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Geraldine Creed

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Geraldine Creed
Emailcreed.geraldine@gmail.com
WWWhttp://www.geraldinecreed.com
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Biography
I have written and directed two feature films and over fifty hours of prime time, long form documentaries for television. My expertise is in showing an audience how extraordinary, ordinary lives can be. My short stories have appeared in numerous publications and my screenplays include The Sun Moon & Stars, Chaos, The Worm, Mercury 13 and 1243.
Credits
Film:CHAOS/DEATHGAME - 35mm Feature Film - 2002 A dark love story set in the near future. This original screenplay was chosen as the Irish participant in EQUINOXE (1997) - a European Media programme for emerging writers. The leading actress, Lindsey Harris was a ‘Shooting Stars’ at the Berlin Film Festival ’02 for her first-ever feature role in CHAOS. Asylum Pictures distributed CHAOS Jan 2003 THE SUN, MOON & STARS - 35mm Feature ’Film - 1997 Starring Angie Dickinson, Jason Donovan & Elaine Cassidy, ‘The Sun, Moon & Stars was hailed as an impressive debut while Variety described Creed as ‘a talent to watch’. The film was a very popular festival movie, screening from Galway to Montreal to Edinburgh, Argentina and U.S.A
TV:

MAGICAL SITES 15 x 5 min DRAMA SERIES RTE Jnr 2015

The series introduces Ireland’s National Monuments to a young audience (4 – 6yrs). Using a combination of visuals, music and drama, the children - all locals who live near the sites – learn about history, geography, storytelling and archaeology.

INTO AFRICA with MARY COUGHLAN – I hr Doc - RTE 1 2012 Mary Coughlan travels to a street kid’s music project in Mzuzu - the most northern city of Malawi. She also becomes involved in the first residential rehabilitation program for young addicts in Malawi where she made history by convening the group’s very first AA meeting.

THE EXILE FILES – 1 hr History documentary TG4 2006 Tracing trade and migration between IRELAND and FRANCE from 1600 to 1815 using journals and letters from Irish exiles, soldiers, beggars, princes and gentlewomen. This is a tale of migration that uses exclusive primary source material, i.e. letters, journals, manuscripts interwoven with interviews of descendants.

WHO WAS GUNNER MASON - Hidden History - RTE 2005 Tracing the life and death of an Irish POW in WWII. Cathal O’Shannon, veteran journalist and former RAF pilot, travels to England, Thailand, Singapore and Australia piecing together the life of James Mason, a young gunner in the British Army. He encounters POW’s of Japanese camps who speak frankly and for the first time about their experiences.

GUNS AND CHIFFON - 1 hr Doc Hidden History RTE 2003 Charting the personal accounts of women who were imprisoned in Ireland during the turbulent times that saw the dawn of the twentieth century. The programme includes original interviews with Cumann na mBan members who were active in the 1916 Rising and Civil War.
Radio:OUT OF SIGHT - runner up in the 2009 Francis McManus short story for radio award and broadcast on RTE Radio 1, Nov 2009.
In Development:MERCURY 13 - FEATURE LENGTH DOCU/DRAMA – Fine point Films 2016 A feature length documentary about the women who were involved in the very first U.S astronaut-training program ‘Project Mercury’.
Awards:

Irish Film Board  – Development Award Mercury 13 2013

Radharc nomination ‘Living on the Edge’ RTE Would You Believe series 2011

Irish Film Board  – Screenplay Development Award 1243 Drama/Doc 2010

Arts Council - Film Award experimental film ‘Taken’ 2007

Irish Film Board  – Screenplay Development Award Mercury 13 2003

Luxembourg Fantasy Festival - Audience Award  ‘Chaos’ 2001

Bronze Award Worldfest Charleston- Best Comedy Film ‘The Sun, Moon & Stars’ 1997

Film des Femmes, Creteil, France - Audience Award  ‘The Stranger Within Me’ ‘94

Qualifications:

MA Creative Writing UCD

FAS/Screen Training Ireland Multi Skilling for Directors

Graduate of European Media Programmes EQUINOX, ARISTA and EAVE

Communications Degree DIT