Niall McKay

Niall is an Emmy award-winning independent producer and director, a shorts programmer for the Tribeca Film Festival and Executive Director and Curator of the Irish Film New York.

Niall has just finished producing a historical documentary about Filipino immigrants for PBS. He is producing Academy-nominated writer/director Naomi Sheridan’s ('In America') indie thriller 'Boxes' and is writing and directing a comedy series about Irish in New York called 'On The Lig'.

Niall’s personal documentary 'The Bass Player' was nominated for a 2009 Irish Film and Television Award. Recently, Niall hosted Irish President Michael D. Higgins for a special screening and discussion about Irish Oscar-winning short films at the Lincoln Center, New York.

He’s been on the film juries of the Cork Film Festival and the Galway Film Festival and the student Academy Awards.

Niall has produced documentaries for PBS and RTÉ (Irish TV), commercials for Lego, educational soap operas for Canal Cl@se (Venezuelan TV) and augmented reality games featuring Bill Nye (The Science Guy) for Chabot Space and Science Museum. Niall created Wired Magazine's first online video offerings. Niall wrote and filmed a short film called 'The Recipe', in the Philippines.

He was a regular contributor to The Economist, The New York Times, The Financial Times, Wired Magazine and a columnist for the Irish Times. As a journalist Niall broke the story about the NSA spying on Europe in the New York Times in (1999) see story.

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