The Film Makers

Leticia Agudo:

Leticia Agudo is from Seville, Spain. At 17 she went to Britain to pursue an education and career in the theatre. While doing an MA in theatre directing she met two like-minded colleagues and they all moved to Dublin, Ireland, at the end of 1997 to form Common Currency Theatre Company. After three years directing and producing stage plays, Leticia did another Masters in Film Production to fulfil a life long inclination to telling stories visually. She has since independently produced and directed two fiction shorts and worked as 1stAD and production manager for fiction and documentary. Together with animator and producer Paul McGrath she founded Whackala in 2006 to pursue their own film projects. Their first together was the award winning documentary After the Revolution for Spanish Canal Sur TV, which Leticia directed and edited. She is a member of the European Documentary Network and obtained a Fetac/UCLA cert in Creative Documentary Directing, a Screen Training Ireland course. She also teaches film and media in Coláiste Dhulaigh College in Dublin.

Paul McGrath:

Producer and animator Paul McGrath co-founded and run his own animation production company in Dublin, Kavaleer Productions, for which he animated, produced, did technical direction and special effects in many projects from 1999 to 2004, when he left to pursue an interest in drama and factual programming. He has produced, directed and worked in several areas of animation for companies like Liquid Animation in Brisbane, Australia, Hyperion Films in Los Angeles, US and Sullivan Bluth/Sheperd Films in Dublin. He has also done freelance animation work for award winning Brown Bag Films and factual TV company Coco Television, both in Dublin. He has taught animation and film production in three different colleges in Dublin. Fo Whackala he co-produced and directed the animation sequence for After The Revolution and he’s developing a pre-school animation series.

Aoibhean O’Sullivan:

Aoibheann has freelanced as a camera person and editor with some of the most acclaimed and award winning production companies based in Ireland, South Africa and the United States. Her work has been broadcast on RTE, EURONEWS, MNET and SABC.
More recently she has been awarded a number of commissions to direct a variety of short documentary films. These films have been screened at International film festivals in South Africa and Ireland (like the Durban International Film Festival, Kerry Internaltional Film Festival and Stranger Than Fiction in Dublin). Aoibheann  specialises in factual story telling, investigative journalism and creative documentary.

Doc Challenge winners

Doc Challenge winners 2009. Aoibheann / Leticia / Paul

Forty Foot is their first collaboration.