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‘Amber’ Writer and Co Creator to speak at Festival

The writer and co-creator of the acclaimed four-part television drama series, Amber, will be a special guest speaker on Saturday April 12th at the The Daghdha Space (St John’s Church), Johns Square at 12pm.

Rob Calwey’s career began as a comedy writer in the 90s and he has penned hit comedies for Irish broadcaster RTE and Australian broadcaster SBS among others. Over the past number of years he has also directed high profile documentaries, which in turn has broadened his skills as a writer. Credits include RESCUE 117 and RESCUE 115 (documentary series about search and rescue helicopter crews). As well as TV and Film he has also worked as a scriptwriter in the computer gaming industry, creating interactive narratives and characters for teenagers on Nintendo, PC and Apple platforms. Rob is the co-owner of Screenworks Ltd – a TV and film Production Company based in Dublin, Ireland. He lectures in screenwriting and TV production in Dublin City University.


Most recently his drama series Amber was a huge ratings and critical hit on RTE TV. It is also to broadcast on BBC4 later in 2014. He is represented in the UK by Hannah Thornton of United Agents and managed in USA by Ari Lubet of 3Arts Entertainment.

Rob will hold a Q & A about development production and broadcast of Amber – and also a general chat about the business of screenwriting.

Further details on this and the other scheduled events for this years festival will be launched at the George Boutique Hotel, on March 24th at 12pm.



Special Guest Speaker Announcement


Limerick film Festival are delighted to announce Film Editor and Director, Nathan Nugent as one of our special Guest Speakers for this years festival in April.

Nathan’s Bio:

Nathan has been editing features and documentaries for a number of years. His feature credits include Sensation, As If I Am Not There, Zonad, Waveriders,The Door (Oscar nominee best short), Run and Jump, Kelly and Victor and more recently What Richard Did, for which he won an Ifta for Best Editing. He has just finished work on Lenny Abrahamson’s most recent feature ‘Frank’, due for release in 2014. He also recently co-directed and edited the documentary ‘ROG’ which aired to over 600,000 viewers last January.

Nathan will appear on Friday 11th April at the 69 O’Connell Street Venue. The time will be announced in March during our programme launch.

More news very soon.