Niall McKay

 

Website: www.mediafactory.tv

Address: Saul Zaentz Media Center 2600 Tenth Street Berkeley CA 94710

Email: niall@mediafactory.tv

Tel: +1 510 3883223

Film Type: Live Action

Bio

 

Niall McKay, is a writer, producer, and director. His latest documentary production, The Bass Player is financed by the Irish Film Board and is the recipient of the 2007 Arts fellowship from the Irish Arts Council. It is scheduled to be broadcasted by RTE in 2008.

 

Niall produced, directed and filmed Sikhs in America a documentary about the Sikh community for PBS which received an EMMY in 2008.  His drama credits include directing In Living English, a 20 part comedy series for Clase, a Spanish language cable station and producing a short film called Nuts, directed by novelist Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) which was featured in the Cork, Edinburgh and San Francisco Film Festivals.

 

McKay also produced and directed Uneasy Peace, a program on Northern Ireland for Frontline World,  has worked for the Center for Investigative Reporting and is a regular segment producer for SPARK an arts magazine program on PBS KQED in San Francisco.

McKay was a writer and journalist for over a decade and wrote for the New York Times, Wired Magazine and the Economist. McKay is the founder and director of the San Francisco Irish Film Festival and co-programmer for the Los Angles Irish Film Festival.

Filmography

 

THE BASS PLAYER

2008 – Documentary

 

SIKHS IN AMERICA

2008 – Documentary

 

IN LIVING ENGLISH

2007 – TV Educational

 

SPARK TV

2007 – TV

 

UNEASY PEACE

2006 – Short

Awards

 

 

Sikhs in America

 

EMMY 2008: Best Historical/Cultural Documentary

 

The Bass Player

 

Recipient 2007 Arts fellowship from the Irish Arts Council