Sea Fever hits iTunes American Top 5

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Sea Fever has come in at Number 5 in the overall US iTunes film charts this week, and currently holds the Number 1 spot for indie and sci-fi films.

“Always know the budget”: Neasa discusses her work on the Filmmakers’ Podcast

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Neasa talks to Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir about her creative work in this popular podcast.  She discusses her process of writing, her commitment to cinematic storytelling, and the fun of…

Neasa’s a Filmmaker To Watch at Sydney International Film Festival

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Sea Fever is one of ten European films selected for Sydney International Film Festival 2020. Screen International reports that Sea Fever is an experiment in fusing a Brechtian arthouse feel with a…

Sea Fever opens in cinemas

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Sea Fever opens in theatres and on VoD across the US April 10th 2020.  The film is distributed by Dust, the sci-fi imprint of Gunpowder & Sky. Tickets available here…

Sea Fever opens Discovery strand at the Toronto International Film Festival

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Neasa's new sci-fi thriller Sea Fever opened the Discovery strand at TIFF 2019. The film sees solitary marine biology student Siobhán endure a week on a ragged fishing trawler, where…

Irish Independent Feature

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Neasa Hardiman is one of the go-to directors in the modern golden age of television. Read more here

Sea Fever win at Cannes Marché du Film

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Neasa’s screenplay Sea Fever has won the inaugural Frontières Digital Postproduction Prize at the Cannes Film Festival Marché du Film. The win comes with a budget of $150,000 for  post-production services. The script for Sea…

BAFTA Win

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Neasa has been awarded the BAFTA for Best Series with Happy Valley. Read more here.

Talking direction

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Neasa is on national public radio discussing her career, and how directing is all about creativity and trust. Listen here.

Best Director IFTA Win and Nomination

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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…

Z: The Beginning of Everything

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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…

Neasa talks screen drama on RTÉ radio

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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.

IFTA Winner 2016

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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.

Talking movies with Ryan Tubridy

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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…

Happy Valley

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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…

Shortlisted for the Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting

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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

Changing the Film Landscape

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Neasa’s giving the Hist lecture at Trinity College, discussing how we might increase diversity on screen and behind the camera.

Creative Europe selects 2 Hardiman scripts

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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…

Fordian Inspiration

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Neasa takes the podium in conversation with fellow directors Whit Stillman and Ben Wheatley to discuss their favourite John Ford films.

‘Sea Fever’ at Frontières

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Neasa’s award-winning feature screenplay Sea Fever will be showcased as one of twelve best projects from across the globe at Frontières International Co-Production Market in Brussels next April. http://frontieresmarket.com/upcoming/brussels14/

National Cinema

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On April 28th Neasa will talk about making Irish films and National Cinema at the Irish Film Institute, as part of a Conference to mark twenty years of the Irish Film Board.

Neasa’s feature screenplay Sea Fever wins at London Film Awards.

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BAFTA Nominee 2012

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Neasa Hardiman has been nominated for Best Youth Drama in the 2012 BAFTA TV Awards for her Direction of drama “Jody Jackson”. Neasa was awarded the Best Youth Drama BAFTA…