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Julie Ryan

CEO, MK1 Productions

Julie Ryan is an IFTA nominated producer and principal in MK1 Productions. She began her career producing comedy and sport entertainment shows in Ireland before producing documentaries in Los Angeles, Canada and Australia. More recently she produced the feature film smash-hit comedy The Young Offenders , which was the Irish box-office sensation of 2016 and the fastest Irish film to reach the one million mark. It played for 24 weeks in cinemas, received 8 Irish Film & Television Academy award nominations and is now available in over 180 countries on Netflix. That subsequently spawned a hit TV series for BBC Three and RTÉ in 2018. Julie then founded MK1 Productions and the company has since produced the feature films Christmas Perfection (2018), A Bend The The River (2019) and is in pre-production on There You Will Find me 2019 and I Never Cry (2019). She is also in development on a slate of TV drama projects. Julie has a graduate degree from University College Dublin and Griffith College Dublin in Journalism and Media Communications.