Cast & Crew

 

OLIVIA DALY

Olivia Daly

Olivia Daly

Olivia Daly is an eleven year old actress from Killenard, Co. Laois. Her television experience includes ‘The Late Late Toy Show’ in 2007, modelling clothes for Debenhams on ‘IrelandAM’, the TV3/Hamley’s Toy Show in 2009, ‘Why Guy’ on RTE Jr. in 2012, ‘Clue Crew’ on RTE Jr. in 2013 and promotional material for this year’s toy show on TV3 IrelandAM. She is currently studying for her Grade 3 acting exam with L.A.M.D.A, having received a distinction in her other exam. Olivia’s stage experience includes dancing as Shirley Temple for the song ‘On the Good Ship Lollipop’ in Showstoppers Stageschool’s production ‘What’s On The Box’, in 2008, and also with Showstoppers Stageschool ‘Silence of the Prams’ 2010 and ‘A Fairy Mixed Up Tale’ in 2013.

Olivia joins the cast of “Testimony” as Catherine O’Neill.

 

CLODAGH DOWNING

Clodagh Downing

Clodagh Downing

Clodagh Downing trained as an actress at Manchester Metropolitan University where Julie Walters, Steve Coogan & David Thewlis trained. In 2008 her first self-penned play The Evolution of Lauren Begaun premiered at Dublin’s Fringe Festival & subsequently toured. Her short film ‘Patsy Dick’ was funded by The Cork County Council and The Cork Screen Commission & was selected for JDIFF shorts, Cork International Film Festival, Cannes Court Metrage Film Festival and won a special prize at The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival 2013. Festival judge, Jim Sheridan described the film as “beautiful and with great performances”. She secured an international distribution deal for ‘Patsy Dick’ with TV Shorts International Distribution Company. Other short films she has written & made have screened at festivals such as The Darklight Film Festival, Fastnet Short Film Festival, Kerry Film Festival, JDIFF & more.

In the short film ‘Rough Cut’ she played Kate with German star Arno Frisch- it won the Arri-Alexa Award with the ISDG. A feature length version is already in the pipeline with Coen Brothers’ actor Jon Polito attached. In the new feature film ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’ with Brian Gleeson, she plays the troubled Georgia O’Reilly. It has been selected for the prestigious Slamdance Film Festival 2015 as well as Galway Film Fleadh, Cork International Film Festival & Kerry Film Festival. Since September 2013 to October 2014, Clodagh was on tour playing the lead role, Roberta, in John Patrick Shanley’s ‘Danny and the Deep Blue Sea’.

Clodagh joins the cast of “Testimony” as Mary O’Neill, the mother.

 

NEILL FLEMING

Neill Fleming

Neill Fleming

Neill Fleming has been acting his entire life. Thankfully, someone suggested using an actual stage early on. He is just back from Singapore where he performed Vladimir in ‘Waiting for Godot’ to packed houses and great reviews.

His one man show ‘Desire’ based on Leo Tolstoy’s short story ‘The Devil’  opened easrlier this year to critical acclaim.  Past work includes ‘On City Water Hill’ by Philip St John (Turnaround Productions, Theatre Upstairs),  ‘Dolls’ by Sorcha Kenny (First Fortnight Award, Fringe ’13) ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’ by Oscar Wilde (Bruiser, The MAC), Mary Stuart (Freemasons Hall) Daedalus Lounge (Pageant Wagon, The Mill),  ‘Pinter X 4’, ‘Twelfth Night’ and ‘Much Ado about Nothing (A/C Productions, Project Cube), ‘Lovers’ (Room to Move, The New Theatre), Love Songs for Losers (Stag’s Head, Gutsy Productions. Absolut Fringe), After Midnight, Before Dawn (Silent Blade, Smock Alley), Candy Flipping Butterflies (Adopt a Hermit, The New Theatre), The Importance of Being Earnest (Troppo, Liberty Hall), The Hostage (Wonderland, The Pearse Centre), La Locandiera (Wonderland, Edinburgh Fringe), Julius Caesar (Classic Stage Ireland, Project Cube), Who By Fire, (Water to Wine, Olympia), and The Rainstorm (Tyger, Tyger, The Fringe, Axis).

He has also featured in Fair City (RTÉ), won Best Actor at indieFEST for his role in The Hit Producer (Ned Kelly Films), Game of Thrones (HBO), A Terrible Beauty  (TG4), Portrait of a Zombie (Organic Hill), The Nixer (Guerrilla 12), A Christmas Carol and The Ecstasy of Isabel Mann (October 11).

Neill joins the cast of “Testimony” as Edward O’Neill, the father.

 

HILARY COTTER

Hilary Cotter

Hilary Cotter

Hilary Cotter trained at the Gaiety School of Acting.  Her screen credits include the TV series “The Tudors” and “Ros na Rún,” award-winning short films “Trust,” “True-D” and “Velocity” and feature films “Portrait of a Zombie” and “Hotel Darklight.”
 
She is also due to begin shooting on feature film “Thou Shalt Not” soon.  Her showreel can be viewed here.
 
Her theatre credits include “Rock Paper Scissors” (nominated for Spirit of the Fringe Award), “100 Minutes” (Samuel Beckett Theatre), “The Blood and Fire Show” (Project Theatre), “Cyrano de Bergerac” (Minack Theatre, Cornwall), “ImproLab” (Covent Garden, London), and “Vinegar Tom” (Studiobuhne, Cologne).  She also founded Fresh Shenanigans, collaborative devising theatre company in London and Shining Eyes Theatre Company in Dublin, with which she directed, produced and performed in “Seven Jewish Children” in association with Project Brand New.

Hilary joins the cast of Testimony as the Judge.

 

BARRINGTON CULLEN

Barrington Cullen

Barrington Cullen

Barrington’s screen credits include HBO’s GAME OF THRONES, ‘KEITH LEMON – THE FILM’ (Lionsgate Films), and the TV drama ‘THE INQUIRY’ for ANU Productions. Recently, he also worked on Treasure Entertainment’s Feature Film ‘WILD’ which was filmed last year here in Dublin and is currently in post-production.

Barrington is cast in the part of ‘JUDGE KOUGH’ in krown Feature Films feature ‘The Cormack Brothers’ which is being filmed in Loughmore County Tipperary currently. Set in 1858, the film is the true story of the wrongful hanging of The Cormack Brothers for the murder of John Ellis. Alan Brown is directing. Theatre-wise Barrington played Capt. Boyle in ‘JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK’ which ran at Draiocht last month. As part of this year’s CULTURE NIGHT celebrations in September, Barrington performed in the President’s Office in Aras an Uachtarain in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. He played DR. DOUGLAS HYDE, PRESIDENT OF IRELAND (EIRE)1938-45. You can watch Barrington’s showreel here.

Barrington joins the cast of Testimony as the Court Clerk.

 

GILLIAN DALY

Gillian Daly

Gillian Daly

Gillian Daly is a seventeen year old actress from Killenard, Co. Laois. She is a Grade 8 L.A.M.D.A student having received distinctions in all exams to date. She has been on television a number of times including ‘Watch Your Language’ on RTE2 in 2008, the TV3/Hamley’s toy show in 2009, ‘ICE’ on The Den on RTE2 in 2010, and the ‘Rumour Room’ on RTE2 in 2011. She has also been involved in a number of stage productions including Brian Brady’s ‘Annie’ in 2006, Showstoppers Stageschool’s ‘What’s on the Box’ in 2008, ‘Silence of the Prams’ in 2010 and ‘A Fairy Mixed Up Tale’ in 2013, and Coláiste Íosagáin school productions ‘Back to the 80’s’ in 2011 and ‘Crossing the Tracks’, and original production which in choreographed and performed in during Transition Year in 2013, and ‘Believe in the Magic of Christmas’ in the Axis theatre in Ballymun 2014.

Gillian joins the cast of “Testimony” as Gemma O’Neill, the older sister.

 

ELLEN CORCORAN

Ellen Corcoran

Ellen Corcoran

Ellen Corcoran is an award-winning theatre actress trained at The Abbey School of Drama and by teachers like Jorg Andres and Dee Cannon. Most recently, she played Kristina in Seduction of Chaos, a play that won The All Ireland One Act Drama Festival 2014. She also won Best Actress at the Ballinamore Drama Festival 2014 for the part of Nora Clithero in The Plough and the Stars.

Ellen joins the cast of Testimony as The Stenographer.

 

STEPHANIE BEHAN

 

Stephanie Behan

Stephanie Behan

 

Stephanie is a stage and film actress, known for performances in Silent Echoes, The Telephone Exchange, The Mariettas and Once In A While The Odd Thing Happens. She’s currently preparing to play Serena Hickey in T’was the Night Before Xmas, a new play from David Butler, the winner of the Scottish Community Drama Award 2013/14.

Stephanie joins the cast of Testimony as the Neighbour.

 

KAMILA DYDYNA, WRITER / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER / EP

Kamila Dydyna is an actor, writer, and award-winning filmmaker based in Dublin. She graduated from The Gaiety School of Acting, The National Theatre School of Ireland. As an actor, she worked for BBC Radio 4, a number of independent short films, and will next appear in the Irish premiere of “Normal” with Restless Ecstasy theatre company.

As a filmmaker, her debut short film “Testimony” was picked up by RTE, Aer Lingus, and U.S. Shorts HD Network, following a successful global festival run, including a selection for Belfast Film Festival. Her new short, “The Betrayal,” featuring IFTA-winning talent, is currently in post-production.

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Kamila Dydyna

EAMONN TUTTY, PRODUCER – RECKONER PRODUCTIONS

Eamonn Tutty

Eamonn Tutty is a 30 year old award-winning filmmaker. His passion and tenacity to succeed in the film industry have been rewarded on many occasions. His first short film ‘Untitled’ was nominated for three awards at The Underground Cinema Awards for Best Newcoming Director, Best Actor & Best Actress, and it won Best Newcoming Director.

He then wrote his 2nd short film ‘Anna’. The film, which he directed and produced, was featured in a host of festivals domestically including Newry Film Festival, Devour Short Film Festival, Underground Cinema Festival, Underground Cinema Awards, The Waterford Film Festival and Indie Cork, where it was picked by judges Lenny Abrahamson and Ken Loach. Out of 4,000 entries, 48 films were chosen to be part of the inaugural programme. He was also nominated for Best Director and Best Film at The Newry Film Festival and picked up The Audience Choice Award; at The Underground Awards it was nominated for Best Actress and Best Cinematography, and it won Best Cinematography.

He has also co-produced a join production with Damian Byrne from Oracle Pictures of Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven. Directed by Damien Byrne, the film is shot in James Joyce House and The Botanical Gardens.

Recently, he’s also worked as an Assistant Producer with Orion Productions with Producer Sinead O’Riordan on Eleanor McEvoy’s new music video ‘The Thought of You’, directed by Paco Torres, from her brand new album ‘Stuff’.

Eamonn is currently in the middle of prepping his first feature film ‘Expired’, and he has also come onboard Alan Mulligan’s feature film ‘Lead Us Not’ as Assistant Producer once again under Orion Productions and Sinead O’Riordan.

 

CARA BAMFORD, PRODUCER – FOXROCK PRODUCTIONS

Cara Bamford

Cara Bamford

Cara Bamford began producing independent productions in 2007, when she brought out her own instructional fitness series, which has sold worldwide to thousands of happy viewers. Since then, Cara built experience upon her performance background, having appeared in theatre and television from a young age, including Channel 4’s Teachers and BBC’s docu-drama Sugar Dynasty. She is a RADA master’s graduate, with the show she produced and directed as part of her degree being awarded a distinction from the academy.

In 2014, Cara produced and appeared in crime series Feather-Light and Paper-Thin, and is Associate Producer for the indie feature Kaleidoscope Man. Cara is also an experienced Transmedia Producer, aiding many projects with their social media and crowdfunding campaigns, including feature film Mermaid Down and sci-fi series Kosmos, both of which Cara will also be featuring in as an actor in 2015. Alongside these projects, she is currently co-producing her first self-written feature, Virtue, as part of the company FoxRock Productions, founded by Cara in 2013.

 

NIALL MURPHY, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Niall is Managing Editor of Scannain.com, Ireland’s leading independent film website. He also hosts the weekly Scannain podcast, as well as curating GearrScannain, Beochan, and the Irish Film Database.

 

FLORENCIA IRIONDO, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER (U.S.)

Florencia Iriondo

Florencia Iriondo

Florencia is passionate about audiovisual content development in every shape and form and has a deep love for film, music and pop culture.

Flo is Head of Editorial Video at LinkedIn, managing its video strategy and leading the original video production for its social news product. She’s based in New York City and has previously worked as Content Programming Planner at MTV Networks/ Viacom. She’s an avid producer and director and has received her education and training at Universidad Austral and New York Film Academy.

Florencia’s also a singer-songwriter and has released a single, which can be found on Spotify as Who’s Flo.

Originally from Argentina, she’s also lived and worked in New Zealand, Ireland and the US.

 

BRANDON SMITH, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER (AUSTRALIA)

Brandon has a 20+ year career in the media and the entertainment business; starting off as a journalist and travel writer before moving into video games, animation, art visualization and motion capture/special effects.
 
In 2010 Brandon formed Chien Noir Films as a vehicle to create, partner and finance films that challenge perception. This has resulted in three award winning shorts to date, and a feature in production.
 
He is currently writing his first feature ‘My Friend Judy’, produces two weekly radio shows and presents a weekly radio segment airing in Sydney and Brisbane, Australia.
 
Brandon is an active voting member of BAFTA, has served as a judge and mentor with Dare to be Digital and provided advice via Skillset on what industry wants from the digital animation and video games education streams.
 
 
 

ALAN ROGERS, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Alan

Alan Rogers is an Irish filmmaker whose experience includes over 40 productions, ranging from feature films, through shorts, music videos, award-winning web series, documentaries, TV pilots to stage productions. He also writes and directs short films. Alan’s showreel is available here.

 

JAMES FITZGERALD, GAFFER

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James is a 24-year-old award-winning filmmaker. He studied Cinematography at Ballyfermot College of Further Education and National Film School at IADT. He’s recently graduated with a first class honors degree in Film and TV Production. His graduation film, “Skunky Dog”, is currently screened at the festival circuit and winning multiple awards, including the best independent short at the Underground Film Festival and Fingal Film Festival. The film also appeared in addition to the Irish Arts Review magazine (“Top Irish Arts Graduates”) and has just been accepted to PLUS CAMERAIMAGE in Poland, the largest cinematography festival in the world.

Recently, James has been signed to “Rattle”, a new company set up by Ken Wardrop and Andrew Freedman (Antidote/Venom films). It’s a company set on making commercials for TV and the web.

In his spare time he hosts “Shorts” at the Lighthouse Cinema in Dublin. It’s a monthly showcase for up and coming  filmmakers.

 

IAN MCINTYRE, SOUND RECORDIST

Ian is a freelance sound recordist and filmmaker from the West of Ireland. He has headed the sound department on a number of independent feature films and shorts, recently working on projects with RTE and TG4. Currently. Ian is working on a number of film projects and is in the pre-production stage of a state-funded documentary project which he will also produce.

 

CONOR WALSH, MUSIC COMPOSER

Conor is a minimalist piano and electro-acoustic composer from Swinford, Ireland. He began composing as a teenager, writing short piano pieces on an old piano that sits in the reception room of a hundred year old hotel. Inspired by wild Mayo landscapes in the West of Ireland, Conor’s work is dramatically stark yet soothing, melancholy yet hopeful. His compositions draw from a variety of genre’s that span Minimalist to IDM and have been likened to the music of Hauschka, Aphex Twin, Nils Frahm and Philip Glass.

Over the last 6 months, Conor has performed at HWCH, Electric Picnic, Other Voices Dingle. Conor toured Cork with California band ‘Ghost Town Jenny’ and supported Hozier in sold out shows in Waterford, Cork and Limerick. In the last year Conor has also supported The Funeral Suits, le Galaxie and Paul Brady. Conor won the online competition to perform in the IMRO OtherRoom at Other Voices, Derry. He is currently recording an album for release in Spring of 2015.

Conor’s music, described as “meticulously crafted” (Jim Carroll, OTR Irish Times) and “heart-stopping” (Celina Murphy, Hot Press Magazine) has been used in RTÉ television prime time, Radio 1, Tv3 and Rnag documentaries as well as the viral short film ‘Analogue people in a digital age’ from Twopair films.

 

GWEN JEFFARES-HOURIE, COSTUMES & SET DESIGN

Gwen Jeffares-Hourie

Gwen Jeffares-Hourie

Gwen is a costume designer based in Dublin. She specialises in historical costuming but has dabbled in the fine arts of vintage and burlesque too… When not taking long and solitary walks on the beach with her large group of cohorts she can be found overseeing her sweatshop in the Wicklow Mountains where intricate little lovelies of costume are mined. She is a co-founder of StitchesbeCrazy.com

 

STEVEN TULLY, STORYBOARD ARTIST & SCRIPT EDITOR

Steven Tully

Steven is as a freelance script writer/ script editor. He’s written commercials, short films, documentaries and feature films. He’s worked on projects for I.S.P.C.A  and Filmbase, and wrote scripts well received by the BBC, with two of his feature scripts having reached the final stages of the Writers Room submissions program. One of his scripts was recently read and performed by the legendary actor John Hurt.

 

LAURA HORGAN, STILLS PHOTOGRAPHER

Laura is a Dublin based award-winning photographer specialising in production film stills and concert photography. Having worked with festivals such as The Rose of Tralee, Longitude and Electric Picnic. Since being accepted into the BA course for Film & Television Production at the National Film School at IADT, Laura has begun photographing films on a more regular basis with having now shot on over 30 shorts films all over the country.

 

JUSTYNA SENIUTA, PR & MARKETING – POLAND & IRELAND

Justyna Seniuta

Justyna Seniuta

Justyna Seniuta is a marketing professional with over 10 years’ experience and a love of all things digital. She is eternally fascinated by film in all its forms, with a focus on independent cinema. Particularly absorbed by the documentary form, she directed her 5-min debut etude ‘Pyjama Girls – Freedom or Fashion’ in 2008.
 
Justyna has been a video artist for various multimedia and performance projects (including the Fringe Festival and for D-light Studios) and also for corporate marketing communication materials. For several years she was a part of the Polish Internet Television station iTVe, responsible for projects including directing and editing a wide range of live cultural and sport events for Polonia living in Ireland.
 
Justyna loves Dublin, yoga, photography and is constantly looking for a way to combine healthy, holistic living with chocolate.
 
 
 
 
 
AGA GRANDOWICZ, POSTER GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Designer, creator, film-maker, free spirit, colouring outside the lines. Holder of a Masters degree with the highest honours in graphic design and traditional photography from Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland. Grows some of her food. Picture books’ collector. Works only with nice people. Owner of agrand – graphic design studio based in Dublin. Co-founder of Celtana, the first publisher of children’s interactive e-books promoting Irish mythology. www.aga-grandowicz.com


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