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Upcoming Workshops


We are delighted to invite you to an online workshop hosted by Wise Women, in celebration of the winner of Best Film at The Irish Film Awards 2023, VERDIGRIS

Tuesday, 18th June 2024 at 7pm UK time
Accessible on the Wise Women Platform, everyone is welcome
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With Patricia Kelly (writer/producer/director), Geraldine McAlinden (lead actress) & Tania Freimuth (Director of Photography) who will be sharing their experiences on how they managed to create the multi-award-winning Irish feature film. The team will take us on the incredible journey taken to make VERDIGRIS a global success.

With 5 IFTA Nominations, 6 Major Festival prizes and 10 Festival selections to date, this ground breaking film is taking the world by storm.


Date: Friday 28th June 2024, 6.30 for 7pm
Location: Century Club, 61-63, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6LQ

BBC Radio 4 Presenter, Peter Curran, will be interviewing our special guest, the Grammy-winning composer and musician David Arnold, whose credits include scoring five James Bond films alongside acclaimed scores for Stargate, Independence Day, Zoolander, and the tv series’ Sherlock and Good Omens. David has collaborated with a wide range of international artists such as Björk, Shirley Bassey, and Massive Attack. We’re very excited to hear his insights on a creative life in the music, film and tv industries.

Previous Workshops

MASTERS AT WORK: Adam Gee & Peter Curran

23 April 2024, 19:00
Location: Century Club, 61-63, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6LQ

On April 23rd, BBC Radio Four Presenter Peter Curran met Adam Gee, Emmy and 6-time BAFTA winning producer and commissioning editor. Adam's latest feature documentary is ‘The Pilgrimage of Gilbert & George’, going out on Sky in May. His most recent scripted project is futuristic drama on which his fellow producers were Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Besides film and television, he has been a pioneer in digital and interactive media, with expertise ranging from multiplatform TV to AI. Adam has commissioned at Channel 4, Little Dot Studios, Red Bull Media and CAA (Creative Artists Agency).

Workshop Title: Irish Independence: A Verdigris Case Study

Saturday 18 November
Location: Century Club, 61-63, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6LQ

WINNER - Best Independent Film Galway Film Fleadh, Best Narrative Feature at the Kerry International Festival, Audience Award for Best Irish Film at the Newport Beach Film Festival

Moderator: Michael Hayden, Festival Director Speakers: Patricia Kelly, Director, Paul FitzSimons, Producer, Geraldine Macalinden & Maya O’Shea, Actors.

Patricia Kelly’s debut feature Verdigris has been one of the success stories of the year for Irish cinema, claiming awards at every festival it plays. Brimming with compassion and humour, Verdigris is a distinctive and defiant independent production, a dazzling example of what filmmakers can achieve with limited resources. With contributions from the filmmakers and cast, this event will look at the making of Verdigris and discuss opportunities for independent filmmaking in Ireland.