Seán Ó Máille
Florence Films was originally formed in 2011 to bring a new series called "ISSUES" to the screen. It consisted for the most part of a succession of psychotherapy sessions improvised around a theme. This concept was cast, scripted and filmed and a one-hour-length pilot was produced as a test case.
On review of the pilot, Florence Films decided to modify the format of the show and make it more centered on the psychotherapist as the protagonist, as distinct from merely a common link between other characters. Rather than treat each psychotherapy session with equal weighting, it was felt that the concept needed to revolve around a strong core story.
The creators sat down with a team of scriptwriters and re-wrote the pilot, deciding on a more appropriate title for the show to reflect this new concept. A few drafts later and they're all very happy with the result. The new title is “BORDERLINE”.
Production on the new pilot episode for “BORDERLINE” is almost completed, and post-production is already underway.
Seán has worked as a psychotherapist in Galway since 1995.
In early 2009 he produced and directed a multi-media stage production of Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the album release. Having had a taste of production, and seeking a career change, he then completed a 12 month acting/production course. He was cast as lead in three major stage productions with Truman Town Theatre ('Sunday Morning Coming Down', 'Shortcut to Hallelujah' and 'Gun Metal Grey'), and toured Ireland with that company for two years.
Since then, Seán has been involved in various projects, on both sides of the camera. As an actor, he has appeared in 'No Eye To Pity Her' (Cast Iron Films), 'Cluain Tarbh' (Abu Media for TG4), 'Jack Taylor' (Magma Films for TV3), 'The O'Briens' (Saoirse Films Ltd.), and multiple short movies.
Behind the camera Seán has worked as production designer, 1st AD, director, scriptwriter, producer and even MUA!, gaining experience in all areas of production, which he has now channelled into his own projects.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Following his experience as a stage actor, Colin trained as a screen actor with the Irish Film Academy.
Over the past 12 years he has also developed a keen interest and proficiency in stills photography.
His flair for visual media, as a sketch artist and painter, led him into the realm of storyboarding. As a natural consequence of this Colin has expanded his horizons from stills photography to cinematography.
His work behind the camera includes the short film 'Brothers', "Once in a Lifetime', a trailer for the novel 'Other of One', and 'Borderline'.
Colin has been involved in
pre- and post-production also on these projects.
Ailish is a Galway based Director and Editor. She graduated from NUI Maynooth with an honours degree in Media Studies and Music in 2012.
In 2014 Ailish was given the title Student of the Year for her contribution and effort during her time studying Film Production and TV Presenting at Galway Community College.
Her self-produced documentary 'The Sisters' was awarded Best Short Documentary in The 26th Annual Galway Film Fleadh and has been screened in film festivals internationally to great acclaim.
Ailish happily joined the Florence Films crew in 2013.