dlr Arts Office is delighted to welcome James Phelan as the writer in residence in dlr LexIcon for 2017-18. This year's residency will focus on screen writing and the theme of the future.
James Phelan is a professional screenwriter based in Blackrock. He has just won the 2017 IFTA for Best Script Drama for Wrecking The Rising, a three part TV historical time-travel comedy drama which aired on TG4 to universal critical approval.
He is also the creator of legal drama Striking Out for RTÉ which broadcast recently to impressive viewing figures and critical acclaim in both Ireland and America. His other work for TG4 includes the seven-part hit series Galway Races. The series won an IFTA, with James also nominated for his script-writing for the show. He later penned the entire second series Galway Races 2, earning an equally positive reaction from both viewers and reviewers. He garnered an Irish Writers' Guild Zebbie nomination for the second season.
James’ slate of animation work includes Oddbods, the hit children’s comedy TV series for One Animation/Boomerang TV, and also Cuby Zoo.
During the residency James is planning to work on a film script and develop a podcast. There will be lots of opportunities for the public to get involved throughout the residency.
Previous writers in residence include Sarah Webb, Selina Guinness and Colm Keegan.