Neasa is on national public radio discussing her career, and how directing is all about creativity and trust. Listen here.
Neasa was awarded the Best Director IFTA last year, and has just been nominated again in the same category at the Irish Film and Television Academy Awards 2017, for Z: The Beginning of Everything.
Here’s the trailer for Z, the brand new drama Neasa directed with Killer Films for Amazon. Starring Christina Ricci, the drama explores the extraordinary true story of Zelda Sayre and her husband, F. Scott Fitzgerald, as they invent themselves and destroy each other amid the glitz and glamour of Manhattan in 1920.
Neasa’s on RTÉ Radio’s Inside Culture, discussing her feature project on writer Maeve Brennan, as well as new national initiative Big Stories on the Small Screen.
Neasa has been awarded Best Drama Director at the Irish Film and Television Awards 2016. The Awards were held in Dublin on Saturday 9th of April.
Neasa chats about her work and ideas in an interview with Ryan Tubridy on RTÉ Radio One. Happy Valley’s themes of nature versus nurture come up, as well as what it’s like bringing authentic police practice to the screen. In addition, Neasa talks about her new project on New Yorker writer, wit and wayfarer Maeve Brennan. Listen to it here.
Neasa has just completed work on the second season of gritty BAFTA-winning murder drama Happy Valley. The serial is available for UK viewers here. US viewers will find it on Netflix, and in Ireland it can be viewed here.
Neasa’s screenplay Sea Fever has just been short-listed for the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting. http://www.oscars.org/nicholl
Neasa’s giving the Hist lecture at Trinity College, discussing how we might increase diversity on screen and behind the camera.
Neasa’s feature screenplays Sea Fever (Fantastic Films) and Breakfast at the New Yorker (Deadpan Pictures) have both been awarded development support by Creative Europe, forming two of six Irish films to win support.