Our clients include producers from Ireland and across Europe, as well as individual writers from around the world. Our work for MEDIA-funded pan-European programmes brings us to different parts of the continent on a regular basis. We enjoy helping stories from unique cultures to cross borders and connect with international audiences, while retaining an authentic voice.
We also work with businesses to help them craft stories that communicate their messages. . Our diverse clients include Bord na Móna, Virgin Media, The Institute of Advertising Practitioners of Ireland and more.
“I would rank Mary Kate on the highest international level in terms of her knowledge of filmmaking, her contributions to the creative process, and her expertise in dealing with screenwriters”.
“I have known Mary Kate and Rachel for ten years in a variety of capacities: MK as a writer, and both as script editor s and as teachers of screenwriting. I have had the opportunity to see them interact with writers and producers, give feedback and helpful advice to struggling writers and in every area, they have excelled.
The O’Flanagans have a terrific story sense, a very keen ability to zero in on both the strengths and weaknesses of a given story and then to guide a writer through the difficulties of grappling with the story problems presented. Mary Kate and Rachel have developed a gentle, understated approach when dealing with writers (a notoriously thin-skinned breed) that sets them at ease and allows advice, feedback, brainstorming and all-around help sink in effectively”.
“I had been really stuck on the second novel which I could not make work, but in the first hour of Rachel and Mary Kate’s 2-day introductory course, I realised why it wasn’t working and how I could fix it. It is a course that works as well for those with no experience as for those with plenty. And it’s hugely entertaining. And you get to see great films and scenes from films. And you walk away with ideas and inspiration. And really, you should just do it.”
“I have known Rachel and Mary Kate professionally for ten years and Mary Kate has been my colleague on numerous programmes around Europe, working with experienced and emerging screenwriters. Their understanding of storytelling for the screen is second to none and they are clear and organised communicators. Their enthusiasm for their subject in infectious and they are very popular with participants. They have the gift of giving encouragement to writers. They are organised, diligent and generous with their time and attentions. I’d recommend them to anyone who needs help writing a story as their skills are rare to find.”
“I have both participated in workshops with Mary Kate and received notes from her on projects of my own. She has an extraordinary diagnostic ability when it comes to finding problems in story structure and – just as important – she has a mercifully gentle touch when it comes to delivering the news – never proscriptive, never doctrinaire, just a very sure sense of what audiences respond to and how best to shape the story that the writer wants to tell. She has an encyclopedic knowledge of film and brings joy, humor and patience to a difficult process. It’s been my great pleasure to work alongside her.”