FNI Wrap Chat #194 | Ronika Merl | Screenwriter/Director
Joining Luke on this Episode of Fni Wrapchat is the fascinating and determined Screenwriter, Director and Educator Ronika Merl.
RONIKA IS AN AWARD-WINNING SCREENWRITER. SHE ALSO DIRECTS, AND RUNS THE WICKLOW STORIES FILM FESTIVAL. Having placed highly in both the Academy Nicholl Fellowship as well as the Austin Film Festival in 2019, she has since expanded her slate to contain more than 22 feature-length scripts. She has lectured at Griffith College and has given multiple workshops in Ireland and the UK.
In addition to this, she is the artistic director of the Wicklow Stories Film Festival, which was launched in 2022 and was funded and supported by Creative Ireland.
She is the co-founder of the screenwriting agency Aicearra, representing multiple well-known writers in Ireland.
Her textbook for Irish Screenwriters "The Hustle" is now available on Amazon or can be purchased directly from her.
Her first collection of prose, poetry, and letters, “I Love You, Dave Taylor” is available on Amazon as an e-book or paperback, with her second collection “Joy Clings” coming out in March 2023.
She has consulted on projects in the US, UK, South Africa and Australia.
HER DIRECTORIAL FEATURE DEBUT “THE CLOSING” WILL RELEASE IN 2024, AND IS CURRENTLY IN PREPRODUCTION.
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