Macdara Kelleher

Fastnet Films is the production company of producers Macdara Kelleher, Morgan Bushe and director Lance Daly. The company produces and co-produces features, television drama and documentaries for domestic and international release. Fastnet's Kisses won best film at the Galway Film Festival 2008, two Irish Film Awards and screened at Toronto, Telluride and Locarno. The film became the highest grossing Irish film of 2008/9. It was nominated for Best Foreign Film for the Independent Spirit Awards 2011. Other credits include Nothing Personal, won five awards at the Locarno Film Festival, five Dutch Golden Calf awards and was nominated for two European Film Awards in 2010; the feature documentary Colony which screened at Toronto Film Festival 2009, won the First Appearance award at IDFA and was nominated Best Documentary at the 2010 Irish Film Awards. Fastnet's latest releases include The Runway, won best film at the Galway Film Festival and two Irish Film Awards in 2011, was selected by the Directors Guild of America for its annual Director’s Finder Series 2010; In Sunshine or in Shadow won Best Sports Documentary Irish Film Award in 2011; Circus Fantasticus which premiered at the Rotterdam Film Festival and won nine Slovenian national film awards including Best Picture and Best Director; Lotus Eaters which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival 2011 and The Other Side Of Sleep which received its premiere in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs at the Cannes Film Festival 2011.