A graduate of RADA, with a BA in Acting and a Film Production Diploma from Ballyfermot College, Maureen (Mo) O’Connell has made several award-winning shorts and an award-winning, micro-budget, slacker comedy feature film, SPA WEEKEND.
Some credits include – 2022: HAVEN (multi-award-winning) Semi-Finalist Flickers Rhode Island Intl Film Fest 2023 and Best Short Film B3 Biennale 2023 – 2022: BRUISE (multi-award-winning) Official Selection Galway Film Fleadh 2022 and Best Arthouse Fastnet Film Festival 2023 – HUM (multi-award-winning) Winner of the Audience Award for Best Short Film at the Emerging Lens Film Festival 2021 – 2019: SPA WEEKEND (multi-award-winning feature) Winner of Best International Feature at Polish International Film Festival 2020 and Winner of SHE IS ON FIRE Award Berlin Female Filmmakers Film Fest 2019.
Sam has produced the six-part drama NORTHERN LIGHTS for Lionsgate and Deadpan and was then Head of Development for Deadpan. Prior to this he was the Drama Development Executive for RTÉ where he worked on HIDDEN ASSETS, SMOTHER and NORTH SEA CONNECTION as well as their development and production slate. He Executive Produced the three storyland titles, MUSTARD, EVERY FIVE MILES and BALOR HALL and the short films, PICTURE DAY, FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE and THE WALL. Has been the inhouse story-editor for animation company, JAM Media and Script Producer for RTÉ’s, FAIR CITY where he directed multiple blocks. He has written, directed and script edited for ATN Seven’s HOME AND AWAY in Sydney and currently has multiple shows in development.
Mat is a Producer whose grounding came at the BBC where he began as a 3rd AD working his way up to Senior Producer on a number of flagship programmes such as CASUALTY, EASTENDERS, PLAYING THE FIELD and, in 2023, he became Series Producer on SISTER BONIFACE MYSTERIES Season 3. Also in 2023, his episodes of CASUALTY won the BAFTA, Rose d’Or and RTS awards. His film work includes Michael Winterbottom’s JUDE, GO NOW (Revolution Films) and PRINCESS IN LOVE (Kushner-Locke).
An accomplished drama producer with a proven track record within high profile drama, Stuart spent the first 15 years of his career in continuing drama working his way up from Researcher to Series Producer across many of the nation’s most popular serials.
Since 2020, Stuart has made the move into high-end drama series, Story Producing two series of the BBC’s longest running crime show, SILENT WITNESS as well as originating and developing new ideas for various indies and bringing them to the screen. Notably, Stuart was the Story Producer on Channel 5’s adaptation of T.M. Logan’s THE CATCH for Channel 5 in early 2023 and is currently in various stages of production on two original drama series, also for Channel 5.
Working across this eclectic range of projects, Stuart has formed strong relationships with a broad range of writing talent from established writers such as Ed Whitmore, Michael Crompton and Kayleigh Llewellyn to newer emerging talent such as Rebecca Wojciechowski and Jon Harbottle.
During his tenure as Story Producer on CASUALTY, the show won ‘Best Drama’ awards at the National Television Awards 2017 and BAFTA 2018. His first original feature-length romantic comedy, PRICE OF LOVE won Best Film at the 2017 Cambodian National Film Festival and his second Khmer movie, DANCE TIL YOU DROP opened to critical acclaim in August 2023.
Michael Ward was born and raised in India. A veteran of business and the arts in the West, he brings what is good about the UK film industry – good IP management, rigorous script development and third-party financial accountability – to India; and brings what is good about the Indian film industry – fantastic storylines, technical production skills and film-mad audiences – to the attention of external producers and financiers.
Married to film director Pia Sukanya, Michael intends to keep building a bridge between Indian talent and the wider world. In India, his focus is on low budget high concept films, the first being BOMBAIRIYA, a comic thriller aimed at ‘multiplex’ audiences who are hungry for differentiated content. However, holding film and TV rights to M. M. Kaye’s epic novel THE FAR PAVILIONS means Michael is keen to associate with international producers who can help turn it into an international television series.
2022: MY OLD SCHOOL – Magnolia Pictures & Dogwoof, Partner at StoryVault TV. Film Credits include: TEDDY PENDERGRASS: IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME – Producer & Director BBC/Showtime; BRAGG: WIGTON TO WESTMINSTER – BBC; BROADMOOR – ITV; ME AND MY DOG – ITV; INSIDE GUINESS WORLD RECORDS – ITV; THE TWINS OF THE TWIN TOWERS – BBC1; PRINCE PHILIP AT 90 – NBC; INSIDE THE ROYAL WEDDING, Executive Producer, ITV; PRINCE WILLIAM’S AFRICA – SKY1 HD.
Currently: 1000 BLOWS – The Story Collective, Matriarch Productions Water & Power Productions for Disney+ Exec Producers: Steven Knight, Tinge Krishnan, Stephen Graham, Hannah Walters, Damian Keogh, Kate Lewis, Tom Miller, Sam Myer David Olusoga, Lee Mason
Other Credits include: JEFF POPE PROJECT WALK IN – ITV; UNSAID STORIES – ITV, ACKLEY BRIDGE 3 – The Forge/C4: CASUALTY (Prod/Dir) Other work includes CORONATION STREET; HOLBY CITY; FRESH VOICES, TRIAL AND RETRIBUTION; MERSEYBEAT; THE BILL; BAD GIRLS; DRESSING FOR BREAKFAST; DANGERFIELD; RIVER CITY (Prod) and over 90 Episodes of EASTENDERS for BBC.
GeorgevilleTelevision was founded in March 2012 by producer Marc Rosen and Leon Clarance, Motion Picture Capital’s Chief Executive Officer, as a Reliance Entertainment Company. Based in Los Angeles, GeorgevilleTelevision and its partners serve as an independent television studio – to package, produce and finance high-quality scripted series for major U.S. Networks (via broadcast, cable and/or internet platforms) that appeal to the international marketplace.