Katie McNeice is a multi-award winning Writer Director and Editor who crafts thoughtful identity-films with a particular focus on sexuality and gender. She was recently nominated for an IFTA for Best Script Film for her debut feature project WHO WE LOVE, which she shares with Co-Writer and Director Graham Cantwell. (The IFTAs are the Irish Academy Awards, presented by the Irish Film & Television Academy.) Her debut short film IN ORBIT has received 57 awards including a Special Jury Mention at the Galway Film Fleadh and a ZeBBie nomination for Best Short Script from the Writers Guild of Ireland. Soon to begin its festival run is rural drama LAMBING, Ireland’s first film on the experience of intersex babies and their parents. This project is funded by the IMDb Script to Screen Award and the Kildare ShortGrass Film Bursary. WHALE FALL was written and directed as part of the Little Cinema Galway Film Challenge 2021 where it won Best Film, Best Editing and Best Actress. This arthouse short will make its international premiere at the 2022 Fastnet Film Festival. Upcoming shorts include ‘FOCAIL BAILE CROÍ (Words Home Heart), funded by the Comórtas Fisín Pitching Competition, Inaugural Catalyst International Film Festival Screenplay Award and Screen Kerry Short Film Bursary. Feature projects include WHO WE LOVE which made its World Premiere at the 2021 Galway Film Fleadh. This film earned her the Inaugural Rising Talent Award at the Kerry International Film Festival and was nominated for six IFTAs at the 2022 Irish Film & Drama Awards. She is currently developing a feature adaptation of award-winning LGBT children’s novel THE DEEPEST BREATH by Meg Grehan from Little Island Books. This project is being produced by Wild Atlantic Pictures. Katie is also set to make her feature directorial debut next year with NORTH OF NOWHERE, a neo-noir thriller written by Sam Uhlemann and produced by Juliane Wothe of New Stage Films. Katie is represented by Jasmine Daines Pilgrem of The Lisa Richards Agency.