Bodecii Film, WFT (Women in Film & TV) & Screen Wexford invite you to a public table read, showcasing selected scenes from all eight of the Wexford Screen Writer’s Anthology Series, Menapia, and an industry Panel discussion, Filmmaking from Beyond the Pale.

Wexford Screen Writers Academy is a Bodecii Film, Screen Wexford and Wexford County Council initiative funded by Creative Ireland which supports eight Wexford-based screenwriters in professional script development for a new commercial Anthology Series, titled Menapia. This event involves a public table read, showcasing selected scenes from all eight of the Wexford Screen Writer’s Anthology Series.

An industry Panel Discussion discussion Filmmaking from Beyond the Pale, will take place before the reading which is organised by WFT ( Women in Film & TV ) Ireland, Screen Wexford and funded by BAI (Broadcasting Authority of Ireland). The Panel will feature Co-Founder and Producer of Tara Studios, Ivan Dunleavy, guest speakers from TG4, Cartoon Saloon and more who have been successfully producing film, TV, documentary and animation for the past number of years.

This will be a Hybrid event held and streamed from the National Opera House followed by a networking reception.

About Wexford Screen Writer’s Anthology Series

Menapia is an ambitious three phase TV production that combines training, career opportunities and employment for emerging regional creative talent and crew.

In phase one in 2021 which was funded by Creative Ireland,  twelve new Wexford writers were selected for the inaugural Wexford Screenwriter’s Academy to create 12 original scripts for television broadcast through the unique Wexford Writers Scripting for Broadcast Academy programme. Building on the success of Phase One of the project, eight writers and their scripts from the original twelve were selected to move into Phase Two: professional script development for a commercial Anthology Series, titled Menapia. These eight writers have been professionally engaged to work with industry experts and series producers from their original screenplays – 8 uniquely dark and different tales firmly rooted in their hometown.




Margaret lives for the ‘inside smile’ of writing. A freelance journalist for 35 years she also works part-time as a press officer and magazine editor and has had poetry and short stories published and one-act plays staged.

From Tinahely in County Wicklow she lives on a farm in south Wexford where, as a writer, her instinct is always to give voice to those who don’t have one. Her first book Restless Spirit:The Story of Rose Quinn dealt with the asylum era in Ireland, her first novel Deny Me Not was about hidden children and the novel that she has just completed – a gripping rural mystery – is part homage to her home landscape of south Wicklow. As a journalist she has worked principally for the Irish Farmers Journal. 

Writing for radio is a definite love of hers also and her essays have been broadcast on RTE 1’s Sunday Miscellany programme and included in two of its anthologies. She is an Ireland’s Own short story competition winner and was a finalist in RTE’s PJ O’Connor radio drama awards twice. She has also worked for South East Radio in Wexford as presenter, current affairs researcher and producer and was involved, for many years, with Wexford Arts Centre Theatre Group (WACTC).

Her documentary Forgotten People received funding and commendation from the BAI in 2000 and RTE Television made a documentary related to her first book for their Flesh & Blood series.

She enjoys the discipline of memoir writing, the humour and soul food of open mic performance and storytelling nights and has published a collection of poetry inspired by those experiences entitled Freewheeling Up The Hill. 

She reached the shortlist in a Write By The Sea Festival competition in 2022 but her concentration at present is on developing her screenwriting skills.


My lifelong love of cinema and continuous passion for writing led me to undertake a degree in Film and TV Production at Dun Laoghaire’s Institute of Art, Design and Technology. In my final year, I chose to major in Screenwriting, where I completed my first feature-length script. Since completing my degree, I was able to partake in Screen Wexford’s Scriptwriting for Broadcast Academy to further my skills. I have since been published in Wexford Women Writing Undercover magazine, and currently work as Script Assistant Editor for Fair City. 


Christian O’Connor is a Wexford-based writer that is passionate about telling stories – if he’s not dreaming up a new idea or story to explore, he’s not happy. His work often explores what happens when ordinary people are pulled into extraordinary situations with a view to subverting typical genre expectations.

Writing and the creative expression that comes with it has been a hugely fulfilling part of his life for many years. Originally this desire to tell stories manifested itself as short prose which he achieved some success with when he was published in the ‘Young Emerging Writer’s and Artists’ magazine when he was sixteen. 

As film was his first love though, he turned his attention to screenplays and has worked to develop it through various courses, collaborations and projects throughout the years. His screenplay ‘Kings’ finished as an Official Finalist in the 2018 Barcelona International Film Festival. Most recently, Christian was accepted on to the Wexford Writers Scripting for Broadcast Academy facilitated by Screen Wexford with Wexford County Council and mentored by Paul Walker and Laura Day. As part of this Academy he and seven other writers have been commissioned to write their standalone TV scripts as part of an overall anthology series. 


Emma is a writer based in Wexford. Following a degree in Communications from DCU, Emma has worked in the digital sector for twenty years. In her spare time, she writes children’s books and scripts. Her first book, a comedy for pre-teens, was published in 2018 with Little Island Books. She’s recently completed her second book and is now onto writing her third, all comedies. 

Emma renewed her interest in screenwriting in recent years. She was shortlisted with a co-writer for RTE’s Storyland in 2019 and had a children’s drama proposal shortlisted for Torino Lab 2019. She took part in the Nostos Screenwriting Retreat in Tuscany, Italy in the summer of 2019. The pilot script that she worked on during this retreat, a children’s comedy drama, was recently optioned with an Irish production company. 

She is currently also trying her hand at writing a video game.


Roberto Forte is an experienced videographer, film maker and writer based in County Wexford but works across Ireland and internationally.  Roberto created Robot Wasp Media, a small production company in 2018 and since then has been engaged to create video content for companies such as Sports Ireland, Celtic Woman, The HSE and Riverdance.  He is highly accomplished in all aspects of the pre-production, production and post-production parts of the film production process.   He graduated from DBS college with a diploma in marketing and advertising in 1996, and  recieved a Higher Diploma in Digital Media Design in 2018 from Carlow IT.  He is a screen Ireland supported scriptwriter and has also written, produced and directed several short films for himself and local award winning filmmakers. 


The majority of my Max’s life has been split into two halves; a childhood largely spent abroad in Africa, and the latter half spent in Ireland, where he has been based out of Wexford. 

Whilst relatively new to the Industry from a career perspective, film, writing and storytelling have all been a central part of his life for as long as he can remember.

Two years ago a global pandemic happened and he found himself in a similar position to many… asking himself “what is it i’ve always wanted to do but haven’t had the time”. The answer was to write a screenplay. 

Subsequently, one such script was used as his application to the inaugural Screen Broadcast Academy, his acceptance to which he views as the first of many falling dominoes that brought him to the present. Since that time, he has written an original script – scheduled for production – under the tutelage of Paul Walker, in association with The Academy, and also had two short films he wrote featured at the Rathmullen Film Festival 2022. 

He is hopeful this is only the beginning… In the meantime, he hope those dominoes keep falling…


Conor Martin, from Wexford, 36 years of age, aspires to be a filmmaker with a keen interest in writing original material. Graduated from Aberystwyth University, Wales, back in 2010. A degree was achieved in Film and TV. Returned home and had a working relationship with Highwind Media. Worked on several of their corporate projects in the lighting and camera department. He has written and directed two hip-hop videos for Irish rap artist Rob Kelly, the first one in 2015, Jack the Ripper II and most recently in 2018, Crimey. The former mentioned featured on a rap documentary, ‘The Origins of Irish Hip Hop’, which was produced by Red Bull and aired on RTE Television and Red Bull media platforms, this coupled with a string of unproduced short films written. 

In 2016, he was selected for the Wexford County Council Writer’s Development Scheme headed by Irish filmmaker Laura Way (Red Rock, Eastenders, Blood & The Holiday) and tutored by Irish screenwriter Eugene O’ Brien (Pure Mule, Red 

Rock, and Black ’47). In 2020, he was selected to take part in a masterclass workshop with Irish filmmaker, Dearbhla Walsh (Shameless, Netflix’s The Punisher, Fargo, Penny Dreadful, The Tudors). And then in 2021, he was selected to take part in the first Wexford Writers Scripting for Broadcast Academy, which saw Irish writer Paul Walker (Red Rock, Eastenders, Call the Midwife, Professionals) mentor local writers along with Irish Producer Fiona Kinsella (Jumper Productions) and Irish filmmaker Laura Way. He is currently working on a feature story with Irish writer/director Ian Power (The Clinic, The Runaway, The Guarantee, Roy, The Tattoo). The love of film for Conor took over in the mid nineties when he was treated to an array of genre films and from such an early age, from there on in imagination took over. It was terminal. 


A practitioner of professional Children’s Theatre for more than 20 years, in recent times Abigail has taken over the reigns as Creative Director at Red Moon Creative Arts Theatre – ‘explorers of the imagination’, following in the footsteps of Red Moon Founders, Irene and Michael Way, and devising, writing, producing and performing-in touring original Theatre-in-Education comedy-dramas and programmes as well as delivering Educational Drama classes, creative arts workshops and camps, children’s entertainment activities and specially commissioned theatre pieces within the Primary Education system.

A staunch advocate for the extension of childhood through the arts and the opening out of the creative arts to young people who may not traditionally have an opportunity to experience or express in an accepting and encouraging context, Abigail is heartened to see drama practices and methodologies becoming more mainstream in the Irish education system, to the great benefit of many children throughout the country.

Abigail’s background in children’s theatre and roots in country life, not to mention countless hours enveloped in the wonders of her parent’s inspired ‘Theatre Workshop’, (a busy and valued hub of theatrical and artistic innovation in Wexford Town for many years), continues to inform her writing, be it for stage or screen, for young people or an adult audience.

Drawing on the notion of ‘everyday magic’, a concept she was fortunate enough to experience often in the ever-transforming theatre spaces and endlessly intriguing wardrobe department of that determinative creative environment, she is compelled to capture the essence of an ilk of subtle (yet impactful) magic in her work, aiming to evoke nostalgia, raise a fleeting memory, foster an unexpected emotional connection, conjure a glimpse of some long-forgotten dream.

Moving into screenwriting for a more mature audience is a most welcome stride forward into new and stimulating realms of creative challenge.

Date: 13th November 2022

Time: 10AM-5pm  

Location: Artspace, Creative Hub, Wexford town

Cost: This workshop is Free – Please register to attend 

Contact email:


Screen Wexford are excited to work with the team at The Frederick Douglass Civil Rights Festival Wexford to support the Activist Media Lab. To all budding film journalists/activists, this one-day workshop will help you learn to structure your script, shoot your scene, shape your edit and champion your cause with the smartphone in your pocket and in the words of Frederick Douglass ‘Agitate, Agitate, Agitate’

The Frederick Douglass Civil Rights Festival Wexford are running a Activist Media Lab to give a platform to Wexford’s activists. 

We want to help write and produce a short film and think about those people who are marginalised and need their civil rights to be recognised.

Over the course of the one-day workshop, we will create, write and perform a collective film that will be shown at The Frederick Douglass Civil Rights Festival Wexford. This will involve scripting and delivering multiple pieces to the camera related to areas that you are passionate.

This workshop will be supported by Screen Wexford and run by Wexford filmmaker Therese Dalton who facilitates a range of video-based educational training including the Wexford Youth Film programme. Therese will walk participants through the fundamentals of filmmaking and the editing process to create engaging short films. 

All the footage created on the day will be then edited and presented at the 2022 The Frederick Douglass Civil Rights Festival Wexford on the 25th November  7-9pm in the Wexford Arts Centre.


The Frederick Douglass Civil Rights Festival Wexford values are: 

We are seeking young creative activists who wish to be a part of this journey and use their voice to speak about issues that are important to them.

Background info about Frederick Douglass

Runaway slave and American campaigner against slavery, Frederick Douglass visited the Assembly Rooms (now the Wexford Arts Centre) in October 1845 and spoke for 2 nights. The people who heard him were excited by his articulate oratory and the passion he had for his cause. 

Douglass was just 27 when he came to Ireland for just 4 months – he met Daniel O’Connell on his arrival in Dublin and was invited to speak at the end of one of his events. Both men were seriously impressed with each other and became friends for life. Douglass was given the nickname ‘The Black O’Connell’ Douglass said that O’Connell had changed him from a single issue campaigner to one who advocated for civil rights for everyone everywhere. He was ahead of his time in supporting advocates for women’s rights. He only visited Ireland again once many years later but was still shocked by the poverty. 

He wrote prolifically and founded a newspaper. He was an adviser to Abraham Lincoln and saw the abolition of slavery in 1865. He married twice – his second wife was white. While he was in Ireland Quakers in the UK purchased his freedom as he had arrived with a bounty on his head. Until his death in 1887 he was politically active and his last advice to a young activist was Agitate, agitate, agitate.

One-Day Workshop in Costume Design and Management for TV & Film

Friday 18th November 2022
10AM- 4:30PM 
Wexford Opera House

Free: Apply here for workshop 

Screen Wexford are delighted to present a One-Day Workshop in Costume Design and Management for TV & Film that has been developed by industry professionals for those interested in getting involved in TV, Film or Theatre Costume Design.
This workshop is suitable for those already active in areas of drama or performance, with or without a fashion background and wanting to learn more about all aspects of costume for performance.

Workshop’s Aim:

This one day course will be run by Wexford resident Inez Nordell. Inez has designed costumes for upwards of seventy projects for theatre, film & television including contemporary & period drama & light entertainment in Ireland and the U.K. Her work has taken her to Europe, Africa & the US and has seen her offer Industry training and mentoring of Costume and Fashion students on work experience placements at Granada Television and on various independent productions for the B.B.C. and Channel 4.


Screen Wexford will supply as many materials as possible on the day but if you have access to them please bring the following:

This course is aimed at new entrants and trainee crew who want to work or are working in the camera department of the Film & TV Drama industry. There are a maximum of 15 spaces.

Apply online before November 11th

Contact for any queries:

Screen Wexford is proud to announce successful applicants for the New Voices 2022 Short Film Award in Drama, Documentary and Animation. The fund is an initiative of Wexford County Council’s Arts Office in conjunction with Screen Wexford.

The aim of the New Voices 2022 bursary is to provide funding and to give support to emerging filmmakers. Three teams have been selected and will receive production finance, equipment support from Film Equipment Hire and professional mentors to support the filmmakers throughout the production process.

The three projects to make it through to final selection are:

These projects were selected by our industry judges Laura Way and Conor Morrissey. Speaking about the process Laura Way said “We had an interesting selection of submissions this year and as judges, we sought to find projects that embodied the essence of the New Voices idea. I believe that the films that we have selected will give an opportunity to showcase work from new filmmakers and with the support of Screen Wexford they will have an opportunity to create exciting projects.” 

Speaking about the three successful teams and their upcoming films, Screen Wexford’s coordinator Al Butler said that “We are very thankful to the Wexford Arts Department for supporting this bursary. It’s a great opportunity for filmmakers to be supported in this way. The projects that have been selected are representative of the core objectives of New Voices. We had an excellent number of applications for the Bursary this year with some very strong projects in the mix. We would like to thank everyone that applied and took the time to be a part of the process. We are really excited to work with the selected filmmakers and to help them tell their stories.”

Screen Wexford is committed to providing training, funding opportunities and mentorships for new and emerging filmmakers as well as growing a diverse regional pool of creative talent and crew. The aim is to provide opportunities within the industry, to nurture a diverse range of talent from all backgrounds and to an inclusive and evolving screen industries workforce.

Date: 29th October 2022

Time: 10AM-5pm  

Location: St. Michael’s Theatre – Centre for the Arts, New Ross, Co. Wexford.

Cost: This workshop is FreePlease register to attend 

This workshop is full. Please email to be added to the waiting list.

Screen Wexford and Wexford filmmaker Therese Dalton will present a one-day Introduction to Video workshop. This workshop is a 101 introduction to learning the basics of video production. It will aim to give you an understanding of the basics of video production including pre-production, production and post-production.

The world of video production can seem a little overwhelming at first, but our workshop will help you to become familiar with the world of video production can seem a little overwhelming at first, but our workshop will help you to become familiar with the three main stages involved in creating video content. Whether you are creating a short film, documentary or promotional video for your business. Most videos follow the same steps and our goal will be to give you an understanding of how to create videos of your own using traditional tools such as a camera and laptop or your smartphone.h the three main stages involved in creating video content.

Whether you are creating a short film, documentary or promotional video for your business. Most videos follow the same steps and our goal will be to give you an understanding of how to create videos of your own using traditional tools such as a camera and laptop or your smartphone.

We will cover:

Over the course of our Introduction to Video workshop, we will give you an overview of each of these stages helping you understand how to approach creating videos of your own. This workshop will be run by Wexford filmmaker Therese Dalton who facilitates a range of video-based educational training including the Wexford Youth Film programme. Therese will walk participants through the fundamentals of filmmaking and the editing process to create engaging short films.

Screen Wexford is an initiative of Wexford County Council’s Arts and Economic Development departments, the aim of which is to support the development of the ever-growing Film and AV sector.

Screen Wexford is committed to providing training, funding opportunities and mentorships for new and emerging filmmakers as well as growing a diverse regional pool of creative talent and crew. The aim is to provide opportunities within the industry for those who at present may feel precluded from a career within the sector and to nurture a diverse range of talent from all backgrounds and an inclusive and evolving screen industries workforce.

This workshop is Free – Please register to attend 


Saturday 20th August 2022
11 AM- 4pm 
Gorey School of Art

This course will run over one day on Saturday, 20th August 2022 from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

Screen Wexford are proud to present this unique opportunity to get a hands-on practical experience with super 16mm film and cameras. This workshop will give you an opportunity to practice loading/unloading, exposure, shooting film, post-production workflows and using different film stocks in Arriflex and Bolex cameras.

Course Content

This workshop will be delivered by JP Quill. JP has experience working across the camera department; working on drama features, shorts, documentaries, TV, music videos, commercials, branded content, corporate video, and art films in both Ireland and internationally.

This course is aimed at new entrants and trainee crew who want to work or are working in the camera department of the Film & TV Drama industry. There are a maximum of 15 spaces.

Apply online before Tuesday 16th of August

For technical difficulties with the online system please email

Selection for the workshop will be based on the quality of application and industry experience relevant to the course. 

Margaret ‘Peggy’ Walsh

Born in 1922, Margaret ‘Peggy’ Walsh was an amateur filmmaker who observed and documented her life and times in Co. Wexford and further afield in the 1950s and 60s. She also found time to be a housewife and mother to nine children. 

Before her death in Dec 2021, her film legacy was discovered in the form of a rich archive of beautiful Kodachrome films of subjects ranging from Irish rural life to John F. Kennedy’s historic visit to Wexford in 1963, just five months before his assassination. This footage now resides with the Kennedy Book and Research Archive in New Ross.

Although Peggy Walsh exercised her creativity in many ways – including painting and architectural drawing – it is her filmmaking talent and craft that we now honour. 

Screen Wexford is proud to announce the Peggy Walsh Award for Female Camera Talent. 

This mentorship programme is aimed at supporting female cinematographers and camera operators by arranging a key mentor from the Irish film and television industry to advise on professional career advancement through development of technical and creative skills over a period of six months. This programme will run for three years and is open to Wexford based female camera talent or those who are originally from the county.

The total value of the award is €4000.

The successful applicant will be chosen by Wexford native Jessica Drum – camera op and Chief Executive of the Screen Guilds of Ireland. The Irish Society of Cinematographers will be involved in recruiting the Cinematographer who will provide mentorship, with the mentor receiving a fee of €1000 to cover their time. The mentee will receive a bursary of €2000 to support the making of work during the mentorship. They will also receive €1,000 in support from 24-7 Drama kit rental company as well as a sponsored annual membership with Women in Film & Television Ireland who promote greater representation of women on screen and behind the camera.


To apply for the Peggy Walsh Award for Female Camera Talent,

– A short bio

– 1-3 min showreel

– Outline of personal objectives and what you hope to achieve from the mentorship (max 300 words).

Deadline: 22 February 2022


Screen Wexford is committed to developing a workforce in the field of Immersive Technologies. Since our inception late 2020, we have been exploring Virtual Production and Virtual Reality through research, interviews with industry professionals and training (experimentation with 360 cameras and game engines). We feel it is an important component of Ireland’s development in the entertainment industries and are taking steps to future proof the region for advances in technology in this area. 

In the coming months, we will deliver a series of online masterclasses and immersive labs in the field of VR & Virtual Production. These online events will be available to current practitioners, new entrants and training graduates. Primarily promoted to Wexford-based stakeholders, places will also be made available to the wider film sector in Ireland. 

Check out our our Immersive page for further details on this programme.

Screen Wexford is running an exciting new training programme in the field of film archive this autumn in collaboration with Make Film History and supported by Screen Skills Ireland. 

Archive film can inspire new original stories: a personal tale about your own life; a film about a childhood memory or a chance conversation. Any subject that excites you could be the jumping-off point for an archive-based short film. 

This is a wonderful opportunity for ambitious early stage career filmmakers and artists working with the moving image across Wexford to engage imaginatively with the enormous untapped potential of archive film, and to learn to integrate it into their films, with the help of mentoring workshops. 

Mentored and guided by leading international names, 12 aspiring filmmakers will have the unique opportunity to work with remarkable footage from celebrated Irish and UK film archives that include the BBC, the IFI, NI Screen and the BFI through the Make Film History Workshop. 

The workshop element will run over two weekends – 9th, 10th & 16th October and will be led by Irina Maldea and Brendan Culleton of Akajava Films with guest speaker Dónal Foreman, all of whom work with archives in their artistic practice. The mentors will help the workshop participants to develop their filmmaking skills through working on a new archive-inspired piece, which will be presented at a special screening event late 2021. 


Click here or copy and paste the following link into your browser:

Please include:

– a brief bio noting any previous production experience

– a short response (no more than 300 words) to one of the films listed on the Make Film History website, suggesting how you might creatively respond to it. 

– if you wish to send samples of previous work, in any medium, you may do so, but this is absolutely not a requirement. 

We would like to have an indication of how your voice, style and vision can offer a fresh and original perspective on your chosen film and theme. 

Please note that this call for proposals is not intended for experienced filmmakers. 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sunday 3rd October 2021 @ 5pm. 

Successful applicants will be notified by Monday 4th October @ 5pm.

This workshop is funded by Screen Skills Ireland, Wexford County Council & Make Film History and is free to participants. 

Make Film History is funded by UKRI-AHRC and the Irish Research Council under the ‘UK-Ireland Collaboration in the Digital Humanities Networking Call.’ 

Screen Wexford has joined forces with award-winning Shooter-Director Barry Donnellan to deliver a new mentoring programme in the area of Broadcast TV. Donnellan, who works mainly in TV documentary, creating content for RTE, TG4, Virgin, BBC, Discovery, UTV, and a range of international production companies, will support two Wexford shooter-directors to develop their practice as filmmakers and also create pathways to work in the Irish TV industry.

This will be targeted at those with some experience so consideration will be given to those that have an existing body of work, the number of years of work and credits. This particular partnership is not for new entrants. It is anticipated that mentoring partnerships will last between three and six months.

This initiative is part of Screen Wexford’s Skills Strategy and is supported by Wexford County Council. It is hoped that this inaugural programme will be an ongoing initiative that will take on more mentees over time. It will be targeted at mentees from under-represented groups who are already experienced in cinematography or camera operating.

Application Process: Please note that mentorships have been filled for 2021. Selected filmmakers to be announced.


Screen Wexford is excited to announce an upcoming workshop for Wexford based filmmakers with renowned film & TV editor Tony Kearns. Tony is a highly experienced, BAFTA nominated, film editor who has worked on music videos, TV commercials, short films, feature films and TV drama. His most notable recent work has been the interactive Black Mirror film Bandersnatch and episodes 1 to 4 of the second series of The End Of The F***ing World. He also edited Wexford feature film ‘The Lodgers’. 

Tony is based in Ireland and works internationally. He edits on Premiere Pro and Avid.

Workshop Outline

– Overview of Tony’s experience and insights in editing drama for film and TV

– Break down the edit process

– How to effectively start a project

– Assembling and fine tuning the cut

– Working with the directors

– Interactive TV (Bandersnatch)

– Editing techniques: creating pace and rhythm, reacting to actors’ performance, using sound and music etc

– Project walk throughs – Black Mirror eps (Metalhead, Bandersnatch and Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too), episodes 1 to 4 of the second series of The End Of The F***king World as well as the feature films Cardboard Gangsters, Let Us Prey and The Lodgers.


Date: Saturday 22nd May 2021

Time: 10am – 5pm

Register your interest here /

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application Wednesday 19th May. 

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is strictly for Wexford based filmmakers. 

Bodecii Screenwriting course

Bodecii Film in association with Screen Skills Ireland and Screen Wexford are searching for emerging writers in the Wexford region to take part in a Scripting For Broadcast Academy. 

This unique professional development workshop series is specifically aimed at writers from, or located in, the Wexford region. The course is delivered by Bodecii Film and funded by Screen Skills Ireland, Screen Wexford, Creative Ireland and Wexford County Council Arts Office as part of their commitment to supporting filmmakers and film production in the region.

This is Phase One of a two phase programme which will endeavour to represent a diverse range of new original voices and talent from all backgrounds, in Phase One, emerging Wexford writers will work in a collaborative writers room environment with established and experienced Lead Writer/Series Producer and Show Runner, Paul Walker (RedRock, Call the midwife, Eastenders, River City, BBC Writers Academy ) and will acquire the skills to become TV broadcast writers. They will also engage with experienced TV Director, Laura Way (Red Rock, East Enders, Blood) and Producer Fiona Kinsella (Head of Production Tile Media/Executive Producer Jumper Productions) throughout the process.

Industry experts including Directors, Producers, Screen Writers, Talent Agents and Editing Commissioners will feature as guest speakers throughout the year. Upon completion of Phase One of the programme, each of the participants will end up with a one hour broadcast standard TV SCRIPT.

(In Phase Two of the programme, Bodecii Film will endeavour to commission four to six of the writers and their scripts to enter into development and production of a six part ORIGINAL ANTHOLOGY SERIES based in County Wexford.)

On completion of the writing workshops, writers will attend an industry panel seminar (taking place online until further notice) exploring the current industry landscape for Irish writers, career development and funding opportunities, along with practical advice on moving into production from script to screen.

This unique professional development workshop series is specifically aimed at writers from, or located in, the Wexford region. The course is delivered by Bodecii Film and funded by Screen Skills Ireland, Screen Wexford, Creative Ireland and Wexford County Council Arts Office as part of their commitment to supporting filmmakers and film production in the region. This course will take place online until further notice once a month from February to October 2021. 

Applications closed.

Application requirements:
– a sample screenplay or stage play min.10 pages/max. 30 pages

– Writers CV and biography 

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted and asked to provide further details, including proof of residence in county Wexford. 

This is an intensive programme aimed at writers wishing to develop their professional skills and industry awareness.  Applicants must be free to attend all modules and to complete and revise their own short film screenplay between workshops.


This course is free.

Number of Participants:

This course is strictly limited to 10 participants

Workshop Dates:

March – October

One – two days per month 

(Course will take place on Weekends). 

Tutor Profile: Paul Walker

Paul was mentor for the inaugural Arts Department of Wexford County Council and Bodecii Film Wexford Screen Writers Professional Development Programme and is currently a mentor for YIFM National Development Programme. He is also on the panel of mentors at Screenskills Ireland, the BBC Writers Academy and guest lecturer at IADT film school. 

Current television work includes PHOENIX / T4Productions, DESCENDENT/Maxfilms, CALL THE MIDWIFE / Neal Street Productions for BBC THE PROFESSIONALS (fka SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE) / Fortune Productions, Ireland and EASTENDERS / BBC1; and for film, three original Dublin-set stories DIRTY DUBLIN TRILOGY. Paul’s controversial award-winning two-parter on the STARDUST disco fire won ‘Best Drama’ at the Irish Film & Television Awards 2007 (Merlin Films for RTE, produced by Norman Siderow, directed by Ciaran Donnelly (Vikings, Titanic, T4 Productions). As well as developing original television drama work, Paul has been a long-time contributor to long-running series. He was Story Producer on BBC Scotland’s RIVER CITY from January-December 2014 and on RED ROCK Season 1 (Element Pictures/Company Pictures for TV3, Ireland, 2015).  He went on to Studio Produce RED ROCK Season 2 and was Series Producer (Editorial) on Season 3 of the show.  He has also been on writing duties on both Season 2 and Season 3.  The series won ‘Best Soap’ at the Irish Film and Television Awards 2016 and Paul was also nominated as ‘Best Writer’ for his work on the show.  

Paul was Showrunner/Writer of RED ROCK Season 4. Paul won the Writers Guild of Ireland’s Best Scriptwriter award for in 2019.

start your own business screen wexford

Screen Wexford is delighted to partner with the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Wexford to offer a three week ‘Start Your Own Business Programme’ specifically designed for those working in Film, Television and Animation. If you have ever considered starting your own business or would like to hone your business skills in a supportive environment, this course is for you. 


Validating your business idea

Generating a Business Plan

Legal Structures




Industry Specific Tax Breaks

Building your Portfolio

Case studies with industry professional

Following successful completion of the course, graduates can avail of a business mentor. 

Location: Online via zoom

Cost: €25

Duration: 3 weeks

Times: 930am – 1230pm (Tuesdays and Thursdays)


Tuesday 9th March

Thursday 11th March

Tuesday 16th March

Thursday 18th March

Tuesday 23rd March

Thursday 25th March 

Applications closed.​

Screen Wexford in association with Wexford County Council Arts Office and Bodecii Film is calling for applications to its Short Film Fund initiative. The aim of this annual award is to provide funding and support to emerging filmmakers based in the County Wexford region looking to develop ambitious and creative narrative short films.

Closing date for submissions is 5pm on Friday 27th November 2020.

Funding will be available through the scheme to support three short films -narrative film, documentary and animation with a budget of up to €2,500 funded through Wexford County Council Arts Office. The award also consists of mentorship from leading industry professionals, project management support from Bodecii Film (Wexford based production company) as well as lighting equipment hire to the value of €1,500 from film lighting company Teach Solais.

The focus of this award for 2020 – 2021 is supporting new and emerging local Writer/Director/Producer teams.  

At least one of the creative team must be from Wexford.

Funding will be awarded to successful Creative teams by December 2020 for:

In each category completion funding for works in progress will also be considered for the awards. Successful applicants will receive mentorship from leading Industry professionals in production, direction and writing.


Applications will require the following elements:

1. Logline (1-2 line synopsis of the film) and short synopsis (200 – 300 words)

2. Completed Script (10 pages or for documentary no more than 2 page outline)

3. Director’s notes (including notes on visual style/visual references 1000 words max)

4. Producer’s notes (no more than 500 words) 

5. Identification of possible Co. Wexford locations

6. Production budget, and notes on any additional funding required

7. Biography’s of the core creative team (to include at least Writer, Producer and Director)

8. Include in paperwork, links to samples of previous work/showreels/links, if available


To expand on this film industry professional development initiative for local film making talent, Screen Wexford and Bodecii Film are facilitating an ONLINE NETWORKING FORUM in which Directors/Producers/Writers nationwide will have an opportunity to network with Wexford filmmakers. 

This forum is on Facebook and you will need to have a Facebook Account:

  1. Sign into Facebook
  2. Send a Friend Request to
  3. State you are a filmmaker who wants to take part in the Online Networking Forum Creative’s Exchange
  4. You will be sent an invite to join the private group
  5. Please read the rules in the ‘About’ section of the page

Creatives can meet and exchange information and match based on their assessment of the writer/director/producers past work, short screenplays, and compatibility to work together. 




Assessment will involve a review of applications by a panel in November 2020.  The panel will include representatives from Wexford County Council Arts Office, and/or industry experienced filmmakers.

The deadline for applications is: 5pm on Friday 27th November 2020 

Send applications with the title ‘Film Award’ to 

Applicants will be notified in December 2020.

Successful applicants must have completed their productions by August 2021 and will be invited to screen their films in Wexford following the completion date.

Screen Wexford, in partnership with Bodecii Film, is seeking Wexford-based participants for a two-day Directing For Film & TV Workshop with leading Irish Film Director Dearbhla Walsh. Funded through Creative Ireland and supported by Wexford County Council ‘s Arts and Economic Development departments, this workshop aims to strengthen participants’ drama directing skills for film and TV.*


Dearbhla Walsh is an award-winning director who has worked on drama series including most recently Tales from the Loop, The Handmaid’s Tale, EastEnders, Shameless, Penny Dreadful, The Tudors and much to her nephew’s delight the Netflix Marvel series The Punisher. She won the 2009 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special for Little Dorrit. She directed Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot, starring Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench, a television film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel of the same name. She has also directed several art/dance films, funded by the Arts Council, in collaboration with Fearghus Ó Conchúir including Match and I’m Roger Casement. Walsh has been nominated for the Irish Film and Television Awards nine times and won three times for directing in 2011, 2018 and   2020 respectively. Dearbhla Walsh is from Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo.


This masterclass will provide an insight into Dearbhla’s approach to directing. In addition to this, participants will work in small groups to direct scenes with actors in a remote capacity. This workshop is limited to ten participants. Areas covered will include:

Participant Profile:

This workshop is aimed at emerging and experienced Wexford based drama directors. Directors must have directed at least one short film.

Application Procedure:

Applications Closed

Date: Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th November 2020 

Duration: 2 Days

Venue: Online

Cost: Free
Deadline: 17th November 2020 


New entrants are increasingly required to possess competencies that reflect the ever-changing dynamics of the work environment for the high-end TV Drama space. The course will examine why this skill set is important in the film industry and how these skills are of growing importance across all industries. Industry feedback internationally and nationally continually highlights the need for future skills such as problem-solving, adaptive thinking, creative collaboration and emotional intelligence. Other important elements of the programme include Health and Safety, set etiquette, script breakdown and self-management in the industry.

This 4-day programme is one of the essential steppingstones and forms the basis of the new entrant’s journey to working in the industry. The programme will give a broad overview of all the departments and to help equip new entrants with the knowledge and some of the essential skills to working on set. There will be some practical elements during the 4 days and will consist of virtual group activities, industry panel experts and case studies. The programme will be facilitated and delivered by industry experts and design thinkers which include tutors guest speakers and panellists.


“Future Proofing on the Job”

“The 360 of Set Etiquette”

“Health and safety on Set”

“Self-Management in the Industry”


The programme is aimed at new entrants in the Wexford area who possess commitment, motivation and a passion to work in the industry. Please apply online with an up-to-date CV, including a short paragraph outlining why you would like to work in the Film and TV Industry. 

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