#45 | Ian Hunt Duffy | Director/Producer

On the very first Episode of FNI Wrap Chat of 2019 on the HeadStuff Podcast Network is Director and Producer at Failsafe Films Ian Hunt Duffy.

Ian’s first love is genre cinema and he strives to make movies that will grip an audience and keep them guessing. Having graduated from The National Film School in Ireland Ian established Failsafe Films in Dublin, producing the IFTA Nominated and Academy Award longlisted ‘Love is a Sting’ in 2015, written by Academy Award winner Benjamin Cleary. Ian’s short film ‘Gridlock’ has won 48 awards to date, including Best Director at the Savannah International Film Festival, Best International Short Film at DC Shorts, and a Young Director Award (YDA) in Cannes. Ian has also been nominated for this years Virgin Media Dublin Film Festival Discovery Award 2019.



In 2018, Ian took part in the prestigious Berlinale Talents in Germany as a director, being the only Irish filmmaker chosen amongst 250 candidates from 81 countries. Since then, Ian has successfully received funding from Screen Ireland for his two latest projects- his new short film ‘Low Tide’, and development funding for his debut feature film ‘Double Blind’.

Director’s Selected Filmography: Double Blind – Director (In Development) Low Tide – Director (2018) Gridlock – Director (2016) Love is a Sting – Producer (2015)

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