MnáMná Films is a new Irish production company passionate about telling stories not often told and highlighting voices rarely heard on film and television
mná is the Irish word for women
Patricia Kelly is a writer, director, producer and actor living in Dublin and founder of MnáMná Films. Her first three short films (both narrative and doc) have screened at international and Irish film festivals picking up several nominations and awards. The most recent two are on the broadcast shortlist for RTE’s Short Screen 2021. She is currently in post-production on her fourth (doc) and fifth (narrative) short films and in pre-production on her sixth (narrative) which has received funding from Fingal County Council and which is expected to shoot in June 2021. She has also had a comedy play broadcast on RTE Radio One in association with the BAI and Sideline Productions.
Patricia is currently developing three TV comedy series, one of which is based on the broadcast radio play. She is also developing two narrative features and one doc feature, which is based on the short doc. She worked as a freelance script reader for Northern Ireland Screen for four years, has a MA in Screenwriting for Film & TV from the National Film School in Ireland, a BA in English Literature from the Open University and a Diploma from the Gaiety School of Acting. She has also written articles for magazines and national newspapers.
Patricia is passionate about bringing characters not often seen and voices rarely heard to the screen, often concentrating on films that explore social issues such as homelessness, autism and LGBTQ+ rights. She is a member of the Writers Guild of Ireland, Screen Producers Ireland and Women in Film and Television Ireland.
Show reel: https://vimeo.com/440310891
Radio play: https://bit.ly/33h7IfT