Ahern, Loughman nab $22,400 for project
LONDON — Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman have won €16,000 ($22,400) for feature project “The Bogman King” in the Untitled Screenwriting Competition, run by the Jameson Dublin Film Festival and the Irish Film Board.
Coin will go toward the pic’s development.
Ahern and Loughman presented their project, along with four other teams who were shortlisted from 350 entries, to a selection panel comprising Cheryl Taylor, BBC’s controller, comedy commissioning; comedy agent Caroline Chignell; director Paddy Breathnach (“I Went Down,” “Man About Dog”); and Dublin fest director Grainne Humphreys.
Runners-up were Rob Cawley’s “Accidental Death and Dismemberment,” Gavin Burke’s “Brave New Movie,” Ailbhe Keogan and Michael Kelly’s “Found” and Mark Cantan’s “The Good Kind.”