Ferdia Mac Anna
Ferdia Mac Anna was born in Dublin. He loves to write, read. And play rock and roll. In the 1970s and 1980s he toured Ireland with Rocky De Valera and the Gravediggers, and later, The Rhythm Kings. His novel, 'The Last of the High Kings' was made into a Hollywood movie starring Gabriel Byrne and Jared Leto and is also available as an e-book. Other works include the novels The Ship Inspector, and Cartoon City, as well as a memoir, The Rocky Years. He was producer and script editor on the acclaimed BAFTA-winning BBC/RTE childrens drama series, 'Custer's Last Stand-Up'. He lectures in Screenwriting and Television Production at various colleges and institutions, including IADT The National Film School. In 2014, 'All About Eva', his debut feature film, an Old School revenge thriller, received its world premiere at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. He has published one poem. His latest film, 'DannyBoy', set in small town Ireland in 1981, is a coming-of-age family comedy about an awkward teenager trying to find love while his family falls apart around him.