The award provides funding and support for a student after they graduate, along with experience working at Warner Bros Pictures Ireland, access to film screenings and more. It's a way to invest in the future of the industry in Ireland, with a focus on developing skills and creative practises.
Josh Berger of Warner Bros said: "The Warner Bros. Creative Talent scholarship at The National Film School at IADT is part of our continued commitment to finding, funding and supporting talented people from all backgrounds. Last year’s scholar, Daniel Kelly, made the most of every opportunity and experience provided to him and we are confident that with this funding and support, Ciarán will do just the same. We wish him all the very best as he lays the foundations for his future career in the industry."
Ciarán will benefit from Warner Bros' committment to education while he also continues his studies in IADT where he's working on a Masters in screenwriting. He's previously written and directed two shorts including the award-winning I've Been a Sweeper starring David Rawle. He's hoping to expand into longer form projects after his Masters and the Creative Talent scholarship will certainly help with that.