Posts Tagged ‘feature films’

On Winning a ZeBBie: Ailbhe Keogan

6th May 2015 by Maura McHugh

A screenwriter and a novelist, Ailbhe has made a name for herself through works like Raggsy and the Runner and Molly and the Cyclops. In 2014, Ailbhe won the ZeBBie award for Best Feature Film Script along with Oscar-nominated Steph Green for their comedy-drama Run & Jump.

‘I was delighted to win the 2014 ZeBBie with Steph for Run & Jump,’ Ailbhe said. ‘The screenplay is a thing onto itself, separate to the end film in many ways. Every word has been deliberated. It’s proper order that these little beasts should be honoured as an art form onto themselves.’

Run & Jump, her first feature film, was selected as of part of the 2010 Berlin Talent Campus Script Station and the Sundance Institute’s June 2010 lab. Directed by Green, it premiered at Tribeca in 2012 and the film went on to win numerous awards including a 2014 IFTA screenplay nomination along with her ZeBBie.

‘I had a great night at the ZeBBies,’ Ailbhe said. ‘I live in the sticks. I don’t often meet other writers. It was good to be in a room full of them. Other writers understand why you do what you do, even when you’re not making a living from it. Most of us aren’t. In place of financial encouragement come nights like these.’

In 2014, she was commissioned by the National Youth Film School to write a short film which became Whole in the Head. Ailbhe has several screenplays in development including a coming of age comedy for Film Four, an on-the-road drama for the Irish Film Board, a thriller set against the Saharawi Occupation and a fantastical love story set in Dublin. She lives in Kerry with her husband and two kids where she works with youth outreach programs to help young people write and make films about issues that matter to them.

2015 ZeBBie Awards Short-lists

7th April 2015 by Maura McHugh

The Writers Guild of Ireland is delighted to announce the short-lists of nominees for the 2015 ZeBBie Awards:

Best Television Script

  • Colin Bateman for Scúp – Series 2, Episode 1
  • Oliver Callan & James Cotter for Callan Kicks the Year
  • Stuart Carolan for Love/Hate – Series 5, Episode 4

Best Radio Script

  • Shay Healy & Austin Kenny for Quarks, Quavers and a Pea in the Gods
  • Louise Lewis & Simon Manahan for The Churching of Happy Cullen
  • Daithí McMahon & Fred O’Connor for William Melville: The Queen’s Detective

Best Theatre Script

  • Mark O’Rowe for Our Few And Evil Days
  • Noni Stapleton for Charolais
  • Michael West for Conservatory

Best Feature Film Script

  • Brendan Heery & Niall Heery for Gold
  • John Michael McDonagh for Calvary
  • Terry McMahon for Patrick’s Day

Best Short Film Script

  • Ronan Blaney for Boogaloo and Graham
  • James Fitzgerald for Skunky Dog
  • John Kennedy & Ruairí O’Brien for Cutting Grass

Best Game Script

  • Kevin Beimers for Schrödinger’s Cat And The Raiders Of The Lost Quark
  • Eoghan Dalton & Stephen Kelly for Ship Antics
  • Llaura McGee for Curtain

Congratulations to all the nominees!

ZeBBie Awards Ceremony

The 2015 ZeBBie Awards Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, 20 May 2015 in The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2, and it will be hosted by Senator David Norris.

Doors open at 7.30pm, and the ceremonies begin at 8.00pm.

This year entry to the ceremony is free to fully paid up members of the Guild, along with their guests (up to two per member).

There is limited seating, so if you wish to attend don’t leave it to the last minute and risk disappointment. Please email your name, and the number of guests you are bringing to: info [at] script.ie.

Only those who are on our list at the door will be admitted to the event.

Dress Code: writer chic.

Voting

Voting is now open on the short-lists and Guild members should have received an email with details on how to vote.

Voting closes at 3pm on Thursday, 23 April 2014.

2014 ZeBBie Award Winners

16th May 2014 by Maura McHugh

ZeBBie AwardsAt the 2014 ZeBBie Awards Ceremony tonight in the Sugar Club, Dublin the winners of 2014 ZeBBie Awards were announced:

Best Television Script

  • Ted Gannon for Deception – Episode 3

Best Radio Script

  • Philip Doherty for A Golden Triangle

Best Theatre Script

  • Mikel Murfi for The Man in The Woman’s Shoes

Best Feature Film Script

  • Ailbhe Keogan & Steph Green for Run and Jump

Best Short Film Script

  • Antoin Beag Ó Colla for Rúbaí

Congratulations to all the winners!

Entertainment was provided by the Trinitones, Trinity College Dublin’s all male acapella choir, and the event was hosted by Thomas McLaughlin.

A big thanks to our award presenters: Diarmaid Breathnach, from the Sound & Vision Scheme in the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Colette Kinsella, Independent Radio Producer and Chairperson of the Association of Independent Radio Producers of Ireland, Ray Yeats, City Arts Officer, Steven Galvin, Editor of Film Ireland, and Ross Keane, Director of the Irish Film Institute.

2014 ZeBBie Awards Ceremony

15th May 2014 by Maura McHugh

Search out your glad rags and get your tickets for the 2014 ZeBBie Awards Ceremony, taking place from 8pm on Thursday, 15 May 2014 in The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2.

Join your friends, colleagues, and ZeBBie Award nominees to celebrate the best of Irish writing for the stage, screen, and radio.

The hashtag on Twitter for the event is #ZeBBies.

2014 ZeBBie Awards Short-lists

14th April 2014 by Maura McHugh

ZeBBie AwardsThe Guild is delighted to announce the short-list of nominees for the 2014 ZeBBie Awards:

Best Television Script

  • Oliver Callan & James Cotter for Callan Kicks the Year
  • Stuart Carolan for Love/Hate – Episode 3
  • Ted Gannon for Deception – Episode 3
  • Shane Mulvey, Jason Butler, Chris Tordoff, Kevin McGahern, Demien Fox, Stephen Shields, & Luc O’Cincella for Republic of Telly – Episode 1

Best Radio Script

  • Kevin Barry for Maybe The Night
  • Philip Doherty for A Golden Triangle
  • Donal O’Kelly for Hairy Jaysus

Best Theatre Script

  • Dylan Coburn Gray for Boys and Girls
  • David Ireland for Summertime
  • Mikel Murfi for The Man in The Woman’s Shoes

Best Feature Film Script

  • Donal Foreman for Out of Here
  • Ailbhe Keogan & Steph Green for Run and Jump
  • Brendan Muldowney for Love Eternal

Best Short Film Script

  • Antoin Beag Ó Colla for Rúbaí
  • Eoin Duffy for The Missing Scarf
  • Tom Sullivan & Feidlim Cannon for Mechanic

Congratulations to all the nominees!

ZeBBie Awards Ceremony

The 2014 ZeBBie Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday, 15 May 2014 in The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

Doors open at 7.30pm, and the ceremonies begin at 8.00pm.

Tickets

Ticket(s) can be purchased online, via PayPal. Tickets cost €10 for Guild members, and €20 for non-members. Ticket price includes food and entertainment.

Purchased tickets can be collected at the Sugar Club door on the evening of the Awards Ceremony.

Numbers are limited, so please book tickets quickly. Tickets may be available for purchase at the door on the night, subject to availability.

No one will be admitted to the Awards Ceremony without a ticket.

Dress Code: austerity chic.

Voting

Voting is now open on the short-list and Guild members should have received an email with details on how to vote.

Voting closes at 3pm on Thursday, 24 April 2014.