Producer Anna Byvald at Silver films is co-producing the film Jihad Jane,” by promising Irish director Ciaran Cassidy, produced by Ireland’s Fastnet Films.
Ciaran Cassidy made the acclaimed radio documentary The Echo chamber, The story of Jihad Jane. Link below.
Ciaran Cassidy’s most recent short film ‘The Last Days of Peter Bergmann’ premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. It is the winner of Stranger than Fiction audience award, IFTA for Best Irish Short Film and Jury award at Nashville Film . He was named by the UK newspaper the Observer as ‘one to watch’ in film for 2014. His previous short documentary ‘Collaboration Horizontale’ premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and received a silver medal at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. He has worked extensively as a radio documentary maker. Previous work includes, ‘The Runners,’ which was the winner of 2010 Prix Europa in Berlin. Earlier documentaries include ‘The Diary of Leanne Wolfe’ and ‘The Ballad of Patrick Folan’ won Documentary of the Year Award at the PPI Radio Awards, the Radio Impact Award at the Third Coast International Audio Festival in Chicago and the 2008 Premios Ondas in Barcelona for Best International Radio Programme.