Laura Ní Cheallaig
Laura is a Commissioning Editor with TG4, the Irish language public service broadcaster. She is an experienced and award-winning television producer and director having worked in the industry for over 15 years. In addition to her broadcast work, Laura has lectured and mentored media students in DCU and worked as communications and media consultant for organisations in the arts, media & Irish language spheres.
Director of Photography ISC (President Irish Society of Cinematographers 2012)
Bio: Ciaran has been working as A Director of Photography in the Television and Film Industry for twenty years, shooting on 35mm, 16mm, Hi Def, Digi Beta, DV and mobile phone. He has worked in many countries around the world shooting for RTE, BBC, ITV, Paramount USA, HBO, Hallmark, Granada TV. He has been nominated twice for an Irish Television and Film awards for his cinematography.
Creative Director – Treehouse Republic
Bio: Stephen Fagan started in animation in 1996 and has continued to work in the creative space ever since. In 2010 after working in a variety of different roles Stephen along with his partners established Treehouse Republic. Over the past 5 years Treehouse Republic has grown as a producer of animation production services and developer of its own entertainment brands focusing entirely on action comedy content for boys. In 2015 Treehouse Republic was selected as one of the Top 25 up and coming animation studios in the world by Animation World Magazine and continues to grow internationally.
Very much a big picture thinker Stephen balances out his creative side with a passion for business and strategic thinking. Having a clear view from both perspectives gives Stephen a unique look on animation and the Creative industries.
Stephen is very passionate about encouraging others to find worthwhile work by finding their niche and spends a lot of his spare time mentoring others move into their preferred space.