Guiding Lights 8 mentee – Ailbhe Keogan. Photo by Roberta Matis
Guiding Lights 8 mentee – Ailbhe Keogan. Photo by Roberta Matis

Ailbhe Keogan – Writer


Ailbhe started her writing career with her novel Molly & the Cyclops, published by Hag’s Head Press, in 2006. From here, she moved into screenwriting. Her first feature film, Run & Jump was selected as of part of the Berlin Talent Campus Script Station and the Sundance Institute’s lab. Directed by Oscar-nominated Steph Green, it premiered at Tribeca in 2012 and the script went on to win numerous awards including a 2014 IFTA nomination and a Zebbie for best screenplay 2014.

Ailbhe’s first short film script, After Word, was shortlisted for two national Irish short film award schemes and is currently showing at festivals around the world.

Her second feature film, Joy & Mully, is due to go into production in 2016. She is currently scripting Sidelined, a feature film for Parallel Films and the Irish Film Board.

She has two films in development: Indivisible – a political thriller set against the Western Sahara Occupation, and Oh Naturale! – a philosophical thriller exploring youth and beauty in an imagined future.

Ailbhe lives in the wilds of Kerry with her husband, filmmaker Michael Kelly, and two kids.

Agent: Charlotte Kelly – Casarotto



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