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Edwina Casey

Edwina Casey

Ireland

Film Director

biography

Winner of the Bingham Ray New Talent Award 2020 in association with Magnolia Pictures (USA), Edwina is currently working with Irish National Opera on THE LIGHTHOUSE (1979) by Peter Maxwell Davies. It will have a live tour as well as being in cinemas at the end of 2021.

Her award-winning debut short film ALGORITHM premiered in 2020 and has had premiers in USA, Russia, Argentina, Italy, Ireland, Germany and Japan to date. It is due to screen at Fantastic Fest (Texas) later this year.

She is currently in the late stages of development for her debut feature film - a Neo western - with Hail Mary Pictures and Sunrise Films.

With Screen Ireland she received enhanced development for her musical thriller - MAYA BUTTERFLY. This project previously won the Ireland section at JETS pitching competition during the Berlin Film Festival.

Edwina has directed TV and social commercials for leading brands such as: Eir, Bulmers, Paddy Power.

On stage she has also worked as a revival director to Oliver Mears for opera companies: NIOpera, Nevill-Holt Opera Company, OTC and the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet house in Oslo.

Irish-born Edwina originally studied directing at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and is a directing member of the Irish Film and Television Academy and the Screen Director’s Guild of Ireland.

Previously she co-produced the 4 time IFTA nominated HERE ARE THE YOUNG MEN (dir. Eoin Macken) with Richard Bolger (CARDBOARD GANGSTERS).