Head of Development, Piranha Bar
Nicky Gogan has had a highly prolific career across many roles in the creative industries and cultural innovation. After training at Art House in the mid 90’s she established Sink Digital Media and worked as a new media producer until 2003. Over the past 20 years she established and programmed the Darklight Festival, Dublin Arts and Technology Association (DATA), launched Ireland’s first digital channel for short films and animation, Wildlight Channel and was the curator of exhibitions at The Digital Hub. In 2008 Still Films was established and continues to be committed to pursuing new approaches to creative production in all genres and the development of emerging talent.
Through her production company Still Films she has produced and directed several acclaimed award-winning documentaries and short films, including “Seaview” (2008 – also dir) and “Pyjama Girls” (2010) and the Emmy award winning documentary “Last Hijack” (2014), “Lost in France” (2017 – also co-editor) premiered to much acclaim in Edinburgh International Film Festival and was released in UK & Ireland cinemas by Curzon Artificial Eye. Having executive produced “Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect” (2017), Nicky now works at Piranha Bar in Dublin producing the animated kids series “Myago”. Nicky is also head of development there across a slate of animation and hybrid series, where she combines her ongoing passion for innovation in creative technology and producing.
She is invited frequently to speak publicly on panels, join peer assessment panels and consult on strategy within the arts and the creative industries, for oragnisations such as; The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Environment, Transport, Culture and the Gaeltacht, The Irish Arts Council, CREATE, The Irish Film Board, Dublin City Council, Visual Artists Ireland, Dublin International Film Festival, IMRO, Kilkenny County Council’s Arts Office, IADT National Film School, The National college of Art and Design, The Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media Research Scholars, Create, Rio International Film Festival, Fact Liverpool, VU Space Melbourne, Krakow Film Festival and Screen Training Ireland. In 2013 Nicky was invited, along with a handful of creative industry professionals to consult at the Irish Global Economic Forum in Dublin Castle.