Film Mayo in conjunction with Mayo County Council, has announced that Mayo native Fergus Sweeney is this year’s recipient of the Film Mayo Creative Ireland Residency Award in partnership with Ballina Arts Centre.
Mr. Sweeney who is a cameraman and editor with iMayo TV will use his residency to research and record interviews with members of the public who found themselves at the heart of the Rescue 116 tragedy, capturing the emotions of the people locally and nationally.
Fergus Sweeney has worked in the Irish television and film industry on varying productions from drama and entertainment to documentary. With film and television credits from both national and international productions, Fergus has gained a wealth of experience working alongside some of Ireland’s leading producers, directors, and cinematographers.
The residency is a minimum of 20 days and will take place between September and December 2018. As part of the award, Fergus will receive a budget of €6,000 and will receive up to 15 hours of mentoring from the expert panel. Fergus will also have use of Ballina Arts Centre Facilities during his residency and will make use of community engagement.
Congratulations are extended to Fergus from all of the iMayo TV team.