Niamh Farrelly is a writer/director whose work has been screened, nominated for and won awards at worldwide festivals such as the Royal Television Society, Iris Prize, Encounters, Ramsgate Film & TV Festival, New Renaissance, Out Web Fest, and more. After graduating from Bournemouth Film School in 2016, Niamh was awarded Random Acts funding to make a short that was featured on Channel 4’s website. In 2019 Niamh was awarded a place on the esteemed FAMU International Directing MA, but was unable to go due to financial reasons. Instead, she was headhunted and offered a scholarship for the Directing and Producing for Television Entertainment MA, which she has now graduated from.
Niamh’s work discusses controversial topics through the lens of comedy and the absurd and explores gender and sexual politics, queer identity, the female experience, and other underrepresented voices. Niamh has been invited to pitch work to Boffola Productions, DLT Entertainment, Why Now Productions, Tiger Aspect, Motiv Productions, Mothership TV, and esteemed director Jonathan Glazer. She has had six months of development with Boffola Productions and has had work pitched to Channel 4 by Motiv Productions.
As well as scripted writing, Niamh has written articles for Vice, and BRICKS Magazine, and works in TV development teams as a Development Researcher. Niamh has worked with Youngest Media, DSP Productions, Flicker Productions, and Potato.