Alex Fegan nominated for IFTA Rising Star Award

We’re delighted to announce that Atom Films director Alex Fegan (Older Than Ireland) has been nominated for the Rising Star Award at the IFTA’s along side three other incredible talented people: Rebecca Daly (Mammal), Stephen Fingleton (The Survivalist) and Barry Ward (Jimmy Hall).

We’re extremely grateful to The Irish Film Board and to the Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) for this recognition. We’re also grateful to all those who have supported us, especially our family, production team and last but not least the centenarians and publicans of Ireland.

See below an extract from the IFTA press release:

Previous recipients of the Rising Star Award include Saoirse Ronan, Michael Fassbender, Tomm Moore, Domhnall Gleeson, John Michael McDonagh, Gerard Barrett, Jamie Dornan and Sarah Greene, all of whom have went on to garner recognition and accolades both in Ireland and internationally. Both Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn) and Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs) have received Oscar and IFTA nominations in 2016, while Domhnall Gleeson (Brooklyn, Ex Machina) and Sarah Greene (Rebellion, Penny Dreadful) are eminent dual IFTA nominees this year. Tomm Moore’s animated feature Song of the Sea was nominated for an Oscar in 2015 and won the IFTA for Best Film while filmmakers John Michael McDonagh (War on Everyone) and Gerard Barrett (Brain on Fire) as well as actor Jamie Dornan (Anthropoid, Jadotville) have major international films due for release in 2016.

Áine Moriarty, Chief Executive of the Irish Film and Television Academy said: “This important Award showcases four superb Irish talents who have proved themselves to be world class professionals in their fields and leading Irish creative professionals to spearhead and continue Ireland’s golden era of filmmaking into the future.  IFTA is proud to showcase Ireland’s Rising Stars and acknowledges the partnership with the Irish Film Board across this Award supporting new Irish industry talent.”
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