#36 | Rioghnach Ní Ghrioghair | Writer/Director/Development Executive

With a BA in Film and TV Production and MA in Screenwriting, Rioghnach Ní Ghrioghair has straddled both sides of the development table for nearly a decade in the Irish TV and Film Industry. Here, she chats to FNI Wrap Chat.

She’s worked with Dublin’s Blinder Films for two years from 2011 as a development assistant before moving on to FAIR CITY in 2013 to write story lines for RTE’s soap opera for a further two years. She contributed to a wealth of stories for the show, including their 25th anniversary plots.

She started working for Samson Films (ONCE, THE SEA) in 2015 and their sister company Accomplice Television as their Development Executive and works part time on their extensive slate of film and television projects. Upcoming Samson films she has worked on include Viko Nicki’s CELLAR DOOR and Carmel Winters’ FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY, both funded by the Irish Film Board.

Along with Samson, she continues to work freelance as a script editor and development producer for other companies in Ireland and the UK.

She is also a writer/director,  her sci-fi short NEON which screened at the Galway Film Fleadh 2017 entitled NEON and was funded by Screen Ireland (Irish Film Board).

Rioghnach is currently working on two features, a feature version of NEON and a horror siege thriller, THE HIVE.

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