Emer Gannon

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on 07.10.2019

Emer Durcan, Producer and Co-owner of Western Front Studios. 

Emer is one of the founders of Western Front Studios. She has just completed her Masters Degree in Drama and Theatre, graduating with honors. She is currently undertaking a springboard Advanced Producers Course in TUD, in conjunction with Screen Ireland. Currently she is producing a short film funded by South Dublin CoCo in collaboration with director / writer Jason Brannigan called “Picture Day.” She is the winner of the inaugural Westmeath Film Bursary award and has just produced  a short film with Director Craig Moore called “Barry versus the Binman” and  starring John Connors and Graham Earley. She produced a short film, “Call me Nancy ” starring Ally Ni Chiarain and Donncha Crowley, currently in post production and supported by Age Action Ireland. Her previous experience as a producer include the award winning Bruise, a collaboration between Western Front Studios, Safe Ireland and the Rape Crises Network Ireland. Bruise premiered at Galway Film Fleadh, won the best directors award and received an honorable mention by cinematographer Seamus McGarvey at the Louth International Film Festival. Bruise was also nominated for best cinematography in a short film at the Richard Harris Film Festival 2022. Under the direction of Emer, Western Front Studios won a LEADER grant to buy a Kinefinity Mavo Edge 8K cinema camera, Zeiss lenses and other cinematography equipment in 2020. Emers work in film production has led her to work with organisations such as Fantastic Films, Fáilte Ireland, The Wyatt Hotel and The Wild Atlantic Way Food Producers.


2019 – present Company Director / Producer

Feature Films
2023 Woken / 2nd Unit Producer (2022) / Dir: Alan Friel / Fantastic Films

Short Films
2023 Barry v the Binman / Producer (post production) / Dir: Craig Moore
2023 Call me Nancy / Producer (post production) /Dir: Seamus Hughes
2022 Bruise / Producer / Dir: Mo O’Connell.
2020 Be Positive / Producer + Female Lead / Dir: Brian Durcan.
2020 Ms. In-Between / Producer + Female Lead / Dir: Brian Durcan
2016 The Long Wet Grass / Production Assistant / Dir: Justin Davey

Music Videos
2022Grace (The Light is endless) / Producer Artist Trainroom / Dir:Brian Durcan

2022 Bord Fáilte – content creation / Producer  / Reblis Films

2021 The Wild Atlantic Way / Production Assistant Dir: Alan Friel
2018 Bord Failte -Fill your heart with Ireland / Production Assistant

2023 The Irish Soda Bread Way promotional video / Producer (in production)
2022 Wyatt Hotel promotional video / Producer
2019 Mindspace videos / Actor / DnS videographers