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Roisin Agnew

Roisin Agnew is an Italian Irish filmmaker and researcher based in London. 

She has recently worked as a games writer for PlayStation developing a new IP as part of its first writers’ room. She directed THE BAN (2024) that premiered at Docs Ireland in June and wrote YARA (2023) in competition at the Galway Film Festival in July. She is currently in development with her first feature with Screen Ireland and Tailored Films (The Apprentice, Bring Them Down). 

She is a Visiting Lecturer at The London Film School and a PhD student at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmith. She has worked as an assistant producer on Grierson Award-nominated film THE PLAN THAT CAME FROM THE BOTTOM UP (2020). She has worked for Irish and Italian TV (RAI, TV3, RTE) as an assistant producer and prior to that she worked as a breaking news subeditor at The Irish Times.

Roisin’s fiction has appeared in The Dublin Review and MAP Journal. She’s been published by The Guardian, The Irish Times, Vice, Elephant Magazine etc. She curates Storming Heaven, a London screening series assembled around activist film.

She’s won the Next Generation Artist Award in Literature (2021) from Arts Council Ireland and is a graduate of the Edinburgh Talent Lab (2022) and won JETS Berlinale (2021).