UCC/Arts Council Film Artist in Residence Panel
Gerard Stembridge | Carmel Winters
Born in Limerick, Gerard Stembridge is a writer/director. His film work includes Guiltrip, About Adam, Ordinary Decent Criminal, Nora (co-written with Pat Murphy), and Alarm. He has also written for television, The Truth about Claire and Black Day at Black Rock. Theatre plays include, Love Child, The Gay Detective and That Was Then and he is well known for his radio work with Dermot Morgan (Scrap Saturday). He has published four novels, most recently, Unspoken (2011) and The Effect of Her (2013).
Carmel Winters is an award-winning story-teller and a writer/director of bold and compelling drama for stage and screen. Her debut feature film, Snap, which she both wrote and directed, was critically acclaimed as ‘engrossing… nervy, audacious filmmaking’ (Variety) and ‘a masterclass in storytelling’ (HotPress), picking up a host of awards at international festivals, including Critic’s Choice, (Karlovy-Vary), Best Film (Montevideo), Best Film and Best Director (Dublin Critic’s Circle at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival). Her recent plays include B for Baby, which won the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best New Play. Her new play, Not Being Me, is in development with Gare St Lazare, and was recently read in Bantry, for the West Cork Literary Festival. In 2014-15 she was the inaugural UCC / Arts Council Film Artist in Residence and taught on the UCC BA in Film and Screen Media.