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James Kelly – appointed to the board June 2003
A graduate of UCD and KU Leuven (Belgium), James Kelly is a filmmaker working with a focus on documentary, in the areas of arts and education. His work has been funded by the Arts Council, TG4, RTE, the Irish Film Board and the BAI. He has complimented his filmmaking with work in a range of leading arts and cultural organisations, and has worked as Audience Advisor to the Arts Council, Director of the IFI’s Stranger Than Fiction Film Festival, Finance Manager of St. Patrick’s Festival. Teaching has formed a significant part of his practice, and over the years James has taught in UCD (Arts Management), IADT (Film School), Griffith College and ICD (Film & Video). He is a Creative Mentor with University on their MA in Creative Practice Programme.
Nick Costello – appointed to the board June 2013
Nick Costello is Senior Marketing & Publicity Manager for Warner Bros. Pictures in Ireland. He started work at The Irish Film Institute shortly after the opening of The Irish Film Centre where he co-ordinated the national celebrations for the centenary of cinema, providing useful local knowledge for a marketing and education stint at Opera Theatre Company. He was at OTC for an exciting run of tours with productions of Mozart, Handel, Stravinsky and tellingly, Gavin Quinn’s inventive production of Tom Johnson’s “The Four – Note Opera”. Costello went on to manage accounts at Kate Bowe PR before becoming a freelance publicist working with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Pan Pan and a range of contemporary dance, music, film and festival clients. He joined WB in 2008.
Dr Amanda Piesse – appointed to the board November 2018
Amanda Piesse was educated at St John’s College, Oxford, taking her BA, MPhil, MA and D Phil there between 1983 and 1990. After brief spells working with the NHS in Liverpool (1990-1) and lecturing in the School of English at Durham University (1991-3), she took up a lectureship in the School of English at Trinity College Dublin in 1994 and worked there until she resigned in 2017. During that time she taught, supervised and published in the areas of early modern drama and children’s literature, regularly assisting in the preparation of research grant applications, and lecturing, examining and serving on interview panels for cognate disciplines and organisations. For five years she was Fellows’ representative to the College Board and chair of the student services committee; for three, Dean of Students; and for more than fifteen, honorary president of DU Players. Experience with PanPan to date has included advisory work on The Rehearsal: Playing the Dane, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Der Sturm. She currently lives in Northern Ireland.