Actor, Filmmaker and now Festival Director, Michael is also the MD of ‘Disappear Here Media’, a multi-discipline creative agency based in Donegal. He has worked with the LA Irish Film Festival, the Dublin Theatre Festival and was appointed Ireland’s first Guinness Brand Ambassador in 2015. His debut short film ‘Atlantic Roar’ debuted at the Galway Fringe and was selected by AerLingus for its in-flight entertainment for February and March 2017. He is currently in post production with a documentary on the Freedom Theatre, in the Jenin Refugee Camp, Palestine.
Tanya has previously worked as Producer and Production Stage Manager for Bread and Roses Theatre Company, managing the touring productions of the innovative theatre show ‘Waving Not Drowning; The Mental Health Roadshow” in 2017 and Dario Fo’s ‘Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay” as part of the 2015’s Earagail Arts Festival, and The Bluestacks Festival the same year. Tanya has strong ties with An Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny, where she has previously been employed as House Manager, and also as Stage Manager for An Grianan Theatre’s productions of ‘Fiesta’ in 2015 and ‘Unified’ in 2016, both written by Guy Barriscale. Tanya is thrilled and excited to bring her management skills and experience to the role of Festival Manager for the Disappear Here Film Festival.