We are delighted to have past participates of Cinemagic now working in the media, film and television industry.
Michael was involved in many Cinemagic projects over the last 12 years including the Cinemagic Young Filmmaker Competition. In 2008 he directed his first short film, Rip and The Preacher, which was selected by the British Council to tour over twenty festivals worldwide, To gain further experience he worked in Africa and Asia, directing short documentaries for a London based charity. In 2010 he directed a half hour drama, Eclipse, as part of the Coming Up new talent scheme for Touchpaper/Channel 4. His work at the National Film and Television School includes Absence and The Back of Beyond which screened as part of the BAFTA NFTS Stars of Tomorrow event and won the Premio Pianific at Locarno Film Festival, the short film nominee for the European Film Awards. Michael has completed his first feature film and directed the 2015 BAFTA Winning Best Live Action Short Film ' Boogaloo and Graham', which also received an Oscar nomination!More information
Cinemagic patron Bronagh Waugh hails from Coleraine in Northern Ireland. Ten years ago Bronagh participated in a Cinemagic Talent Lab Masterclass with Dermot O' Leary. In 2008 Bronagh landed the role of Cheryl Brady in Channel 4's soap drama, Hollyoaks for which she was nominated for Best Newcomer, Best Actress and Best Comedy Performance at the British Soap Awards. After leaving the show Bronagh was cast as Sally - Ann Spector in BBC2's hit drama The Fall which was filmed in Belfast and has just finished production on its second season. Bronagh recently joined the Citybeat team landing a regular slot on Saturday nights and filmed 'A Christmas Star' for Cinemagic in 2014. Bronagh is currently filiming for BBC medical drama Holby City.
Mairead participated in Cinemagic’s TV Presenting Masterclass with Dermot O'Leary. Following this Mairead studied at UUJ and graduated with a degree in CAM (Communication, Advertising and Marketing) In 2010 Mairead set up 'Dare Dreamers' which was designed specifically for young people and involved Mairead facilitating workshops in radio presenting and DJ'ing. After sending a demo to COOL FM Mairead was offered 'The Cool Nightshift'. In 2012 she became the station's Olympic Games Reporter and she provideed a weekly Movie Review on The Drivetime Show and was also involved with The Cool FM bus conducting Media Workshops for young people keen to pursue careers in the business aswell as provided voiceovers for TV advertisements. Mairead worked for Cool FM until 2014 and is now a radio presenter on BBC Radio Ulster in Northern Ireland.
Sammy participated in Cinemagic’s Music Directing Talent Lab workshop with Hamish Hamilton in 2005 and was chosen as most promising director out of his class. Sammy also participated in Cinemagic's Young Filmmaker Competition. Following the masterclass participation Sammy acquired a work placement as one of the Directorial Assistants at The Brit Awards in 2006 and 2007 with esteemed Music/TV Director Hamish Hamilton which was a fantastic accomplishment. Sammy is a director who has worked in prime time broadcast television, music promos, short films and branded online content - with broadcasters and companies such as BBC, ITV, Channel 4, MTV Networks Europe and International and Syco Music and working with talent such as One Direction, Russell Brand, Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernadez-Versini, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and more.More information