National competition to spot emerging Irish Filmmaking Talent: RTE Storyland

By December 29, 2014 No Comments

RTE Storyland is in its fifth year but is already an important avenue for Irish film industry watchers to see the emerging talent that has come from the previous years of the programme. tells us some of the talents that have gotten there big break:

For writers, actors, directors and producers, Storyland has been an invaluable springboard for past participants, who include, among many others, Thomas Martin (‘Danger High Voltage’, ‘Jenny Was a Friend of Mine’, ‘RAW’), Kevin McGahern (‘Republic of Telly’, ‘Hardy Bucks’), Marie Caffrey and Nikki Racklin of Zanzibar Films (‘Cuckoo’), Paul Duane, Rob Cawley and Gary Duggan (‘Happy Slapper’) who went on to make ‘Amber’ for RTÉ One and actress Charlie Murphy (‘Love/Hate’) as well as ‘Hardy Bucks’ who went on to have an RTÉ Two TV series and a feature film following their Storyland success.