JOHN KELLEHER - CHAIRMAN
One of Ireland’s leading independent film and television producers, John has produced eight cinema films, including Eat the Peach which he co-wrote, seven television drama series, numerous documentaries and four seasons of TV3's Agenda programme.
He worked as a producer and director at RTE, where he produced many award winning programmes, including Hall's Pictorial Weekly, Seven Days, Even the Olives are Bleeding and Strumpet City. Appointed Controller of Programmes, RTE 1 Television, in 1980, he launched the Today Tonight programme. He left RTE in 1983 to become Managing Director of the Sunday Tribune, and later established his own independent film and television company, Fastnet Films.
He was appointed to the Irish Film Board in 1985 and has been Chairman of the Programme Advisory Committee of the DIT Media Production Unit. He was a director and shareholder in the Windmill Consortium that was awarded the TV3 licence. He is a member of the Royal Television Society and is a Patron of the Fastnet Film Festival. He has served regularly on film and television programme juries, including IFTA, the Prix Europa and the Irish Council of Civil Liberties Film Awards.
Appointed Official Film Censor in 2003, he was responsible for significantly modernising what is now known as IFCO, the Irish Film Classification Office.
In 2011 he established John Kelleher Media, in part to encourage up and coming Irish filmmakers. Recent productions include Wonder House, A Disconnected Rhythm, The Guarantee and The Bailout, a two-part drama which is scheduled to be broadcast by TV3 in February.
John recently produced Rebecca Daly’s Mammal which debuted at Sundance and has since gone on the garner widespread critical acclaim.
John is a non-executive director on the boards of Access Cinema, Troy Studios, Creative Europe (Ireland) and Wildcard Distribution.
David Power - Head of Development
David Power is Head of Development at John Kelleher Media where he oversees the development of a range of factual and drama programming for television.
David has produced 'A Disconnected Rhythm', an arts documentary for TV3 about composer Ian Wilson and his period as 'composer in residence' at the Parkinson's Unit at Tallaght Hospital. The programme charts Ian's progress as he composes an inspirational piece of music based on his experiences there.
David served as Associate Producer on recent feature production 'The Guarantee' as well as on the forthcoming 'The Bailout'. He is also a Film Classifier at the Irish Film Classification Office (IFCO) where he is responsible for awarding age related classifications for cinema and home entertainment releases as well as public engagement and education.