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TERENCE RYAN (Director/ Screenwriter)

Terence Ryan studied at the London Film School. His diploma film was the short feature, HOPKINS dramatising the life of the poet Gerald Manley Hopkins. It was nominated at BAFTA for the Grierson Award and won the Best Short Film at the Cork Film Festival.
The first Television series Terence produced, which he also wrote and directed, was THE GAME with Sir Matt Busby for HTV. He followed this with the seven-part television series, THE POET IN THE LANDSCAPE for the BBC. His first television film was ACHILL starring Cyril Cusack.

He formed Opix Films and over the next twelve years his company made over 100 films and television programs. These included: The two series WHO MATTERS and WE MATTER co-produced with Thames Television, which won awards at BISFA and the San Francisco Television Festival, the Eric Sartes SOCRATES, starring James Mason for C4 / S4C, and the African feature AQUD for Duo Film GMBH, and the ten-part series THE BEAUTIFUL GAME for the BBC.

Terence produced two musical films. THE GEORGIANS for Goldcrest / BBC and Wayne Sleep’s DASH for HBO / Opix Films. He wrote and directed comedy films: starring Jasper Carrott, THE ROWDIES for LWT, "Del Sol" for LWT, and "American Carrott" for HBO starring Billy Connelly TO THE NORTH OF KATMANDU starring Max Boyce, "The Dallas Cowboys" for BBC and the series THE RODEO for the BBC.

Terence’s feature film credits for production and direction include: GOING HOME a World War I feature drama which was nominated for Best Director and Best Film at the Canadian Gemini Awards; HEAVEN ON EARTH, winner of the Huston Film Festival, starring R.H. Thompson; HOLD MY HAND I'M DYING (titled Blind Justice in the USA) starring Patrick Shy, Christopher Cazanove and Oliver Reed; the silent comedy THE BIG FREEZE starring Bob Hoskins, Spike Milligan, Sir John Mills and the World War II romantic adventure THE BRYLCREEM BOYS starring Gabriel Byrne, Bill Campbell, William McNamara, Angus MacFadyen, Joe McGann and John Gordon Sinclair and Jean Butler.

Ken Tuohy (Producer)

Ken over the years has worked on a large number of projects including AMADEUS, NIL BY MOUTH, RICHARD II, QUADROPHINIA and HEAVENS GATE. He has previously worked with Terence Ryan on OWAIN – PRINCES OF WALES, GOING HOME, THE BIG FREEZE and AMERICAN CARROT.

Peter Hannan (Director of Photography)

Peter has established himself over the years as one of the UK’s leading cinematographers. His credits include – BLADE ON THE FEATHER, THE MISSIONARY, MONTY PYTHON’S MEANING OF LIFE, DANCE WITH A STRANGER, HALF MOON STREET, WITHNAIL AND I, A HANDFUL OF DUST, LONGITUDE, THE GATHERING STORM.


Rainer Mockert (Executive Producer)

Rainer began his career at the Kirsch Group, where he served as Executive Producer for many of their film and TV productions. He later worked for Jugend Film and Multimedia as Executive Producer and in 1998 founded the MBP Group, which has produced 13 feature films and 7 TV series, including the award-winning LANTANA, Istvan Szabo’s TAKING SIDES, Fred Schepisi’s LAST ORDERS, the animated feature A CHRISTMAS CAROL, the Spike Milligan classic PUCKOON, as well as an IMAX film, HORSES.


Brooks Riley (Executive Producer)

Brooks was a former film critic and screenwriter, was an editor at FILM COMMENT magazine and has written for The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Boston Phoenix, Opera News and the Washington Post. In 1998, she co-founded MBP with Rainer Mockert, and is in charge of MBP’s projects and development as well as serving as Executive Producer on MBP’s recent films.

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