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Morgan Bushe

Morgan Bushe

Ireland

Scriptwriter, Film Director

TFL

SeriesLab - europe Participant 2019

biography

Morgan Bushe is an Irish filmmaker whose films as a producer, writer and director, has screened at the Sundance Film Festival, Directors' Fortnight at Cannes, the Berlinale, TIFF, Sitges, Telluride, IDFA, Busan and TriBeCa and has been long-listed for the Academy Award, three time EFA nominated and collectively received fifteen Irish Film and Television Awards.

As a producer his most notable credits include Rebecca Daly's The Other Side of Sleep, the nine Vesna Award recipient Circus Fantasticus from Janez Burger, Alexandra McGuinness' TriBeCa favourite Lotus Eaters, Urszula Antoniak's five Locarno Leopard recipient Nothing Personal, The Surprise from two time Academy Award winner Mike van Diem. Through his sister company Fastnet Docs notable producing credits include TIFF and IDFA First Appearance recipient Colony with Emmy nominee Ross McDonnell and Carter Gunn; the Sundance Cinematography Award recipient The Land of the Enlightened from Pieter Jan Du Pue; Berlinale Special Presentation Anton Corbijn Inside Out from director Klaartje Quirijns; Sundance and SXSW alumni Ciaran Cassidy's debut Jihad Jane and the Real World and previously IFTA recipient The Last Days of Peter Bergmann. His films with Reuter Foundation International Journalism Fellowship alumni Andrew Gallimore's include the IFTA recipients A Bloody Canvas and In Sunshine and in Shadow, and IFTA nominee Shoulder to Shoulder.

In the role of writer director his previous films include IFTA nominee and CMF Gold Torc recipient If I Should Fall Behind which premiered as part of the Youth section at the BFI London Film Festival and Dresden Golden Horseman nominee Doghouse. His debut feature The Belly of the Whale opened the 30th Galway Film Fleadh and screened at the Rome and Chicago International Film Festivals where it was nominated as part of the Camera D'Or and the New Director's Competition respectively. Described as a "darkly humorous, intriguing debut" by Screen International, the film features Lewis MacDougall (A Monster Calls, Pan), Michael Smiley (Kill List, Jawbone), Lauren Kinsella (You're Ugly Too, Albert Nobbs) and revered Irish comedian and actor Pat Shortt (Garage, The Guard).

Morgan's Dublin based outfit Fastnet Films received a dedicated retrospective at the Irish Film Institute in 2015. He is guild member of the European Film and the Irish Film and Television Academy, and a founding board member of WildCard Distribution. He has graduated from the EAVE and Inside Pictures, and was previously nominated as the EFP Irish Producer on the Move.

company profile

FASTNET FILMS IS THE PRODUCTION COMPANY OF MACDARA KELLEHER, MORGAN BUSHE & LANCE DALY. A CONTINUOUS PRESENCE AT MAJOR FESTIVALS INCLUDING CANNES, TORONTO, BERLIN, SUNDANCE & TELLURIDE, THE COMPANY HAS ALSO BEEN NOMINATED FOR THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS AND THE INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS. INTEGRAL TO OUR ETHOS IS A BOLD AND DYNAMIC APPROACH TO FILMMAKING. SEEKING OUT ORIGINAL, CHALLENGING AND CUTTING EDGE FILMS, WE AIM TO NURTURE, DEVELOP AND CREATIVELY EXPLOIT THE RADICAL, THE INNOVATIVE, THE VISIONARY, THE TRULY EXTRAORDINARY IN CINEMA WORLDWIDE. OUR ONLY CRITERIA ARE EXCELLENCE, SINGULARITY OF VISION AND THAT EACH NEW PROJECT OFFERS A NEW CHALLENGE. WE BELIEVE THAT THESE VALUES AND ASPIRATIONS ATTRACT DISTINCTIVE CINEMATIC VOICES, BOTH EMERGING AND ESTABLISHED, AND WE PROVIDE THEM A SUPPORTIVE AND STIMULATING ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH TO WORK.