Andrea Harkin

Andrea is a writer and director for film and television.
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Biography

Andrea is a filmmaker from Northern Ireland. She directed three episodes of BBC3's drama-thriller Clique, starring Aisling Franciosi (The Fall) and Louise Brealey (Sherlock). Her most recent short film The Party was nominated for a Bafta for Best British Short 2017 and has screened at many festivals internationally, also winning the nomination for the European Film
Awards: Best European Short at the at the Cork Film Festival. 

After making her first short film The Flyer, for which she was nominated for a Bafta Scotland new talent award, Andrea studied Directing at the NFTS and graduated in 2011 with a portfolio of short films. She was selected for Channel 4’s Coming Up scheme, gaining her first broadcast credit with the single drama Sammy's War (2013), and went on to direct two episodes of BBC Northern Ireland's drama 6 Degrees (2014). She was selected for Northern Ireland Screen’s Emerging Auteurs scheme to support the development of her first feature film The Rain Days, and she took part in the EIFF talent lab in 2016 to further develop this project. 

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TV

Director

Producer Madonna Baptiste
Writer Danny Brocklehurst
Starring
  • Christopher Eccleston
  • Paula Malcomson
  •  

    Drama which explores the messy realities of parenthood, marriage and what happens when a mother switches the reset button on her life


    Red Production Company for BBC One
    In development
     
    Clique
    3 x 45'
    Creator Jess Brittain
    Producer Gabriel Silver
    Starring
  • Synnove Karlsen
  • Aisling Franciosi
  • Louise Brealey
  • Emun Eliot
  •  

    Six-part thriller for BBC Studios

    Balloon for BBC Three / BBC One
     
     
    Stirling Television for BBC Northern Ireland
     
    Producer Colin O'Donnell
    Writer Michael Shannon
    Starring
  • Jane Austen
  • Ryan McPartland
  • Kerr Logan
  •  
    Six young people striving for answers as they move from youth to adulthood.
    Stirling Television for BBC Northern Ireland
     
    Producer Toby Welch
    Writer Regina Mariarty
    Starring
  • Jessica Lester
  • Lucy Cohu
  • Celia Imrie
  •  
    Half-hour drama for Channel 4's Coming Up scheme.
    Touchpaper Television for Channel Four
     

    Film

    Director

    The Party
    Nomination: Best Short Film - BAFTA 2017; Nomination:Best European Short Film - European Film Award 2017
    Short Film
    Producer Farah Abushwesha, Emmet Fleming
    Writer Conor MacNeill
    Starring
  • Anthony Boyle
  • Niall McNamee
  • Eileen O’Higgins
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    Short film funded through the Irish Film Board After '16 scheme commemorating, celebrating and ruminating on 1916 and the events of Easter Sunday.

    Irish Film Board
     
     

    Isla is eighteen years old. She lives on a farm with her father and four siblings. Once, when no one was looking, she went running in the rain. She has never seen the sun

    NI Screen
    In development
     

    Writer & Director

    Producer Philip Zakrzewski
    Starring
  • Liam McMahon
  • Tom Carey
  • Emma Deegan
  •  
    Family man Michael feuds with his wayward, rebellious brother on the day of his daughter’s Communion.
    National Film & Television School
     
    Producer Andrea Harkin
    Starring
  • Luke Trebilcock
  • Bella Turner
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    A grungy, reckless young father neglects his baby son, until musical inspiration suddenly strikes.
    National Film & Television School
     
    The Flyer
    Best First-Time Performance: BAFTA Scotland Awards, 2008
    Producer Julie Macintosh, Graham Fitzpatrick
    Starring
  • Aleksandra Kocela
  • Chris Somerville
  •  
    Polish student Anna struggles to save her long-distance relationship with childhood sweetheart Pawel.
    Pilton Video
     
    Producer Emma Lamont
    Starring
  • Florence Hall
  • Scott Hazell
  •  
    A young woman journeys to meet her boyfriend on his release from prison, and to seek forgiveness.
    National Film & Television School
     
    For Megan
    Best Student Film, London Short Film Festival 2012
    Producer Emma Lamont
    Starring
  • Simon Howells
  • Melissa McEwen
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    Jealous schoolgirl Rachel follows her best friend into unknown territory and soon finds herself out of her depth.
    National Film & Television School