TAYLOR TV films for the series – PRIEST (2012), THE SORROWS. (2012) and SHOT DOWN. (2013) Also co-produced feature films THE YANK (2014), SAOL – (2014).
She is working on numerous features BONEYARD BOYS – director Richard Scobie due for production late 2014 while also co-producing MASTER OF FARNOW – 2014. Also PLAN Z & SNOW PATROL TV series creator Richard Scobie is in development.
Karen Healy is an actress and the founder of Dublin based production company, Pondering Media. Pondering Media create film and web content with a strong social message and a focus on comedy. Their short film, “Tuesday Night” recently premiered at GAZE international LGBT Film Festival in Dublin (GAZE Film Festival Dublin). Their web series “Listen to the Experts” won Best Comedy Sketches at Dublin Web Fest last year. She is currently based in London.
Her work on Pondering’s award-winning shorts has earned her strong press attention, including being named one of “London’s Most Creative Irish Minds” in 2015 by the Irish Post. Her credits include RTE’s IFTA-nominated Irish Pictorial Weekly, numerous roles with famed immersive theatre company Reuben Feels, and countless other adverts, shorts, and performance art pieces.
Karen produced all of Pondering’s online sketches, which have reached over 20,000 views. She also performs stand-up comedy and is a passionate advocate of women in the arts. Karen is signed with Byron’s Management.
Jack Jewers is a BAFTA-nominated, Royal Television Society award-winning director, working in film, television and advertising. In 2014 Jack directed and produced Night School: the Web Series. Based on the international bestselling books by CJ Daugherty, the series was an official selection at several festivals, including Marseille, New York, Washington D.C.—and the inaugural Dub Web Fest in 2015. It also became one of the most widely covered British web series to date, including a cover story in the Guardian, and a sellout panel at London Comic Con. The Night School YouTube channel has since gained over a million views.
Jack’s other recent credits include Shalom Kabul, a black comedy based on the true story of the last two Jews of Afghanistan (spoiler alert: they hated each other). Jack is currently working on his first feature film, which he can’t wait to tell you about. He lives near London and can often be found not doing work on Twitter, where he is @jackjewers. Find out more about Jack at www.jackjewers.co.uk.
Cherfi, who is based in Dublin, came to prominence with his short film “We are Dublin” which won the St. Patrick’s Special Prize at the “I LOVE MY CITY” showcase in 2013.
The work he co-directed in January 2015 along with Aidan Kelly was screened at the IFI in Dublin and cinemas across Ireland. It was a documentary called “No More Secrets”, about street art and mental health issues. On that same year he also directed the visual poem “Dublin You Are” for Dublin 2020, it went viral and currently has almost 300,000 views. In 2016, he worked as an assistant director on the film Europe, She Loves.
Wissame’s current projects include a short documentary series called “Fear No More” about the lives of Ireland based refugees who have arrived during the last three decades, and a first feature-length project, “No Way Back”, a part-documentary, part-animation film currently in pre-production in association with Birdtree Productions that tells the story of a teenage Syrian refugee who swam for 7 hours across the Aegean sea to get to freedom.