Mary Kate O Flanagan is a story consultant, who works internationally, helping to shape stories by emerging and established screenwriters. She designs and delivers training in the craft of screenwriting in Ireland, across Europe and in Africa. She is also a working screenwriter and has won two pan-European awards for her screenwriting. She holds an MA in Screenwriting, is a published short story writer and The Grand Slam Champion Storyteller at The Moth in Ireland. She is also a Champion Storyteller at The Moth in LA.
In the last year she has given workshops on screenwriting and character, in Prague, Plzen, Malta, Cologne, Lodz, Ljublana, North Wales, London, Cork, Galway as well as Dublin where she is based. She is a guest lecturer at The National Film School of Ireland. She has also given screenwriting workshops in in South Africa, Botswana and in The US
Mary Kate’s work with writers is in the tradition of Frank Daniel, which uses a Socratic approach to enquire into the writers intentions and help to realise them as well as possible.
“I would rank Mary Kate on the highest international level in terms of her knowledge of filmmaking, her contributions to the creative process, and her expertise in dealing with screenwriters”. Philip La Zebnik. Screenwriter: Mulan, Pocahontas, The Prince of Egypt.