The following are examples of the events & stories that I curated & produced under New Notions.
2018, MAR / FILM EVENT + Q&A
‘Brexitannia’ (2017) screening and led a conversation with Director Timothy George Kelly.
2018, FEB / FILM EVENT + Q&A
‘Citizen Jane’ (2016) and discussion with Save Cathedral Quarter Campaign on their work in Belfast.
2017, OCT / NEW NOTIONS ORIGINAL FILM EVENT + ORIGINAL PRODUCTION
‘Boat Builders’ (2017) Funded by Northern Ireland Screen, British Film Institute (Britian on Film), Film Hub NI which I conceived and produced.
2017, OCT / FILM EVENT
‘The Other Kids’ (2016) Partnership with Cinemagic Film Festival.
2017, SEPT / FILM EVENT
‘Free Lunch Society’ (2016). Partnership with Moving Docs and MEDIA Europe.
2017, AUG / FILM EVENT
Ken Loach Double Bill for Cinema Day.
2017, MAR / FILM EVENT
‘The War Game’ (1965) + short film surrounding the controversy.
2017, FEB / FILM EVENT + Q&A
‘Evaporating Borders’ (2015) with a talk by Justin from NICRAS, the only refugee-led organisation working for refugees and asylum seekers entering in Northern Ireland.
2017, JAN / EVENT
Delivery of a Literary Salon at The Book Reseve, event with an illustrated talk about the historical importance of the literary salon.
2017, JAN / FILM EVENT + Q&A
‘The Queen of Ireland’ (2015) + discussion.
2016, DEC / FILM EVENT + Q&A
‘Citizenfour’ (2014) + commissioned writer Una Murphy to write on Northern Irish context of Surveillance. She joined for a Q&A afterwards.
2016, OCT / FILM SERIES
A screening strand of the films that inspired the television series ‘Stranger Things’. Included ET, Stand By Me, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Goonies, Super 8, Halloween.
2016, OCT / FESTIVAL EVENT
Delivery of a Mini Market for Social Saturday, a nationwide celebration of businesses that put people and planet first. Market stalls from 13 social enterprise businesses.
2016, AUG / LIVE PERFORMANCE EVENT
‘From the Sea to the Land Beyond’ with live film score performed by Rodger Montgomery of Belfast Music Club. Supported by British Film Institute.
2016, JUL / WORKSHOP
Creative writing workshop with critically acclaimed author Tony Maculay.
2016, MAY / FILM EVENT + Q&A
‘Black Gold’ (2006) with discussion partners Stop the Traffik, an organisation tackling human traffiking.
2016 / POP UP CINEMA
Founded New Notions a pop-up documentary film screening project. We host powerful real-life stories through film, workshops and conversation. With support from BFI Film Audience Network, Film Hub NI. www.newnotionscinema.com
‘Boat Builders’ (2017) A New Notions Original Film, 90 minutes. Through a unique blend of archive footage, live storytelling and documentary film we brought the experience of working in Belfast's shipyard to life. Funded by Northern Ireland Screen, British Film Institute, Film Hub NI. newnotionscinema.com/boatbuilders
Beautiful Nightmare’ (2014) A three minute documentary telling the story of Olivia O’Brien, an eighteen year old girl who has a burning passion to be a successful singer and dancer. A sufferer of M.E. (severe muscle pain) she is struggling to find the energy to keep it up
‘Mr. Duncan’ (2015)
Death seems to be old Mr. Duncan’s only escape from a lonely and torrid existence, until he rediscovers friendship and the simple pleasures in life with the help of his young neighbour. Format: ARRI Alexa, ProRes -CINEMATOGRAPHER
‘Lily & The Revolution’ (2014) Lily doesn't like the way the world works. A short film about her and her plans to change it. Format: S16mm, colour 200T
Elusive Smile (2014)
A black-comedy film about two sons exploring their attic after the death of their father. Format: 16mm Kodak 500T b&w