"Do you ever fell like you're walking beside life not in it? Like you've wandered out of existence?"


I mean you carry stuff with you. Don't you? People, the past, maybe even the future."




Robert Manson (1985) is a writer / director based in Wicklow; Ireland & Leipzig; Germany. He is an NFS/IADT graduate (2008) & founder of Ballyrogan Films (2015). LOST IN THE LIVING, his debut feature film, premiered at the ACHTUNG BERLIN film festival (2015) where it was awarded the BEST DIRECTOR prize. This film was developed through Creative Europe Media's ENGAGE scheme and screened at 15 + festivals including the 60th Cork film festival & 34th International Film Festival of Uruguay. The film was released theatrically by UCM.ONE (2018) in Germany & Spain and on VOD (2019 - Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Google play) Robert's second feature length film HOLY ISLAND is an Authored Works film funded by the Art Council of Ireland and will soon begin it's festival journey.

Claire is a producer based in Dublin. She is an alumnus of the Rotterdam Film Lab 2020 and graduate of Trinity College Dublin. Her first feature film HOLY ISLAND, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, has recently completed post production. She has produced several shorts for Screen Ireland that have travelled worldwide including TOO SLOW, AN ENCOUNTER, BREAK US and PROCESSION. She has also produced a short film for Creative Europe/Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council called, DON'T GO WHERE I CAN'T FIND YOU. She has worked in Samson Films as Production Executive on films that have premiered at TIFF, BFI London FF and Edinburgh FF; FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY, ROSE PLAYS JULIE, WILDFIRE and END OF SENTENCE.