#70 | Ciaran Cassidy | Writer/Director (Jihad Jane)

Joining us this week on FNI Wrap Chat is Writer/Director, Ciaran Cassidy.
Ciaran’s debut feature documentary “Jihad Jane” screened at this years Galway Film Fleadh and was supported by Screen Ireland.

Ciaran’s first feature screenplay, THE DOMESTIQUE, is in development with Blinder Films and Screen Ireland.

His short, THE LAST DAYS OF PETER BERGMANN, premiered at Sundance and is the winner of an IFTA for Best Irish Short Film, the Stranger than Fiction audience award, the Nashville Film Festival Jury Award, the Melbourne International Film Festival and Milwaukee Film Festival Short Documentary Award and the Camden Film Festival Non-Fiction Award.

His previous short film COLLABORATION HORIZONTALE premiered at Telluride and won an award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

His radio documentary, ‘The Runners’ on a child who escaped from an Irish industrial school and the man who helped him escape was the winner in Berlin of the 2010 ‘Prix Europa’. Other radio documentaries, including ‘The Diary of Leanne Wolfe’, ‘The Ballad of Patrick Folan’ and the original incantation of ‘Jihad Jane’ have won of the Premios Ondas for Best International Radio Programme and the Third Coast Radio Impact Award. He is a winner of five Gold Medals at New York Radio Festivals. His work has been broadcast on NPR, AEON, RTE and ABC.