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STEPHEN BURKE (Writer/Director) is a director, scriptwriter and novelist. His first feature film was Happy Ever Afters (Newgrange Pictures), starring Golden Globe winner Sally Hawkins. Maze is his second feature film. His directing work for television includes the TV film Anner House (Littlebird), based on a story by Maeve Binchy; and the award-winning state of the nation series No Tears, which won Best Drama Series at the MonteCarlo TV festival. He began his writing and directing career making multi-award winning short films about the conflict in Northern Ireland – After ’68 and 81. He has also worked as a writer on series television. His first novel, The Good Italian, set in colonial Eritrea, was published by Hodder & Stoughton in 2014. His second novel, The Reluctant Contact, was published in 2017.

JANE DOOLAN (Producer) began her career as a TV and radio producer for Saatchi and Saatchi advertising. She has worked for over 30 years in film as a producer and distributor. She was co-producer of Into the West (dir. Mike Newell, writer Jim Sheridan); producer of The Brother, a one man show based on the works of Flann O’Brien; associate producer of In the Border Country (dir. Thaddeus O’Sullivan); and associate producer Moondance (dir. Dagmar Hertz). She founded Ireland’s first independent theatrical and video distribution company Clarence Pictures, which has distributed over 200 films including The Usual Suspects, Secrets and Lies, and Trainspotting on behalf of PolyGram, Film4, Icon, and other independent distributors, as well as releasing many indigenous Irish films. Other credits include Executive Producer on Spin The Bottle for Grand Pictures and Happy Ever Afters (2010), directed by Stephen Burke and produced by Lesley McKimm (Newgrange Pictures). Most recent credits as producer include L’Accabadora, an Italian/Irish co-production directed by Enrico Pau and starring Barry Ward (Jimmy’s Hall and Maze).